Provo’s budget is highly dependent on sales tax. The latest numbers just came in and the news is mixed. Good news: for the last three months we have averaged a two percent increase over last year. Bad news: the latest month reported (August) was down 2.5%.
Not to add to the pressure of the bond, but the Eldred Senior Center experienced a minor bucket brigade to cover all the roof leaks from this last rain storm. Additional buckets were needed, over past leakage episodes.
Brian Smith and Whitney Booth are experiencing the same cold offices that we were on Monday morning, but their plight will continue throughout the Winter. The facility heaters in their offices are off, since the hot water pipes supplying them have rotted to the point that they no longer can be used. They are getting by with space heaters that do not quite make the grade.
This past weekend (Sunday) the boiler at the Recreation Center went down and our early Monday swimmers were greeted with cold water for their lap swim and water exercise class. Some were unhappy, but most exercised their way through the initial cold water shock upon entering the pool.
Some have called our existing facilities "more than adequate". You be the judge...
Provo’s Energy Department provides the street lighting for the city and currently operates and maintains approximately 7,000 street lights for the benefit of the public.
Although street lighting is costly and we have limited funds, we are always interested in making the right investments for the good of the community and their safety. We invite the public to contact us if there are any specific roads or intersection lacking in lighting and/or the lamps are burned out and need replacing. To report a street light problem visit http://secure.provocitypower.com/streetlight_form.htm
The Energy Department promotes effective street lighting with efficient types of lamps and directional lighting equipment.