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Council raises utility rates; submits infrastructure grant apps

The Sundance City Council has approved an increase to utility rates of 4% across the board. The amount required for a utility deposit will also increase from $100 to $150.

“It’s not fun and it’s not popular,” commented Mayor Paul Brooks as the council prepared to take a vote.

However, he said, it is necessary in order for the water and sewer enterprise accounts to be able to continue supporting themselves.

At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the council also heard that the city has submitted two grant applications to the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) for the next round of American Rescue...