Council Tentatively OKs DPU’s FY-2016 Budget

Utilities Manager Tim Glasco, left, Business Operations Manager Karen Kendall and Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Deputy Manager of Finance and Administration Bob Westervelt answer questions from Council this evening on the DPU’s FY-2016 proposed budget. The DPU’s total budget is $79,070,472, which reflects a 2 percent decrease from its 2015 adopted budget. Glasco told Council that the proposal does not include any projected rate increases except for a previously approved 8 percent sewer rate increase. Council voted 7-0 to tentatively approve the DPU’s budget as presented. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey questions DPU officials during this evening’s hearing on the FY-2016 proposed budget for the utilities department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos County Election Bureau Manager Gloria Maestas, Assistant County Attorney Katie Thwaits and County Manager Harry Burgess listen to Council discussion on the DPU’s proposed FY-2016 budget. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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