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Consumers to bite power rate bullet

July 22, 2014

While the City Council’s Utilities Committee discussed passing the state-mandated kilowatt hour tax onto customers, and the city continues effort to get “First to the Moon” representation on the Bellefontaine Street I-75 overpass falls on deaf ears at ODOT, one city councilman says he’s noticed a trend of inaction on the part of the city administration.

At-Large Councilman Randy Fisher told councilors that his committee is recommending that the kilowatt hour tax be passed onto users. In the past, at least since the 1980s, according to Safety-Service Director Bill Rains, the tax has been paid out of any profits form the electric fund.

According to Fisher, the increase to users would amount to $3 to $5 per month.

Committee member and Third-Ward Councilwoman Bonnie Wurst, the change would benefit the general fund.

For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
 

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