Yorktown energy contract to see lower rate

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Yorktown city council met at the library on Feb. 11. 
TXU energy representative Michelle Ferguson was at the meeting to renew the city’s electricity contract.  
“Even though the natural gas prices have risen we were able to get the renewal price lower from .06115 to .0587710 cents per kilowatt hour,” Ferguson said.
The city would have the same plan has the last two years. 
The vacant position for the executive director for the chamber is still in the process of being filled. Mark Weischwill, president of the Economic Development Corporation, asked council if insurance for the position could be enrolled with the city employees but the EDC would incur the costs. 
“Our question is can the city add an employee to their insurance? We are taking a step back and seeing what we can afford and what is important of a pay package as far as health insurance,” Weischwill said.
The council decided that this matter would be further discussed at the next meeting. 
The last item, in regards to the variance request from John Golden to establish a drive-through store that can sell alcoholic beverages, was tabled. The city and council were still looking into this request. 
The next city council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 at the Yorktown Public Library. 
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