A deal that could have paid off the electric bill and reopened Horseshoe Lake State Park won’t happen because Southwestern Electric Cooperative wants its other overdue bills paid off too. The Metro East Park District offered to pay the bill so Horseshoe Lake could reopen, but the utility says it also wants to be paid for delinquent bills from Ramsey Lake and Carlyle Lake state parks. The state budget impasse led to the closing of Horseshoe Lake and Ramsey Lake, but Carlyle Lake remains open for now.
WKRV-WPMB inquired with Southwestern Electric Cooperative on this issue, and Joe Richardson with Southwestern Electric stated “As a matter of policy, Southwestern Electric doesn’t discuss an account’s status with anyone other than the accountholder. Our cooperative affords every member the same privacy protections, be it an individual, business, or government agency.”
David Stewart/dlt IL) IN)
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