Jemison turns off unneeded power sources

Published 7:15 pm Monday, February 20, 2012

The city of Jemison is in the process of turning off unnecessary power sources, Mayor Eddie Reed said in a council meeting Feb. 20.

Reed and other council members noticed extra charges on the city’s past power bills and have begun to turn off lights and other power sources not being used by Jemison residents.

Councilman George Brasher said the power company recently billed Jemison for 314 lights, but he and other city employees have not been able to locate all of them yet.

“Last year, there were five services they were charging us for, but they weren’t being used,” Reed said. “We are going to make sure they are cut off. It’s very important that we do that.”

In new business, the council approved a water bill adjustment for Dot Bingham according to the city’s ordinance of one adjustment per resident.

The council entered into an executive session to discuss legal ramifications of a pending litigation.