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Section A: General News


FELPS looks to future


FELPS looks to future
This building at the corner of C and Fourth streets in downtown Floresville has long housed the Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS). But the system’s continued growth has led officials to begin considering options that could result in a relocation of the utility.


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Wilson County News
September 5, 2012
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FLORESVILLE -- Officials with the Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) are beginning to consider options related to expansion as the 80-year-old utility is outgrowing its current downtown Floresville office building. Assistant General Manager Kyle Dicke delivered the news to the FELPS board of trustees at its Aug. 29 meeting.

Dicke said renovating the current building at the corner of C and Fourth streets might not be cost effective, as it is not compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act and significant asbestos remediation would have to be performed. One possible option is constructing a new office building on additional land FELPS owns at the site of its mechanic shop on U.S. 181 just south of the city.

In addition to office space, supplies and trucks also are kept at the downtown Floresville site.

“We recognize the historical desire to keep FELPS in downtown Floresville,” Dicke said. “But it’s tough to get bucket trucks and tractor-trailers in and out of these tight streets.”

FELPS’ expansion needs likely will be a topic of the utility’s budget talks, which are set to begin with an Oct. 10 budget workshop. FELPS’ fiscal year follows the calendar year, meaning that its new budget would become effective Jan. 1.

Also during the Aug. 29 meeting, the board met in closed session to receive updates on the proposed sale of its Internet system and its wholesale power supply analysis. No action was taken when the board reconvened in open session.

In other business, General Manager David McMillan informed the board that the purchased-power adjustment on electric bills mailed Aug. 24 indicated a charge of $12.32 per 1,000 kilowatt-hours. This, he said, is due to increased costs related to high electricity demand.

During the billing period, McMillan said the average lights and appliance ratepayer -- those whose homes run on electricity and another source such as natural gas -- used an average of 950 to 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity during the billing period.

Those with all-electric homes used 1,500 to 1,600 kilowatt-hours of electricity, meaning that those ratepayers could see an additional $19.71 tacked onto their bills.

**In attendance: FELPS General Manager David McMillan, Assistant General Manager Kyle Dicke, and Director of Financial Services Marcy Jacobs; and board members Ronnie Bohmann, Marlin Tanneberger, Vernon Lambeck, Ignacio Vasquez, Patrick Pollock, and Larry Stavinoha.
 

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