The Pella city council met last night and began by swearing in new officer Mitchell Monarchino to the Pella police department.
The council also heard a report from the city’s main electric utility company, Missouri River Energy Services, who reported that the city’s power supply is now about 58% carbon-free. About 37% of the city’s power supply comes from coal, the main contributor to the city’s carbon-based power, with most of the remaining such power coming from natural gas (4% of the city’s total supply). About 8% of the city’s power supply now comes from renewables, with the vast majority being wind-powered (7%).
And the city moved forward with its Pella Municipal Airport expansion project, this time awarding a contract for the Apron expansion.
The Pella city council will hold its next meeting on September 6.