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COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ While Columbia City‚Äôs Wastewater Department may be considering a rate increase due to poor financial standing, Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle said the city‚Äôs electric department has a good cash-flow.
‚ÄúThe electric department is in good shape. That‚Äôs one we don‚Äôt have to worry about,‚ÄĚ Coyle said.
While the department is doing well financially, the city is still conserving funds for upcoming projects, such as the fiber network the city may install on the current electrical poles.
The fiber network would provide better internet to the city‚Äôs buildings, as well as protect the city‚Äôs information.
‚ÄúThere will be some expenses coming up next year,‚ÄĚ said Shawn Lickey, superintendent of the electric department. ‚ÄúI want to make sure we‚Äôre making changes that will be beneficial in the long run, such as the fiber project.‚ÄĚ
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