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KEYS DONATES $500 TO WESLEY HOUSE FAMILY SERVICES

01/30/2015 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) recently donated $500 to Wesley House Family Services (WHFS) to help underwrite expenses for their 32nd annual Valentine’s Day gala.

The gala will take place Saturday, February 14th, beginning at 6:30P at the Curry Mansion, 511 Caroline Street, in Key West. Proceeds from the event will benefit WHFS, which promotes and enhances the safety, well being, and development of children by educating, supporting, and meeting the needs of families in Monroe County.

For more information on the gala and WHFS, visit www.WesleyHouse.org.

PHOTO CAPTION: (From left) Utility Board Chair Peter Batty, Vice Chair Mona C. Clark, Member Charlie Bradford, Wesley House Family Services CEO Beth Barrett, Wesley House Family Services Director of Community Relations Jeremy Wilkerson, and Utility Board Members Tim Root and Barry Barroso.


UTILITY BOARD APPROVES COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

01/29/2015 ~ The Utility Board approved Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) annual audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Fiscal Year (FY) ended September 30, 2014, at their regular meeting on January 28th.

Per Bond Resolution, the Board independently audits the financial statements of the Utility within 180 days after the close of the FY. Denise Y. Rohrer CPA, partner with Utility Board auditor’s Oropeza & Parks CPA’s, explained that the Independent Auditor’s Report states that, “in our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Utility Board of the City of Key West, Florida, Keys Energy Services as of September 30, 2014 and 2013, and the changes in financial position, and cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.” Rohrer went on to add that, “this is the highest level of assurance an auditor can give.”

The regular meeting of the Utility Board took place at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday January 28th, in the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Board Room, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West.


KEYS DONATES $250 TO BUDDY PASS 5K

01/29/2015 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) recently donated $250 to the Anchors Aweigh Club, Inc. to help underwrite expenses for their annual Buddy Pass 5K.

Theme Runs will host this 3rd year 5K run/walk event that will take place Saturday, February 7th, and will start off at 8:00A at Higgs Beach, 1000 Atlantic Boulevard, in Key West. The race will benefit Anchors Aweigh, the only addiction recovery clubhouse in Monroe County, which has been providing services for over 30-years. Proceeds from the race will help the Club pay off the mortgage of their clubhouse in addition to funding recovery books and information materials.

For more information on the race and the Anchors Aweigh Club, visit www.AnchorsAweighClub.com.

PHOTO CAPTION: (From left) Utility Board Chair Peter Batty, Vice Chair Mona. C. Clark, Member Charlie Bradford, Theme Runs President Beth A. Moyes, and Utility Board Members Tim Root and Barry Barroso.


NOTICE OF REGISTRY FOR RESIDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

01/27/2015 ~ In accordance with Florida Statute 252.355, Keys Energy Services (KEYS) wishes to notify residential customers with special needs of the Special Needs Registry available through the Monroe County Social Services Office.

The registry helps Monroe County Emergency Management Personnel identify residents who would need assistance during evacuations and sheltering because of physical, mental, cognitive impairment, or sensory disability.

Residents with special needs are asked to call the Monroe County Special Needs Registry at (305) 292-4591 or log on to http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/index.aspx?NID=148 by May 31st to ensure they are accounted for in advance of Hurricane Season.


KEYS PORTABLE SPACE HEATER SAFETY TIPS

01/23/2015 ~ When temperatures dip in the Florida Keys, portable space heaters can warm a cold and drafty house. Keys Energy Services recommends following these safety principles with portable space heaters:

- Plug portable space heaters directly into an outlet; do not use an extension cord.

- Make certain the circuit you plug a space heater into can adequately and safely handle the added demand.

- Never remove the grounding feature on a plug by clipping or grinding off the third prong.

- Use an adaptor to connect the heater’s three-prong plug, if you do not have a three-hole outlet. Make sure the adaptor ground wire or tab is attached to the outlet ground.

- Keep heaters away from passageways and keep all flammable materials such as curtains, rugs, furniture and/or newspapers at least three feet away.

- Unplug and safely store portable space heaters when not in use.

For more electrical safety tips, visit the Electrical Safety Foundation International at www.esfi.org.


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