2011 Rate Survey Questionnaires Coming Soon!

AE2S Nexus will soon be distributing questionnaires to gather information for our 2011 North Central Utility Rate Survey. Each year, AE2S conducts surveys of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates for cities throughout the region and regional water systems. The information is compiled in an easy to read report with graphs for quick … Read more

The Moment of Truth

For the past nine months, the Presidentially-created bipartisan “National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform” has been working to develop specific recommendations to address the national deficit.  Released on December 1, 2010, “The Moment of Truth” is a simply written document outlining specific recommendations to address the country’s deficit financial condition. Highlights within the report … Read more

Pledge of Securities

In the State of North Dakota, NDCC 21-04-13 states that the governing body of a City must approve all pledges of securities at each depository a minimum of two times per year.  The Auditor is responsible for obtaining proof of pledges of securities and for providing the information to the governing body.  The proof of … Read more

Assessing Affordability

Water is a basic human need. As a result, the cost of an average level of residential water service cannot be fairly compared to the cost of non-essential items such as cable TV, soda pop, and other discretionary items when determining whether the cost is “affordable”.  Affordability means different things to different communities and varies … Read more