The Saratoga Sun -

By Mike Dunn 

Town postpones franchise fee

Fee will be up for review again in two years


Carbon Power and Light (CP&L) will not have to pay a franchise fee to the town of Saratoga.

At the July 15 town council meeting Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger asked for an amendment to eliminate the 4 percent fee in the proposed franchise fee agreement. Instead, Zeiger proposed the franchise agreement would go forward with the stipulation of review in 2016.

The CP&L franchise fee has received an enormous amount backlash from Saratoga residents and business owners. The fee would have charged the co-operative power company, which provides electricity to most of the Platte Valley, a 4 percent fee...

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