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UTILITY RATES: City OKs advisory board changes

July 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Utility Rate Advisory Board took the next step in reviving from dormancy Tuesday.

After much discussion at the June 25 Columbia City Common Council meeting, changes were made to the city’s Utility Rate Advisory Board.

The council unanimously approved eliminating the connection between political parties and seats on the board. The Utility Rate Advisory Board will now be apolitical.

A provision was written to include a city utility user whose property or leased premises is located outside the city limits.

With the amendments, the advisory board will now have five members — four consisting of utility users from within the city limits, and one from outside.

In other business, the council unanimously approved changes to parking on the east side of Line Street, south of Market Street.

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