Kenora city councillors have voted to defer a final decision on water meters. Ratepayer Charlene Ramage says it's a good call.
"If they would've passed this, it would've been a devastating impact to Kenora for housing. It would've put more people in poverty. It would've effected the landlords. It would've had a trickle effect. It doesn't show right away, but it would've shown up two, three or four years from now," she said, after her deputation and the vote.
Mayor Dan Reynard says it's an important decision, and they're open to further input so they can make the right decision. At stake is the addition of fees for existing condos and apartments.
The gallery was full at council chambers for yesterday's vote, as many landlords were concerned about the impact of council's decision on current units, as well as future development.
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