NBA free agency: Why Lakers met with free agent guard George Hill on Monday

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kevin Durant agreed Monday to re-sign with Golden State on a two-year, $53 million deal, taking about a $9 million pay cut for both years, largely to help them retain free agent sixth man Andre Iguodala. Nonetheless, sources said the Warriors would only sign Young with their $5.2 million trade option. Young is currently waiting to see which teams present offers and what those terms are, sources said.Making it officialLonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart signed their contracts with the Lakers on Monday.As per the terms of the NBA collective bargaining agreement, Ball is slated to have a four-year deal worth $27.9 million with team options on the third and fourth year. For the 2017-18 season, Ball will make about $5.2 million in salary.The terms for Kuzma and Hart were not immediately available. Rookie center Thomas Bryant is expected to sign his contract soon.On Monday, the Lakers also held their first practice for their Las Vegas Summer League team in a closed session at their practice facility in El Segundo. After Tuesday, the Lakers plan to practice the rest of the week before Summer League play begins in Las Vegas on Friday.The Lakers open their summer slate against the Clippers on Friday at 5:30 p.m. They face Boston on Saturday at 5:30, then Sacramento on Monday at 7:30 p.m. After spending the first three days of free agency without striking any deals, the Lakers zeroed in on a candidate who could satisfy the team’s primary objectives for the offseason.The Lakers met with veteran guard George Hill in Los Angeles on Monday, according to league sources familiar with the situation. Though the parties did not agree to a deal, the meeting could lead to one in the days ahead.The 31-year-old Hill could help the Lakers in several ways.The Lakers think Hill would provide a positive veteran presence in a young locker room, help their outside shooting needs and add depth to their backcourt. Hill could play backup point guard behind rookie Lonzo Ball or start alongside Ball at shooting guard. After playing five seasons in Indiana with Paul George (2011-16), perhaps Hill could aid the Lakers’ ongoing efforts to ensure George joins them as a free agent next summer.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDespite missing 23 games last season with a recurring toe injury, Hill averaged a career-high 16.9 points and 4.2 assists, while shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from 3-point range for a Utah team that finished as the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference. Hill ranked 23rd in the league in Real Plus-Minus last season, a good barometer for a player’s contributions to team success.The Lakers also met with free agent shooting guard Dion Waiters on Sunday and have had multiple conversations with veteran guard Rajon Rondo in recent days. Though they have yet to schedule a meeting with Rondo, the Lakers view him as a potential fit both to mentor Ball and add further depth to their backcourt. The Lakers have had extensive talks with people who know Rondo well, including former coaches and players, so they can learn better how he was as a teammate.Mulling optionsA year after believing his NBA career could be coming to an end, Nick Young is suddenly a wanted man.The Minnesota Timberwolves have joined the teams that have expressed interest in the former Lakers guard, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans have also expressed interest, sources said.last_img read more

Wellington City Council will be voting on proposed electric rate changes tonight

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will be discussing and voting on an ordinance that will restructure the electrical rates for city electric customers. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Wellington Council Chambers.According to tonight’s agenda, the ordinance will be “fixing charges and rates for services of the electrical system of the city of Wellington, repealing Ordinance No. 4055 and Sections 38-453 and 38-454 of article VI of the code of the city of Wellington.”If passed the new electric rates will go into effect in January, 2016.The chart below shows how the effects will be made for city residential.The full chart including city commercial, city industrial, not-for-profit, public building and city commercial can be found here. The legal notice for this ordinance is as follows: SECTION I Section 38-453 of Article VI of Chapter 38 of the Code of the City of Wellington, Kansas is amended to read as follows: SAME; RATES AND CHARGES. Customers taking electric service from the City of Wellington shall be charged for such service in accordance with the below rate schedule. The current rate being charged to Customers for electric service shall remain in effect but commencing for all bills for electric service with a beginning billing cycle date on or after January 1, 2016, the following service types and rates are effective. Rate Schedule:A. Base Rates Service Type1. Residential Service City Residential-Single Phase City Residential-Three Phase Rural Residential-Single Phase Rural Residential-Three Phase Meter Charge $17.75/meter $22.50/meter $22.50/meter $27.50/meter Rate $0.058/kWh $0.058/kWh $0.068/kWh $0.068/kWh. Residential Service shall be defined as service to a private house, apartment, flat, or other living quarters occupied by persons constituting a distinct household. It shall include any private garage adjacent to or connected with the residence and used exclusively by the resident. City Residential Service shall include any customers residing within the city limits. Rural Residential Service shall include customers residing outside the corporate limits of the city. 2. Commercial Service City Commercial-Single Phase City Commercial-Three Phase Rural Commercial-Single Phase Rural Commercial-Three Phase Meter Charge $30.00/meter $35.00/meter $35.00/meter $40.00 meter Rate $0.044/kWh $0.044/kWh $0.053/kWh $0.053/kWh City Commercial Service shall include any business operating within the city limits. Rural Commercial Service shall include any business operating outside the corporate limits of the city. Notwithstanding the provisions of ordinances and codes of the city relating to electric rates for commercial electric service within the city, any business or commercial enterprise not having had a place of business in the city before October 15, 2002, or any business or commercial enterprise relocating from one site to another site within the city and/or expanding the square footage of its business property by more than 25 percent that is eligible for electric service at the commercial rate shall be given a credit on its billings in the amount below. Thereafter, no further credits shall be given the business. Commercial customers will be authorized a $.01 discount from the above rates during the first year that the customer takes service and $.005 from the above rates during the second year the customer takes service. 3. Industrial Service Meter Charge City Industrial $50.00/meter Rural Industrial $55.00/meter Rate $0.024/kWh $0.027/kWh Industrial Service shall be defined as service to any customer engaged in manufacturing that entails producing or processing products that are not normally sold to an end user. An Industrial Service customer must have an estimated average monthly peak of 500 kW, and employ at least 50 people at their facilities, which shall be reviewed annually. Qualification for the Industrial Service rate shall be approved by the City Manager contingent upon the estimated average peak monthly demand. The City may require direct reimbursement of any improvements installed if warranted by special circumstances or unusually large investments by the City. 4. Interdepartmental/Other Service Meter Charge Rate $20.00/meter $0.024/kWh Interdepartmental/Other Service shall be defined as service to any institution or organization as directed by the City Council of the City of Wellington. 5. Economic Development Service Economic Development Service may be available for use by customers with an estimated monthly peak demand of at least 1000 kW. Rates and other terms and conditions of this service will be negotiated between the City and the customer and shall be memorialized in a written contract. B. Power Supply Monthly Cost Adjustment An electrical power supply monthly cost adjustment, PSMCA shall be charged to our customers for the fluctuating cost of generating and purchasing electric energy. The power supply monthly cost adjustment shall be computed based on the formula: PSMCA = (A/B) x 1.15 (dollars per kilowatt hour) Where:A = Total purchased energy costs and generated energy fuel costs for the preceding 3 months.B = Total kilowatts-hours generated and purchased for the preceding 3 months.1.15 = A factor applied to compensate for transmission, distribution line losses and interdepartmental usage. The City Manager shall have the authority to adjust the power supply monthly cost adjustment, if needed. SECTION II Section 38-453 and Section 38-454 of Article VI of Chapter 38 and any amendments or revisions thereto of the Code of Wellington, Kansas are hereby repealed in their entirety. SECTION III For all bills for electric service with a beginning billing cycle date on or after January 1, 2017, and annually thereafter, a standard escalator of 2.25% will take effect on the existing rates. The governing body may take action, by resolution, to adjust or eliminate the escalator for that particular year. SECTION IV This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval and after its publication in the official city newspaper as provided by law. PASSED by the Governing Body this sixth day of October 2015. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 253 weeks ago For this story, we will only accept comments containing legitimate e-mails and one surname. Please read comment policy above before commenting. Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down jeff · 253 weeks ago The citizens of Wellington need third-party intervention/legal help with this runaway train. This is “beyond beyond.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down big D · 253 weeks ago It doesn’t look like this rate is significantly different than REC or Centel Report Reply 1 reply · active 253 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Cletas Rains · 253 weeks ago Big D, you cannot compare the City’s electric rate to the “REC’s” rate because you are not comparing apples to apples. There are many differences in our rate structures; such as taxes. We at Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative (REC) pay not only property taxes but all taxes except income taxes because we are a not for profit electric cooperative. We pay over $250,000 in property taxes to Sumner County and an additional $60,000 directly to the City of Wellington. The City does not pay taxes. We only have one source of revenue and that is through our electric rates, therefore our rate is approximately $0.01 per kWh higher in comparison so we can collect the revenue necessary to pay our property taxes. This is but one example why you cannot adequately compare our rates to those of the City. I have several more differences that have an impact on our rates that do not apply to the City’s electric rates, but I do not have the space in this forum to identify all. Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down Wes · 253 weeks ago Personally I’m at a loss for words concerning this. The mismanagement of the past falls upon the citizens to make up the mistake. Granted we may have been at the proposed rates if things were done correctly in the past a with gradual increase in rates but the proposed hike is very hard and large pill to swallow. I do fear for those on a fixed income or with little income to overcome these utility increases. Even at my house we will evaluate our standard of living, you look at what you have for expenses and like any business, where can the fat be trimmed? I can see these rate increases rippling through our community…families moving…discontinuing services (cable and or internet)…cutting back with dining out. Unlike your cell phone provider, cable provider or who you purchase automotive gas from…we don’t have a choice on electric provider. Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down vicky · 253 weeks ago Is this meeting open to the residents of Wellington? Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ray · 253 weeks ago A mill levy increase, water increase, waste water increase and I believe sanitation went up laat year. Looking at the charts above the meters alone will cost me $34.00 more a month by phase 3 because I was required to have a meter for the garage. I really don’t have an issue with paying a little more as we are all in this together but all at once? Seems the council is in get all you can get mode. But yet spending still continues at city hall. We haven’t heard a resolution to the fire dept overtime and bonus program. City hall continues to hire people despite a wage freeze and the residents are left paying more and more. The council needs to open their eyes. They can’t see the forest because if the trees. Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 253 weeks ago “Council” and “What a joke” you must have a valid e-mail address and one surname for this story in order to have your comment posted. Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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