Light Plant Makes Additional Storm Damage Insurance Claims


Lamar LIght and Power Plant

The Lamar Utility Board held a brief meeting this past Tuesday, June 26 before adjourning into executive session to receive legal advice regarding WildEarth Guardian litigation and legal questions pertaining to the Lamar Repowering project.

Board members award several bids:  $115,048 to Altec Industries for a 2012 Bucket Truck with an aerial device; $29,326 for wooden replacement poles to Bell Lumber & Pole; $76,990 to Western United for steel poles and $12,778 for deadend assemblies for the poles.  The most recent storm damage to Lamar Light and Power equipment was estimated at $30,925 which will be forwarded to the City of Lamar’s insurance carrier, CIRSA, for reimbursement.

The light plant made some money back, $16,737 on the sale of scrap copper and ACSR wire that resulted from the April 27 storm.  Total weight was 18,800 pounds.  The plant also sold 74.23 tons of scrap metal from the Repowering Project, although the proceeds, $14,920 will be forwarded to ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.    Bills totaling $1,112,917.43 were approved for payment.  An increase in wind energy production was noted, with the plant’s turbines producing 6,153,644 kWh, about 8.2% more than the same time period last year.   The next LUB meeting will be held at noon, Tuesday, July 10.

By Russ Baldwin

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