At their meeting last night Flin Flon City Council gave first and second reading to the bylaw to set the mill rate for 2013 for general purposes, school purposes and uncontrollable purposes. It shows a residential mill rate increase of .99 percent over last year and for commercial an increase of .03 percent over last year. The financial plan and mill rate will be explained at a public meeting Thursday, August 15th at 7 before the bylaw is given final reading.
Hapnot Street resident Dennis Hydamaka praised Council for the fact the sewer box used as a walkway behind his street that he referred to at several meetings as a goat trail has been replaced.
In answer to a question from Hydamaka about how much the Utility Bill will increase with the new water treatment plant Administrator Mark Kolt said they have not completed a cost study as it is not operating yet. That is expected in September.
And Council received the Fire Chiefs report for July indicating seven calls during the month. Councilor Ken Pawlachuk noted the number of false alarms is down since they made people aware of their responsibilities if they have an alarm system installed.