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Three of four franchise fees pass

Franchise fees have officially been instituted with the majority of utility companies that operate within the City of Sundance. A final reading will still be necessary for the city’s agreement with Range Communications, however, after the cooperative questioned wording that speaks to how it may recoup those fees from its members.

Chief Government Relations Officer Jason Hendricks visited with the council last week to request a few alterations to the wording of Range’s agreement. As Mayor Paul Brooks stepped away due to conflict of interest, he shared a recap as to why the city pursued f...