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Council approves six percent utility increase


December 12, 2019

The Sundance City Council has approved a six percent increase on utility rates that will become effective at the beginning of next year. The increase was deemed necessary partly to ensure the city’s enterprise accounts are paying for themselves and partly due to the loss of income the city expects from sales tax over the next year because the current iteration of the sixth cent tax has run its course.

It’s “hard to compensate” for the loss of the sixth cent, said Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz. The budget does not contain much fluff and, when it comes to making cuts, it’s usually in t...

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