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By Garth Meyer
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Hammer seeks doubling fee for concrete river panel


October 15, 2020

COLFAX – Public Works Director Matt Hammer has proposed increasing the monthly stormwater fee from $2.30 to $5 to pay for the replacement of a 10X15, 8-inch thick concrete slab at the river by Jennings Elementary School.

The estimated $30,000 section is the first of what Hammer expects to be more cracking in the river channel. The city last replaced one of the sections in 1985, after the 1964 original encasing of the river.

“There’s already more (cracks) that are starting to pop up,” Hammer said. “But it’s held up really well.”

The stormwater fee increase — if approved by th...

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