By Mason W. Canales

Killeen Daily Herald

The Harker Heights City Council will meet with Killeen Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization and Oncor representatives at a 3 p.m. workshop today.

On Feb. 9, Mayor Ed Mullen told city staff to ask Oncor Electric Delivery Services' District Supervisor John Toone to speak about electricity usage, which saw steep increases during the winter months. Mullen said several residents had complained to him about their electric bills.

Oncor has met with Killeen residents for the past two weeks to show them how to reduce their electric bills.

Jim Reed, Central Texas Council of Governments executive director, will meet with the council today to discuss changes to the Killeen Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization, formerly the Killeen Temple Urban Transportation Study.

KTMPO provides regional thoroughfare planning for the area. The organization is made up of members from various cities including Harker Heights, Killeen, Belton, Copperas Cove and Temple.

Representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation's Waco District also serve on it, as well as county officials from Coryell and Bell counties.

The council also will receive presentations on the Prepared 4Life Lemonade Day and the city's health insurance program.

The council will consider an agreement with Belton and Nolanville waiving claims or rights to certain geographic areas into which Nolanville may extend its extraterritorial jurisdiction and an agreement between Harker Heights and Belton.

The council meets in the Kitty Young Council Chambers at City Hall, 305 Miller's Crossing.

Contact Mason W. Canales at or (254) 501-7554. Follow him on Twitter at KDHheights.

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