|The format of the FY10 budget adopted on July 7, 2009 does not break out revenues and expenses for each of the city's departments, therefore it is difficult to determine how much outside revenue might be required to cover operating expenses for their water and sewer utility. Monthly financial reports have not been provided to the city council for over a year. The city's FY08 audit was submitted to DCRA's Juneau office in late March of 2010.
On June 1, 2010, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC), the electric utility for the community, indicated that Saint Mary's was more than 30 days past due for invoices of the booster pumping station and water service accounts.
The city purchases fuel from Crowley, which has a fuel distribution tank farm located on city property. The city orders fuel twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. On April 4, 2010 the city ordered 23,000 gallons of heating oil for delivery during the spring and another 23,000 gallons for delivery in the fall of 2010. On May 18, 2010 the community had 2,400 gallons of heating oil at its disposal.
In the past, Saint Mary's has subsidized the utility services with income from the general fund, specifically from gravel haul services and equipment rental income. This has allowed the city to purchase heating oil without bulk fuel loans.
Minutes from past city council meetings were requested but not provided, therefore it wasn't possible to ascertain the content of monthly manager's reports.