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Published: May 29, 2020


THE LAWRENCEBURG UTILITY SYSTEM BOARD OF DIRECTORS HELD ITS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING ON THURSDAY.  DURING ROUTINE DISCUSSIONS ON USAGE AND FINANCIAL STATUS, IT WAS REPORTED THAT ELECTRICAL USAGE AND REVENUES HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED BY THE COVID-19 SHUTDOWNS. THIS HAD BEEN ANTICIPATED AND THE SYSTEM REMAINS FINANCIALLY SOUND.  SYSTEM MANAGER VIC PUSSER REPORTED THAT THE LUS OFFICE IS OPERATING ON NORMAL HOURS, HOWEVER THE BUSINESS LOBBY REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO ONGOING CONSTRUCTION.  CUSTOMER SERVICE FUNCTIONS ARE BEING HANDLED BY TELEPHONE AND DRIVE THRU WINDOWS AT THE LUS OFFICE ON THE PUBLIC SQUARE. IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE BOARD ESTABLISHED FORMAL POLICIES GOVERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS. AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTION WAS APPROVED FOR THE CITY OF LAWRENCEBURG WITH FUNDS EARMARKED FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER. IN HIS SYSTEM MANAGER’S REPORT, PUSSER REPORTED THAT RECENT STORMS DOWNED SEVENTEEN POWER POLES AND CREWS HAD THESE REPLACED AND SERVICE RESTORED WITHIN TWO DAYS.  HE ALSO REPORTED ON THE STATUS OF VARIOUS PROJECTS INCLUDING INSTALLATION OF A M I METERS WHICH SHOULD BE COMPLETE IN OCTOBER. THE NEXT L. U. S. BOARD MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 25 AT 5:00 PM.