MOUNT VERNON — Recent mailings received by Mount Vernon residents regarding the gas supplier they choose to purchase home energy from, have created confusion, according to Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis.
The mailings, which have the name Columbia Retail Energy listed in a motto which looks almost identical to the Columbia Gas logo, have a small disclosure under the company title which states the company is not in fact affiliated with Columbia Gas or Nysource.
Mavis said customers with the city, “will be riding a fairly flexible rate for the year. The information we have is that gas will not be going above the projected low sixties to mid-sixty cents. I think the confusing part is people could think this is part of Columbia Gas.”
At 11 a.m. today, on the steps of the Memorial Building, the annual POW/MIA vigil will take place. The mayor said Kevin Henthorn, director of the Knox County Veterans Service Office, will give a glimpse of letters written to a loved one by a soldier captured and held in a POW camp. The letters are very emotional, Mavis said.
The Knox County Career Center ROTC Honor Guard will present the colors, and will perform the missing man at the table near the memorial to all soldiers who never made it home from war.