Gallatin Council Announces Tree Trimming Work

Gallatin Public Works Director Mark Morey led a discussion during the Gallatin Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday regarding a need for an AMI metering system in the future for the city. He reasoned the need for the system by pointing to a potential reduction of service calls and re-reads, a reduction of wattage loss, and such a system would allow the city to align with a new method of billing by the Missouri Public Utility Association that will start in June of 2021.

Crews will be trimming tree limbs back in Gallatin between now and winter that are in the street right-of-way. Residents that know they have a tree that needs to be trimmed and would like to trim their tree or trees themselves should have that work done before crews arrive in their areas.

Grundy Electric Cooperative has notified Gallatin City Administrator Lance Rains that they are moving forward with fiber installation throughout Gallatin. Aerial crews will be moved to Gallatin in the next month to start dropping cable lines and placing fiber in its place. Grundy Electric and the city will be working on an agreement to store their equipment in a 6 x 6 storage building on a small city plot.

A Request for Quotation has been received by the City Administrator for review of the 2400 system electric upgrade.