The Newnan Times-Herald


Grantville council OK’s contract amendment

  • By Kandice Bell
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  • May. 20, 2018 - 4:49 AM

The Grantville Council has approved an amendment to the MEAG Power sales contract, which is expected to save the city money.

Mayor Doug Jewell called the special meeting Wednesday.

The Grantville Council had a work session at 6 p.m. before its regular council meeting Monday, but was not ready to vote on the issue. Grantville purchases electricity and gas, which the city sells to residents.

City Manager Al Grieshaber said MEAG Power built or expanded its plants, Hatch 1 and 2 , which are nuclear; nuclear plant Vogtle 1 and 2; coal plants Scherer 1 and 2; and coal plants Wansley 1 and 2. The plants were expanded using money from the sales of bonds.

Grieshaber said the amendment to the power sales contract will bring the contract into compliance with the bond resolution and is expected to save MEAG Power approximately $100,000 per year.

The city’s exact savings will not not be known until the amendment has been in effect for at last a year or two.

In other news, the city also:

  • Appointed Gayle Potts Thompson to the Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Authorized the mayor as the Grantville voting delegate for the 2018 MEAG Power Annual Election.
  • Authorized the mayor to cast the vote for the Georgia Municipal Association District Four officers 2018-2019. President – Newnan Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Jenkins; First Vice President – Griffin Commissioner Chairman Doug Hollberg; Second Vice President – Franklin Mayor Joel Rogers; Third Vice President – Hogansville Councilman George Bailey.