updated 9:22 PM UTC, Jul 8, 2020

Chester Council rejects Entergy rate changes

by Michael G. Maness

Chester City Council declined Entergy's request for any and all rate changes during their regular council meeting Monday night, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m.

Since there were no opponents registered by the deadline for the council seats held by Gale Williams, B. E. Williams, and Vincent Incardona, and all three were willing to serve again, the council voted to cancel the upcoming election.

The council approved the financial statements and paying of the bills in due order.

Councilman Eric Holder reflected with satisfaction that Sheriff Bryan Weatherford's inmate utility crews had done a good job on mowing and maintaining the park.

Councilman Incardona asked about applications for the part-time position to help city secretary Annette Hickman. She reported that they had received one more application, and the council decided to look at all the applications at the next council meeting.

The council had previously approved for City Supervisor Dale Clamon to seek clarification on the city's contract for employee uniforms. As it turned out, the council was proud of Clamon's handling of the contractor. Since the contractor had apparently lost their written contract, Clamon was able to get the contractor to cancel the contract with little fuss. Clamon furthermore negotiated for the city to buy the contractor's remaining uniforms for a song.

A little levity among the council members allowed them some humor. None seemed to be in a hurry, and there were a few reflections of days gone by, reflecting upon their love for Chester.

A peaceful adjournment was secured.

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