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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Palouse broaches utility rate increase


September 6, 2018

The prospect of a future utility rate increase in Palouse was broached at the city council meeting Aug. 28.

Kyle Dixon, city administrator, attended an Association of Washington Cities municipal budget conference in Leavenworth the week before and suggested that Palouse was overdue for utility increases, referring to sewer rates in particular.

The matter has not been further discussed by the mayor and city council.

“We have pretty reasonable rates,” said Mayor Michael Echanove. “You don’t want to get too far behind though. People like easy jumps vs. big jumps.”

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