Bryan Public Affairs Board Approves Electric Rate Increases

The Bryan Board of Public Affairs held their meeting on Monday October 19th at 5:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

The board then moved to approve the minutes from the October 5th meeting followed by a motion to approve the clerk treasurers report which also passed.

The board then turned the floor over to Richard Kroeger from the Ohio EPA to discuss the source water assessment and protection program. A new endorsement was presented to the board and was congratulated for continuing to provide “good clean water.”

Next, a representative from the Bryan Parks and Recreation moved to ask the board for the annual street tree donation. It was stated that the goal is to plant as many trees as possible, or more than what are removed and that for the past two years the department has been able to do that. A motion was made to approve the request which passed.

The board then held a discussion regarding a resolution modifying the electric rate schedules and rider A power supply cost adjustments. The new offer will be a multiple year rate with an average of over three years.

There will be a slight increase in the base rate over the three-year span. The power supply cost adjustment or dollar per kilowatt hour sold will be increased by $0.07160 cents per kilowatt hour. It was proposed to be implemented in multiple year revenue adjustments.

If the proposal is approved the changes will be effective with bills on and after November 20th, 2021. Each year it will be looked at again to see if any modifications need to be made.

It was then stated that the program is not for profit and that the increase is being done to cover increased costs.

The board then moved to have the resolution read to the board. Resolution 32-2021 regarding a modification to the electric rate schedules and rider A power supply adjustments in the City of Bryan. A motion was made to approve the resolution which passed.

The board then heard an update regarding the 34.5kV – 69kV upgrade project. These upgrade projects are dealing with the cities sub stations and power supply.

As of right now, everything should be complete and able to be put online within the next couple weeks. There is increased cost due to unforeseen circumstances, but the project is still under budget by close to $330,000.

The board then moved to hear a matter regarding the reclassification of an engineering department employee. It was requested to approve Stuart Martin to the position of probationary engineering assistant level three from a level two due to meeting qualifications and performance. A motion was made to approve the request which passed.

A motion was then made and approved to pay the semi-monthly bills as presented. The board then went around the room to hear comments from the BPA and staff. Afterwards, the board moved to adjourn for the evening.


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