November 24, 2014

Vandals cause hour-plus long power outage Saturday

Mark Taylor
submissions@gardnernews.com

Vandals damaged a Gardner substation over the weekend, causing a power outage for about one-third of the city’s electric customers.

Bill Krawczyk, electric utility director, said someone broke into Substation 2 at Main Street and Moonlight Road …

Electric utility board discusses long-term strategy

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

As part of a long-term plan to move the city’s electric forward, Gardner Electric’s Director Bill Krawczyk has identified five main components that he believes will be critical to the organization’s success: rate stability, outage responsiveness, service …

Utility board raises franchise fee to give employees pay raise

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Members of the electric utility board agreed to inject $260,000 into the city of Gardner’s budget next year. At a special meeting, the board members approved a measure that would increase the city franchise fee from 5 …