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PUD to hold rate increase hearing next week


At Klickitat PUD’s Aug. 14 Board of Commissioner’s meeting, management recommended that the Board schedule a public hearing to consider an electric rate increase. The public hearing will be at 4 p.m. at the Aug. 28 Board meeting. Management expects the increase to be in the range of 10 percent.

“We have a target to reach of between $500,000 and $800,000 in cuts to reach,” PUD General Manager Jim Smith told The Sentinel Monday. “The commissioners set the financial targets, and they asked management to come up with the plan to reach them. That’s what we’re doing.”

The board considered a three-year financial outlook and discussed the various financial targets used to determin...

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