The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors is ready to move forward Dec. 18 on its 2002 budget after conducting its final budget workshop Monday.
The board is set to take action in January on a new energy cost adjustment power rate that will not change what customers pay, according to a district official.
The water department's budget for 2002 includes projected revenues of $75.3 million and $71.5 million in expenditures.
The power department's budget for 2002 includes projected revenues of $281.75 million and $281.52 million in expenditures.
Kris Fontaine, IID chief financial officer/controller, said none of the numbers has changed since the district's previous workshops.
Fontaine told the board the budget as presented does not include anything for possible employee pay increases and that were the board to grant the raises certain capital projects likely would be delayed.
The board is expected to entertain employee requests at today's board meeting, and contrary to previous reports, there has been no contract offer from management. In addition, any response to employee pay and benefit increases will be made in public sessions with the board.