Good news: Your anniversary present comes dressed in a beautiful evening gown with stunning lipstick…too bad it’s a pig.
Exactly a year ago, I posted my annual note about Bountiful flimflamming residents on residents getting overcharged for power. This year, the city sent out the same, boiled over sophistry (
$2.45 $2.49 Million in overcharges the city keeps = a “dividend”/”investment”) in a letter that came with your power bill. [Edit: Be sure to look at my 2015 post on the investor/dividend distortion]
This year I’m going to save my limited free time and not rehash how the city’s spin is phony. For that, look at last year’s post (and the year before that…and the year before that…) or click on the Bountiful Power tag for all things related to the city’s (ab)use of their power department as a surrogate taxing entity to skirt truth-in-taxation (and yes, even in the letter, the city admits “…what otherwise would be a significant increase in property taxes”).
‘Till next year.
EDIT (8/17): The last utility bill letter included a “Follow-up Notice To Bountiful City Utility Customers”. The notice disclosed that the transfer from the power dept. is actually $2.49 Million ($40,000 more) than the prior notice. The new amount represents “7.8% of the total budgeted expenditures in the Light & Power fund.” I’ve updated the amount above.