Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
August 22, 2012 9:31 am EDT


FREDERICKTOWN — Village council and Mayor Alan Kintner took time out of their regular meeting Monday to honor Andy Weller on being in business in the village for 50 years.


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“We just wanted to recognize your years in business and to say thanks,” Kintner said.

Weller, 77, said he was born in Middlebury Township and remembers the family going to Fredericktown to shop when he was a child. He said he always liked Fredericktown and was barbering in Bellville when he heard the barber shop in Fredericktown was for sale. He talked with council for several minutes about changes that he has seen in the village over the years, and added, “It sure has been fun.”

Council gave unanimous approval to an ordinance approving the master agreement for electrical aggregation in the village. Chris Munn, government aggregation administrator for Volunteer Energy, explained that once the paperwork comes back from Dayton Power and Light and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is notified, village residents will be sent information on frequently asked questions about aggregation, the terms of the aggregation agreement and a form to fill out if they do not want to participate. They will then have 21 days to “opt out” of the program.

Under terms that Volunteer Energy has negotiated, customers in the village will be charged 5.99 cents per kilowatt hour for generation, compared to 8.1 cents they are paying now. However, that is savings only on the generation portion of their bill, not the delivery charges. A budget plan is also not available at this time.

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