Electric bill dims Dellroy lights

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By Jacquie Humphrey

FPS Correspondent

 

Christmas lights in the village of Dellroy will celebrate the season on a limited basis this year.

During the December meeting of village council, Treasurer Amy Graham said the village received a $715 bill from AEP for Christmas lights from last year.

The bill is from an AEP unmetered account. She questioned AEP officials and was told AEP believes the charges are correct. She was given instructions on to how to reduce current usage charges.

Mayor Doug Ruby said when the bill was received he immediately turned the Christmas lights off. “How do you want to proceed?” he asked council members.

Council President Kay Onstott noted a Go Fund Me account has been established on Facebook and there is at least $100 donated toward the payment of the past bill and for new LED lights.

Councilman Micah Williams suggested turning the unmetered lights on the Tuesday before Christmas through the holiday. Council discussed and decided to turn the lights on for a few days during the week of Christmas.

In an unrelated matter, Marshal Richard Schworm reported his department needs a fax/copier and a shredding machine. Ruby suggested trying a spare machine in village hall before purchasing a new one.

Graham reported the new gas furnaces for the Community Building have arrived and she has prepared payment.

In other business, council:

-HEARD Marshal Department receipts totaled $220.

-HEARD Schworm report that his department had 20 traffic stops with 11 citations and two warnings during the past month.

-SCHEDULED end of the year meeting Dec. 28 at 7 p.m.

-SET the next meeting Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in village hall.