Enwin Utilities to be audited
Enwin Utilities in Windsor will be audited.
Windsor city council unanimously approved spending $32,000 on an audit to be performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers to review 10 issues related to the city-owned utility.
Coun. Drew Dilkens said it should lead to more transparency.
"It is important to highlight that everyone in this room who sits around this table pays the same bills that everyone in the audience pays," he said. "We're subject to the same rates. We get no discounts. We look to minimize our usage, lower our overall bill, and are subject personally to all of the decisions that we make."
Some of the issues to be reviewed include Enwin's annual $4 million dividend payment to the city, as well as credit card usage and board attendance.
It's something Coun. Alan Halberstadt has wanted for a long time. He calls the audit "long overdue."
"I think it's a long time coming. This profit issue, I think it needs to be fleshed out. I'm still not convinced what the rules are," Halberstadt said.
Auditors plan to interview critics and look over any documentation that might be useful.
Mayor Eddie Francis said this should lift a "cloud of suspicion" on Enwin's operations.