|The Gambell City Council passed the water and sewer utility's FY10 budget:expenditures of ($193,750) exceed expected revenues ($188,000) by $5,750. The washeteria's expenditures ($17,700) exceed expected revenues ($8,400) by $9,300. Overall, the combined water/wastewater/washeteria budget has a deficit of $15,050. The Garbage/Landfill budget has zero revenues and expenditures of $12,250. One of the council members RUBA staff talked to said that it was very important for the city to provide washeteria and landfill services. The utility's past due account receivables are $10,000 annually. The utility has contacted a collections agency to collect some of the past due amounts. The collection agency will keep at least 30% of the amounts collected.
Currently 110 residential customers are billed $97 a month for water and wastewater services. Six commercial customers pay $185 a month. Sivuqaq Lodge pays $850 a month. The school district pays $0.22 a gallon for treated water.
The city uses all of its $100,000 from Norton Sound Economic Development Community Benefits Share Program to purchase heating oil for the washeteria and the water and wastewater utilities use.|