MLB Ward 5 Vacancy Update

At last week’s Council meeting, the Council called for a Special Preliminary Election to fill the remaining term for the Ward 5 Municipal Light Board vacancy. 

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Many Thanks to Fran Liptak, Ward 4 Commissioner

At the Thursday, December 14th Municipal Light Board (MLB) meeting, commissioners said goodbye to Fran Liptak, a dedicated and esteemed member of the board who represented Ward 4.

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Making Fuel Assistance Accessible

Eligible WG+E members can receive support for their winter heating bills! Valley Opportunity Council wants the town of Westfield to know about their Fuel Assistance Program this winter!

This program, also known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), helps eligible households challenged by the high cost of home heating fuel pay a portion of their winter heating bills through a fixed benefit amount for the cost of the primary source of heat, which includes, but is not limited to:

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Be the Next Ward 5 Commissioner!

Due to the resignation of the Ward 5 member of the Municipal Light Board, there is an opening to fill the term for the Ward 5 seat through December 2025. The City Council along with the Municipal Light Board is accepting letters of intent to fill the vacancy. 

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WG+E Encourages Customers to Prepare for Winter Energy Bills

Westfield Gas + Electric made the switch from summer to winter rates in November 2023. Good news: gas and electric rates are lower now than last winter! WG+E customers will see their winter gas bills decrease about 12% from the 2022-23 heating season. For the average residential customer, the January 2024 bill will be about $36 lower than last January. Electric rates which were adjusted in September, are about 12% lower, which is a $16 decrease per month for the typical household.

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