MARTINSVILLE, WV — “Approved on a first reading a financing ordinance for the Building Energy Efficiency Project, which will face a public hearing and second reading on Jan. 10. According to project documents, the funds would be used to finance capital improvements, including energy savings improvements of city buildings and facilities. The ordinance would authorize issuance of up to $1,250,000 maximum principal amount of general obligation bonds and would prescribe details for managing the funds.
• Heard from resident Ural Harris, who criticized American Municipal Power (AMP) for saying it is saving the city money, yet the costs of its power projects keep rising. The city has agreements with AMP to buy electricity generated by some of its facilities. Turner called it ‘funny math.’”
— Ginny Wray, Martinsville Bulletin