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Council approves rate increase

Utility users within the City of Sundance have seen their rates remain flat for the last two years, but the council decided last week that the time has come for an increase – if only to keep up with inflation.

Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz presented the figures to the council for consideration, making the recommendation for a 4% increase across the board.

This, she said, would create about a $35,000 increase for the city’s budget, “So not a huge increase, but enough for our electric bills to pump the water, that’s going up every year and it will help cover those expenses that we are in...