Headlines 12-11-17

There will be a scheduled power outage in Fairfield on Monday Dec. 11 at 8am for woodland drive. Outage will last approximately 2 hours weather permitting.

Leaders in Pinckneyville are looking to cut the city’s utility bills. The community will soon switch over to solar power to treat the city’s wastewater facility which leaders say will save taxpayer dollars. Over the last month, Pyramid Electric along with StraightUp Solar installed 1,336 solar panels on the 4 solar-array’s, with the longest array at 640 ft. Ritzel said the panels provide a lower cost of energy than the current rate. He said through a power purchase agreement, the city can go solar for no upfront cost. He said the use of renewable energy will decrease transmission cost to Ameren and burn less coal.

The Fairfield lions club along with the greater Fairfield area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the first annual Lions Club senior citizen Christmas light tour! Tuesday December 12th starting at 5 pm, Senior citizens of our community will be taken around by bus to view the Christmas light displays. They will then be taken to the Community of Christ Church to vote for their favorite displays. A light meal will be served along with Christmas Music! Busses will pick up at Brookstone, Wayfair, The High Rise, Fairfield Village apartments, and the Community of Christ Church.  In order to participate in the tour, senior citizens must be at one of the five pick up locations by 5 pm. If you have any questions or would like to nominate either your home or the home of your neighbor please contact the Chamber office at 618-842-6116.

The Fairfield City Council will have regularly Scheduled meeting next Tuesday, December, 12 in the council chambers of City Hall. Items on the agenda include an audit report from Kemper CPA Group, an ordinance regarding the levy, a discussion concerning energy system group proposal. Also on the discussion will be the local debt recovery program and an update regarding revenues and expenses. The meeting will be held next Tuesday at 6 pm in the council chambers of City Hall.