Consolidation shouldn't apply to WG&L - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Consolidation shouldn't apply to WG&L

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Worth County is Camera Ready

    Worth County is Camera Ready

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:56 GMT
    Karen Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive DirectorKaren Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
  • Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:33 GMT
    Bill Yearta, Mayor of SylvesterBill Yearta, Mayor of Sylvester
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>
  • When does discipline go too far??

    When does discipline go too far??

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:42:39 GMT
    Dr. Sinay Edwards, Open Arms Program DirectorDr. Sinay Edwards, Open Arms Program Director
    The arrest of an NFL superstar on child abuse charges raises questions about when discipline goes too far.More >>
    The arrest of an NFL superstar on child abuse charges raises questions about when discipline goes too far.More >>

August 7, 2007

Albany - An Albany city commissioner says if local governments consolidate, revenue generated by Water, gas and light should not benefit people who aren't WG&L customers.

Commissioners have resumed discussing the consolidated charter. During Tuesday's meeting, Commissioner Tommy Postell said it wouldn't be fair to allow residents in the county to benefit from WG&L revenues if the city and county governments combined. "I think that it's only fair that the revenue that's generated from water, gas and light, is basically from the city because water, gas and light can not give services to the county, because the county issues theirs from Georgia Power and Mitchell," he said. Postell believes the money generated from WG&L should only benefit those in the urban area, now known as the city.

Another possibility discussed was that only ratepayers get the benefit of revenues generated by the utility. Neither of those options is likely to happen because County commissioners previously voted not to move ahead with consolidation.

comments: news@walb.com?subject=ConsolidationCharter