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To the Editor,

After attending the council meeting on Monday 7-13-20 I am disappointed on how I was treated as a 80-year resident of the city of Weirton.

There were questions I had intended to ask under Citizens Remarks and was told by the city manager that questions and answers could not be done and my three-minute time limit had begun.

The citizen after me was given at least 10 minutes of questions and answers by the city manager and others in the city administration. Do not know why I was not given the same courtesy.

The following are the questions I intended to ask.

1.Council approved two loans (1.3 mil for water and 1.3 mil for sewer expansion. Question: How are the loans going to be repaid?

2. The proposed 27.64% water rate going into effect in September 2020 to cover the maintenance of the expansion as required by Senate Bill 234 that was passed in 2015. Question: Has any money been set aside since 2015?

3. It was stated by council and the city manager at previous council meeting there will be future rate increases to cover the cost of the expansion. Question: What is the status of the application of grants to pay for the project as was indicated at the 11-12-19 meeting?

I ask that a detailed presentation of this project at the August Public Hearing.

(a) Details of the current water and sewer plant abilities.

(b) Future expansion projects and utility requirements.

(c) Future rate increases based on the 20 million estimated cost if no grants are secured.

By doing this we may not agree with the project and its cost, but we would respect those involved.

LET THE SUN SHINE IN AND IT WILL BE A BETTER DAY FOR EVERYONE

Steve Psaros

Weirton

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