January 2019 Board Update

Jan 31, 2019

Cold Weather Blast May Produce Higher Utility Bills

The unpredictable weather patterns over the past few weeks may result in higher than expected utility bills for customers. CU would like to remind customers who may be facing financial difficulty to call our Customer Representatives and discuss options and payment arrangements. CU also offers several tips and incentives that can help to conserve your energy dollars. More information on payment options and incentives can be found on our website.

Annual Independent Audit

Accounting firm BKD reported a clean opinion and found no areas of concern in regard to the financial position of the utility. The independent audit report was for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018. The full audit report can be found on the City Utilities website.

Transit Driver of the Year

CU Transit will announce the recipient of 2018 Transit Driver of the Year, at a 2:00 p.m. ceremony on Friday, February 1. The event will take place at the CU Transit Center located at 211 N. Main Street.

Second Solar Farm and Energy Storage Project

City Utilities has decided not move forward with a contract for the construction of the Solar and Energy Storage Project due to additional costs it would have placed on electric customers.

CU received numerous bids for the project that would have been located near the entrance of Springfield-Branson National Airport in northwest Springfield. The proposed project was a cooperative effort with the airport and City Utilities. CU will continue to investigate opportunities such as this in the future.

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, February 1 – Transit Driver of the Year Presentation
  • Thursday, February 7 – Citizens Advisory Council
  • Monday, February 18- Presidents Day (CU offices closed)
  • Tuesday, February 19 – Board Committee Meeting (Tentative)
  • Thursday, February 21 – Board Meeting