By , Mount Vernon News
April 21, 2010, 10:14 am

MOUNT VERNON — Despite signs that the local economy is beginning to rebound, ripple effects of the recession haven't yet played out.

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9 Responses to “Sagging economy drives up sewer rates”

  1. Alumni

    We got hooooope
    We got chaaaaange
    We got jooooobs
    Who can ask for anything mooooore

  2. mike wazauski

    People still gotta use the rest room, that hasn’t slowed because of the poor economy. Sounds like a load of CRAP. Punn intended…..

  3. Martin

    We left Clinton township because of the outrageous water and sewer fees. When our adult children started to look for homes to buy, we reminded them of the grossly high rates. We also warn others when we know they are looking for a home to buy. It’s too bad, because there are some nice homes for sale in the township. The high rates make it prohibitive to live there.

  4. Knoxcat

    County sales tax collections for Feb. of this year are up considerably after 4 months of precipitous declines. This is one indication. And it’s a question of chicken or the egg. If people are spending more then more jobs will follow. No business will hire more people when business is bad. Increased business revenue and confidence it will continue to increase will create jobs. Unless you want the gov’t to create a lot of “make work” jobs.

  5. PEB

    Despite signs that the local economy is beginning to rebound??? Did you fall and bump your head? I haven’t seen any job openings around here. The economy can’t grow unless people have jobs. If a person hasn’t the money to spend on products or services that local business’s have to offer. There is no growth, there is no rebound. If your going to state a comment such as that. You better have your facts straight.

  6. John C. Davidson

    Government agencies mandate changes that cost money and who eventually has to pay for it. We have to produce working capital to make the economy work; the government doesn’t.

  7. sky king

    What does that mean? What does it have to do with this situation?

  8. John C. Davidson

    As various government entities fight for our tax dollars, it becomes quite evident that perhaps a job in government isn’t such a bad idea. They seemed to have an unlimited credit line and you don’t have to worry about being productive.

  9. Alumni

    “Despite signs that the local economy is beginning to rebound……….

    Fairytales, Fairytales