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New proposal for garbage fees in Niagara Falls

Posted: 7:11 AM, Sep 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 11:11:51Z

The City of Niagara Falls is proposing a garbage fee as it faces a substantial deficit. But homeowners in the area say they're not happy with this proposal.

The collection fee would break down to about $200 a year. The city says it needs to charge the fee to help pay for public resources like police officers and fire halls.

At a meeting at city hall, angry residents accused the city of taking advantage of homeowners. Protesters say they're sick of having to pay for bad city management and poor budgetary decisions.

A petition is now being circulated against the fee proposal.

Another protest is being planned for the near future.

 

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