The Sheridan County Commission held a special session Monday morning on behalf of Sheridan County residents. Commissioner Tom Ringley.
Resolution 10-01-003 states:
"WHEREAS the Board of County Commissioners of Sheridan County, Wyoming, hosted a public forum on January 14, 2010; and ... representatives of Montana Dakota Utilities presented their proposal for an electric rate increase to their customers of Sheridan County, Wyoming; and ... the people of Sheridan and Sheridan County expressed their concerns regarding the harm that the proposed electric rate increase would cause to them and their businesses and organizations; and ... Sheridan County citizens are already making sacrifices during these difficult economic conditions, particularly those on fixed incomes; and ... the proposed rate increase seems exorbitant when considered along with the declining resources of its customers."
"... NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Sheridan County, Wyoming, requests that the Wyoming Public Service Commission deny this proposed electric rate increase based on the harm it would cause to the citizens, their businesses and organizations of Sheridan County, Wyoming."
Commissioner Ringley says that now that they've passed this resolution, it will be forwarded to the Public Service Commission to be taken into consideration along with other public input.