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Aggregation program Wells Township focus

June 26, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

BRILLIANT - Ohio's Governmental Electricity Aggregation Program was discussed during a recent meeting of the Wells Township trustees, who were given a proposed resolution for review.

John Ney, representing World Energy, presented information on the aggregation program.

A municipality or township may, with approval of a majority of the voters, enter the program that allows residents and small businesses to participate collectively in the potential benefits of electricity deregulation through lower electricity rates which would not otherwise be available to those electricity customers individually, according to the discussion. The company would negotiate rates on behalf of the entire group, and anyone not wanting to participate would be able to opt out.

In other matters, trustees approved a motion to send a letter of thanks to the Jefferson County commissioners for the $5,000 recreation grant. The grant will be used for swimming pool items including lifeguard benches and new filter covers.

Charles Nest, pool manager, reported the pool is open and running well.

Trustee John Cook said a recent cleanup went well, and holding it inside the fence was helpful.

A resident invited trustees to hold a meeting in Weems Chapel. That resident had attended a previous meeting to request that a road in Weems to be upgraded and maintained by the township so that residents could better access the church.

Trustees were in executive session for approximately an hour to discuss pending litigation with legal counsel. A motion was approved to pay bills totaling $110,507.46.

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