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PUD Passes Final 2012 Budget

December 06, 2011

    The Chelan County Public Utilities District should be pretty well

off financially next year. Commissioners unanimously passed a final budget Monday after the third and final public

hearing.
    Strategic Financial Planning Director Mark O’Bryan presented the budget,

with some minor changes since it was last presented two weeks ago.
    Ending up more than $72

million in the black would be a big success story for the PUD. That picture is helped greatly by long term power

contracts. Still, a lot depends on snowpack this winter providing water to make all that hydro power.

/>    To talk more about the PUD’s 2012 budget, Isaac Kaplan-Woolner spoke with commissioner

Randy Smith.
    Even the low end predictions for next year’s budget leave the PUD more

than $50 million in the black.