Friday, July 8, 2011

Wellsville Voters To Decide Electricity Aggregation Issue

Thursday – July 7: Wellsville Village Council held a Special meeting last night at Village Hall to vote on two pieces of legislation. Present at the meeting was Mayor Joe Surace and Council Members Sue Haugh, Rosie Goss, Joe Soldano, Randy Allmon, John McMahon and Tony Cataldo. Also present was Fiscal Officer Dale Davis and Legal Advisor Andy Beech.

The two resolutions voted on both pertain to the governmental electricity aggregation program brought about with deregulating the electricity industry. The first resolution is to authorize the Mayor to enter into an agreement with First Energy Solutions for their opt-out aggregation program. There is a deadline of Friday, July 8 for that agreement to be signed. The second resolution is the authorization to put the electricity aggregation program on the November ballot in the General Election for Wellsville residents to decide the issue. Both resolutions were voted to be put on third and final reading and were unanimously adopted. Now the questions begin.

A First Energy Solutions representative presented the program to members of Council at last Tuesday's meeting. There still remains much confusion on just how the program works and about the benefits for residential and commercial customers in Wellsville. Councilman Soldano offered to get any questions answered saying there is time between now and the General Election to “educate the voters”.

The next regular scheduled Council meeting is Tuesday, August 2 at 6 PM at Village Hall.

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