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Holland BPW Board Recommends Termination of Service to Laketown Twp. Electric Customers


HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The Holland BPW Board yesterday unanimously recommended terminating service for 630 electrical customers in the far northwest corner of Laketown Township, after rejecting the township’s proposed 30-year franchise agreement last week. The township wanted a provision that would require the utility to pay the municipality in lieu of taxes if any power plant is built there in the next three decades, something not in any pact with other communities. BPW General Manager Dave Koster said during last week’s special board meeting that no such construction in Laketown Township is planned. The Holland City Council is expected to concur tomorrow night; the township board plans to not bring up the issue again. The affected customers are expected to be transferred to Consumers Energy, which services the rest of the township.