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Hoisington Utility Task Force discusses electricity

HOISINGTON — The Hoisington Utility Task Force met Tuesday with Joe Herz and DeAnn Dotson of Sawvel and Associates to discuss electrical rates and questions that the board had for the consultants.
The first question asked was about the franchise fee of five percent, and was it normal for a city to charge that. Herz, vice president of Sawvel, said that some cities do have that and others don’t, but that he recently had seen a survey indicating that 13 percent had a franchise fee.
In regard to electrical rates,“Kansas as a whole is higher than neighboring states,” said ...

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