I am writing

this to update those who attended the Sept. 6 City Council meeting.

What those in attendance heard was that everything was under control on the changeover of the utility billing system even though many in the city received major utility bills in their mailbox.

After the meeting the next day I went online and checked a website called apples to apples and quickly found many rates far better than the city's new six-month $3.49 per MCF natural gas rate and signed up with a company called Ohio Natural Gas out of Cleveland for 12 months for $2.67 per MCF.

What a savings this will be by the time next winter is over and it only took me about 10 to 15 minutes to make the conversion. They were surprised at the increased rate the city was offering and everyone accepted as a good deal. Time is running out. Customers need to call by Sept. 30, 2016, to get in on this rate.

Everyone has the option to "Opt Out" of the Cuyahoga Falls gas program and save some real money this winter as you recoup some of the money from the changeover that "had no issues."

Thought you would like to know.

Dave Sebastian, Cuyahoga Falls