|The utility charges flat rates for residential water customers; meters are installed for all commercial customers. The city has a collection policy in Chapter 11 of the Saint Paul Code of Ordinances and includes the current water rates, which were adopted in 2011.
A sample utility bill was provided by the city finance department and has the water, sewer, refuse, sales tax and electric customer charges. Billing is the first week of each month.
The City of Saint Paul uses the Multiple Operations Manager System (MOMS) 2005 for their accounting needs.
The residential water class has 241 customers and the aging accounts receivable report, dated May 26, 2011, has $2,702.99 owed to the city from the residential water class.
Accounts Payable is done in excel and has all unpaid orders and no outstanding bills past 90 days.
The chart of accounts categorizes revenues and expenditures in a complete and understandable manner.
Anchorage RUBA staff observed the monthly bank reconciliation method by the Saint Paul Financial Department. Bank reconciliations are done with all checks, deposits, and bank statements on the first week of the month.
The utility uses a purchasing system that involves a purchase requisition for any purchases over $500. The purchase requisition is generated, then the public works director approves the requisition and the city manager has final approval.|