|Resolution 2009-05 for AMLJIA updated the risk management services and cooperative agreement.
The city owns the utility as established in ordinance. Currently, there are two washeterias and water treatment facilities. As stated previously, a new system was built and brought online in October 2008 and the city planed on tearing down the older facility in the summer 2009 but that did not occur, it was supposed to happen the summer of 2010 but it still did not happen. RUBA staff was informed that ANTHC ran into difficulties with the project. The city is paying for the heat and electricity of the facility, the ANTHC engineer told the administrator to bill them so they could help pay for maintaining the defunct facilities. ANTHC did assist with paying the fuel bill for the older plant. The city council is the policy making body for the utility and is active in making policy and enforcing the current policy (this is supported by a high collection rate). The utility manager and bookkeeper functions are fulfilled by Elsie Vent who is also the city administrator. She is highly capable; the office is extremely organized, she has been employed by the city for 31 years (as of 2011), she has attended previous RUBA classes and the books for the utility are in order. A copy of the utility ordinance, which gives it the authority to operate, is on file in the Fairbanks office. The city council, as the utility policy making body, meets monthly and the meetings are open to the public. A copy of the organizational chart was hanging on the city wall and a photo copy was made. The utility has two employees and the city has three employees, it is a very streamlined organization. According to the DEC Certified Water/Wastewater Operator Database, all operators are certified.