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Utility Boards Discuss Bids, Rates

The Lexington Electric System and the Lexington Utilities Boards met on Tuesday, March 26.
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Article by W. Clay Crook-

The utility boards for the City of Lexington met on Tuesday evening, March 26, at the Lexington Utilities Operations Center on Maple Street. Gordon Wildridge called the board for the Lexington Water System to order, and the board approved a bid for lift stations #1 and #3 for upgrade. They are about ten years passed their upgrade status.
Michael Harper also gave an update on the North Meadows Drive wastewater main, which was damaged due to heavy rains. A bypass pump has been used, and the line has now been relocated, and was all tied in Monday. Springs, along with 18 inches of rain, caused the surrounding ground to collapse. There were no injuries and a minimum loss of service. The last portion of the project is to repave the street. “We are back 100 percent, and it is due to a lot of hard work by our staff and others, under stressful conditions. All the city departments, working together, helped this unexpected situation get solved faster and a lot more efficiently.” Harper said.
Tim Rhodes called the board for the Lexington Gas System to order, and the board approved write-offs for delinquent accounts in the amount of $5,502.37. There is a possibility of collecting about $1,200.00, from a business that closed, before the amount is sent to the collection agency. Sandra Wood called the board for the Lexington Electric System into session with General Manager Jeff Graves presenting. There were four or five minor outages, but the main concern is still with the Tennessee River area. About 1,000 customers at the river have been out of service, and LES has started…

For the complete article, see the April 3rd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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