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August 9, 2013

Letter: New electric metering system a money grab

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CLAREMORE —

It’s an old-fashioned idea and goes against the grain of the modern idea of junking the old meters rather than recalibrating the old meters, but recalibrating the old meters to a prescribed accuracy is a lot more economical than spending one million dollars for new meters of an unknown accuracy. 
Even better is that recalibrating is performed locally and the one million dollars is kept Oklahoma, preferably in Claremore.
City of Claremore officials need to look closely at this proposed million dollar expenditure and ask the question is this in best interest of the tax payers and customers, who pay the bills, or is this a perpetual money grab by enterprising politicians? I suggest, based on the information presented, that sounds more like the latter.
D. Gene Daniel
Claremore
 

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