Arnie Schramel of Progressive Energy

Arnie Schramel, a broker with Progressive Energy, explains the electrical aggregation program at Monday's Sandwich City Council meeting. ( photo by James Wyman)

At its regular meeting on Monday night, the Sandwich City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance authorizing aggregation of electrical load, which allows Mayor Rich Robinson to enter into a new residential electrical aggregation program with AEP Energy.

According to Progressive Energy's Arnie Schramel, the electrical aggregation program will save Sandwich residents approximately $81 per year.

Com Ed's charge would be $0.07207 per kilowatt hour vs. AEP's 100% green cost of $0.06498 or non-green cost of $0.06398 per kilowatt hr.

Sandwich residents can stay with Com Ed if they desire to.

In other business, the Sandwich City Council approved $3,000 payments to two city workers, Brian Voelkel and Clint Schwickerath.  The payments were called "role compensation" on the agenda.

City Engineer/Public Works Director Tom Horak explained.

Voekel and Schwickerath have been performing the duties of former Street and Sewer Supt. Jeff Pruski.

J.C. Roach is being paid $1,000 per month for his consulting services at the sewer plant.

Just over $103,000 in bills were approved by the council at Monday's meeting.

Mayor Rich Robinson, alderwoman Sheryl Chmielewski and alderman Shane Surratt were absent.

Hear Jim Wyman's WSPY Radio story on Monday's Sandwich City Council meeting.