July 2019 Board Update

Jul 25, 2019

Survey Ranks CU Electric System Rates in Top 10 Lowest Cost

The 2019 Lincoln Electric System Rate Survey places City Utilities electric rates as the ninth lowest overall and the third lowest based on a 1,000 kWh residential bill. The annual survey is compiled from data supplied by 100 participating municipal and investor-owned electric utilities across the nation. The complete LES report can be found at https://www.les.com/pdf/rates/rate-survey.pdf

Board Approves Interoperability Agreement and Upgrade for Trunked Radio System

The Board of Public Utilities today approved an Interoperability Agreement with the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) to establish a three-year trial period of the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network (MOSWIN) Zone 4. The agreement will allow public safety agencies, and other users of the local Trunked Radio System (TRS) to link with other agencies in established zones. MOSWINS Zone-4 is expected to be in service during early 2021 following necessary equipment and technical upgrades to the existing TRS that has been reliably serving the area for nearly 20 years.

2020 Budget Meetings Begin in August

The Board of Public Utilities will hold several meetings during August to discuss the 2020 fiscal year budget for City Utilities. The proposed plan has no new rate increases for the next several years and continues to focus on investing in infrastructure improvements of the operating areas. The proposed budget will be available on the CU website on July 26. City Utilities fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, August 1 – Citizen’s Advisory Council Meeting.
  • Tuesday, August 13 – 2019 Operating Plan Board Study Session.
  • Thursday, August 15 – Budget Study Session – Joint City Council & CU Board.
  • Tuesday, August 20 – Board Committee Meetings (Tentative)
  • Thursday, August 22 – CU Board Meeting.
  • Monday, September 2 – Labor Day observed. CU offices closed.