|Although the city has a collection policy, they currently only provide a coin operated water picket at the water plant for folks to go pay for and get the amount of water they want. They also operate a washeteria which freezes every December thru April during the cold months. This is part of the project this summer to repair.
The city has all systems in place to track customers, accounts payable, payroll, in coming cash, and cash disbursements which are kept current utilizing the Northwest Arctic Borough double entry accounting system. They do, however, use the computer to post payroll to their individual compensation records.
Once the city sees a need to purchase an item at the store, for instance, the clerk completes a check request for the administrator to approve, who checks the latest finance report and any other outstanding purchase orders to determine that there is enough funds in the budgeted line item before approving.