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Local Linemen Aid Henderson, Decatur

Posted 11/5/19

HUNTINGDON — Linemen for Carroll County Electric are working in Henderson and Decatur counties to help that utility company restore power after a major wind storm.Danny Brawner, manager of the …

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Local Linemen Aid Henderson, Decatur

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HUNTINGDON — Linemen for Carroll County Electric are working in Henderson and Decatur counties to help that utility company restore power after a major wind storm.

Danny Brawner, manager of the Carroll County Electric Department, told the Department’s Board of Directors that lineman crews from McKenzie and Huntingdon both worked Saturday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 22, then the Huntingdon crew worked Wednesday through Saturday while McKenzie crew returned to the county. McKenzie crews returned to Henderson County Sunday, November 3. Brawner said the county crews will probably be in the neighboring county two more weeks. The utility company have a mutual aid agreement to assist each other in case of emergency. Brawner said each utility is reimbursed for all costs for helping their neighboring power company. However, all lineman receive 1.5 times their regular pay while out of the county.

Brawner compared the damage in Henderson and Decatur counties to the 1994 ice storm that devastated Carroll County.

In other business, the board approved the purchase of an F-350 crew truck for the supervisor of one of two line crews in Huntingdon. The truck costs $32,800 on state bid price.

Ryan Drewry, office manager, said the financial audit for fiscal year 2018-19 returned no adverse findings.

The installation of AMI, self-reporting electric meters is almost complete. The utility lacked about 160 to complete the installation throughout the county.

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