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Russells Point residents may opt to save on electricity

Russells Point Council voted unanimously Monday to endorse participation in DP&L Energy’s Affinity program, giving residents the opportunity to opt into a money-saving rate on their electric bills.

The Affinity program gives consumers the rate of 6.25 cents per kilowatt hour. Currently, some residents are paying 8.8 cents per kilowatt. DP&L will solicit residents door-to-door for participation.

Police Chief Joe Freyhof told council once titles are secured, he will list several vehicles for sale through He also outlined a $5,300 training grant that requires a 10-percent match and asked council to approve his application for another grant to replace Tasers, which was affirmed.

Council also discussed compensation for auxiliary police officers and will revisit the matter at a future meeting after officials explore the details and options.

A $250 expenditure was approved allowing the Parks and Recreation Board to add new gravel to the driveway at Leppich Field, located at the end of Elliott Road.

Additionally, directional signs sponsored by area businesses in support of the Washington Township Ball Association will be placed at the intersection of Orchard Island Road and Main Street and at the corner of State Route 708 and Elliott Road to indicate the location of the field.

The next Parks and Recreation Board meeting is at 6 p.m. March 18, at Leppich Field.

The Rules and Ordinance Committee meets at 7 p.m. Monday. At the request of Chief Freyhof, council entered executive session to discuss a personnel matter, taking no action upon it’s return to regular session and adjournment.

The next council meeting is at 7 p.m. March 4.

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