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Coulee Dam leaders looking at rate hikes


Coulee Dam may raise its utility rates significantly over the coming years, if a discussion at last week’s town council meeting is an indication.

With a shift in philosophies kicking in for the first budgeting season of a new council and mayor, town leaders were emphasizing a need to build up reserves for coming large expenses.

Some reserves had been drawn down under the prior administration as then-mayor Greg Wilder felt it more prudent to take advantage of historically low interest rates where necessary, and to bring the town’s reserve funds — basically savings accounts for specif...

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