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At the March 9, 2020 meeting of the Board of City Commissioners, Resolution 2020-05 was approved, modifying electric rates in the City of Sallisaw. These changes were made after a thorough Electric Cost of Service Study, recently completed by the City.
As approved on March 9th, the City of Sallisaw will embark on a five-year plan of rate adjustments, with each adjustment being implemented during the month of March for years 2020 through 2024. The first adjustment will be reflected on your April billing statement.
For many years now, the City of Sallisaw has adjusted electric rates based only on the adjustments passed to us from the Grand River Dam Authority. The last base rate adjustment that allowed for city operations and capital improvements was in 2006. The funding from these rate adjustments will allow the City to complete necessary current and future capital projects needed for aging infrastructure and the anticipated growth related to the new Veterans Care Facility.
Realizing that no one likes rate adjustments, over many years now, the City of Sallisaw has been meticulous in keeping all utility rates as affordable as possible. Great care was taken to carefully balance the needs of the City and any needed rate adjustments.