FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) - Franklin residents met with city officials Thursday to find out why their electricity bills have been so high in the past few months.
WAVY.com first reported this story in March, when residents gathered for a protest. Some bills reached as high as $1,000.
"Whether we keep the electrical plan, or whether we sell it, or opt out of it; we have to look at what's best for the city to move forward," citizen group leader Linwood Johnson said.
The City of Franklin bills its residents electricity, water and trash in a lump sum. It purchases electricity wholesale from Dominion Virginia Power.
Linwood tells WAVY.com he and others will meet with the mayor and city manager again on Friday. He also says the concerned citizens group will speak at the Franklin City Council meeting on Monday, May 13.
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