Earlier this week the Sheridan City Council appointed a committee to look into the reasons for the proposed Montana Dakota Utilities electrical rate increase. Councilor John Heath will head that committee.
The Wyoming Public Service Commission must approve the increase before MDU could start charging customers the higher rates. There is a public meeting scheduled for February 10th with the PSC. The City will ask to move the meeting from the Public Library to City Hall so they can record the meeting for those who cannot attend.
The Sheridan County Commissioners announced they will also look into the increase and have scheduled a public forum next week with representatives from MDU. MDU will make a short presentation to the public and then people will have a chance to ask questions and comment on the requested rate hike. Commissioners will hold that meeting at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday, January 14th. Doors will open at 5PM.