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Emergency ordinance placed on ballot

Jul 8th 2013 at 7:16 PM
Emergency ordinance placed on ballot
6/30/2013 10:08:00 AMEmergency ordinance placed on ballotSpecial CorrespondentXENIA An emergency ordinance to place electric aggregation on the November ballot was approved at the Xenia City Council meeting on June 27.Assistant City Manager Brent Merriman recommended to the city council to approve the ordinance to be placed on the November ballot.If the community votes to approve the ordinance in November, this would allow the city, on behalf of the entire community, to negotiate with an electric generation provider to provide a community-wide rate for all residents. Generally, this type of arrangement secures a much better rate than for individual households, Merriman said.Everybody in the community would be included in the arrangement. Individuals, though, could also opt out of it and select a provider of their choice.Merriman thinks the broader business deal will allow the one electric provider to offer a better rate. It should be a good thing. It should save the city money, it should save the taxpayers the residents money. This one-for-all energy provider concept has become popular in recent years, including with many of the communities in the area, Merriman explained.Councilman Joshua Long stated,2013 new Nike NFL Jerseys, It s a decision the people need to make. Ultimately, it s up to the voters. This issue was also previously discussed in 2005, but with significantly less discussion, and without any public advertising. Several council members stressed the importance of educating the public on the matter this time around.Merriman plans to provide education material to residents at council meetings and special work sessions. We ll do a little bit of outreach to educate the public,discount nike nfl jerseys, so they ll know what they re voting on, Merriman said.The issue should be on the ballot in November.
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