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Kaplan council to discuss new electrical contract; reduced rates

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Posted at 3:25 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 16:25:16-04

The Kaplan City Council is set to discuss a new electrical contract that will reduce utility rates for residents.

On Thursday May 7, in a special council meeting called by Mayor Mike Kloesel, the council will discuss the new electrical contract that has been in the works for two years.

"We have worked hard the past 2 years along with city engineers Todd Vincent, Tom Carroll; city attorney Calvin "Woody" Woodruff and city clerk Heather Guidry to get this done during a time when it was said that it couldn't ever happen. I want to publicly thank each of these people for believing in this cause and working until it will be done. I also want thank you for believing in us!"

If approved, Kloesel says that residents could expect a savings of around 17 to 18 percent off of electricity rate by the July billing cycle. Changes will be reflected in August's bill.

The meting will begin at 6:00 p.m. but is closed to the public because of the coronavirus.

Public comments will be received on agenda item(s) by emailing: clerk@cityofkaplan.com. Email comments must arrive prior to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting and comments pertaining to agenda item(s) will be read aloud during the public comment section of the meeting by the city clerk. This meeting will be broadcast live via the mayor's Facebook on this page. kaplanla.com/sites/default/files/special_meeting_agenda_05.07.20.pdf

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