Hopkinsville City Council heard Hopkinsville Electric System’s annual report at Tuesday’s meeting and established an Action Plan Committee.
HES President and CEO Jeff Hurd presented the report, which started with the 2017-18 audit report on the utility. Anna Gentry with Duiguid, Gentry and Associates informed the council that HES received a clean audit.
Hurd says HES has gone 5,600 days, almost 15 years, without a loss time injury, which he says is of utmost importance and pride to HES.
Hurd says the company will continue to provide reliable service, focusing on their project to convert existing street lights to LED lights and their fiber gigabit internet expansion. He says they have already converted around 2,000 street lights and people can still go online to hesenergynet.com to express their interest in bringing gigabit internet to their area.
In other action, council established the Action Plan committee through executive order. The committee will focus on long range goals concerning parks, recreation and connectivity in Hopkinsville and improving the quality of life.
Retired Hopkinsville Fire Department Lt. Edwin Moore was recognized for his years of service and dedication, while newly promoted Lt. Marc London was sworn in. Also recognized was third-grader Jaseyonia Wilfong, who was Mayor for a Day.