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Council to consider rates, contract

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, April 19, 2014

Topping a short agenda for Monday’s Paradise City Council meeting is consideration of an increase in the rate the city charges telecommunications providers for right-of-way access in the city.

The Public Utility Commission adjusts the rate for inflation every year. Last year, the city of Paradise opted not to raise the rates. This year, the PUC is allowing cities to raise the rate by .78 percent due to inflation – but again, the council can choose to retain the old rate.

If the council approves, the rates would increase from .15 cents to .24 for residential customers; from .36 cents to .45 for non-residential; and from .55 cents to .68 for point-to-point customers.

City officials will also:

  • consider extending a contract with USW Utility Group for water services;
  • as the planning and zoning commission, consider variance requests by Rusty Mann;
  • hear from Linda Turpin about a lack of supervision during fundraisers on Main Street;
  • proclaim May 9 as Butterfield Stage Days Karl Klement RAM PRCA Rodeo Pink Night and recognize April as National Safe Digging Month; and
  • consider the March meeting minutes and financial reports.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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