Price Breaks Approved
Prince George, B.C.- With the arrival of curbside recycling, plenty of residents in Prince George no longer need the large or even medium sized garbage containers, and City Council has just made downsizing a positive thing.
Council has approved waiving the $30 dollar fee that was charged for exchanging large garbage bins for smaller versions.
Also on the cash savings side, Council has standardized the ‘seniors’ age for aquatics and arena use, so the costs of user fees will be at the reduced rates for anyone aged 60 or over. Staff will also look at the possibility of changing the transit fares to the 60 year seniors rate, as it may not have the jurisdiction to make that change.
Council has also approved a return to the voluntary water meter program. For 2016 it will make 100 water meters available on a first come first served basis to owners of single family residences. The home owner will have to cover the installation cost, but will then be switched from the flat rate for water, to a rate based on consumption.
And for the cost of a non perishable food item, you can ride transit December 15th to 17th as the City is waiving the regular transit fare.