Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Luzerne County Considers Charging Beneficiaries of Flood Protection

The Times Leader reports that the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority is considering a fee to be assessed for those homes which benefit from the county’s flood protection system.

The communities that would be subjected to the new fee would be Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Township, Plymouth, Kingston, Edwardsville, Swoyersville, Forty Fort, Pringle and Luzerne.

The fee, which would be around $41 per household, would be used to pay the annual million dollar levee maintenance bill as well as $11 towards the repayment of the loan to build the levee system.

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