Hamilton official to continue serving on Ohio utilities board

Kevin Maynard, Hamilton’s public utilities director, can continue serving on the American Municipal Power board after an administrative change by Hamilton City Council. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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Kevin Maynard, Hamilton’s public utilities director, can continue serving on the American Municipal Power board after an administrative change by Hamilton City Council. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Hamilton City Council on Wednesday made a change in city regulations to allow Kevin Maynard, the city’s director of public utilities, to continue serving on the American Municipal Power board.

It was just a minor change.

Back in 2014, the council adopted a resolution authorizing the city’s director of electric operations to serve as Hamilton’s AMP representative, with the director of public utilities as the alternate on the AMP board and its committees. AMP owns and operates electric facilities, including Ohio River hydroelectric plants, and provides generation, transmission and distribution of electric power and energy to its members, which are local governments like Hamilton.

Maynard was the electric director in 2014.

Currently, the city’s director of electric position is vacant, and Maynard serves as public utilities.

“However, if I was unable to attend for any reason, the 2014 resolution designated no additional alternate city representative,” Maynard said. Wednesday’s resolution authorizes the public utilities directors to serve as Hamilton’s AMP representative: “Therefore, I will continue in that role,” Maynard said.

The resolution gives Maynard power to designate an alternate if he cannot attend, ensuring “the city always has AMP representation without additional city council action,” he said.

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