Council approves energy consultant over Mayoral objection


By Dave Lindeman - For the Courier



Mayor Tom McMasters


File photo

HUBER HEIGHTS — An issue that was the center of a controversy last year was back before Huber Heights City Council Monday night.

Council unanimously passed a resolution that allows the city to hire Energy Alliances as a consultant for an opt-out electricity aggregation program. The program is designed to allow resident to join together for better energy prices. Those who do not want to participate can opt out of the progam.

Last year, Mayor Tom McMasters objected to the process used to pick a consultant and vetoed the choice. Council did not override the veto, which left the aggregation program without any steam.

Council worked on recharging the idea and the result came Monday night with the recommendation for the city to hire Energy Alliances. McMasters didn’t object to the process this time, but he did object to the result.

McMasters said he felt the city should hire Affordable Gas and Electric (AGE) as the city consultant because AGE provided better “transparency and accuracy” in its proposal.

Council didn’t agree, and voted 7-0 to hire Energy Alliances.

Mayor Tom McMasters
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/05/web1_McMasters.jpegMayor Tom McMasters File photo

By Dave Lindeman

For the Courier

Reach Dave Lindeman at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Dave Lindeman at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.