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Resolutions on ICC agenda

With the majority of Ironton voters approving the city of Ironton to pursue Automatic Governmental Aggregations on Nov. 3, two resolutions are on tonight’s council agenda to reflect the vote after two public hearings were conducted on each matter.

Resolution 16-10, to adopt a plan of operation and governance for the natural gas governmental aggregation, and Resolution 16-11, to adopt a plan of operation and governance for electric governmental aggregation, will be given readings.

The aggregations mean that a group of customers join together as a single, large customer that buys for its members with the hopes of getting a better price for the group, rather than customers on their own. The city of Ironton will serve as the aggregator and will enter into an agreement with a third-party supplier based on an assessment by Aspen Energy of what company will provide the lowest rates.

Ironton City Council determined these resolutions to be in the best interest of the city’s residents, promote general welfare of said citizenry and must be passed on an emergency basis in order to optimize rates available for residents.

Also on the agenda:

The first reading of Ordinance 16-05, authorizing the mayor to award bids for the purchase of chemicals for this year.

Resolution 16-12, to authorize the mayor to prepare and submit an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement programs for the Third Street waterline rehabilitation; and Resolution 16-13, to authorize the mayor to prepare and submit an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement programs for phase three of the South Ironton storm/sanitary sewers separation project.

Both programs provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for capital improvements to public infrastructure. The waterline rehabilitation and storm/sanitary sewers separation project are both considered as priority needs for the community and are qualified projects under the Ohio Public Works Commission programs.

Resolution 16-09, a resolution naming the city of Ironton appointment to the District 15 Public Works Integrating Committee, as defined in chapter 164.05, Division A6 of the Ohio Revised Code. Mayor Katrina Keith will be appointed to serve on the committee for a three-year term.