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Pembroke adopts fees for water, garbage
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The City of Pembroke adopted new city ordinance amendments for its solid waste collection penalty provision, and the water and sewer connection fee ordinances at their meeting on Monday, Aug. 13.

The solid waste collection penalty provision was created because the city’s code of ordinances does not specifically address penalties on garbage costs. The provision will charge a penalty to any customers that are delinquent of their garbage fees, up to 10 percent of what they owe.

The water connection fee ordinance will be a one-time fee for new development projects. It will go toward water introduction, and the building of pipes and pumps for new city structuring.

It will be used for any new developments as of Aug. 14, now that the ordinance has passed. These monies will be placed in a separate fund used specifically for the impact on the water system, City Clerk Betty Hill said.

The sewer connection fee ordinance is basically the same idea, but it will be used for sewer upgrades due to the impact of new development.

The fees have each been set at $1650.

In other issues:

- Matthew Barrow presented the bids for providing and installing a new generator for the city. The recommended bid was for a new generator, costing $41,951. The funds will come out of the city’s fund balance.

- Jeffrey Byer requested a Planning and Zoning request for a home occupation permit to operate a hair salon in Pembroke. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval, and the board gave a unanimous approval.

- DOT has recommended storm water and side drain improvements on several city roads. The board approved the city to enter into a contract with the DOT for the improvements.

- The Pembroke Police Department is planning to formulate a vehicle take home policy.

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