BRUCE NEW LETTER BRUCE WISCONSIN JULY 14 1949 THU PAGE 2 GEORGE WOODMANSEE

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BRUCE NEW LETTER BRUCE WISCONSIN JULY 14 1949 THU PAGE 2 GEORGE WOODMANSEE - H E A R I N G HELD AT I 1'RES. TOWERS. CLERK...
H E A R I N G HELD AT I 1'RES. TOWERS. CLERK WOOD- i MANSEE REPRESENT VILLAGE j j A j store County county it went of with a . Mav HOLDS O N D A Y the n t « H n r i n f . At the end a t i n j : value.- on a^--.ments. the Tin - " t h ' t i k - of r'l at TiifrfJav No opposition was present Thursday at Rice Lake when the Public Service Commission held a public hearing on the application of the Village of Bruce, as a water utility, for authority to increase rates. The village on June 10 filed on application with the commission for authority increase rates by amending the metered rate schedule established in 1919. It is explained that if the new i! authorized, it will mean that department users can make themselves a saving if they use a minimum amount of water, or, if they prefer to waste water, their costs for water will automatically increase. Through the use of meters, I'-snf* will he chnri.'ed BCCO/rdintf tO tlie amount of water used. Representing the village and giving testimony in support of the village's application were Pros. Claire B. Towers and Clerk George Woodmansee. It was a quiet, routine hearing. This summer the village water department is installing meters in the village, and. according to Pres. Towers, if the meters are delivered here from the factory on schedule, meters may be installed by July 31, In advance of the hearing the village officers had been asked to prepare answers for a list of questions that were asked at the hearing. This question was asked: In computing the tax equivalent of $('04 for 1948 what assessment ratio vas applied to the plant value applying the local and school tax rate? This answer was given: Approximately 70 percent of plant village's equity $6,41u.67. assessment rate .036175 on assessment value $25000, Further testimony by the village o m c i a i n i r V f t u i - u tiii'-ii larpe fires in recent years and that the larpest number of fire stream.-, u-s:- at any time was two. The · , -teiu and thc pumper would be inch nuzr.li"?. It was also told that thc rate for electric power during 1046 and ?!M7 was six ront.s per K\V and d u r i n e I JUS the rate wa« three jn'-r KVV under a new contract with the power company. During 1046 the cost of electric energy was increased on account, of repairs and painting the tank, pump-^ were run continuously t« maintain pressure in the system for several days. The power costs and the gr(v-? revenues have steadilv increased due to the increased number of new customers added. * Asked about the mavfmum gallons of vater pumped in anv "no day the venr 1fM#. the Bruce officials t e s t i f i e d that two pump*? }\..nr--: \vitli n i-!ip;ifity of 17." irallon 1 ; and 22.') m i l l t i n ^ , w i t h "··;iter pumped in Hint period bring ri'.i'M)(i tra!lon«. Relative to meterine the village iv! to- sivtem. it wri* «t'ited that f o i l t \ \ i n e n u m b e r of «to-.-"i r.; taverns. '2: dental office, 1; «rrvice --ta'Son 1 ;. (I; bank. 1: c'l-anin'j: i : -tal»li e h*nen't. 1; fiowlin^ theater. I ; school tiii!idinT r «, 1; -' \ e t to tie in^fjll'j'd: l e ^ i f f,-?f' irv. t : -·forf»j. 1; t'arac'"--" ' ; t a v e r n 1; 'In'ir ·** n t : . 2; ynrber.-.-Vnri 1; ..ff'i-p. I: service ';fntiop 1: ·' "·'· and ntinr*jyiont! 1: I' i - a n ' i c i p a f e d t h a the f,ii' "''· if :invrifie t · i,,. t, i",-IP* T in view .-if ntiienr and 'he c r -ri*n' = ; l ''i"-i' n'-rm'-'i : '"ri ( .'I keil '71 i n - ' A ' C e l ···'("-. M r - F,' i n m - i r ';iv at tVii I'rni--* Ks r .Vr .srd Vr- K M I a-lv-"nith and M'' -t f» .i' »hf KM-*) lUhlderg

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  1. Bruce News-Letter,
  2. 14 Jul 1949, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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