Russellville Council Wants to Dissolve Electric Plant Board

By Amy Bingham | 

Russellville's City Council is moving forward with plans to dissolve the Electric Plant Board's governing board, but members may be in for a fight.

At a special called council meeting this morning, Bowling Green Attorney David Broderick was hired to represent the council. Broderick says he recommended the city take back control of the Electric Plant Board to save taxpayers money. He says eleven employees and one superintendent don't need a five-member board.

Board members are compensated with $100 a month, health insurance and travel expenses. Broderick recently completed an investigation into the board's activity. Broderick claims it's legal for the city to take back control of the board, but Electric Plant Board attorney Fred Greene disagrees, and says he has documents to prove it.

Greene says this is merely politics left over from the last mayor's election.