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COLUMBIA CITY â€” While Columbia Cityâ€™s Wastewater Department may be considering a rate increase due to poor financial standing, Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle said the cityâ€™s electric department has a good cash-flow.
â€śThe electric department is in good shape. Thatâ€™s one we donâ€™t have to worry about,â€ť 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 cityâ€™s buildings, as well as protect the cityâ€™s information.
â€śThere will be some expenses coming up next year,â€ť said Shawn Lickey, superintendent of the electric department. â€śI want to make sure weâ€™re making changes that will be beneficial in the long run, such as the fiber project.â€ť
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