By John McCallum
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Covid-19 impacts illuminating

Light Department seeing reduction in revenue from coronavirus impacts


Last updated 11/12/2020 at 5:05pm

CHENEY – Impacts of Covid-19 played a part in the budget presentation made by the Light Department at the City Council’s Oct. 27 meeting.

Light Department

While noting the department’s fee structure was stable, Light Department Director Steve Marx acknowledged they are likely to see a 10 % reduction in revenues from reduced activity at Eastern Washington University. Usage charges from the university represent just short of 20 % — $1.98 million — of the department’s projected $9.99 million 2021 budget.

Marxx said so far in 2020 the university has used $1.85 million in electricity...

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