In an unexpected move, Heber City mayor Alan McDonald dismissed Heber City council members Kelleen Potter and Heidi Franco from their positions on the Heber Light and Power Board of Directors. This comes after the mayor ran for election with one of his campaign issues being the Heber Light and Power scandal when board members voted in pay raises for themselves and the Chief Financial Officer was arrested on charges of embezzlement. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher spoke with the two council members for their take on the issue.
Last year at this time, a much needed expansion of the Rocky Mountain Power substation in the Bonanza Park area stirred significant controversy - but expanded power needs in Park City now will be supplied by other sources. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
A former Heber Light & Power employee has been arrested on a second degree felony for allegedly charging more than $100,000 on the company's credit card.
The Wasatch Wave is reporting that 54-year-old Anthony L. Furness of Heber City used a company credit card to pay for personal expenses between 2010 and 2013. Citing court documents from the Attorney General's office, Furness was the company's chief financial officer between 2006 and 2013. He allegedly concealed the personal charges by submitting expense account statements and claiming the charges were business related.