Yesterday, we reported that the Consumer Advocate recommendation for a proposed MDU rate increase would be better at 8%, rather than the average 31% request put before the Public Service Commission. In hearing that report, Sheridan City Councilman John Heath had this response.
Mayor Dave Kinskey asked Heath to head a subcommittee to review the MDU rate increase proposal.
Heath says that of course we want a strong MDU, but now is not the time to have the customers incur a cost to WYGEN III that was negotiated back in 2007 and 2008 when the economy was stronger. He stresses again -- not 31%, not 8%, but 0% -- NO increase in MDU rates.