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Duncan city council approves electric rate increase

DUNCAN, Okla._ Duncan city council members approved an electric rate hike for the customers who use Duncan power Tuesday.

The 8 percent increase translates into about $7 more per month for a typical residential customer.

This is the second increase in the past six months for Duncan.

City officials blamed rising prices for natural gas and a lack of hydro power in the region.

The increase will take effect next month.

The city also approved a bid for the construction of a splash pad at Douglass Park which will cost $180 thousand.

That money was already included in the city's budget.

City officials said ever since the city pool closed about three years ago, it was important to invest in recreation facilities for kids.

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