ALABAMA CURRENTS July/August 2014 3 Alabama Currents is a Publication o the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority P.O. Box 5220 Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5220 804 South Perry Street Montgomery, Alabama 36104 www.amea.com Fred D. Clark, Jr. President & Chie Executive Ofcer Board o Directors Chairman Don McClellan Vice Chairman Gary Fuller Secretary/Treasurer Tim Kant Dale Baker Taylor Barbaree Louis Davidson* Tom DeBell Johnny Ford* Kyle McCoy Morris Tate Lee Young *Ex Ofcio Alabama Currents Volume XIII, No. 4 July/August 2014 Editor Lisa Miller Designed by Walker 360 Printed by Walker 360 www.walker360.com Customers: Address changes should be handled through your local utility ofce. Alabama Currents is published six times per year by the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), and is mailed to the retail electric customers o AMEA Member cities. MISSION STATEMENT AMEA’s mission is to provide or our Member communities a reliable and economical source o electric power, enabling them to preserve and enhance the benefts o municipal utility ownership or their citizens and the electric customers they serve. We strive to oer services that our Members need and can adapt to provide the best value or their communities and customers. 8 Luverne 9 Fairhope 9 Riviera Utilities 10 LaFayette 11 Alexander City Features Inside This Issue 12 Lanett 13 Opelika 14 Dothan 14 Sylacauga News From AMEA Members 6 Kylle’ D. McKinney 6 Be a Wise-Energy User 15 Places To Go & Things To Do On the Cover 2 In My Opinion 4 From The Editor 5 Doug Rye 7 Are You Saety Savvy? 16 AMEA and its Members kick o 2015 Scholarship Program T he City of Piedmont held the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Piedmont Aquatic Center in May. The swimming pool includes a mush- room, carwash, gator, cattail, slide, diving board, and swimming lanes for everyone to enjoy. The Aquatic Center also includes a concession stand, men and women’s changing rooms, pavilions, picnic tables with umbrellas, and lounge chairs. The Aquatic Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Anyone can purchase a day pass or a season pass. It can also be booked for private parties.