LaGrange utilities ranked among the lowest cost providers in Georgia
Published 10:54 am Friday, August 25, 2017
The Georgia Public Service Commission released its Summer 2017 Residential Rate Survey and the city of LaGrange is ranked among the lowest cost providers in the state.
The city of LaGrange ranks 14th out of 94 Georgia utility providers for 1000 kilowatt number of hours of usage.
“I’m proud of our employees and how efficiently they work,” said City of LaGrange Utility Director Patrick Bowie. “We are able to operate our utility department at a low cost to our customers, who are also our owners.”
The city of LaGrange is an enterprise city. Residents do not pay a property tax.
The city pays for traditional government services through its utilities including water, electricity, and internet.
According to LaGrange City Manager Meg Kelsey, “Since 1998, the City of LaGrange has financed municipal operations largely through sales tax and utility revenues. This has allowed the city to operate entirely without the use of levying a city property tax. ”
Kelsey added that the study shows citizens are also afforded utility rates that are very competitive.
“We are pleased that the city electric rate is in the lowest 20 percent of all providers within the State of Georgia.”
For more information on the Georgia Public Service Commission go to www.psc.state.ga.us/electric/surveys/residentialrs.asp