The Winamac Town Council members held a public hearing recently to discuss an increase in electric rates.
Customers that reside in the city limits will have a new minimum payment of $122.09 based on 1000 kw of use. Those who reside outside the city limits will have a new minimum payment of $127.09 based on 1000 kw of use. This is not average usage, but an example of how rates would increase. The billing will be decided on how many kilowatts are used in the household. The increase is 11.2 percent.
Winamac Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger told WKVI that the new rate will be effective in the November billing cycle.
Two residents had questions during the public hearing. One resident asked if the town had done its due diligence in keeping the increase at a minimum and another asked about a percentage of the increase. It was explained that a certain factor was not explained in the notice. No other public comment was made and the hearing was closed.