Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Residents will see a new fee on their CenterPoint Energy bill in April.
Residents and business owners will see a spike in their utility bill in April, that’s because the city is now charging CenterPoint Energy a fee to use Golden Valley’s right of way. Simply put, the city is charging the utility company a fee to use the roads. In turn, CenterPoint Engergy will pass that fee on to its customers. So, what does that mean for your utility bill? Homeowners will see a flat monthly increase of two dollars. Small businesses will see a $3.50 hike, large businesses owners will pay an additional $22.50 a month and industrial businesses will have a $206 monthly increase. These fees are expected to bring in extra revenue for the city, which the council plans to use for underfunded road projects in Golden Valley. The city …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Students were awarded a gift card by CenterPoint Energy for their work in the community.
Wednesday, January 9
**Information provided by the School of Engineering and Arts. SEA students helped out CenterPoint Energy with one of their wonderful community service activities. CenterPoint recognized SEA with a gift card of $250 to Target and a special certificate. The funds will be used to purchase consumable items for the E Lab.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
By how much will your bill increase if the City adopts the fee structure?
Would you agree to pay a few dollars more on your CenterPoint Energy bill if you knew the money would help the City fund public improvement projects? Golden Valley City Councilmembers will look to residents for comments during a public hearing on the subject on Jan. 2. According to council documents, the franchise fee would mean a $2 monthly increase on all CenterPoint Energy bills. If the franchise fee is adopted, collection would begin in April. Director of Public Works Jeannine Clancy outlined the city projects that could use funding in a letter to councilmembers. The projects include the reconstruction of portions of Zane Avenue, Golden Hills Drive and Lindsay Street. Money would also go toward constructing new walk and trail …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A proposed CenterPoint Energy franchise fee would help fund needed infrastructure repairs and cost residents about $2 more each month.
On Dec. 18, the Golden Valley City Council will listen to feedback from residents at a public hearing about a proposed CenterPoint Energy franchise fee that would help fund local infrastructure projects. If the fee is approved, Golden Valley will other cities that have franchise fees, like nearby Hopkins and St. Louis Park. In a statement released by the City of Golden Valley on Dec. 5, Director of Public Works Jeannine Clancy said that the fee system would begin in April and CenterPoint Energy would add the following flat fees to Golden Valley customers’ monthly bills: "The proposed CenterPoint franchise fee is expected to provide approximately $447,000 in annual revenue, which will not be enough to address the city’s infrastructure …