It was humorous and a warning to read of the proposed stormwater utility fee rates (“Duluth stormwater fee may shoot up,” March 12).

The present $6.75 monthly rate appears digestible. I am located in Bellevue, Washington. When this fee was presented to us back in the 1960s it was also at about this rate. Beware, as our stormwater utility rate for my home is now $76.68 per month. Once these taxes are established, they only go one way — and that is up.

William Wahl

Bellevue, Washington