Members of the Bowie City Council will consider further action on the proposed electric rate ordinance when they meet at 6 p.m. on March 11.
In the last meeting on Feb.
There were no electric rate changes until last fall when a rate reduction was approved by the city council
City Manager Bert Cunningham told the council the formula used to calculate the costs is correct and the new numbers in the ordinance are “revenue neutral,” with no actual change in the bottom line.
Several council members took issue with that explanation insisting it was not revenue neutral and the city has been overbilling since Dec. 1, questioning if citizens should get a refund.
Cunningham disagreed, again stating there is no change in the bottom line.
There also was a question raised about whether or not the ordinance could be backdated to December 2018. The electric rate reduction went into effect Dec. 1,
Read more on the agenda in the weekend Bowie News.