|The City of Saint Paul owns and operates the water and wastewater utility and meets every third Wednesday of each month. The council last adopted new utility rates in February 2011.
The City of Saint Paul uses utility ordinances to enforce billing, collection, customer shut off and reconnection of the water utility to the customer.
The city has a trained public works director that has more than three years experience. The public works director reports to the city manager and the manager reports to the council. The city financial director is new, but has more than 10 years experience in bookkeeping.
There are two water operators and the primary operator has water distribution and treatment certification from the Department of Environmental conservation, which expired on 12/31/2011, and also has a level 1 collection certification, due to expire 12/31/13. According to the water operator database, he has the necessary continuing education units (CEUs) to renew his certification online. Anchorage RUBA staff will inform St. Paul administration of this requirement.
The second water operator holds certification in Water Treatment, Provisional and Water Distribution, Provisional; both certificates are due to expire on 12/31/2013, and his continuing education unit (CEU) requirement has already been met.
The utility ordinance is found in Chapter 10: Water Utility in the Saint Paul Code of Ordinances.
The organizational chart is detailed and has all city employees listed and shows the lines of authority for each position.
The Open Meetings Act is followed with proper postings in at least three public places five days prior to the meeting.|