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MMU rate increases recommended for 2014

August 8, 2013

MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall Municipal Utilities Commission Finance Committee will recommend that water and electrical rates go up, after reviewing rate studies at a work session Wednesday......

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realworld

Aug-10-13 9:07 PM

These proposed increases are out of line. Would like to see the percentage increases by year for at least the last 10 years, by category; electric, sewer, water,wastewater, surface water. Would also like to see what kind of money MMU has in "reserves" again over the past 10 year history and what this money has been used for or designated for in the future.

Would suggest people go to the public hearing, most times no one shows up.

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allenlyon

Aug-09-13 8:11 PM

MMU can tell you percentage of use by specific industry. Corn syrup uses at least 20% maybe 25% of Marshall water.

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BigDon

Aug-09-13 1:39 PM

Electric rates will soar now that Obama's EPA has crushed coal-fired power plants

Lets not forget we were told the electrical rates would soar if Obummer what elected.

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snowbird

Aug-09-13 8:03 AM

Big Don you may be on to something. Increased sales taxes for our new sports thing. Increased water and electric rates. City streets in bad to poor condition. Sure making it attractive for people to move and or expand here?

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sumyounguy

Aug-08-13 11:12 PM

I'm curious what percentage of Marshall's water the corn plant uses. Also, what's the share of the new brewery going to be?

On a side note, with fuel made so close why are Marshall's gas prices always higher than nearby towns? and always exactly the same? Has to be collusion. The FBI or Commerce needs to investigate.

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allenlyon

Aug-08-13 1:11 PM

why are we subsidizing industries like the corn syrup plant by building this new water line and also incurring higher rates? Some businesses are possibly NOT worth the jobs. We need to calculate the real cost and benefits of businesses, and think about our natural resources - water, air, soil - that are not meant to just be used up, stunk up and pooped on.

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marcus

Aug-08-13 11:20 AM

Headline in 2016: Sports Complex not Self Sufficient - MMU to raise rates to pay for Complex Water & Electric (just like 2013 Library).

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marcus

Aug-08-13 11:16 AM

Best employee benefits in the area - just jack up the consumer rates rather than increase their employee medical rates.

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blasphemer

Aug-08-13 10:25 AM

As if they could get any higher.

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stratetalk

Aug-08-13 9:34 AM

Those percentages appear consistent with MMU pay raises. Real shocker there.

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