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Published: September 25, 2020



THE LAWRENCEBURG UTILITY SYSTEM BOARD OF DIRECTORS HELD ITS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING ON THURSDAY EVENING (9/24/2020).  FOLLOWING ROUTINE DISCUSSIONS ON FINANCIAL ITEMS AND UTILITY CONSUMPTION, THE BOARD APPROVED A TWO MILLION DOLLAR PURCHASE OF TRANSFORMERS FOR A NEW SUBSTATION TO BE BUILT WEST OF ETHRIDGE.  THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FROM A TVA PANDEMIC RELIEF GRANT FOR THE NEW SUBSTATION AND OTHER CAPITAL PROJECTS.

SYSTEM MANAGER VIC PUSSER REPORTED THAT A TVA FUEL SURCHARGE INCREASE WILL RESULT IN A TWO TO SEVEN DOLLAR INCREASE IN AVERAGE UTILITY BILLS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.  HE ALSO DISCUSSED SEVERAL ITEMS CONCERNING SYSTEM INSURANCE AND EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS.  IN OTHER BUSINESS, PUSSER GAVE AN UPDATE ON VARIOUS PROJECTS INCLUDING RENOVATIONS TO THE LAWRENCEBURG SQUARE.  PLANS ARE TO COMPLETE THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION BY THE END OF THE YEAR WITH DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST GAINES AND NORTH MILITARY AVENUE INTERSECTION IN THE SAME TIMEFRAME.  HE ALSO REPORTED ON PROGRESS AT THE NEW COLLEGE INCLUDING PLANS FOR A DEDICATED ENTRANCE FROM THE US-64 BYPASS AND A CONTRACT FOR TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT THE NORTH/SOUTH INTERSECTIONS WITH US-43.

THE NEXT L. U. S. BOARD MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22ND AT 5:00 PM.