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Hike to staff meal allowance at utility squashed


WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council this week vetoed a decision by the Municipal Utilities Commission to increase meal allowances for utility employees conducting work-related instate and outstate business.

The city charter gives the council veto authority over Utilities Commission actions.

But utility General Manager Bruce Gomm says he is concerned that the council is micromanaging by vetoing the increase and Gomm said the council's action was inappropriate.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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