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Street light bill causes controversy

July 20, 2004

Albany - It's still unclear who will pay the City of Albany's $1,000,000 electricity bill for street lights. Water, Gas, and Light staffers told city leaders it would be nearly impossible for them to take over the bill.

The city commission decided not to pay WG&L more than $1,000,000 for electricity to power city street and traffic lights and the eternal flame downtown. That raised concerns that customers would have to pay higher bills to offset the cost.

Monday, city leaders met with WG&L staff who said some of the money goes to pay operating costs and employees. WG&L and city leaders say they will continue to work to lower the cost to the City.

Posted at 3:45PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com