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Gillette for Webster City City Council
Posted: Sep 19 2013 by ppowers

 Former Webster City City Councilman Mark Gillette announced Wednesday his intentions to seek a seat on the Webster City City Council for the November 5th election. Gillette states his primary concerns are a lack of transparency between city hall and citizens, the high cost of electricity and the unorthodox method of calculating cost as well as the electric reserves as a slush fund, and investing those funds into highly speculative businesses.In a press release, Gillette said the method of calculating Webster City's electric bill was changed a few years ago and what was promised and what was delivered are two different outcomes. He said a large base rate and a flow thru wholesale plus 1/2 cents never happened. Gillette said that the city needs to return to fair and equitable rate setting by professionals to be competitive with other towns. Gillette is also concerned with the city investing in highly speculative business loans and investments with taxpayers money. Gillette, a real estate investor has lived in Webster City for most of his life and served on the council from 2004 to 2010.

Mark Gillette is the sixth announced candidate for the November 5th election. There are three seats on the city council up for election. The other announced candidates are incumbent Linda Conaway and challengers John Hawkins, Heather Kierzek, Matt McKinney and Logan Welch. The deadline to file nomination papers for the council election is 5:00 Thursday afternoon.

 Former Webster City City Councilman Mark Gillette announced Wednesday his intentions to seek a seat on the Webster City City Council for the November 5th election. Gillette states his primary concerns are a lack of transparency between city hall and citizens, the high cost of electricity and the unorthodox method of calculating cost as well as the electric reserves as a slush fund, and investing those funds into highly speculative businesses.In a press release, Gillette said the method of calculating Webster City's electric bill was changed a few years ago and what was promised and what was delivered are two different outcomes. He said a large base rate and a flow thru wholesale plus 1/2 cents never happened. Gillette said that the city needs to return to fair and equitable rate setting by professionals to be competitive with other towns. Gillette is also concerned with the city investing in highly speculative business loans and investments with taxpayers money. Gillette, a real estate investor has lived in Webster City for most of his life and served on the council from 2004 to 2010.

Mark Gillette is the sixth announced candidate for the November 5th election. There are three seats on the city council up for election. The other announced candidates are incumbent Linda Conaway and challengers John Hawkins, Heather Kierzek, Matt McKinney and Logan Welch. The deadline to file nomination papers for the council election is 5:00 Thursday afternoon.

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