Windermere to consider utility agreement, water ordinances

The June 9 Town Council meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

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A new franchise agreement with Duke Energy and two ordinances regarding water conservation are on the agenda for Windermere town leaders to consider at the virtual June 9 Town Council meeting.

Franchise agreements serve as negotiated contracts that allow an electric service provider the right to serve customers within town limits and use right-of-ways. According to town documents, the current 30-year franchise agreement between the town and Duke is set to expire in September 2021. The new agreement would be for a 20-year term, and the town would receive an additional revenue of $3,500 per month under the new algorithm.

For the ordinances regarding water conservation, the South Florida Water Management District has begun an effort to have all local governments adopt their own year-round irrigation ordinances. Additionally, the district said, the town's water-shortage code currently doesn't meet its criteria for accuracy and completeness. The latter code would address temporary water-shortage plans and orders for emergencies.

To view the agenda and find the link to access the Town Council meeting via Zoom, click here.


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