Despite the Carnival Committee's failure to file the proper written request for power at Carnival Village, the Water and Power Authority is providing it anyway.
Raymond L. George, WAPA executive director, told the Carnival Committee it needed to present a written request to use the meter at the Village in the Fort Christian parking lot, but as of Tuesday afternoon no request had been received, according to George.
The meter had been disconnected Saturday at the request of the former customer. But George agreed to reconnect the meter, even without the proper request in hand, "in the spirit of community cooperation."
However, the request must be received by Thursday, George added.
Substantial progress has been made toward putting up the booths at the site. The Village will open officially Monday night — hopefully with power.
Last year on opening night, a power outage left the booths, and in fact the island, in darkness until shortly after 7 p.m.