SIKESTON -- After a quarter century without an electricity rate hike, Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities customers are slated to see an increase of about 17 percent on their August bill.
Members of the Sikeston City Council met Wednesday with BMU's board members and Ed Throop, BMU's executive director, to discuss the proposed rate increase.
"We have not raised our rates in 25 years," Throop said. "It is time."
BMU's officials recommended rate increases for residential, commercial and industrial customers averaging 17.4 percent to be effective in June.
"That's going to hit a lot of people in our community very, very hard," Councilman Bob Depro said.
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