Monthly Archives: June 2011

KUA Mourns Loss of Former Chairwoman

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 1, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority is saddened to announce the death of former chairwoman Nancy F. Gemskie who passed away Friday evening at the age of 63. She is survived by her husband, Kissimmee City Commissioner Jerry Gemskie, and three adult stepchildren. “We are deeply saddened by Nancy’s death,” said Jim Read More »

KUA Board Adopts $229 Million Budget

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 29, 2011 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday approved a $229 million operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2012. The vote came after a public hearing on the budget. The approved budget is $8 million, or 3.5 percent, higher than the 2011 budget and marks the utility’s Read More »

Kissimmee Marks 110 Years of Electric Service

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 28, 2011 – Today marks the 110th anniversary of municipally-owned electric service in Kissimmee. It was during a Kissimmee City council meeting (yes, it was called Kissimmee City at that time) on June 28, 1901, that a resolution was passed authorizing the city’s purchase of Kissimmee Electric Light Company from W.C. Maynard Read More »

KUA Offices Closed for Independence Day

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 27, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s customer service center and administrative offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Regular utility business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5. Customers wishing to make a bill payment over the holiday weekend can do so through the utility’s automated Read More »

Higher Temperatures, Higher Bills

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 22, 2011 – Near-record electricity consumption this week by customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority will likely lead to higher power bills in the coming weeks. “As temperatures rise, so does demand for air conditioning,” said utility spokesman Chris Gent. “Our customers on average have used 10 percent more electricity this week than Read More »