The Marvelous Murals Creating Quite a Buzz
Have you checked out the beautiful murals adorning parts of the City? Oh my! They are beautiful! Thanks to Connie Ferraro and her group of amazing artists, these murals are making giving life to previously bare walls around town. Check out the gallery here and feel free to print off the pages and check them out in person!
Mega Raffle is in Full Swing
Have you purchased your Mega Raffle tickets yet? This year we have one Grand Prize and two Runner Up prizes full of some fabulous items! One lucky winner will win a House Boat for a week along with a $500 gas card (courtesy of Forever Resorts). Two lucky runners up will receive a staycation with loaded with Flightlinez Zip Line tours, Black Canyon Rafting or Kayak trip and a night stay at either Hoover Dam Lodge or Railroad Pass. Tickets are 1 for $25 or you can pick up a pack of 4 for $90 (savings of $10). They can be purchased at the Chamber office or from any board member. Get yours quick as we have a limited number of tickets available! Drawing to be held in October during annual awards dinner!
Utility Rate Increase Update
The City Council had before them an agenda item to consider and vote on their budget for the coming fiscal year. Part of that consideration was the increasing of utility rates and service charges. The outcome was the following:
Increase 16% in 2017 (which technically begins October 1, 2016), 5% in 2018, 5% in 2020
Electric service charge increase from $5/month to $10/month
Increase 17% in 2017, 2018, 2019
Service charge from $18.34 to $28.34 (this is for the 5/8" to 1" size meter)
Increase 17% in 2017, 2018, 2019 Service charge increase from $14.65 to $17.15
Generally the same as residential (above) except: leaving off the 5% increase in 2018 and 2020 on the electric rate. (Commercial electric rates will only raise this October 1, 2016, but will not have a scheduled adjustment in 2018 and 2020 like residential does.) The commercial electric service charge is $10 now and will increase to $20. As well as the service charge for commercial water is based on meter size~please ask City Hall for the increase here as there are so many options to address in this category.
For further questions or explanations, please contact City Hall or your City Council.
On the Tourism Front
Please note that a research firm by the name of Field and Focus, will be in Boulder City collecting survey data from our tourists from May 26, 2016 through June 19, 2016. They will be in logo-embroidered polo shirts, hang-badge ID, and clipboards. They are a legitimate firm and we will be using the data collected in the creation of the new marketing strategy being released prior to the I-11 opening.