Barton Village Trustees Anticipate Electric Rate Increase

From left the Barton Village trustees Nate Sicard, Tin Barton-Caplin and Cathy Swain discuss the proposed budgets.
By: 
ED BARBER
Staff Writer

The Barton Village trustees are proposing level funded village, water and wastewater budgets for fiscal year 2017. Barton Electric Department supervisor Evan Riordan recommended a three percent increase in electric rates commencing October1, 2017. The increase is a result of a projected $114,000 revenue shortfall in the next fiscal year. The Public Service Board granted a 19.2 percent increase this past fiscal year but also rejected a second rate increase request of three percent. The trustees have not yet filed for an increase in the utility rates. Read more in the Newport Daily Express.

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