Marlboro Files Motion to Intervene in Proposed JCP&L Rate Hike Hearings
JCP&L is seeking a $31 million rate hike in relation to Hurricane Irene damages.
JCP&L is still looking to pay for Hurricane Irene damages and clean-up, to the tune of $31 million.
Since Irene, New Jersey has suffered a larger hurricane and a nor'easter. At one point during Hurricane Sandy this year, the entirety of Marlboro was without power.
But rate hikes due to this year's disasters will have to wait, according to the utility company.
Marlboro Township filed a motion to in intervene the rate hike on Nov. 7, a legal step that allows the township to throw its hat into the ring as the Board of Public Utilities decides whether the rate hike is justified.
"I feel like we have to have a seat at the table," Mayor Jon Hornik said.
A motion to intervene allows Marlboro Township a voice in the debates, and the township looks to prove why the proposed rate hikes are not justified.
Marlboro is the first township on record to file a motion to intervene this rate hike in New Jersey.
"I encourage other municipalities to do the same," Hornik said. "JCP&L's performance is not acceptable, and we are going to see what we can do about it."