From Weatherford Democrat, By TYLER MASK, July 9, 2014 –
As a part of an ongoing discussion, the Weatherford Municipal Utilities Board Tuesday afternoon convened in a special board session to hear a presentation from City of Weatherford Finance Director David Croft regarding the utility fund debt review as of June 2014, and to learn more about the cost of service and rate design study from NewGen Strategies and Solutions.
The Weatherford City Council and Municipal Utility Board will have a Joint Special Session, as posted this Friday, June 10, beginning at 9 am to travel to Seagoville,Texas to tour the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center.
Who is paying for this trip? What is the purpose?
(Hand up, waving to get attention) – I know! Call on me!! Continue reading →
by Sid Johnson
The Weatherford Municipal Utility Board is working out of sight of the public’s knowledge. Recently, the water rates have been raised to have the water utility pay for itself. Then, they have been looking at a “strategic plan” for water rates by increasing the water rate to have money in the water utility in case an emergency repair is needed like our August fiasco. There is no cap on how much can be collected and left in the water utility fund with no “special” accounting and none set aside in an interest-bearing account.
Guess what? The Weatherford Municipal Utility Board wants to install NEW, more accurate water meters at the utility users’/ ratepayers’ addresses for the purpose of making sure narry a drop of water is not metered. Not only is this to make sure not a drop of water is missed and is billed, BUT you get to pay for these NEW meters and the interest for paying for them over time.
by Sid Johnson
At the Weatherford Municipal Utility Board Work Session Tuesday afternoon (11/16) following the Board’s regular meeting at Noon, the board will receive a “staff” report on the “Strategic Plan Update for Water”.
A work session is a meeting where the public may attend.
The board receives information from staff, a paid consultant or other invited persons but does NOT need to allow the public to have any input. Continue reading →