Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tonight at 6:00. Joint Work Session: City Commission and our Electric Utility Advisory Board. ☝

The agenda for this Work Session is very brief (see below). The next Regular City Commission meeting is on Tuesday, June 20th. Do you have a question about our City’s Electric Utility? Contact the mayor and/or your City commissioner: use this link to learn how.

It’s very important to remember that your Lake Worth City Commission also acts as a “utility commission” as well and the electric service area extends beyond the borders of our City. Did you know a large part of the Lake Worth Corridor is serviced by the Lake Worth Electric Utility?

Use this link to see the Electric Service Area.

Understanding the Lake Worth Electric Utility is very important. For example, not very long ago a former commissioner who said at a Commission meeting, “I did a bunch of research on this” received a very unpleasant lecture (or “master class”, if you will) from Jack Borsch, the former Electric Utility Director who had to set the facts straight.

The City does not take kindly to those who spread mis- and disinformation about our Electric Utility and voltage going through the lines to your home and/or business.

So, per a former commissioner:
  • Is the City of Lake Worth’s electric distribution system “like a military base”? No, it’s not.
  • Is “salt spray arching” an issue that can’t be solved using 26.4 kV? Not true.
  • Does the City’s union contract have rules against workers doing maintenance/upgrades on 26.4 kV? Completely false.
To learn more about this subject either show up in person next Tuesday or use this link and watch the meeting Live Streaming on YouTube. Without further ado, the agenda:

Lake Worth City Commission
Joint Worth Session with Electric Utility Advisory Board.
Tuesday, June 13th, 6:00 at City Hall.
  • Roll Call.
  • Pledge of Allegiance.
  • New Business: Update from Electric Utility Advisory Board to City Commission regarding current issues.
  • Adjournment.
The following day this meeting will be archived to watch on the City’s YouTube channel.