PUD approves rate hike

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OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD Commissioners approved a two percent rate hike in a special public meeting on Monday, July 24.

Resolution No. 1639 authorizes a two percent rate increase effective Sept. 1, according to John Grubich, the manager of the public utility.

“The purpose of the rate increase is to fund capital improvements to meet aging infrastructure concerns,” said Grubich. “Approximately 16 people attended the special meeting. None of the attendees voiced opposition to the rate increase.”

Look for more information in next week’s issue of the Gazette-Tribune.

Approximately 16 people attended the special meeting.  The purpose of the rate increase is to fund capital improvements to meet aging infrastructure concerns.  None of the attendees voiced opposition to the rate increase.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.