Mayor Schember sticks by plan to raise storm water fees

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Erie’s Mayor Joe Schember is sticking by his plan to raise storm water fees in the City of Erie.

Mayor Schember joined our Newsmaker segment Oct. 25th. During the segment, Mayor Schember was asked about why he supports raising a fee instead of using American Rescue Funds which are targeted toward infrastructure.

“We’re actually going to use, we’ve already used some money for infrastructure and I think on council’s next agenda we’re going to have about 10 and a half million dollars to fix the underground sewer system, mostly in the central city where its over 100-years-old and in its worst possible condition. So we are using a lot of that money that way. What we’re looking to do is looking to the future so that we don’t have these huge expenses which will cause tax increases,” said Mayor Joe Schember, (D), City of Erie.

Mayor Schember said that if passed by council, the fee will be between $3 to $9 a quarter depending on the size of the property.

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