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Holly Trustees Reject Electric Rate Tariff Increase

Holly Trustees Reject Electric Rate Tariff Increase

  The Holly Board of Trustees unanimously voted not to pass an ordinance which would have modified the electric rate tariff schedules for the town.  Those trustees who spoke against it prior to the vote, Campbell, Jones, Lyons and Sitts, said they could not support the size of the increases which would have fallen to […]

Holly Trustees Set April 2 Public Hearing for Electric Rate Modifications

Holly Trustees Set April 2 Public Hearing for Electric Rate Modifications

  The Holly Trustees set a public hearing date for 7pm, Wednesday, April 2 for discussion of proposed electric rate modifications to meet the costs of electric energy services provided by the Town of Holly Electric Department.  If approved, the rate adjustments will be retroactive by one day, to the beginning of the month, April […]

Light Plant Parts Arriving in Spring

Light Plant Parts Arriving in Spring

  The Lamar Repowering Project may not refire its boilers for new emissions tests until this July, according to Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh.  Hourieh informed Utility Board members that a deal to purchase two 600HP air compressors was finalized by the boiler manufacturers on January 18.  Babcock and Wilcox will use the new equipment […]

Light Plant Customers Will See Electric Rate Drop in 2013

Light Plant Customers Will See Electric Rate Drop in 2013

  Electric rates should be dropping by 7% for Lamar Light and Power customers, based on kilowatt per hour usage.  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh reviewed the new rate schedule in the 2013 budget for Lamar Utility Board members during their Tuesday, November 13 meeting.  A rate increase of 2.5% will be in effect, […]

2013 Lamar Light Plant Budget Approved

2013 Lamar Light Plant Budget Approved

  Lamar Utility Board members approved the 2013 budget for the Lamar Light Plant after a brief review of questions several members had voiced at the previous board meeting on October 9.  There were no changes in the budget, but some aspects of it were highlighted with regard to some of the financial responsibilities that […]

New Line-up at Lamar Utilities Board

New Line-up at Lamar Utilities Board

    Don Steerman became the new Lamar Utilities Board Chairman today, November 15, replacing Bob Schemahorn, whose term expired this past August.  Ron Cook was also sworn in during today’s board meeting as its newest member.  Cook had served on the Lamar city council for several terms.  A fellow former council member, Michael Bryant […]

LUB Approves Customer Rate Increase

LUB Approves Customer Rate Increase

  Lamar Utilities Board members approved a 2.5% rate increase effective November 1, 2011.  This will be combined with an Emergency ECA, Electric Cost Adjustment of 1.5 cents per kilowatt hour up to a 12 month period.  The increase for an average residential customer will amount to about $10 per month.  During the board’s meeting, […]

Lamar Utilities Board Views 1st Quarter Financial Report

Lamar Utilities Board Views 1st Quarter Financial Report

The majority of the Lamar Utilities Board this past Tuesday was spent in executive session, reviewing an update on the WildEarth Guardian lawsuit, consideration of the purchase of mobile classrooms from Alta Vista Charter School and an update on the Repowering Project Outage. Information available on the Alta Vista classrooms show there are two double-wide […]

Lamar Repowering Project Delays Resumption of Online Operation

Lamar Repowering Project Delays Resumption of Online Operation

Coal-fired operations at Lamar Light and Power may be pushed back until June, according to light plant superintendent, Rick Rigel.  Two areas need to be addressed, boiler operation and efficiency within the limits of the air quality permit for emissions.  Rigel said the furnace’s air supply systems need improvement to provide sufficient ‘overfire air’ for the […]