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Extra garbage cans and Well #1 will cost more in Gibsons under new fee list

It’s going to cost you more to put out an extra trash can in Gibsons.

The increase is part of a package of changes to various rates, fees and charges Town Council is making for 2014.

Councillor Lee Ann Johnson argued Tuesday night that the original proposal for a $2.50 fee was too low, because the whole point should be to discourage people from creating more trash.  Council voted to go with $3 even.

The new fee list also includes 25 cents-a-litre for filling water bottles at Well Number 1; that’s up 5 cents.  The Town started charging for the un-chlorinated water a few years ago to encourage conservation and recover costs.

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