If the Johnson County Commissioners choose to use a company's expertise, they may see reductions in their utility bills in the near future.
Mark King, with Utility Bill Solutions Group, gave a short presentation to the commissioners at their last meeting, explaining what they do and how in most cases, they can find significant savings in their client's utility bills.
He explains more about the company and their service.
UBSG will audit the county's bills, looking for outright overcharges, rate problems, or other oversights such as tariff or tax rate issues that when corrected will give the county real savings in their bills.
The company charges 50% of whatever savings they find for their clients. Government contracts are for 36 months at a time. In Wyoming, they can go back two years retroactively to find savings for their clients, King said. If they find no savings for the county, there are no charges for their services.
King will give County Clerk Vickie Edelman contact information for some of his clients, including other counties in the state, so she can ask questions and see how the service is viewed by those actually using it.
The commissioners voted to allow the chair to sign if Clerk Edelman and County Attorney Ken DeCock approve of the agreement.