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July 18, 2013

Soaring local gas prices topic of city-county summit


Somerset —

Conway stated in the piece that he will not “let the matter rest.”
Conway also noted that “ ... price fluctuations between gas stations are not necessarily indicative of price-gouging or price fixing. 
“One station may have received a newer shipment of gas, at a higher price, which is then reflected at the pump,” Conway added in the op-ed. 
Conway also confirmed what Wiese had told councilors in the past. He stated his office cannot investigate price gouging unless the state’s price gouging statute is declared during an emergency. 
“Gouging is only a small part of the problem in the Commonwealth,” Conway stated in the op-ed. 
During the July 8 Somerset City Council meeting, Williams said he appreciated the council’s hospitality to him, and he stated that he had spoken to Pulaski County Judge-executive Barty Bullock as well. 
Williams said he’d like to meet with Girdler, Bullock and city and county officials to discuss the issue.
“We can’t let this thing die,” Williams said.
Girdler and Bullock confirmed on Wednesday that they were slated to meet with Williams on Tuesday, July 23, to discuss the issue. 
Councilors Jim Rutherford and Jerry Burnett were not at the council meeting. 
In other news from the July 8 Somerset City Council meeting:
• Somerset resident Troy Hayes, at 102 Pettus Street, said he and his neighbors were having trouble with children “running wild” in the area. Hayes said children were climbing trees and breaking limbs, and he asked whether there was something to be done to make sure the kids don’t get into dangerous situations.
An officer with the Somerset Police Department stated that a call to 911 would enable an officer to check on the situation. 
• Councilor Pat Bourne said he received several comments from people about the potted plants that were placed downtown as part of a local student’s Rogers Scholar project. 
“They really look nice,” Bourne said. 

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