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Howard, Ks Natural Gas Rate Increase
« on: February 02, 2017, 08:49:32 pm »
The Howard City Council discussed increasing the base natural gas rate from $11 to $20 per month at the January 16, 2017 council meeting.  The council decided to table it until the February 6, 2017 council meeting, to make a decision on the amount of increase to the base rate.

The current natural gas rate consists of a flat base rate of $11 per month and a usage or unit rate of $8.17 per thousand cubic feet.
   Current Bill Example:  If a customer bill shows 10 used, the monthly charge would be $11 + $81.70 for a total of $92.70.
   An increase of the base rate to $20, the bill would be $20 + $81.70 for a total of $101.70

The proposed increase from $11 to $20 per month would be an increase of about 82% or $108 per year.

During 2015, the council increased the base water rate by $21 per month, an increase of about 312% or $252 per year

The increased base rates for water and proposed natural gas would be $30 per month or $360 per year.

The City Council can increase city owned utility rates without a hearing or public comment!

If you are concerned about the continued increases in your base utility rates, attend the next Council Meeting at 7:30 PM, February 6, 2017 at City Hall, Howard, Kansas to voice your concerns.

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Re: Howard, Ks Natural Gas Rate Increase
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 11:40:44 am »
Increased Natural Gas Bate Rate from $11 to proposed $20 per month to be discussed at Council Meeting tonight, Feb 6, 2017, 7:30PM. Attend if you can.

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Re: Howard, Ks Natural Gas Rate Increase
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 08:04:29 am »

Governments like to increase spending.  They need more money to do that.

BTW, where is the gas being purchased?



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Re: Howard, Ks Natural Gas Rate Increase
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 11:58:33 am »
City Council raised the Natural Gas Base Rate by $4 per month

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Re: Howard, Ks Natural Gas Rate Increase
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 04:53:13 am »

Looks like they got a little more from you all.