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June 22, 2006

Albany - - If you are an Albany Water Gas and Light customer, your utility bill is going up.

Starting next month, power rates increase two percent, and water 10 percent.

That will average about $5.00 more a month on your bill.   The board also adopted its 2006 and 2007 budget.

It epxects to spend over 100 million dollars this year - up five percent from last year's budget.

This year's budget includes a 2.5  percent cost of living increase plus an additional 2 to 5 percent performance raise for employees.

The board also approved a $10,000 raise for general manager Lemuel Edwards.

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