LOGAN -- Officials in Logan are proposing an 8 percent increase to power rates beginning in June.
The Herald Journal of Logan reports the increase will be voted on by the City Council June 7. Light & Power director Jeff White says the increase is needed because costs are expected to jump up to 10 percent in the next year.
White says those cost increases are on top of about a 5 percent bump in the past couple years.
The last power rate increase in Logan, about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, was 3 percent in 2007.
Council Chairman Herm Olsen says cost increases are never easy to approve but this is necessary to keep the utility vibrant.