Opposes O&R rate hike request

| 23 Feb 2012 | 03:39

    I appreciate the significant costs associated with doing business in New York State, as well as the unpredictable financial challenges that geography, weather, and market fluctuations present to the utility company. However, given the economic challenges that continue to face our County and our State, I believe this is the wrong time to propose a rate hike and urge the Commission to reject it in its entirety. Members of the public who wish to contact the New York State Public Service Commission regarding the rate hike request may forward their comments to Hon. Jaclyn A. Brilling, Secretary, NYS Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223, or by emailing secretary@dps.state.ny.us. They can also visit the Department’s website http://www.dps.state.ny.us or utilize the toll-free opinion line at 1-800-335-2120. Please refer to case number 10-E-0362 when commenting. Edward Diana Orange County Executive Goshen