|The city has a contract with Alaska Rural Utilities Collaborative (ARUC) to run the city's water and sewer utility department for over a year now. The water and sewer collection rate is still excellent.
ARUC purchased adequate fuel oil supply to last for the next 12 months. Although the city itself (separately) may not have enough fuel oil to last through the winter since the city office has moved to an old school building. After the city-owned furnace building burned down, the city office was without electricity and water and sewer. The city filed a claim through it insurance, although it had an outstanding debt, and had electricity and some heat restored. This may proved beneficial to the city financially, as the city is now just heating the city office area and electricity restored just to the city office located in the former school. Before, the city had to heat and provide electricity to the whole school building. Just the electricity was about $6,000 a month. The city was also using up it fuel oil fast. About 29,000 gallons was ordered for the year, but the city had used up over half of it by end of September, 2010. RUBA staff has been recommending to the city council to renovate one of its smaller buildings and move the city office there.|