Editorial: Storm water utility far-sighted move for city


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The question of whether the city of Seymour should create a storm water utility that could then assess monthly fees to finance maintenance and future construction projects comes down to one basic question — Is it the right thing to do?

Other questions may cloud the waters, so to speak, such as whether this is simply an end run around property tax caps and why so much money is available in the city’s sewer account that it can be routinely borrowed from for operating the city’s general fund.

But the basic question — is it the right thing to do — should be applied to whether it makes sense to collect fees to maintain and improve the city’s storm water system.

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