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Split Vote Approves Utility Rate Changes

Sidney city utility customers will soon see modest changes to their utility bills.

On Jan. 28, the Sidney City Council approved third reading of proposed changes to the water rates and the electricity rates.

The Third Reading was approved with a 4-1 vote. Vice-Mayor Joe Arterburn voted against changes to the electric fees and the water fees.

"I still think to pass this now would be short-sighted," Arterburn said before the votes were cast.

He said he was concerned about saddling the new city manager with a decision having long-term impact.

Mayor Roger Galloway said to not address the fee st...


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