The mild winter lessons the need for water and WCH is feeling that in the city coffers
During City Manager Joe Denen report to City Council Wednesday night he reported that water production has been negatively affected by weather.
Report showed that wet weather & a warm winter weather tend to translate to lower demand for water. The last two January's has shown demand by residents dropping with 100,000 gallons less being used in January 2011 compared to 2010 & this past month (Jan 2012) there was a significant drop from January 2011 again due to the mild weather so far. Final figures will be known soon.
According to Denen, 70% of the water consumption demand in Washington Court House is residential.
Also a reminder to city residents that they should had received information about the electric aggregation program. Voters okay the city participating in this program in November & residents can see their rate at 6.49 cents per kilowatt which is guarantee for 2 years.
If residents wish to participate in the program then you will have to do nothing & you should see on your Vectren bill in March the new rate. But if you wish not to participate you are to fill out the form in the mailing or you can call daily between 8am & 7pm at 1-877-726-0211 to opt-out.
Finally Vectren has contracted with Health Consultants to conduct leak detection checks in the community. The work will begin in the near future. The Leak detection work will include work both outside & inside if the gas meter is inside the home.
Representatives will have a picture ID and be in an uniform. They will not be in a company car. The staff person will have a Vectren contact number for residents if there is any questions. Interior pipe inspection should take approximately 5 minutes.
Washington City Council also took time to officially recognize David Fabb who has volunteered his service to the community serving on several boards.
Fabb was presented a plaque from Council Chairman Steve Jennings for his 33 years of service to the community many of them as the Chairman of the Zone Appeal Board.
All the council members express their appreciation to Fabb as an example of the many residents who volunteer their time & service without full recognition for their labors on the various board that help our community. Also council members echoed each other in encouraging others especially young people to get involved.
Council heard a report from City Manager Joe Denen that the ODOT will start advertising for bids on two projects with in the city limits---Leesburg Avenue Project (in March) & the long awaited Rt. 753 extension project (tentative in October).
Denen noted that County Engineer Steve Luebbe has been very instrumental in assisting the city in this project & extended a big thanks for all of his efforts.
Council adopted 4 resolutions including the recognition of David Fabb community service, to enter into an agreement with Fayette County Commissioners to provide legal counsel to indigent persons, approved the appointment of Vicki Lynch to the Library Board of Trustees & to extend cooperation between ODOT Director & the city on upcoming road projects.
As mention in an earlier report council also passed on third reading to allow city administration to look into better interest rates for the City's Water System Revenue Refunding Bonds.