Recent spikes in utility bills have been a source of concern for many Minden residents, including me. Let me assure you that nobody is more concerned about the cost of your electricity than your mayor. When the original contract was signed with AEP/SWEPCO, it was very beneficial for our citizens. Conditions in the energy industry, of which we have no control, have influenced our contract. Please allow me this opportunity to explain what has transpired over the past few years.
The City of Minden utility bill consists of electrical