If it is determined that a public hearing is necessary, Public Utilities Board (Board) staff will engage utility administration to determine a mutually agreeable hearing date. A public notice of hearing will be issued and the hearing held, usually in the evening and at a location convenient to utility customers.
Public hearings provide stakeholders the opportunity to voice their concerns about a rate application in an open public hearing to the municipality in question. Public hearings are valuable to the Board as they afford the public the opportunity to address the panel with their concerns.
The public hearing process is as follows:
Subsequent to the hearing, the Board will complete its review and render a decision by way of a Board Order