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Settlement with SWEPCO coming?


The Minden City Council met Wednesday afternoon to discuss ongoing litigation in their complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO.)

After spending more than ninety minutes behind closed doors in executive session, the council emerged and in less than one minute voted to authorize Mayor Tommy Davis to negotiate a settlement with SWEPCO. The vote was 4 to 1, with Councilman Wayne Edwards voting against.

The City of Minden is in its tenth year of a 20-year energy deal with SWEPCO, and citizens have reported unprecedented utility bill totals over the past year. The original