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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Clayton Town Council reduces electric rates

  • Clayton Town Council unanimously approved a motion Monday night to decrease the PPCAC (Power Purchase Cost Adjustment Charge) portion of the town’s electric rate from 1.65 cents to .56 cents per kilowatt-hour used.


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  • Clayton Town Council unanimously approved a motion Monday night to decrease the PPCAC (Power Purchase Cost Adjustment Charge) portion of the town’s electric rate from 1.65 cents to .56 cents per kilowatt-hour used.
    The decrease represents an overall revenue reduction of roughly 6.7 percent for the town’s electric users. For the average customer that uses 1,000 kilowatts per month, they will see a decrease in their monthly bills of roughly $10.
    The PPCAC is used to deal with the fluctuations of wholesale energy prices.
    Community yard sale dates
    The community yard sale dates have been set for the year. The first yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14.
    The second community yard sale will take place 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.
    Petition for Clayton Railroad Station
    Resident Mary Ellen DeBenedictis presented council with a list of 151 signatures she got from residents interested in the town purchasing the Clayton Railroad Station.
    DeBenedictis decided to go around getting signatures because of her desire for the town to get back the railroad station; WSFS Bank bought the station when the former owner went into foreclosure.
    “I’m very passionate about this town. I was born here, raised here, I live in the house I was born in,” DeBenedictis said. “Several of us went around and we talked to a lot of people. Nobody has said, ‘No, we don’t want this.’ So if there’s any way at all that the town could see fit to buy this railroad station, I think it would be wonderful.”
    Mayor Tom Horn said that while buying the railroad station is a good idea it’s not necessarily something the town can do right now.
    “We have done a lot of think about that but we’ve got a lot on our plate right now,” he said.
    As it turned out, the manager of the Smyrna WSFS location – Tim Sparrow – was at the meeting for a presentation. After some jokes were made about the bank working with the town with the railroad station, Sparrow said he would look more closely into the situation.
    Email Jennifer Dailey at jennifer.dailey@doverpost.com.
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