Utility Rate Hike

A maze of power lines run past the Wyodak Power Plant east of Gillette.

If the city of Gillette wants to keep up with inflation, it will have to increase utility rates.

That was the recommendation that FCS Group, an outside firm hired by the city to look at all five of its enterprise funds, made to the Gillette City Council Tuesday.

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Why is the answer to utility charges almost always the easy one-Raise the rates!! So simple anyone could do that. No higher education or business sense needed. Inflation does not affect every aspect of life costs or expenses. I did not hear that the expense of receiving this product (electricity} has increased to the city. So if it is not going up or down leave the charge to the city consumers the Same. When and if it goes down or up charge accordingly. Same with water and sewer. Simple.


Agreed, and I think we should drop the whole “Energy Capital of America”.

City and county workers will probably get another bonus as they did right before the last increase.

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