The financial reports that the City has kept are based on the reporting it is required to make relative the operation of the hydro facilities. Historically, the City has not allocated overhead costs related to labor and benefits, and other costs to the hydro facilities. The City is reviewing what the applicable costs would be if it was to report such costs as part of the next generation of financial analysis of the hydro operations.
When the City evaluates its hydroelectric profits and losses, why doesn’t the City include all the costs that it has to pay out?
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- Where did the $300,000 for this study come from?
- Is the relicensing decision contingent on funding?
- At what point do we need to secure funding?
- How much will electric rates go up if the dams are removed and restoration is complete?
- What costs besides the relicensing costs might we be required to cover once a license is granted?
- What is the likelihood that the Army Corp of Engineers will engage in a dam removal project?
- Does the City recognize that the hydros will need to be replaced at some point? Are we saving money for this eventuality?
- What are some of the overall costs of dams that are removed of the same size as the dams in River Falls?
- How many city maintenance jobs will be gained or lost with removing the dams?
- What is the increased cost of dam removal to a City taxpayer per $100,000 of house value?
- What type of private funding might be available in River Falls? Cash or in-kind (construction)?
- When the City evaluates its hydroelectric profits and losses, why doesn’t the City include all the costs that it has to pay out?
- What costs will we need to incur for future maintenance to our dams?
- Exactly which taxpayers bear the brunt of this project – City of River Falls, County?
- Based on a $12 million expenditure for dam removal, what is the anticipated property tax impact for the home owner?