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.
The city enter...