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Council rejects plant operator's request for fee increase


July 3, 2019

Of The New Era

The Sweet Home City Council last week rejected a request by Jacobs Engineering Group to increase by 3 percent the fee it charges the city to operate and maintain Sweet Home’s water and wastewater treatment plants.

“We have sent Jacobs a letter asking them to renegotiate the contract,” Springman said, as part of an evaluation the city conducted in March.

Jacobs had requested an increase from $1.06 million to $1.09 million. The city’s contract, which ends July 30, 2031, allows Jacobs to increase its fee up to 3 percent annually to cover increased costs.

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