Letter to the Editor: Would rather have lower bills than charging stations

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Dear Editor:

Since White River Electric Association is clearly swimming in cash, I would like to ask them how much we can expect our electric rates to decrease in January?

I withheld my frustration after WREA purchased the Mexican restaurant, a commercial business for the so-called future opportunity to expand, even though our population and electricity demand are not exactly rapidly escalating.  But to hear they spent almost $10,000 of our money to put in frivolous electric car charging stations has me feeling the need to call them out on not managing their resources effectively. Whether or not there is a grant opportunity should not eliminate your sense of financial responsibility to your member-owned cooperative. Charge your members less for the service you monopolize.    


Kelly Scott