The August 19 article regarding the formation of a committee to study the formation of a utilityboard contained incorrect information.
The recently formed committee is only going to study the Board of Public Utility concept for our electric, water, and wastewater utilities. Initially the committee will work to determine whether a utility board is a worthwhile concept for consideration, and if so, will construct a recommendation to present to city council. The committee will not be making any recommendations for what the city should do with its utilities beyond the utility board concept.  The council will be studying information regarding public private partnership alternatives, as well as the information from this committee.
 The Gardner News regrets this error.