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Council gives approval for water rate increase

January 8, 2014

STEUBENVILLE — A proposed water rate increase that inspired a two-hour debate during a townhall meeting was passed by a 5-2 margin Tuesday night and a promise to monitor plans to crack down on......

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Jan-08-14 5:18 PM

What a shame! The City is going after the good people who pay their water bills to make up for those Who will not nor do not pay theirs. 5086 delinquent accounts, thats crazy. There are accounts that will never get paid. (you can't get blood from a turnip) Check out city-data****. do you know that in 2011 they reported that there are 9454 houses in the city 8352 that are occupied. that means there are 1102 empty houses. just drive around the city you will see some areas that will make you cry. But be careful if you do there are some places where bullets are flying around. Based on deliquent account numbers vs. number of house(5065 vs 8352 houses occupied) that means there are 3287 households who pay their water bills. so the rest can get water free. Looks Like Washington D.C. Politics has moved to Steubenville. I Know times are hard and most of people are on fixed incomes. Our young people leave the area for work.

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Jan-08-14 12:08 PM

Dave Gossett usually does an excellent job of covering city council meetings but was less than complete in his coverage of the Town Hall meeting but he wasn't alone with a lackluster coverage because news nine provided even less coverage. But I guess that neither of the two felt that, the fact that there are dangerous chemicals passing through our waste water plant from a frac tank next to the plant without a contract or approval of the EPA, news worthy. This toxic liquid could jeopardies the integrity of the sewage plant, as well, as the health of the community. This isn't important enough to pass on to the public?

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