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COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Common Council will hear input from citizens regarding its desire to withdraw the electric and water utilities from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) at tonightâs meeting at 7 p.m.
The first reading of the ordinance to withdraw the utilities from the IURC passed unanimously at the Tuesday, March 26 council meeting. Between that meeting and the present, city officials have received some feedback, although not a great deal.
âWe havenât gotten much,â said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. âOnly two (of the councilman) have received public comment or question.â
Tonightâs meeting will be one more opportunity for citizens to give elected officials their input. Daniel hopes people come if they need clarity.
âThe whole purpose of the public hearing is to take in citizensâ concerns, answer questions about the move and just get public opinion about it,â he said. âWeâre trying to get as much information out as possible.â
One resident attended the March 26 meeting to provide comment to the council. The consensus at the time was that the elected officials wished for more public input if individuals have questions.
âThe public hearing is a great time for residents and customers to hear additional information, draw their own conclusions and give us their opinions,â Daniel said.
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