Just like the city did a few years ago for electric aggregation, now the city is joining a natural gas aggregation group.
City Administrator Tim Followell says the city will join Monticello and a few other small communities to try to save homeowners on their natural gas bills. The city is joining the process late so it is going to be in motion very quickly.
A recent change by Ameren opened up the possibility for communities to come together and go out to bid for their natural gas pricing.
Followell hopes this will be a good savings opportunity for residents as wintertime bills tend to run a little more expensive because of the consumption of more natural gas.
Followell stresses all residents are automatically enrolled in the program but have the option to opt out if they choose. He notes that the option will come in the form of a mailing. Additionally, their provider, Good Energy, will never come knocking on your door, so be aware of other vendors trying to take advantage of this change.