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Eagle Ford: FELPS board OKs streetlight request
FLORESVILLE -- The La Chateaux residential subdivision off F.M. 887 in Falls City will get new streetlights after the Floresville Electric Light and Power System (FELPS) board of trustees granted unanimous approval at its June 26 meeting of a request to install three additional streetlights there.
FELPS General Manager Kyle Dicke said the request came because of increased traffic and some new homes recently completed.
Also during the meeting, Dicke updated the board on some ongoing projects, such as the continued effort to revise FELPS’ employee handbook. He said an outside firm has been assisting in the revision of the almost-50-year-old book.
Also with regard to personnel, Dicke said FELPS has made severe reductions to employee overtime in an effort to cut expenses. He said recent inquiries with workers revealed that some were unable to account for why their overtime was necessary. While a handful have balked at the change, most have been accepting.
Work should begin on the installation of a new electronic billing system, as requests for proposal were due to be submitted by prospective vendors June 28. The board will be required to approve the final expenditure for the system.
In other business, Dicke informed the board that the purchase-power adjustment on bills mailed June 24 reflects an $8.61 per 1,000 kilowatt-hour charge.
In attendance: General Manager Kyle Dicke, Manager of Financial Services Marcy Jacobs, and board members Vernon Lambeck, Marlin Tanneberger, Ignacio Vasquez, Patrick Pollock, Mark Moczygemba, and Floresville Mayor Diana Garza. Floresville City Manager Andy Joslin was a guest.
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