Chestermere residents will have to bear the brunt of years of utility rate mismanagement in the new year.
After taking over as CEO of Chesteremere Utilities Inc. in July, Leigh Anne Palter has discovered a major discrepancy with how rates have been managed.
During her review of financial processes, she found the cost of the services being provided by the CUI are not fully covered by the rates charged to customers and the calculations have been going on since CUI was created three years ago.
Palter said it means the average residential customer will see a $30 monthly increase.
not an easy message to deliver and it certainly not an easy message to recieve, Palter said.
The rate increase won come into effect until March 1, 2016 and CUI will also propose changing from by monthly payments to monthly ones.
doing what we can to sort of manage the impact and we are being deliberate and hopefully transparent in providing this early advice to customers that things aren as they thought they were and we working through this, she said.
Palter said the new rates reflect the cost that will be incurred in the future and there is no attempt to recover any portion of shortfalls from prior years.
30 to national tourney for Eagles
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NNMC’s Rodney Coles signs a ball during a “Selection Wednesday” get together when the NAIA D II Tourney bracket was revealed. wholesale nfl jerseys from china From far left are Matthew Brito and Christian Barraza. (Courtesy of John T. Denne/Northern New Mexico College)
Or maybe it better to start with the 0 30 season of a couple of years ago painful for any college basketball program, but perhaps necessary for growth.
Then there is the promise made and so far kept from coach to player.
For now, the story conclusion is that the Northern New Mexico men basketball team will be playing in the NAIA Division II Tournament next week in Point Lookout, Mo.
How it happened owes to a series of events. Where it headed is anybody guess.
Espaola Northern New Mexico College began life as the Spanish American Normal School at El Rito in 1909. In 2005, it began offering four year degrees, going from a community college to NNMC. In 2008, the school, which has about 1,600 students, added a men basketball program.
And in 2010, a former McCurdy High School Bobcat named Ryan Cordova took over as coach.
went into my office and there was a desk, a computer and six jerseys on the floor, Cordova remembers. were no basketballs. of Cordova first moves was to get the Eagles a full NAIA affiliation. The association investigated the school academic credentials and basketball viability before granting NNMC a spot among its 133 Division II men basketball programs.
Another issue was finding players. Cordova started by scouring the New Mexico state high school tournament. He wanted to get the best kids, playing on teams gunning for championships.
One of those players he persuaded to join the journey was Rodney Coles, an All State performer on the Espaola Valley state title team of 2011.
told Rodney Coles the first year we would struggle, Cordova says. told him in his sophomore year we would be a better team. And by the time he was a junior, we would be in the national tournament. is a junior this season.
far, I haven broken any promises to Rodney, Cordova says.
Football to hoops
Ryan Cordova was on the football team at Fort Lewis College when he broke his jaw. He decided playing basketball might be safer, so he made the switch.
He ended up serving as an assistant coach, first for the Skyhawks women team, then the men program.
Then he hooked up with the New Mexico Slam, a minor league pro basketball team, working alongside John Whisenant, Marvin Johnson and Rob Robbins.
From there, he went to Gallup High School, taking over a boys program that had won only 10 games in its previous three seasons.http://www.cheapnfljerseysonlinew.top In his first year, Cordova Bengals won 10 games. In his third season, he guided the Bengals to their first state tournament game in the Pit in 26 years, where they nearly upset No. 2 Hobbs and Jeffery Taylor.
had great kids at Gallup, Cordova says.
Still, his family construction business in Espaola beckoned and Cordova returned home. He fed his basketball appetite by assisting Richard Martinez at Espaola Valley.