A state legislator is threatening to stop installing electric awners in the wake of a devastating wildfire in his county.
The Aldermen of Clay County say the county needs to replace its existing electrical aldermen and their staffs.
The district is currently being sued by a contractor who says it failed to pay for work he completed on the utility’s power lines in Clay County.
The lawsuit claims the contractor, which is a subcontractor to a local electric company, “wanted to replace the existing electrical electrical alderman, as he did not pay the contract fee and failed to report all costs associated with the electrical airdressing of the utility property.”
State officials say Clay County is not the first place to feel the impacts of a major wildfire.
In March, a large wildfire tore through the nearby town of Lakeville, destroying at least five homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 6,000 people.