|The city clerk and RUBA staff reviewed a sample monthly financial report in Excel spreadsheet and RUBA staff recommended in addition to Revenue Categories, (current) Budget, Monthly Revenues, and YTD, that Expected Revenues (Budget minus YTD) be included in the Revenues and in addition to Expected Categories, (current) Budget, Monthly Expendictures, that a Balance (Budget minus YTD) be added to the report to make it more complete and comprehensive. The city will make monthly financial reports once Quickbooks Pro is installed and implemented. The clerk knows how to convert from QBP to Excel spreadsheet.
The population of Teller is small, so the washeteria and the trash/honeybucket haul services have to be subsidized no matter how much it reasonably charges to the customers for the utility services. The new city council has declared the trash and honeybucket services very essential services for the community. Last early spring, summer and fall, the services were halted after the city ran out of funds to pay its employees, purchase diesel and gas to run the utility services and trash and honeybucket containers pile high around the village.
The city purchased fuel oil and gasoline from the tribally-run store after the city paid its past due account with the store. The fuel may or may not be sufficient to last through the winter, depending on whether or not this winter will be severe. Last winter in March (2009), the whole community of Teller ran out of fuel oil because of inadequate fuel storage. The city did not purchase any fuel during the summer due to lack of money. The city was able to purchase fuel in October after it provided proof (certification of election results) to the Dept. of Commerce, Community and Economic Development's Community Revenue Sharing Program that 2008 and 2009 municipal elections in both years were held.|