Public Service Commision Chairman Chuck Eaton tours Madison
By Matt Burgoyne
Public Service Commission Chairman Chuck Eaton visited Madison March 21 and met with members of the City Council and Madison Mayor Tom DuPree.
Eaton came to Madison to meet with leaders in the community and to see firsthand a municipal natural gas system.
Eaton described the role of the Public Service Commission over lunch on Friday. “The decisions we make are going to affect generations to come,” Eaton said.
The Public Service Commission regulates the rates of telecommunications, natural gas, and electricity. As long as a provider is within its jurisdiction, the Public Service Commission has the power to determine fair rates at which that provider can charge for its services.
Eaton was one of two statewide Republican candidates in the country to defeat an incumbent within that election year. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Eaton worked in real estate sales before being elected to the Commission. As a member of the commission, Eaton makes decision that affect every citizen of Georgia, including those of Morgan County.
“Madison is an amazing community, it has all the down home charm of Mayberry combined with a forward-thinking mindset toward thoughtful development. The city leadership is clearly committed to serving the community and expanding the local economy for the benefit of its citizens. The city’s natural gas system is an integral part of their successful growth plan,” Eaton said following his visit. For more information on the Georgia Public Service Commission, visit their website at http://www.psc.state.ga.us/.