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City revisits franchise fees

With budget cuts looming ever closer, the Sundance City Council is revisiting the idea of franchise agreements with utility companies that serve citizens within town limits. While these do already exist with certain companies, until now they have seldom involved the exchange of money.

Mayor Paul Brooks introduced the topic last week, “In light of the recent financial struggles of the State of Wyoming, which is going to trickle down to us.” A franchise agreement is standard in most places, he said, and it may be time to formalize the process in Sundance.

“I’d like you guys to think about if in...

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