Auburn agenda includes electric rate hike, chamber report
AUBURN - The Auburn City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday.
The agenda includes appointment of Darrell Wellman to the planning commission and the fire department’s request for $5,000 for the firework display.
A public hearing is scheduled for the Board of Public Works budget statement.
The airport is requesting funds for capital improvements.
Leslie Clark of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for a year-end review.
The Auburn Eagles and fire department are planning a public fireworks display on July 4th at the Auburn High School and city property.
The Auburn Eagles Fireworks Committee is asking for donations, including $5,000 from the city.
Lee Conner told the city that the previous success of the display would not have been possible without support from members of the community and the city.
The Auburn Board of Public Works expects a 7 percent increase in wholesale power.
Low flows on the Missouri River are expected to result in a 15 percent increase in hydro-generation. Auburn purchases about 20 percent of its electricity from Western Area Power Administration.
The report says that increases in natural gas prices, and an increase in wholesale power and operation costs will result in a rate increase.
The chamber’s 2022 year in review lists six ribbon cuttings and eight community events.
Proposed for the 2023 board of directors are Jan DeBuhr of Region V, Wendy Rowell of UBT Bank, Shae Neumeister of TouSha3 Boutique, Blayne Behrends of State Farm, Tyson Wessels of Auburn Public Schools, Troy Barker of Cooper Nuclear, Kelli Hanley of Village Designs, Angela Seidt of Peru State College and Lauren Vinson of A-1 Cellular.
Council member Jeff Jeanneret is applying for a housing rehabilitation grant for property at 1410 Central Ave. Roof and gutters are expected to cost $8,475 and bathroom and kitchen work is estimated at $42,000.