Monday, July 30, 2018

Tomorrow, 6:00, at Lake Worth City Hall: Special meeting of City Commission.

The big news in this City of Lake Worth. What everyone wants to know:

“What’s going on at the
Lake Worth Electric Utility!”

Well, guess what? There is a meeting coming up tomorrow evening and it’s all about one topic and one topic only: The Lake Worth Electric Utility (LWEU). See the agenda below.

On Wednesday is the monthly meeting of the Lake Worth Electric Utility Advisory Board in the City Hall conference room at 6:00.

By the way, the Dir. of LWEU, Mr. Ed Liberty, was hired in July 2017. Two months after being hired he got a visit from Hurricane Irma. Many of you will recall how valiantly the City and LWEU performed prior to, during, and after that storm. Liberty is as reported in The Lake Worth Herald:

“An energy industry executive with experience in natural gas and electric T&D [Transmission and Distribution] operations, electric generation, renewable energy project development, energy and sustainability services and asset development.”

Then this year came the significant power outages in April and June. And remember the breaking news about the “Zombie Alert” from Palm Beach Post staff writer McKenna Ross last May?

Ross was the one who broke the original story in the Post. At the end of this blog post is a link to more information about all this for those of you who may have slept through it all, maybe dreaming of zombies taking to the streets.


Not the best of news for young women in the news industry. Ross’ breaking news report last May went viral on every continent on Planet Earth. But did any news organization credit Ross? No.

Without further ado, here is the agenda for next
Tuesday at the City Commission:

City of Lake Worth
Special Commission Meeting
City Hall Chamber
Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00

Roll Call.

Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner Scott Maxwell.

Agenda: Additions/deletions/reordering.

Presentations (there is no public comment on Presentation items).

New Business:

  • Resolution No. 46-2018 — establishing an Electric Utility City Commission Meeting.
  • Electric Utility Budget FY2018/FY2019 and Five Year Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Purchase Power Contracts.
  • Transmission Tie Line Outage.
  • Second 138kV Canal Road Substation Tie line.
  • Distribution Reliability Indices.
  • System Hardening Reliability Improvement Project.
  • Task Order No.1 with TEAMWORKnet for professional engineering services for the Main Substation Protection and Control Upgrade 25% Design.
  • Approval of current fiscal year purchases exceeding $25,000 to Siemens Industry, Inc.


To look over the entire agenda for yourself click on this link and scroll down for City Commission “July 31 Special Meeting” to download the agenda and backup material.

Cannot attend this meeting next week? This public meeting will be available on YouTube early the following morning for everyone in the public that is interested in learning more about this very important topic.

As promised, for more about that “ZOMBIE ALERT” click on this link to learn more about what happened back in April–June.