Gas aggregate OK’d in Green Township

GREENFORD — The gas aggregation issue on the ballot in Green Township was passed by voters during Tuesday’s election.

Complete but unofficial results from the Mahoning County Board of Elections show that 828 (61 percent) people voted for the aggregation while 529 (38 percent) voted against it with 100 percent of the vote totaled.

With passage, the aggregation will automatically occur, except where the person elects to opt out, and the four townships along with Green Township, Beaver, Canfield, Jackson and Ellsworth will join other communities to negotiate for more favorable natural gas prices.

Green Township Trustee Chairman Dave Slagle said before the election, “Anyone who wants to opt out can if they feel they can get a better deal … they can and there’s no penalty.”

The idea of aggregation is to strengthen bulk buying power and bring greater savings to residents and businesses.

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