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Council Reviews Proposed Rate Changes

The Sidney City Council spent much of the Dec. 10 meeting discussing rate changes for water and electricity services. On one side, the City is in an unusual dilemma of a wet year, and what that will mean for the water department revenue. On the other is the cost of electricity and if the rates can be adjusted to plan for the future and stay friendly for customers.

In City Manager Ed Sadler's proposal, the council would review the base rates of both services to increase revenue for ongoing fixed costs. Water base rates were restructured about three years ago, Sadler said in his memo, to address...


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