Public hearing to be held on possible power plant purchase
NEW ROADS - The New Roads City Council will hold a public hearing next month on the possible purchase of the city's municipal power plant.
The Advocate reports the meeting will iron out the final details of a move that could save the city up to $270,000 a year.
The council's action came at the request of Mayor Robert Myer, who asked the council to adopt an ordinance amending the city's electric rate beginning July 1.
Residents are currently billed by the Louisiana Electric Power Association, which has operated the plant since 1989.
Myer told council members Tuesday night that the utility company recently announced it wasn't renewing its lease with the city, thereby relinquishing its control of the plant.
Myer says the city could use the plant in emergency situations.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Gas prices in Baton Rouge drop below $2 just in time for...
Massive crash shut down I-10 West for hours Monday
Local food bank may have to turn people away this season
Parish president threatens to build wall over downstream impact from EBR developments
Massive I-10 crash in Lafayette now impacting drivers in BR