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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • RMU starts fiscal year with a loss

  • Rolla Municipal Utilities has lost $115,160.26 in the first two months of the fiscal year, compared to income of $267,636.48 for the first two months of last fiscal year.
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  • Rolla Municipal Utilities has lost $115,160.26 in the first two months of the fiscal year, compared to income of $267,636.48 for the first two months of last fiscal year.
    Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20, the Rolla Board of Public Works heard the financial report from Dennis Roberts, business/finance manager.
    Like the city government, RMU's fiscal year starts Oct. 1. Roberts presented the October and November 2012 reports.
    In October, RMU had $706,514.14 in residential sales; $242,065.99 in commercial sales, $676,159.16 in power service sales, $357,681.26 in industrial sales, $35,680.52 in capacity credits, $6,923.83 in generation standby service and $15,017.24 in interdepartmental sales to the city. That totals $2,040,042.14 in total operating income.
    Operating expenses in October were as follows: $2,528,248.89 in purchased power, $123,042.53 in distribution, $8,148.31 in source of supply and pumping, $55,164.75 for customer accounting and collecting, $510.53 for treatment, $287,767.89 for administrative and general, $3,404.94 for electric and water in RMU's own facilities, $16,579.22 for city depreciation and $210,227.66 for RMU depreciation. That's a total of $2,233,094.82 in operating expenses, giving an operating loss for the month of $193,052.68.
    Other income and expenses for October 2012: $4,179 in interest income; $18,875.64 in late fees, $11,609.54 in frontage fees, $2,800 for rental income, $9,625.92 for other income and $42,803.13 for other income deductions. That gives a total of $4,286.97 in other income, for a net loss of $188,765.71 for the month. Last year, RMU made $219,816.71 in net income.
    Looking at the figures for November, operating income totaled $2,343,425.82. That amount came from the following: residential sales, $904,228.74; commercial sales, $277,004.98; power service sales, $726,530.82; industrial sales, $368,971.82; capacity credits, $35,680.52; operating credit, $11,679.63; generation standby service, $6,923.83, and $12,405.48 in interdepartmental sales to the city.
    Operating expenses for November totaled $2,357,007.29. Those expenses: purchased power, $1,596,330.56; distribution, $157,539.98; source of supply and pumping, $27,570.46; customer accounting and collecting, $50,030.82; treatment, $4,939.47; administrative and general, $279,925.46; electric and water to RMU's own facilities, $4,843.71; fuel for power production, $9,568.93; city depreciation, $16,580.09; and RMU depreciation, $209,677.81.
    The operating loss for the month was $13,581.47.
    To that figure was added the total of other income/expenses of $87,186.92 that came from the following areas: interest income, $4,073.32; late fees, $15,204.65; gain/loss of fixed assets, $360; rental income, $2,800; other income, $64,996.70; other income deductions, $247.75.
    The operating loss was offset by the other income, giving a net income of $73,605.45 for the month of November.

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