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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Officials with H.J.Umbaugh & Associates, an accounting firm in Mishawaka, recently advised South Whitley Town Council members to raise electric and water rates.
At the April 8 meeting, town leaders were advised that a tracking fee, assessed by electrical provider Indiana Municipal Power Agency, was not being passed on to consumers.
â€śThe town has been absorbing this cost,â€ť said Councilman Tony Starkey. â€śWe arenâ€™t making any extra money on this, we are just covering the charge IMPA is charging us.â€ť
The decision to shuffle the cost down to the consumer means an average houshold will see a $5 increase to monthly electrical bills.
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