Monthly Archives: July 2017

KUA Prepares for Tropical Storm Emily, Activates Storm Plan

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 31, 2017 – In anticipation of a potential impact from Tropical Storm Emily later tonight, Kissimmee Utility Authority this morning activated its emergency operations plan. The utility is currently operating at Alert Level 4 and will advance to Alert Level 5 once the storm is within 12 hours of impacting its 85-square Read More »

Kissimmee: Beware of Utility Bill Scam

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 24, 2017 – Six customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority fell victim to a multi-state scam that made its way to Central Florida over the weekend. The scam uses online blog posts and videos to instruct consumers on how to use an account from either the Federal Reserve or Bureau of Public Debt Read More »

KUA’s Larry Mattern Re-elected Treasurer of Statewide Power Agency

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 19, 2017 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s vice president of power supply Larry Mattern was re-elected treasurer of the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s board of directors and All-Requirements Project executive committee at the agency’s annual meeting held this week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This is his third term as treasurer. Mattern was Read More »

KUA Lineman Honored by Red Cross for Saving Life of Child

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 13, 2017 – The American Red Cross has awarded its prestigious Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action to Kissimmee Utility Authority apprentice lineman Brendan Laflamme for his recent rescue of a child from Kissimmee’s Lake Tohopekaliga. Sherri Monroe, executive director of American Red Cross of Greater Orlando, made the presentation during Wednesday’s meeting Read More »

KUA Board Adopts $252.6 Million Budget

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 12, 2017 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday approved a $252.6 million operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2018. The vote came after a workshop and public hearing on the budget. The approved budget is a 12 percent increase over the 2017 budget. The majority of this Read More »