The Mt. Pleasant Utilities had their best month ever in October bringing in $1,400,725.34. According to Utilities Manager Jack Hedgecock this was made possible by September being a warm month, higher water rates going into affect and more money that was owed the utility being paid back.
In other news from yesterday’s monthly Utilities board meeting. It was reported that the electric distribution installation and water main installation is ready to proceed in the Bellvue Addition as soon as street location is completed by the owner.
Manager Hedgecock reported that the Adams substation will have maintenance done soon, with the Park substation to follow that.
The board also approved the Resale Power Group of Iowa designation of authorized representative agreement. This means Randy Neff and Jack Hedgecock can speak for the Mt. Pleasant Utilities in dealings with RPGI.
Discussion was also held on electric transmission/wheeling charges in the future. The Utilities manager and staff are working to come up with ways to reduce those charges and avoid sizeable cost increases that are expected. The board will be kept up to date on that study.
The board approved a policy dealing with windmills should any of those would be constructed in the city.
Finally the board approved the gifting of hams and turkeys to utility employees and board members at holiday time.