We were saddened to lose our friend and Darlington LWV member, Bill Heitsman, on December 31st. We will miss his wisdom, wit, and passion for the political process.
Members Joyce Franklin, Dyan Cohen, and Sheila Haney represented the Darlington County LWV at the recent LEAD Conference in Columbia.
At our recent monthly meeting Darlington LWV members enjoyed a telephone presentation by Dr. Holley Ulbrich, who discussed proposed changes that will greatly impact Duke Energy customers. The attached article summarizes the company's plan to increase its "Basic Facilities Charge" from $8-$9 to to $28-$29 per MONTH. As stated in the attachment, "If approved, this would be the highest mandatory monthly fee for any investor-owned utility in the nation." Public hearings for Pee Dee residents are scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:00 PM, at Florence County Council Chambers (180 N. Irby Street, MSC-G, Florence, SC) and Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:00 PM, at USC Sumter - Nettles Auditorium (200 Miller Road, Sumter, SC). As a Duke Energy customer, you have up to three minutes to voice your concerns during either of these events. https://cleanenergy.org/blog/duke-energy-wants-you-to-pay-more-for-using-less-energy/
More information on the proposed Duke Energy rate hike from our friends at the State League of Women Voters...