The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) commissioners adopted the utility’s budget for 2015 on Dec. 15.
The budget is based on expected revenues of $59.8 million and expenditures of $44.1 million. The bulk of the revenue comes from electric sales, with $3 million derived from use of the PUD’s broadband network.
The budget also anticipates $18.8 in capital expenditures next year, including $9.9 million for the Methow transmission line, $1.8 million for Enloe Dam and $4.2 million for regular equipment replacement.
The budget includes $2.2 million in expenses connected with the Carlton Complex Fire.
Wages amount to $7.7 million and benefits are $3.1 million. The PUD has added three employees and is providing an overall wage increase of 2 percent.
In other business, the PUD honored the contributions of David Womack, who served two terms as commissioner. Newly elected Commissioner Scott Vejraska will be sworn in Jan. 5.