City Council Public Hearing
Transfers for Unbilled Utility Services

Thursday, June 15,2017



Purpose: The City of St. George, Utah will hold public hearings to review and take public comment regarding non-reciprocal transfers for unbilled utility services from the Electric and Water Funds to other City Funds.

 

Public Hearing: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm. St. George City Hall, 175 E 200 N, St. George, UT 84770

 

Background: The City of St. George has funds that operate as business-type funds, providing water and energy services to customers and charging fees based upon consumption (usage) at rates established by the St. George City Council. Most city-owned facilities are charged for these services, but some services are provided at no cost to the City. For example, the Water Fund provides water for some city parks, landscaping, city facilities and right-of-ways. Similarly, the Electric Fund provides power to city wells and pump stations used by the Water Fund to distribute water to customers. For the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, the total amount of unbilled utility services is estimated to be approximately $407,000 for water and $1,067,000 for electricity.

 

The costs indicated in this notice are already included in the rates utility customers are currently paying, and we estimate that each customer is billed an average of $1.14 per month for these costs. This notice is for informational purposes only and this practice of unbilled utility services does not result in a proposed increase in the water or electric rates. However, the 2017-2018 budget does include a proposed water rate increase due to increased costs from suppliers. The proposed water increase is $0.10 per 1,000 gallons.

For the current fiscal year 2016-2017, the estimated amount of unbilled utility services is as follows:

Fund Receiving Service

Unbilled Electricity

Unbilled

Water

General Fund

$ 40,100

$ 367,500

Water Fund

$968,700

$ 2,100

Energy Fund

$ 58,200

$ 2,600

Regional Wastewater Treatment

$ 0

$ 31,500

Public Transit Fund

$ 0

$ 200

Community Resource Fund (Switchpoint)

$ 0

$ 3,100

Total Unbilled Amount

$1,067,000

$407,000

 

For next fiscal year 2017-2018, the unbilled utility services are budgeted as follows:

 

Fund Receiving Service

Unbilled Electricity

Unbilled

Water

General Fund

$ 50,000

$ 515,000

 

Water Fund

$1,050,000

$ 10,000

Energy Fund

$ 65,000

$ 3,500

Regional Wastewater Treatment

$ 0

$ 35,000

Public Transit Fund

$ 0

$ 500

Community Resource Fund (Switchpoint)

$ 0

$ 5,000

Total Unbilled Amount

$1,165,000

$569,000

 

For questions or comments regarding this public notice, please contact the following individuals at 435-627-4000 or click here to email.

 

Trevor Coombs, Administrative Services Director

Tiffany M LaJoice, Finance Manager

Deanna Brklacich, Budget and Financial Planning Manager

Laurie Mangum, Energy Services Director

Scott Taylor, Water Services Director