Mayor: Break on charge offered as incentive

Greenwood is offering a one-time discount on a sewer fee to expanding businesses, weeks after approving monthly sewer rate increases for residents and businesses across the city.

The goal is to encourage businesses to expand in the city by cutting one of the costs.

The reason the city decreased one fee while recently increasing monthly sewer rates is because the fees aren’t comparable, and the discount is an incentive not many businesses will qualify for, director of community development services Mark Richards said.

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