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Selectmen to finalize new budget

July 30, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Board of Selectmen was set to host a special meeting Tuesday at City Hall to approve the final city budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
West Point City Clerk Delores Doss said the board scheduled the meeting specifically for the budget, so it could make final approvals for the next fiscal year.
The West Point Water and Light Department also factored heavily in the meeting. The agenda for the meeting included a resolution to authorize the city’s electric system to become a member of the Seven States General and Transmission Cooperative.
The general and transmission cooperative is a type of cooperative that is tasked with the delivery of a public utility to its members, and each customer is a member and owner of the business with an equal say as every other member of the cooperative.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said Seven States is involved in utility distribution, but also research and development into making energy distribution more efficient.
“We saw a real positive upside as far as marketing and revenue from being a part of the co-op,” Jones said. “This organization provides venues for increasing efficiency and cost savings to the various partners.”

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