2 new ordinances deal with sharing

NEWTON FALLS -- City council has passed two ordinances dealing with sharing.
Council voted to enter a program which allows for the sharing of power during emergencies. The program is managed by American Municipal Power-Ohio Inc., or AMP-Ohio. During lost service, the city would provide electric to other areas in the program. The city can request service from other areas if service is lost here.
Council also passed an ordinance entering the city into the Western Trumbull County Planning Consortium. The group is looking at ways to better share the area's resources and is planning to hire an outside firm to create a development plan for the area.
The ordinance obligates the city to provide $4,500 to the consortium. Three other members of the group have done the same, with group leaders hoping the seven others will follow. Each has been asked to contribute funds according to their populations and square mileage before the group will look for an outside firm.

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