BOUNTIFUL -- It was a deal officials from the Bountiful City Light & Power didn't want to pass up.
In action taken recently, the city council voted unanimously to spend $90,660 to purchase 11 pallets of power meters, in order to take advantage of $23,000 worth of equipment incentives that come with the purchase.
With the purchase of new meters, described as a two year supply for the utility's inventory by Allen Johnson, director of BCL&P, the city will receive three new mobile readers for free, plus get a new meter reader for a utility truck.
"It sounds like good economics," Councilman Richard Higginson said of the purchase.
Bountiful is one of two Davis County communities to own its own utility company and any purchase over $10,000 is subject to city council review.