Logan council to discuss increased power rate, storm water fee

The Logan City budget scheduled to be adopted next month calls for an eight percent increase in power rates. Finance Director Richard Anderson says that is mainly because of the increased cost of power.At Tuesday’s city council meeting, a $2 million budget adjustment will be proposed for increased power purchase costs. On a recent KVNU Crosstalk show, Anderson said the budget calls for one other fee increase: storm water.”People will remember we have a $3.50 charge on residential bills for storm water management,” Anderson said. “There is going to be a $1 increase, or at least that is what is being proposed to the council and the reason for this is dealing with state and federal mandates. This isn’t something that Logan has a lot of control over.”They simply put out those things that we have to comply with and our public works director Mark Nielson is bringing that forward and saying this is our way of complying. We have to raise rates in order to do those projects.”The budget does not propose any pay increases for city employees. The council will consider a resolution on elected official’s wages at the Tuesday 5:30 p.m. meeting.

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