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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Century eyes franchise fee increase


July 2, 2020

Although no action was taken, the Century Council Monday night by telecom agreed to consider a power franchise fee increase, not updated since 1994, for both Gulf Power and Rural Electrification Administration (REA), which includes Escambia River Electric Co-operative (EREC).

Councilman Luis Gomez asked how Century's rate compared to that of other municipalities, such as Milton, Gulf Breeze, Jay and Pace. Century Interim City Manager Vernon Prather told council members he would research other nearby municipalities to see what percent they received.

According to Prather, the last ordinance,...

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