Hudson municipal utilities up one-third in one year
Sep 09, 2014 7:09 am
John Mason is reporting in the Register Star the city of Hudson’s municipal utility bill increased by one-third, by nearly $114,000, during the past year. The report was released by Common Council President Don Moore at a meeting of the council, Mon., Sept. 8. Moore's findings raised questions about whether the city’s switch to the wind-power delivery company Viridian was fiscally prudent. Viridian representatives will meet next week with Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr., Moore, and city attorneys to review the data. The study was undertaken by Moore in preparation for the 2015 city budget cycle. The process was made complicated because the city does not aggregate its utility bills. It has 51 electric accounts and 18 gas accounts spread between the Public Works, Police, Fire and Youth departments. Read the full story in the Register Star.