Forgiveness isn’t fair

Letter

Dear Editor

I read with interest the April 4 article that reported the Town of Battleford had, due to a number of factors, underbilled several water customers $104,638 over a period of a few years. While the article stated that the town has the right to collect two years of underbilling, the mayor and council have decided to forgive this debt.

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While I would have been ecstatic if I were one of the lucky individuals who have had the debt forgiven, I think that council should revisit their decision, as it is obviously not fair to all of the other residents in Battleford. This is especially true given the fact that an article in this same newspaper dated Jan. 17, 2019, made the announcement that council passed an increase in utility rates for 2019 totaling $116,000.

Bill Hall

Battleford

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