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Ridiculous

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Jun 16, 2012
Did anyone else receive the letter from the Clairton Municipal Authority discussing new sewage rates?? Did they mistype it or are we going to be paying the current sewage rates and another $45 a month on top of that?
Hilarious

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Jun 16, 2012
Yes and the letter was pretty to the point. Not much thought went into it at all!! MORONS ! We should ALL say screw them !!
Common Sense

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jun 16, 2012
How do they expect seniors on fixed income to pay this bill, dont forget there was no social security for 3 years, am 79, just put a lien on my house, I always paid my bills, some people in Clairton, never did pay water or sewage bills, or taxes, as the ones sitting on Council
marpay163

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jun 16, 2012
It can't possibly be what we pay in our water bill plus what the letter states! I interpreted it that these would be the new rates. Not sure if it's separate billing or in the water bill like it's been. Regardless, I am completely outraged that they want to raise the rates this much. Do they honestly think that people are going to take this? I think not! Word has it that there's a meeting at the municipal building on July 10th. I think the whole town better show up to let them know that we are pretty pissed. Also, I love the fact that they sent the letter out so that we got it in the mail on the weekend when they are out of the office. Some people didn't even get the letter yet. What a f'n shame!
wanna move

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Jun 16, 2012
I need to move to the country where I won't be charged such ridiculous rates. but thanks to this asinine municipality I could never sell my home! I haven't paid the garbage bill because I can't afford it let alone a sewage bill that will double what I am now paying. This town is pitiful in how it's pushing any decent person that is trying to live here right out of town! What's next!
I for one

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jun 16, 2012
Am in the process of leaving this city and county. I will be listing my home and if it doesn't sale fairly quick, I will Section 8 it until it sales. I own my home and its my right but I also have no choice. This town continues to collapse. From the grocery store location to the small town politics that continue, nothing is changing. Our park has continued to deteriorate, drug houses continue to pop up and be a nuisance, our police department has their hands tied, crooked politicians with back taxes still owed and this list goes on an on. Build the grocery store in Blair and watch it fail. For what? Votes come election time? Do the right thing during your current term! I will continue to buy groceries at Giant Eagle as will those who wouldn't step foot in Blair. Build it there and when it fails in less than 6 months, don't say I (we) didn't tell you so. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out. It's going there because people are buying votes come election time and buying it not listening to the majority of those in the city. Build in Blair, your losing many votes come re election. You have my word, and I'm not a politician so my word actually means something.
Chairman of the Board

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Jun 17, 2012
How is it that the Chairman of the Municipal Authority Board does not even live in the City anymore? I believe he moved out past summer. Should he still be on the board still?
3rd street wilson

Yelm, WA

#8 Jun 17, 2012
Maybe it is time for a whole bunch of people to move out of the city and start fresh.
Fed Ups

New Castle, PA

#9 Jun 18, 2012
Folks, this happens when only those involved in politics attend council meetings.

Over a year ago there seemed to be some people digging into all the stuff including illegal activities in this city. Where have they gone.

Until the people in Clairton and I mean the white people get together this shitt is going to happen.

The Municipal Authority in my opinion has been corrupt for years. Trips to Vegas. Are you shitttting me.

Look at the people who are on the Municipal Authority. Speaks for itself. Many of those have been suspect in other transactions some of which were against the city charter, which no one pays any damn attention to.

See that Tachoir and the Lattanzis sold out the citizens when they turned this sewage system over to them.

At least I know not to trust Julian and Ford.

Now Tachoir and Lattanzis are added to the list.

So THIS TOWN REALLY SUCKS.

This sewage increse is going to be SEVEN, YES SEVEN TIMES WHAT YOU PAID IN THE PAST.

State needs to investigate this. THIS IS CRIMINAL!

Call your friends.

Start submitting Right To Know Request to the
Authority and the City to get any and all financial information for the last two to three years.
marpay163

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Jun 18, 2012
Fed Ups wrote:
Folks, this happens when only those involved in politics attend council meetings.
Over a year ago there seemed to be some people digging into all the stuff including illegal activities in this city. Where have they gone.
Until the people in Clairton and I mean the white people get together this shitt is going to happen.
The Municipal Authority in my opinion has been corrupt for years. Trips to Vegas. Are you shitttting me.
Look at the people who are on the Municipal Authority. Speaks for itself. Many of those have been suspect in other transactions some of which were against the city charter, which no one pays any damn attention to.
See that Tachoir and the Lattanzis sold out the citizens when they turned this sewage system over to them.
At least I know not to trust Julian and Ford.
Now Tachoir and Lattanzis are added to the list.
So THIS TOWN REALLY SUCKS.
This sewage increse is going to be SEVEN, YES SEVEN TIMES WHAT YOU PAID IN THE PAST.
State needs to investigate this. THIS IS CRIMINAL!
Call your friends.
Start submitting Right To Know Request to the
Authority and the City to get any and all financial information for the last two to three years.
Hello, what is the process for submitting a Right to Know Request? Thank you
next former rsident

Pittsburgh, PA

#12 Jun 18, 2012
I got the letter and called the number to ask if this was a joke. No, this is because the sewage lines in the city are bad and need repair, so all of us dumb asses that still live in this shit hole have to pay. This is an additional fee from the water bill. This is the final death blow to this city. I think I will board up this house (that won"t sell) and move.
boo hoo

Bay Shore, NY

#13 Jun 18, 2012
so why not take the extra 800,000 or whatever it is that the city is getting every year now and use that to fix the sewege lines
City Worker

United States

#14 Jun 18, 2012
boo hoo wrote:
so why not take the extra 800,000 or whatever it is that the city is getting every year now and use that to fix the sewege lines
Cuz that is money they use to pay me and for my benefits. Anyone going to eat the last jelly donut? Want to eat it before I go back to putting my thumb up my ole azz.
Dillon

Monaca, PA

#15 Jun 19, 2012
City Worker wrote:
<quoted text>
Cuz that is money they use to pay me and for my benefits. Anyone going to eat the last jelly donut? Want to eat it before I go back to putting my thumb up my ole azz.
Some of you should be in jail for DUI, abscounding with funds, violating banking laws, not paying taxes (along with your relatives) and more.
Dillon

Monaca, PA

#16 Jun 19, 2012
The city was getting state money to fix the sewers. That KLH engineering firm has been working on this for years. Wonder if there is money changing hands there?
The numbers to repair the sewers and separate some storm water sewer from the sewage is no way near the amount of money they will be getting for this illegal rate increase. And the way the city handled this might very well be illegal. That shall be looked into.
mystified

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Jun 19, 2012
let me see......... council did this with no warning to the people..... are they playing obamaeconomics???? they need to quit partying, going to Vegas etc..... I have seen NO improvements in Clairton for yrs... NOW, i KNOW WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING... anyone notice a council member fixing up his house after all these yrs???? do all council members pay their taxes and their bills? maybe we should all be on council for a good job partying and vacationing plus a damn good income.... I want on the council! then I wont have to worry about paying bills...

Since: Mar 12

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Jun 19, 2012
I am told by the Clairton Municipal Authority lady who answered the phone that this is due to the lines in Clairton needing replaced and that they are being mandated by the DEP state level, to fix or replace the lines. Did the council members not know that the lines needed replaced when the sold them to the authority. I also found out that when the sewage authority purchased the lines that they also were required to hire 3 of the city workers. Boo-Hoo. I understand that the majority of people like to vent about these matters, yet what we need to figure out is what can be done about it in a legal manner. At this point I am waiting for the possible meeting on the 10th of July to see what happens. I know that this rate hike is totally bizarre. My personal bill will increase about $60 more than what it was when Pa-American water collected the sewage. If there are any legal people in this forum, please step up with some possible solutions. It is time for unity against the authority and not finger pointing and looking backwards.
Kel

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Jun 19, 2012
FYI Clairton is now stating the meeting is going to be next Thursday June 28 at 3pm so it must have changed from July 10. Please everyone call to confirm this I'm getting the run around on the meeting time from the city!
Judge Judy

Pittsburgh, PA

#21 Jun 19, 2012
Will the former city manager and his bid rigging son be at the meeting? Maybe he could paint a clear picture on what is actually going on. We all know how honest and hardworking Clairton elected officials are, as well as the hand picked ones like city managers.

Judge Judy
tired of paying

Pittsburgh, PA

#22 Jun 20, 2012
who can we get in touch with to start an investigation?

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