|The Native Village of Tyonek has a utility budget for this fiscal year as well as program budgets for the tribal programs they administer. The tribe has recently had turnover in key staff members. Efforts to fill those positions resulted in the tribe hiring a new tribal administrator and securing the accounting firm QuickPro Accounting out of Anchorage. QuickPro has been contracted to streamline the accounting system, switch from MYOB software to QuickBooks and train the new bookkeeper when one is hired as well as cross train with the utility manager. The community receives electricity from Chugach Electric Association. All bills are current.
The Native Village of Tyonek has a 3,000gal. holding tank for diesel fuel and a 3,000 gal tank for gas. All fuel is flown in. As of 2/24/09 fuel prices were: Gasoline- $5.25/gal Diesel- $4.25/gal.
Tyonek has a billing agreement with ANTHC for their water/wastewater utility. ANTHC is reporting a current collection rate of 92%. Residential customers are charged a monthly rate of $37.40, the school rate is $300 and the commercial rate is $100.
Section 2.15 of the Native Village of Tyonek water and sewer ordinance outlines the administration and enforcement of the water and sewer utility. It states 'Monies collected for water, sewer, and waste disposal services shall be used strictly for maintenance, extension, repair, capital improvement, and operation of the water, sewer and waste disposal systems. Monies will be accounted for separately by the Tribal Council.'