KPU ADVISORY BOARD
By Charles Edwardson
April 30, 2009
I have recently been nominated and placed and the KPU advisory
board. My main interest in sitting on this board is to understand
Ketchikan Public Utilities (KPU) and to understand the sale of
the publicly owned utility - KPU PHONE DIVISION - and the discussion
of the sale of a company you and I own, without you or I involved
in the discussion.
That is how far this government
and management has come in Ketchikan. This management and government
(city council ) has apparently reached a point of competency
to make decisions for you and I, without having to discuss such
an important issue with either of us.
The management even hired a consulting company for 90 something
thousand to do a study on the sale of this publicly owned phone
company. And in the contract they would receive the 90 something
thousand for the study and 140 something if the phone company
you and own sells. What do you think their study showed? SELL
???? That was a stroke of genius (sarcasm). "What the hell
do you think the advice would be" and who approved a contract
like that in the first place?
Also I read in the paper about a new phone system ( nobody wanted)
installed downtown that would not allow the credit card machines
to work. properly without "fooling the system" quote
from the Daily News.
In that article someone from management said they knew the system
would not work but put it in anyway, "Management had to
go down town to fix it" -- is it because they put in a
system that our crews cannot fix, and how intelligent is it
to put in a system no one can work on , a system management knew
would not work? A system that could negatively affect tax revenue
by inhibiting credit card sales right before the only lifeline
we have -- the TOUR SEASON. The biggest sales tax generating
season we have. Who approved this kind of a gamble? Who would
jeopardize this much needed source of revenue with out consulting
the rightful owners of this company ( you and I )?
These are the questions I
would like answers to. If you are interested in this my contact
info is on Sitnews info page or 254-9000. Leave a message cause
I don't answer phone much. Also please only contact work phone
254-9000. When I'm at home I don't care to discuss things that
would ruin my dinner.
And as an owner of this phone
company, I would like my share of the sales revenue sent to me
direct deposit , or a cashiers check made payable to Charles
I assume we will sell at a profit -- so the profit should be
distributed amongst the owners right??
Received April 28, 2008 - Published
April 30, 2009
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