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City of Albany wants piece of utility revenue pie

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Albany - City leaders say Water, Gas, and Light is making more money now and the City government deserves a larger chunk of those profits.

For years, WG&L gave the City 7.5-percent of the fees customers pay for their utilities which is about $6.5-million a year. But, WG&L also brings in other money from late fees, telecommunication cost and other revenues. The city is asking for $750,000 of those revenues too.

"The amount of the transfer has been stagnant for year. Water, Gas and Light has new source of revenue that should be shared with the City," said Commissioner Bo Dorough.

Water, Gas, and Light hasn't decided whether to give the city the additional $750,000.

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