bowie electric
Please

United States

#84 Jan 31, 2014
Hmmm wrote:
.05 cents on the dollar average in 2006 - still not adding up.
Interesting article though.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/15/business/15...
"Many electric utility companies across the nation are collecting billions of dollars from their customers for corporate income taxes, then keeping the money rather than sending it to the government"
Umm, that article is NewYork Times...and does not apply to our Bowie world. Try again
Hmmm

Wichita Falls, TX

#85 Feb 1, 2014
It may have been a NY Times article, but it reflects 28 states with a problem - so here's a few closer to home reporting on those exact same "phantom taxes" here in TEXAS.

http://tcaptx.com/policy-and-reform/guest-edi...

All customers in deregulated areas of the state regardless of the retail electric provider that serves them receive service from a regulated transmission and distribution utility. In North Texas, that utility is Oncor. Around Houston, the utility is CenterPoint Energy.

http://tcaptx.com/report/tcap-snapshot-report...

All customers in deregulated areas of the state regardless of the retail electric provider that serves them receive service from a regulated transmission and distribution utility. In North Texas, that utility is Oncor. Around Houston, the utility is CenterPoint Energy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-stanford/...

Texas utilities can still collect phantom taxes on your bills even if they don't owe the IRS any money. It used to be that the Public Utility Commission could force the utilities to refund that money to you. With SB 1364, the legislature fixed that problem. Now the PUC can't even get you a refund.

Another hidden fee on your power bill goes to the System Benefit Fund. That's supposed to help poor Texans pay their power bills when they crank the A/C to stay alive all summer. Until this year, though, the legislature just kept the money to balance its books. If we were really running state government like a business, this would be called embezzlement.
glori from bowie

Euless, TX

#87 Feb 22, 2014
Hmmm wrote:
We don't over use - this is a problem of being OVER CHARGED. As long as I'm paying 1.5 - 2 times what everybody else pays - sorry, but I won't be happy about getting messed over every month.
Sadly alt. energy still requires the use of the city lines and if the city has nothing to gain and will reduce their own profits, how does that happen?
The only viable alternative that I can see, is the eventual connection via private lines to the outside electric - something that some businesses have already done I am told.
Someone else please check your bill - I still get .15 (actually just short of .16 c kwh). If someone else IS actually only paying .09 I'd love to know about it.
Sad to see this little town being taken advantage of.
I spoke with the mayor last week HMMM enlightening. He wouldnt comment on the fact that Bowie has been told that they can find another provider if we want since the city is supposedky being charged .09 per kw and passing it on to us at .1599. He became uoset with me when I asked him why they wont do it and suggested other ways if raising money for the city budget. I told him I wanted to get on the agenda to soeak about the oppressive way they are raising money and to look our councilmembers in the eye when I asked them why this is so high. He REFUSES to allow ANYONE to come and talk about this...thus taking our power to control how OUR council members run OUR utility company. Wg en a utility is " city owned, " it is the CITIZENS who actually own the utility.
We lost
glori from bowie

Euless, TX

#88 Feb 22, 2014
Sorry. Got cut off and didnt check my spelling. I looked at a census for population issues recently for Bowie. It stopped at 2009 so who knows what the numbers are now, but between 2005-2009 we lost around 1000 people. Rapes were really high and burgleries, robberies and thefts were in the hundreds each year. Its a sign of financial stress to have so many robberies and relocations. People talking about moving is disheartening. I want to know if there are any private owners/investors involved in " our" utikity comoant? Also, the mayors electric bill was around $120. Hmmmmm maybe some people really do pay .09.?
If we have no voice I dont see much hooe. Anyone know a good state attorney?
Kat

Wichita Falls, TX

#89 Feb 22, 2014
country

Euless, TX

#90 Feb 23, 2014
Sounds like it is time for deregulation. All someone needs to do is get a petition together for it and get as many signatures as you can then they have to listen to what you have to say. I'm sure they will want to be corrupt about it then all you need is a lawyer, I am sure there are enough ppl that would rather pay a lawyer than over pay of electricity
glori from bowie

Euless, TX

#91 Feb 24, 2014
country wrote:
Sounds like it is time for deregulation. All someone needs to do is get a petition together for it and get as many signatures as you can then they have to listen to what you have to say. I'm sure they will want to be corrupt about it then all you need is a lawyer, I am sure there are enough ppl that would rather pay a lawyer than over pay of electricity
AWESOME! Now THERE'S somethibg we can wrap ouselves around. Not rebelling for rebelling sake but for the GOOD of our city and its familys. WHOS WITH ME?
Laughing

United States

#92 Feb 24, 2014
glori from bowie wrote:
<quoted text>
Sad to see this little town being taken advantage of.
I spoke with the mayor last week HMMM enlightening. He wouldnt comment on the fact that Bowie has been told that they can find another provider if we want since the city is supposedky being charged .09 per kw and passing it on to us at .1599. He became uoset with me when I asked him why they wont do it and suggested other ways if raising money for the city budget. I told him I wanted to get on the agenda to soeak about the oppressive way they are raising money and to look our councilmembers in the eye when I asked them why this is so high. He REFUSES to allow ANYONE to come and talk about this...thus taking our power to control how OUR council members run OUR utility company. Wg en a utility is " city owned, " it is the CITIZENS who actually own the utility.
We lost
You are absolutely wrong! You can go to city hall and ask that it be placed on the agenda. The City Council will talk to any citizen, any citizen. What you have written here is totally incorrect and you have no right placing false information on here like that.
Laughing

United States

#93 Feb 24, 2014
glori from bowie wrote:
Sorry. Got cut off and didnt check my spelling. I looked at a census for population issues recently for Bowie. It stopped at 2009 so who knows what the numbers are now, but between 2005-2009 we lost around 1000 people. Rapes were really high and burgleries, robberies and thefts were in the hundreds each year. Its a sign of financial stress to have so many robberies and relocations. People talking about moving is disheartening. I want to know if there are any private owners/investors involved in " our" utikity comoant? Also, the mayors electric bill was around $120. Hmmmmm maybe some people really do pay .09.?
If we have no voice I dont see much hooe. Anyone know a good state attorney?
Again, you are so off base here. Where did you get your information?
What

Eastland, TX

#94 Feb 24, 2014
glori from bowie wrote:
<quoted text>
AWESOME! Now THERE'S somethibg we can wrap ouselves around. Not rebelling for rebelling sake but for the GOOD of our city and its familys. WHOS WITH ME?
We always say let's do something. Well someone get a petition going. I want to but I just don't have the education to get one going that will make good sense and people won't laugh at it. I guarantee everyone that hears about it will sign it. Please someone get it going and then post on her that u hv it heck when it's ready I'll walk around town getting it signed.
glori from bowie

United States

#95 Feb 24, 2014
Laughing wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you are so off base here. Where did you get your information?
Hmmmm. Good question. From the mayor and jay evans
glori from bowie

United States

#96 Feb 24, 2014
What wrote:
<quoted text>
We always say let's do something. Well someone get a petition going. I want to but I just don't have the education to get one going that will make good sense and people won't laugh at it. I guarantee everyone that hears about it will sign it. Please someone get it going and then post on her that u hv it heck when it's ready I'll walk around town getting it signed.
I already thought I might. Thank you for your offer and we will look forward to your help...and anyone ekse who would be willing to help in any way.
I am currently researching the legal and correct way to gain and present a proper, legal and accepted signed petition I know we will need as many helpers, signers and supporters as possible. Everyone start spreading the word....home, work, forums, church etc... and i will work on this end. Watch for news on this soon as it could take a little time
glori from bowie

United States

#97 Feb 24, 2014
Laughing wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you are so off base here. Where did you get your information?
Dear Laughing. I got my information from the MAYOR and Jay Evans
And...the MAYOR told me that HE REFYSRS TO PUT THIS ON THE AGEN. as I presented this on an agenda form...
He told me that if they open this discussion it would GO ALL NIGHT AND HE JUST WONT DO IT. Maybe YOU can get through? Let us know. Thanks
Mina

Bellevue, TX

#98 Feb 24, 2014
he would definitely get some feedback!
glori from bowie

Wichita Falls, TX

#99 Feb 26, 2014
Mina wrote:
he would definitely get some feedback!
ya. The problem is that he's taken our right and ability to speak out and have input.
same stuff

Wichita Falls, TX

#100 Feb 26, 2014
glori from bowie wrote:
Sorry. Got cut off and didnt check my spelling. I looked at a census for population issues recently for Bowie. It stopped at 2009 so who knows what the numbers are now, but between 2005-2009 we lost around 1000 people. Rapes were really high and burgleries, robberies and thefts were in the hundreds each year. Its a sign of financial stress to have so many robberies and relocations. People talking about moving is disheartening. I want to know if there are any private owners/investors involved in " our" utikity comoant? Also, the mayors electric bill was around $120. Hmmmmm maybe some people really do pay .09.?
If we have no voice I dont see much hooe. Anyone know a good state attorney?
I would suggest you talk to the City Manager - Ricky Tow. I am sure he would be more that glad to talk to about the electric and how it is bought and sold to Bowie customers. I think you would get a better response.

Also the bill you get from the city is utility bill. That includes the electric (the first item on the bill) followed by the water, sewer, trash, etc.

If we were deregulated the city would have to find another way to pay for things (example taxes )
Max

Wichita Falls, TX

#101 Feb 26, 2014
City Tax Rates
2011-2012 Tax Schedule

City of Bowie Property Tax $0.45
Bowie ISD Property Tax $1.2307
Montague County Tax $0.3970

Sales Tax Rate 8.25%

4A Corporation 0.50%
4B Corporation 0.50%
City of Bowie 1.00%
State of Texas 6.25%
MONTAGUE COUNTY 0.01000

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CITY OF DECATUR 0.67300

The current (and Dec, 2013) total
local sales tax rate in Decatur, TX is 8.250%

WISE COUNTY 0.28890

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Current City of Fort Worth Tax Rates:

Sales Tax: 8.25%
1% to city
0.5% to The T
0.5% to the Crime District
6.25% to the State of Texas
Property Tax Rate: 0.8550 per $100 of valuation.
Poncho

Graham, TX

#102 Feb 26, 2014
glori from bowie wrote:
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ya. The problem is that he's taken our right and ability to speak out and have input.
you people are too stupid to even know the correct way to handle this issue. get you house properly insulated and you will not have these high energy bills. i will say this, the people of bowie are the biggest whinners in the world . all you do is sit back and bitch about everything and it is always someone else at fault.
Max

Wichita Falls, TX

#103 Feb 26, 2014
Gee - there's some great logic - so, I guess we shouldn't mind paying $6.50 a gallon for gas either? Oh, or if we don't like it, we can just buy half a tank at a time so we will pay what everybody out of the city limits does. Brilliant deduction.

Overpriced is still just overpriced.
Poncho

Graham, TX

#104 Feb 26, 2014
your logic makes no sense. all you want to do is get on this worthless website and bitch and complain about everything. I would hate to live like you and have nothing better to do everyday with your life. you are not alone, this cesspool called Bowie is a magnet for people like you.

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