Town Hall meeting held in Franklinton

By Lucy Parker THE DAILY NEWS | Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:00 am

Any parish resident experiencing an issue with a utility company had the opportunity to express his or her concerns Thursday, during a Town Hall meeting hosted by Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta.

The meeting was held that evening in the Parish Council Chambers of the parish courthouse, as the wind and rain raged outside.

The monthly public meetings are rotated among each parish in Public Service Commission District 1.

“We have the meetings because we want to reach out to the public and make sure that if they’re having any particular issues with utilities we can deal with them in person,” Skrmetta said.

The Town Hall meetings, Skrmetta said, provide the opportunity for his office to get feedback from the public and give he and his staff the chance to fill citizens in on “what’s going on with the Public Service Commission.”

During the meeting, technical assistant Samantha Goodwin was on hand to aid members of the public in getting answers to any utility-related questions.

For more information, contact Skrmetta at his Mandeville office at 985-624-4660, his Metairie office at 504-846-6930 or at 800-228-9368. He can also be reached through his website,, or his Facebook page, “Commissioner Eric Skrmetta, LPSC.”