September 2017

Board Meeting Date:  September 25, 2017  ~ 9:00 AM


PERSONS PRESENT:
 Mike Byrd, Gary Winchester, Doug Dabbs, Buzz Ahrens, Lisa Woodruff, Eric Wilmarth, Tom Heard, David Kubala, Dwayne Fowler, Rick Dobbs, Tom Roach, Wesley Banks, Corey Ghorley, Beth Jones, Mike Venters, Brian Breeden, Garry Hensley, Clint Blackwell, Randy Mitchell, Jeff Hooper, Gaye Blackwell, and Jim Mathis.

Mike Byrd, Chair, called the meeting to order.

1.   AN INVOCATION WAS GIVEN BY MIKE BYRD, FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

2.   MIKE BYRD NOTED THAT THE AUTHORITY HAS RECEIVED THE GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION’S CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING FOR THE YEAR ENDING AUGUST 31, 2016.

3.   MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE THE CCWSA-2017-001-ATKINS NORTH AMERICA GENERAL SERVICES CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $200,000.00.  All members present voted for the motion.

4.   MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO APPROVE THE CCWSA-2017-002-BROWN & CALDWELL GENERAL SERVICES CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $200,000.00.  All members present voted for the motion.

5.   MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO APPROVE THE CCWSA-2017-003-ENGINEERING STRATEGIES GENERAL SERVICES CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $200,000.00.  All members present voted for the motion.

6.   MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO APPROVE THE CCWSA-2017-004-LOWE ENGINEERS GENERAL SERVICES CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $200,000.00.  All members present voted for the motion.

7.   MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE THE CCWSA-2017-005-INFRATEC CONSULTING GENERAL SERVICES CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $200,000.00.  All members present voted for the motion.

8.   MOTION BY BUZZ AHRENS AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (ATTACHED) WITH THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE HWY. 20 ROAD WIDENING PROJECT, WHICH WILL WIDEN HWY. 20 FROM 0.34 MILES EAST OF I-575 TO 0.15 MILES EAST OF CR 281/SCOTT ROAD IN CHEROKEE COUNTY.  All members present voted for the motion. Mr. Fowler noted that the State would be paying for private water and sewer line relocation, and the Authority would be responsible for payment of engineering fees.

9.   MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO APPROVE THE 8/28/17 BOARD MEETING MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  All members present voted for the motion.

10.   BETH JONES PRESENTED THE FINANCE REPORT.  Mrs. Jones reported that total operating revenues are approximately $2,252,487.00 above budget projections for the period ending 7/31/17.  Mrs. Jones also reported that total operating expenses are approximately $940,931.00 below budget projections for the same period.  Mrs. Jones reported year-to-date net income of $8,577,397.00 for the period ending 7/31/17.

11.   BETH JONES REPORTED THAT THE AUTHORITY HAS RECEIVED NOTIFICATION THAT THE AUTHORITY’S AUDITORS, AGH, LLC, HAVE MERGED WITH THE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CPA AND ADVISORY FIRM CARR, RIGGS, & INGRAM, LLC (CRI).

12.   CLINT BLACKWELL PRESENTED THE WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Blackwell reported an average daily treatment of 18.521 MGD for the month of August 2017 at the Etowah River Water Treatment Facility.  Mr. Blackwell also reported that the Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is currently full at 1189 feet.  Mr. Blackwell reported a cumulative rainfall total of 55.89” for the past 12 months.

13.   MIKE VENTERS PRESENTED THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 2.2 MGD at the Rose Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, as well as a total reuse monthly flow of 4.5 MG.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 4.7 MGD at the Fitzgerald Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, and an average daily treatment of 0.0 GPD at the Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Facility. 

14.   DWAYNE FOWLER PRESENTED THE CONSTRUCTION REPORT.  MR. FOWLER NOTED THAT THE AUTHORITY IS IN RECEIPT OF A LETTER FROM GARY MCGINNIS OF THE GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION REGARDING PINE BEETLE ACTIVITY IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA.  In this letter, Mr. McGinnis noted that the Forestry Commission had recently conducted an aerial flight identifying Southern Pine Beetle activity.  The flight identified a Southern Pine Beetle spot on land owned by the Authority.

Dwayne Fowler noted this spot is located on the Authority’s 640-acre tract.

In this letter, Mr. McGinnis noted that the Georgia Forestry Commission recommends forest landowners take quick action to control their Southern Pine Beetle spots by conducting a timber harvest, thereby cutting out the infested trees along with a buffer of non-infested trees.

Mr. Fowler noted that he has been in contact with Mr. Danny Henson, who performs timber management services.  Mr. Fowler suggested that Mr. Henson make a presentation to the Board regarding his services at a future meeting.

IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD TO SCHEDULE MR. HENSON TO MAKE A PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD AT NEXT MONTH’S MEETING.

15.   DWAYNE FOWLER REPORTED THAT WORK IS CONTINUING ON THE NOONDAY CREEK FORCE MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT THAT WAS DECLARED AS A STATE OF EMERGENCY AT LAST MONTH’S MEETING.

16.   IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD FOR AUTHORITY COUNSEL TO PROVIDE NOTIFICATION TO THE CITY OF CANTON REGARDING THAT BOARD’S VOTE AT LAST MONTH’S MEETING CONCERNING THE RELINQUISHMENT OF SERVICE AREA ISSUE THAT WAS REQUESTED BY LEE LUSK OF UNIVETER ROAD INVESTMENTS, LLC.

17.   DWAYNE FOWLER REPORTED THAT AUTHORITY STAFF WOULD BE MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY OF WOODSTOCK IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO DISCUSS SERVICE AREA.

18.   IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD FOR TOM ROACH TO PROVIDE A HB 489 UPDATE AT NEXT MONTH’S MEETING.

19.   TOM HEARD PRESENTED THE GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT.  MR. HEARD NOTED THAT, AT LAST MONTH’S MEETING, THE BOARD HAD REQUESTED THAT STAFF BRING A PROPOSED LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY AMENDMENT TO THE BOARD FOR REVIEW.

MOTION BY BUZZ AHRENS AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE AUTHORITY’S CURRENT LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY, WHEREBY CUSTOMERS MUST APPLY FOR LEAK HELP WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE CUSTOMER’S IDENTIFICATION AND REPAIR OF A LEAK TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR LEAK HELP, CUSTOMERS CAN RECEIVE HELP ON A HIGH WATER BILL DUE TO A LEAK ON THE CUSTOMER’S SIDE OF THE METER NO MORE THAN ONCE WITHIN A ROLLING 12-MONTH PERIOD (ROLLING 1-YEAR TIMEFRAME STARTING FROM THE DATE OF THE LAST LEAK HELP THE CUSTOMER RECEIVED).  IN THE EVENT THAT A LEAK APPEARS TO HAVE IMPACTED THE BILLING FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, BOTH MONTHS MAY BE CONSIDERED.  POOL REPAIR SHALL QUALIFY AS A LEAK.  FILLING OF A NEW POOL (CONSTRUCTION) SHALL NOT QUALIFY AS A LEAK.  THERE WILL BE NO CAP ON THE TOTAL AMOUNT ADJUSTED.  THIS AMENDMENT IS EFFECTIVE 9/25/17.  All members present voted for the motion.

20.   TOM HEARD REPORTED THAT THE AUTHORITY HAS BEEN CONTACTED BY CHEROKEE COUNTY REGARDING RELOCATION REQUESTS FOR BRICK MILL ROAD.  Mr. Heard noted that this is in the City of Canton’s service area; however, the County would like for the Authority to perform these relocations in lieu of the County having issues with finding a contractor to perform this scope of work.

There was concern that approval of this request could set a precedent for the Authority.

IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD TO NOTIFY THE COUNTY THAT THE AUTHORITY IS NOT INTERESTED IN MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS ISSUE AT THIS TIME.

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO ADJOURN.  All members present voted for the motion.

August 2017

Board Meeting Date:  August 28, 2017  ~ 4:00 PM

 

PERSONS PRESENT:  Mike Byrd, Gary Winchester, Doug Dabbs, Buzz Ahrens, Robert Morrison, Lisa Woodruff, Eric Wilmarth, Tom Heard, David Kubala, Dwayne Fowler, Rick Dobbs, Tom Roach, Wesley Banks, Beth Jones, Corey Ghorley, Clint Blackwell, Joey Buice, Mark Cochran, Mike Venters, Gaye Blackwell, Randy Mitchell, Ryan Sarks, Brian Breeden, Jennifer Arp, Garry Hensley, Jeff Hooper, Joby West, Bob Bartlett, and Sampson Jenkins.

Mike Byrd, Chair, called the meeting to order.

1.   AN INVOCATION WAS GIVEN BY ERIC WILMARTH, FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

2.   COREY GHORLEY REQUESTED APPROVAL OF CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER #2 (FINAL) IN THE AMOUNT OF $238,937.80 (DEDUCTION) FOR THE RIVERBEND RAW WATER PUMP STATION AND TRANSMISSION MAIN PROJECT (CCWSA-2014-004).  Mr. Ghorley reported an original contract amount of $3,664,061.00 and a final contract amount of $3,425,123.20.  Mr. Ghorley noted the reason for the change order is due to adjustment of final quantities.


MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER #2 (FINAL) IN THE AMOUNT OF $238,937.80 (DEDUCTION) FOR THE RIVERBEND RAW WATER PUMP STATION AND TRANSMISSION MAIN PROJECT (CCWSA-2014-004).
 All members voted for the motion.

3.   COREY GHORLEY REQUESTED APPROVAL OF CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER #2 IN THE AMOUNT OF $442,690.31 (INCREASE) FOR THE RIVERBEND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLEX PROJECT (CCWSA-2016-002).  Mr. Ghorley reported an original contract amount of $24,027,658.04 and a revised contract amount of $24,470,348.35.  Mr. Ghorley noted the reason for the change order is due to removal of additional quantities of sludge from Pond #1.

MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER #2 IN THE AMOUNT OF $442,690.31 FOR THE RIVERBEND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLEX PROJECT (CCWSA-2016-002).  All members voted for the motion.

4.   MARK COCHRAN REPORTED CONCERNING BUFFER NEGOTIATIONS AND A POTENTIAL LAND SWAP AT THE RESERVOIR.  Mr. Cochran noted that the Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is owned in fee simple by the Authority and consists of three hundred and thirty four (334) surface acres and a one hundred fifty foot (150) Vegetated Buffer Area surrounding the water surface.  A portion of this required buffer area has not been obtained by the Authority.  The needed portion of property is seven point three zero (7.30) acres.

Mr. Cochran further noted that this property is located in Land Lot 246, all of which is in Cherokee County at the northwest corner of the reservoir.  This property was previously owned by Inland Rome Timber, then by Four Star Timber, and is now privately owned.

Mr. Cochran noted that Mr. Alexander owns 3.10 acres of this land and is willing to donate that property to the Authority.  The 4.20 acres of the required additional land is owned by Mr. Gibbs, and he is willing to do an acre-for-acre exchange with the Authority.

Mr. Cochran noted that CCWSA has 18 acres of deeded fee simple property adjacent to Mr. Gibbs’ property.  Mr. Cochran stated that 4.20 acres of the 18 acres could be exchanged.  The Authority would retain 13 plus acres of the original 18 acres, which is not part of the required buffer area.  Mr. Cochran noted that he is requesting that the Board consider this acquisition of needed property to complete the necessary required buffer area.  With Board approval, the Authority would proceed with the process of acquisition to include land appraisal, surveying, recording of property deeds and attorney fees.  At the completion of this procedure, the Authority would then present to the Board for final approval.

IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD FOR MR. COCHRAN TO PROCEED WITH BUFFER NEGOTIATIONS AND THE POTENTIAL LAND SWAP AT THE RESERVOIR, WITH FINAL APPROVAL OCCURING AT A LATER DATE, PER THE RECOMMENDATION OF MR. COCHRAN.

5.   TOM ROACH REPORTED CONCERNING HIS REVIEW OF THE HB 489 AGREEMENT.  Mr. Roach suggested amending the agenda to include an executive session so that this issue may be discussed further.

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO INCLUDE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEM FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION REGARDING POTENTIAL LITIGATION.  All members voted for the motion.

6.   MIKE BYRD REVIEWED THE FOLLOW-UP ITEMS FROM THE 7/31/17 BOARD MEETING:

1)  DWAYNE FOWLER NOTED THAT, AT THE 7/31/17 MEETING, HE HAD PRESENTED A REQUEST FROM LEE LUSK OF UNIVETER ROAD INVESTMENTS, LLC, A SUBSIDIARY OF NICKEL CREEK DEVELOPMENT, LLC.  In the correspondence received from Mr. Lusk, Mr. Lusk referenced property located at 3427 Univeter Road in Canton.  Mr. Lusk had requested that this property be accepted by CCWSA into CCWSA’s service area as defined by GA House Bill 489.  Mr. Lusk had noted that the property is currently in the City of Canton service area, but their services are too far away to service said property, and the capital contributions to access the City’s water and sewer has been estimated to cost over $2,000,000.00.  CCWSA’s water and sewer is at the front of the subject property in the right of way of Univeter Road.  The School Board has ran sewer to Indian Knoll Elementary, therefore, Mr. Lusk is requesting to tie onto the manhole located just on the west side of Univeter Road at the school bus access.

In this correspondence, Mr. Lusk noted that while he is requesting CCWSA to accept this property into its service area, he also understands he would need to obtain approval on the pump station.  Mr. Lusk referenced the Exhibit B map (ATTACHED) showing the pump station location and the proposed force main route.  Mr. Lusk also referenced the Exhibit C map (ATTACHED) showing where the City and county services are.

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO AUTHORIZE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS PUMP STATION, CONTINGENT UPON CANTON’S RELINQUISHMENT OF THIS SERVICE AREA INTO CCWSA’S SERVICE AREA.  All members voted for the motion.

2)  TOM HEARD NOTED THAT, AT THE 7/31/17 MEETING, THE BOARD HAD TABLED LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY DISCUSSION UNTIL THE AUGUST MEETING IN ORDER FOR THE BOARD TO HAVE FURTHER OPTIONS TO CONSIDER.  Mr. Heard noted that staff has reviewed leak adjustment policies from surrounding entities and questioned if the Board would like to amend its current leak adjustment policy.

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO AMEND THE CURRENT CCWSA LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY IN ORDER TO REVOKE THE LANGUAGE STATING THAT CUSTOMERS CAN RECEIVE HELP ON A HIGH WATER BILL DUE TO A LEAK ON THE CUSTOMER’S SIDE OF THE METER NO MORE THAN ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS AND REPLACE THIS LANGUAGE WITH LANGUAGE STATING THAT CUSTOMERS CAN RECEIVE HELP ON A HIGH WATER BILL DUE TO A LEAK ON THE CUSTOMER’S SIDE OF THE METER NO MORE THAN ONCE WITHIN A ROLLING 12-MONTH PERIOD.  THE MAXIMUM TOTAL AMOUNT ADJUSTED SHALL BE $1,000.00 WITHIN A ROLLING 12-MONTH PERIOD.  THE CUSTOMER MUST APPLY FOR LEAK HELP WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE CUSTOMER’S IDENTIFICATION AND REPAIR OF A LEAK TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR LEAK HELP, AND IN THE EVENT THAT A LEAK APPEARS TO HAVE IMPACTED THE BILLING FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, BOTH MONTHS MAY BE CONSIDERED.  THIS LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY AMENDMENT IS NOT RETRO-ACTIVE AND IS EFFECTIVE 9/1/17.

Member Winchester withdrew his previous motion.  Member Wilmarth accepted the withdrawal of the motion.

IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD FOR STAFF TO BRING A PROPOSED POLICY AMENDMENT TO THE BOARD AT NEXT MONTH’S MEETING.

7.   MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO APPROVE THE 7/31/17 BOARD MEETING MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  All members voted for the motion.

8.   BETH JONES PRESENTED THE FINANCE REPORT.  Mrs. Jones reported that total operating revenues are approximately $1,881,145.00 above budget projections for the period ending 6/30/17.  Mrs. Jones also noted that total operating expenses are approximately $845,642.00 below budget projections for the same period.  Mrs. Jones reported year-to-date net income of $7,618,630.00 for the period ending 6/30/17.

9.   BETH JONES REQUESTED APPROVAL OF A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO DEPRECIATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET (ATTACHED).

MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO APPROVE THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO DEPRECIATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET.  All members voted for the motion.

10.   MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 (ATTACHED) AS PRESENTED.  All members voted for the motion.

11.   CLINT BLACKWELL PRESENTED THE WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Blackwell reported an average daily treatment of 16.816 MGD for the month of July 2017 at the Etowah River Water Treatment Facility.  Mr. Blackwell also reported that the Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is currently at 1188.9 ft.  Mr. Blackwell reported a cumulative rainfall total of 56.57” for the past 12 months.

12.   MIKE VENTERS PRESENTED THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 2.4 MGD at the Rose Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, as well as a total reuse monthly flow of 3.5 MG.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 4.4 MGD at the Fitzgerald Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, and an average daily treatment of 0.0 GPD at the Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Facility.

13.   MIKE VENTERS REPORTED THAT THE AUTHORITY RECEIVED AN ODOR COMPLAINT ON 8/17/17.  After an extensive search for odors throughout the area, staff was unable to find any odors or any problems with the equipment.  However, the Authority received an email from the person who complained the next day and the person noted that his landscaping crews had unloaded some mulch and that was the source of the odors.

14.   DWAYNE FOWLER PRESENTED THE CONSTRUCTION REPORT.  MR. FOWLER NOTED THAT, AT THE 7/31/17 BOARD MEETING, HE NOTIFIED THE BOARD THAT, DUE TO CONTINUING FAILURE OF THE FORCE MAIN AND CURRENT CONDITION OF THE FORCE MAIN, THE AUTHORITY FELT THAT A REPLACEMENT PIPE SHOULD BE CONSTRUCTED FOR THE NOONDAY CREEK FORCE MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT.  Mr. Fowler noted that the current pipe has deteriorated in a very short period of time due to sewer gases and cavitation.

Mr. Fowler noted that the Board had approved entering into an engineering contract for design and cost estimates for this scope of work.

Mr. Fowler noted that, upon investigation, he has determined that if this project is handled as a typical design/bid/build project, the completion date of the project would be approximately June 2018.  Mr. Fowler feels that the Authority cannot wait this length of time to replace the force main due to the current condition of the force main.

Mr. Fowler noted that staff recommends declaring this project a state of emergency so that an emergency repair can be performed on this force main.

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE NOONDAY CREEK FORCE MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT BASED UPON THE POTENTIAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS, THE PROXIMITY OF THE LOCATION TO SURROUNDING CONGESTED AREAS, AND THE RISK OF CLOSING TOWNE LAKE PARKWAY FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.  All members voted for the motion.

15.   TOM HEARD PRESENTED THE GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT.  IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD TO TOUR THE FITZGERALD CREEK WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY ON 9/26/17 AT 9:00 A.M.

16.   MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION REGARDING POTENTIAL LITIGATION.  All members voted for the motion.

MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO EXIT EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION.  All members voted for the motion.

17.   MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO ADJOURN.  All members voted for the motion.

July 2017

Board Meeting Date:  July 31, 2017  ~ 9:00 AM

PERSONS PRESENT:  Mike Byrd, Gary Winchester, Doug Dabbs, Buzz Ahrens, Robert Morrison, Lisa Woodruff, Eric Wilmarth, Tom Heard, Dwayne Fowler, Rick Dobbs, Tom Roach, Wesley Banks, Corey Ghorley, Joey Buice, Clint Blackwell, Garry Hensley, Gaye Blackwell, Mike Venters, Mark Cochran, Brian Breeden, Jennifer Arp, Beth Jones, Ryan Sarks, Randy Mitchell, and Jeff Hooper.

Mike Byrd, Chair, called the meeting to order.

1.    AN INVOCATION WAS GIVEN BY MIKE BYRD, FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

2.    MIKE BYRD NOTED THAT IT WAS TIME FOR THE ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS.

Tom Roach opened the floor for nominations.

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO RE-ELECT MIKE BYRD AS CHAIR OF THE CCWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  All members voted for the motion.

MOTION BY MIKE BYRD AND SECOND BY ROBERT MORRISON TO RE-ELECT GARY WINCHESTER AS VICE-CHAIR OF THE CCWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  All members voted for the motion.

MOTION BY BUZZ AHRENS AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO ELECT DOUG DABBS AS SECRETARY OF THE CCWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  All members voted for the motion.

3.    DWAYNE FOWLER REFERENCED CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED FROM LEE LUSK OF UNIVETER ROAD INVESTMENTS, LCC, A SUBSIDIARY OF NICKEL CREEK DEVELOPMENT, LLC.  In this correspondence, Mr. Lusk referenced property located at 3427 Univeter Road in Canton.  In reference to this property, Mr. Lusk noted that he would like to formally request that this property be accepted by CCWSA into CCWSA’s service area as defined by GA House Bill 489.  Mr. Lusk further noted that the property is currently in the City of Canton service area, but their services are too far away to service said property, and the capital contributions to access the city’s water and sewer has been estimated to cost over $2,000,000.00.  CCWSA’s water and sewer is at the front of the subject property in the right of way of Univeter Road.  The School Board has ran sewer to Indian Knoll Elementary, therefore, Mr. Lusk is requesting to tie onto the manhole located just on the west side of Univeter Road at the school bus access.

In this correspondence, Mr. Lusk noted that while he is requesting CCWSA to accept this property into its service area, he also understands he would need to obtain approval on the pump station.  Mr. Lusk referenced the Exhibit B map (ATTACHED) showing the pump station location and the proposed force main route.  Mr. Lusk also referenced the Exhibit C map (ATTACHED) showing where the city and county services are.

Dwayne Fowler noted that this is the first reading of this issue.  This issue will be placed on next month’s agenda.

4.    DWAYNE FOWLER REFERENCED CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED FROM DAVID EDWARDS OF ENGINEERING DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.  Mr. Fowler noted that Mr. Edwards is currently assembling to develop parcels within the CCWSA service area.  Mr. Fowler presented a service area map of Old Hwy. 5 at the Cobb County line (ATTACHED).  The Authority currently does not have water or sewer service in this area. 

Therefore, Dwayne Fowler noted that staff recommends relinquishing the service area denoted in red on the attached map to the City of Woodstock in order for the City to provide water and sewer service to the area denoted in red on the attached map.

MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE THIE RELINQUISHMENT OF SERVICE AREA DELINEATED IN RED ON THE ATTACHED MAP TO THE CITY OF WOODSTOCK AS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.  All members voted for the motion.

5.    COREY GHORLEY REQUESTED AN INCREASE IN THE CONTRACT AMOUNT FOR GEOHYDRO ENGINEERS (CCWSA-2016-003-GEOHYDRO) IN THE AMOUNT OF $16,000.00 FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT THE RIVERBEND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLEX.  Mr. Ghorley noted the original approved contract amount was $26,526.00 and the revised amount would be $42,526.00.

MOTION BY ROBERT MORRISON AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE AN INCREASE IN THE CONTRACT AMOUNT FOR GEOHYDRO ENGINEERS (CCWSA-2016-003-GEOHYDRO) IN THE AMOUNT OF $16,000.00 FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT THE RIVERBEND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLEX.  All members voted for the motion.

6.    MOTION BY ROBERT MORRISON AND SECOND BY BUZZ AHRENS TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO INCLUDE DISCUSSION REGARDING THE AUTHORITY’S LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY.   All members voted for the motion.

7.    DISCUSSION FOLLOWED CONCERNING WHETHER THE BOARD DESIRES TO AMEND ITS CURRENT LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY.

MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO TABLE LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY REVISION DISCUSSION UNTIL NEXT MONTH IN ORDER FOR THE BOARD TO HAVE FURTHER OPTIONS TO CONSIDER.  STAFF WILL RESEARCH THIS ISSUE AND WILL REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD AT NEXT MONTH’S MEETING.  All members voted for the motion.

8.    MIKE BYRD REVIEWED THE FOLLOW-UP ITEM FROM THE 6/26/17 BOARD MEETING.  AT LAST MONTH’S MEETING, AUTHORITY CUSTOMER DOROTHY REARDON REQUESTED CONSIDERATION OF HER RECENT BILL.  Mrs. Reardon had noted that she had become aware of a leak on her property on 5/1/17.  Mrs. Reardon had previously received a leak adjustment in August 2015 for another leak.  Gaye Blackwell had noted that Mrs. Reardon was declined an adjustment for the current leak due to the Authority’s policy that a customer may receive a leak adjustment only once in a three year period.

The Board had voted at the 6/26/17 Board Meeting to table this issue until next month’s meeting so that staff could review the issue and research potential impacts.

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY BUZZ AHRENS TO ADHERE TO THE AUTHORITY’S EXISTING LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY.  THEREFORE THE REQUEST OF AUTHORITY CUSTOMER DOROTHY REARDON IS DENIED.  Members Winchester, Ahrens, Dabbs, Wilmarth, and Woodruff voted for the motion.  Member Morrison voted against the motion.  Motion passed.

9.    MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO APPROVE THE 6/26/17 BOARD MEETING MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  Members Winchester, Dabbs, and Morrison voted for the motion.  Members Ahrens, Woodruff, and Wilmarth abstained from voting.  Motion passed.

10.   BETH JONES PRESENTED THE FINANCIAL REPORT.  Mrs. Jones reported that total operating revenues are approximately $1,478,941.00 above budget projections for the period ending 5/31/17.  Mrs. Jones reported that total operating expenses are approximately $877,770.00 below budget projections for the same period.  Mrs. Jones reported year-to-date net income of $6,763,161.00 for the period ending 5/31/17.

11.   CLINT BLACKWELL PRESENTED THE WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Blackwell reported an average daily treatment of 16.700 MGD for the month of June 2017 at the Etowah River Water Treatment Facility.  Mr. Blackwell reported that the Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is currently full at 1189 feet.  Mr. Blackwell reported a cumulative rainfall total of 51.03” for the past 12 months.

12.   MIKE VENTERS PRESENTED THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 2.2 MGD at the Rose Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, as well as a total reuse monthly flow 3.9 MG.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 4.3 MGD at the Fitzgerald Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, and an average daily treatment of 0.0 GPD at the Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Facility.

13.   MIKE VENTERS NOTED THAT A WASTEWATER SPILL WAS REPORTED ON 7/8/17 AT 3519 STONECLIFF WAY IN WOODSTOCK.  Mr. Venters noted that the leak came from the force main line from the pumping station.  The estimated amount of the spill was 2700 gallons.  Authority crews made repairs and the system was put back into service.  The construction department is currently in the process of replacing this line from the pumping station.

14.   DWAYNE FOWLER PRESENTED THE CONSTRUCTION REPORT.  MR. FOWLER REPORTED CONCERNING THE NOONDAY CREEK FORCE MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT.  Mr. Fowler noted that, due to a continuing failure of the force main and the current condition of the force main, the Authority feels that a replacement pipe should be constructed.  Mr. Fowler noted that the current pipe has deteriorated in a very short period of time due to sewer gases and cavitation.

Mr. Fowler noted that staff is currently researching alternate routing options for the force main at an estimated cost of $300,000.00 – $500,000.00.

MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE ENTERING INTO AN ENGINEERING CONTRACT FOR DESIGN AND COST ESTIMATES FOR THIS SCOPE OF WORK.  All members voted for the motion.

15.   TOM HEARD PRESENTED THE GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT.  MR. HEARD NOTED THAT HE HOPES TO CONDUCT A BOARD TOUR OF THE WASTEWATER PLANTS SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER.

16.   MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO ADJOURN.  All members voted for the motion.

June 2017

Board Meeting Date:  June 26, 2017  ~ 4:00 PM

 

PERSONS PRESENT:  Mike Byrd, Gary Winchester, Chris Wilbanks, Robert Morrison, Doug Dabbs, Tom Heard, David Kubala, Dwayne Fowler, Rick Dobbs, Tom Roach, Wesley Banks, Clint Blackwell, Jeff Hooper, Mark Cochran, Mike Venters, Brian Breeden, Corey Ghorley, Beth Jones, Ryan Sarks, Gaye Blackwell, Randy Mitchell, Jennifer Arp, Eric Wilmarth, Dorothy Reardon, and Robert Reardon.

Mike Byrd, Chair, called the meeting to order.

1.    AN INVOCATION WAS GIVEN BY ROBERT MORRISON, FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

2.    AUTHORITY CUSTOMER DOROTHY REARDON ADDRESSED THE BOARD TO REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF HER RECENT BILL.  Mrs. Reardon noted the she became aware of a leak on her property on 5/1/17.  Mrs. Reardon noted that she immediately called a plumber and the leak was repaired.

The Authority read Mrs. Reardon’s meter on 5/15/17; therefore, the leak occurred and was repaired during the month of May, prior to the reading date.

Mrs. Reardon note that she is an 89 year old widow and on a fixed income.  She has resided at her residence for 28 years and had previously received a leak adjustment in August 2015.

Gaye Blackwell noted that Mrs. Reardon was declined an adjustment for this current leak due to the Authority’s policy that a customer may receive a leak adjustment only once in a three year period.

Mrs. Reardon noted that she is a military wife, and also a member of the Gold Star Wives of America.  She noted that she is familiar with rules and regulations; however, she feels that certain situations can warrant an exception.  Therefore, she is requesting consideration of her recent bill.

Discussion followed concerning possible ramifications of revising the current leak adjustment policy.

MOTION BY ROBERT MORRISON AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO TABLE THIS ISSUE UNTIL NEXT MONTH’S MEETING SO THAT STAFF MAY REVIEW THIS ISSUE AND RESEARCH POTENTIAL IMPACTS.  All members present voted for the motion.

3.    MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY CHRIS WILBANKS TO APPROVE THE ESRI SMALL UTILITY ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT, WHICH IS A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $347,000.00, WITH $133,000.00 BEING PAID IN YEAR ONE, $107,000.00 BEING PAID IN YEAR TWO, AND $107,000.00 BEING PAID IN YEAR THREE.  All members present voted for the motion.

4.    MOTION BY ROBERT MORRISON AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE THE CARTEGRAPH ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE CONTRACT, WHICH IS A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $129,261.00, WITH $70,487.00 BEING PAID IN YEAR ONE, $29,387.00 BEING PAID IN YEAR TWO, AND $29,387.00 BEING PAID IN YEAR THREE.  All members present voted for the motion.

5.    MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE THE 5/31/17 BOARD MEETING MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  All members present voted for the motion.

6.    BETH JONES PRESENTED THE FINANCE REPORT.  Mrs. Jones reported that total operating revenues are approximately $863,383.00 above budget projections for the period ending 4/30/17.  Mrs. Jones also reported that total operating expenses are approximately $730,806.00 below budget projections for the same period.  Mrs. Jones reported year-to-date net income of $5,489,497.00 for the period ending 4/30/17.

7.    CLINT BLACKWELL PRESENTED THE WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Blackwell reported an average daily treatment of 16.776 MGD for the month of May 2017 at the Etowah River Water Treatment Facility.  Mr. Blackwell also reported that the Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is currently full at 1189 feet.  Mr. Blackwell reported a cumulative rainfall total of 46.27” for the past 12 months.

8.    MIKE VENTERS PRESENTED THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 2.3 MGD at the Rose Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, as well as a total reuse monthly flow of 2.1 MG.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 4.6 MGD at the Fitzgerald Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, and an average daily treatment of 0.0 GPD at the Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Facility. 

9.    MIKE VENTERS REPORTED THAT THE AUTHORITY RECEIVED AN ODOR COMPLAINT FROM THE TOWNE LAKE AREA ON 6/10/17.  Mr. Venters noted that the sewer plant was in the process of performing annual maintenance on the #1 basin, which exposed the grit piles on the floor.  Mr. Venters instructed staff to cover all the piles with lime to neutralize the odor.  Mr. Venters reported that no other complaints have been received from this area at this time.

10.   DWAYNE FOWLER PRESENTED THE CONSTRUCTION REPORT.  MR. FOWLER NOTED THAT AUTHORITY IS CURRENTLY AWAITING A RESPONSE FROM THE D.O.T. REGARDING THE HWY. 20 PROJECT.

11.   TOM HEARD REQUESTED THAT CHAIRMAN BYRD BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A LETTER TO THE GEORGIA EPD FROM THE CCWSA BOARD CONCERNING COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED EXPANSION OF THE EAGLE POINT MSW LANDFILL THAT IS LOCATED NEAR THE ETOWAH RIVER IN FORSYTH COUNTY.  Mr. Heard noted that this letter states the Authority’s concerns over the Etowah River and notes that CCWSA continually monitors water quality in the Etowah River at and upstream of the Authority’s drinking water treatment facility raw water intakes.  Mr. Heard noted that the Authority continually monitors the finished drinking water that is distributed to its customers.  The Authority’s drinking water has found no evidence, to date, of any water quality impairment attributable to the Eagle Point MSW Landfill, but expects EPD and the Eagle Point MSW Landfill to maintain the quality of the Etowah River bio-system.

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY CHRIS WILBANKS TO AUTHORIZE CHAIRMAN BYRD TO EXECUTE THE LETTER TO THE GEORGIA EPD FROM THE CCWSA BOARD CONCERNING COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED EXPANSION OF THE EAGLE POINT MSW LANDFILL THAT IS LOCATED NEAR THE ETOWAH RIVER IN FORSYTH COUNTY.  All members present voted for the motion.

12.   BOARD MEMBERS CHRIS WILBANKS AND STEVEN WOODRUFF WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR EIGHT YEARS OF SERVICE ON THE CCWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  A plaque was presented to Mr. Wilbanks.  A plaque will be presented to Mr. Woodruff at a later date.

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY CHRIS WILBANKS TO ADJOURN.  All members present voted for the motion.

May 2017

Board Meeting Date:  May 31, 2017  ~ 9:00 AM

PERSONS PRESENT:  Mike Byrd, Gary Winchester, Buzz Ahrens, Chris Wilbanks, Doug Dabbs, Tom Heard, David Kubala, Dwayne Fowler, Rick Dobbs, Darrell Caudill, Wesley Banks, Corey Ghorley, Joey Buice, Clint Blackwell, Jeff Hooper, Alison Payne, Mark Cochran, Mike Venters, Jennifer Arp, Beth Jones, Garry Hensley, Gaye Blackwell, Ryan Sarks, and Randy Mitchell.

Mike Byrd, Chair, called the meeting to order.

1.   AN INVOCATION WAS GIVEN BY MIKE BYRD, FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

2.   GAYE BLACKWELL REFERENCED CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED FROM AUTHORITY CUSTOMER LESLIE COLEMAN.  In this correspondence, Mrs. Coleman noted that one of the pipes on her sprinkler system in the underground compartment burst under pressure.  Mrs. Coleman further noted that her husband noticed the water flowing down the side of their house and into the creek on 3/17/17.  Mrs. Coleman noted that her husband turned off the water and had the sprinkler company come out on an emergency call to make repairs.

In this correspondence, Mrs. Coleman noted that she applied for a leak adjustment and was turned down because she had already received a leak adjustment within the past three years.

In this correspondence, Mrs. Coleman further noted that she can understand paying the full amount for the water portion of the bill because the sprinkler pipe burst.  Mrs. Coleman requests consideration of the sewer charges on her bill.

MOTION BY CHRIS WILBANKS AND SECOND BY DOUG DABBS TO ABIDE BY EXISTING POLICY.  THEREFORE, THE REQUEST OF MRS. COLEMAN IS DENIED.  All members present voted for the motion.

3.   DAVID KUBALA NOTED THAT THE AUTHORITY IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM A NUMBER OF ITEMS BASED UPON THE PLANS OF THE METROPOLITAN NORTH GEORGIA WATER PLANNING DISTRICT.  Mr. Kubala noted that among those items are the development of a local water master plan, the development of a local wastewater master plan, the development of a source water assessment and protection program, the development of an AMI benefit and feasibility study, and the development of a water system asset management plan.

Mr. Kubala noted that staff has met with representatives of Freese and Nichols concerning this issue.  Freese and Nichols has submitted a proposal to the Authority for this scope of work in the amount of $64,170.00. 

Staff recommends approval of the proposal of Freese and Nichols in an amount not-to-exceed $65,000.0 and recommends that Tom Heard be authorized to sign the contract with Freese and Nichols at the appropriate time.

MOTION BY BUZZ AHRENS AND SECOND BY CHRIS WILBANKS TO APPROVE THE EXPENDITURE TO FREESE AND NICHOLS IN AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $65,000.00 FOR THIS SCOPE OF WORK, AND TO AUTHORIZE TOM HEARD TO SIGN THE CONTRACT WITH FREESE AND NICHOLS AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME.  All members present voted for the motion.

MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE A LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT FOR A MOTION PROPOSED BY BUZZ AHRENS TO THE METROPOLITAN NORTH GEORGIA WATER PLANNING DISTRICT REQUESTING THAT COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT ON ANY ACTION ITEMS IN THE NEXT UPDATE OF THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT PLAN.  All members present voted for the motion.

4.   DWAYNE FOWLER PRESENTED A FOLLOW-UP ITEM FROM THE 4/24/17 BOARD MEETING.  MR. FOWLER REFERENCED CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED FROM NATHAN ADRIAN OF SOUTHEASTERN ENGINEERING.  In this correspondence, Mr. Adrian requested approval of a lift station for a project along East Cherokee Drive.  In this correspondence, Mr. Adrian noted this project is across from Mill Creek Drive.  (Preliminary site plan with force main location and head loss/pump sizing calculations attached.)

MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY CHRIS WILBANKS TO APPROVE THE LIFT STATION REQUEST AS PRESENTED.  All members present voted for the motion.

5.   MOTION BY CHRIS WILBANKS AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE THE 4/24/17 BOARD MEETING MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  All members present voted for the motion.

6.   BETH JONES PRESENTED THE FINANCE REPORT.  Mrs. Jones reported that total operating revenues are approximately $806,100.00 above budget projections for the period ending 3/31/17.  Mrs. Jones reported that total operating expenses are approximately $475,116.00 below budget projections for the same period.  Mrs. Jones reported year-to-date net income of $4,664,631.00 for the period ending 3/31/17.

7.   CLINT BLACKWELL PRESENTED THE WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Blackwell reported an average daily treatment of 15.530 MGD for the month of April 2017 at the Etowah River Water Treatment Facility.  Mr. Blackwell also reported that the Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is currently full at 1189 feet.  Mr. Blackwell reported a cumulative rainfall total of 40.47” for the past 12 months.

8.   MIKE VENTERS PRESENTED THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 2.1 MGD at the Rose Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, and a total reuse monthly flow of 4.1 MG.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 4.4 MGD at the Fitzgerald Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, and an average daily treatment of 0.0 GPD at the Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Facility.

9.   MIKE VENTERS REPORTED THAT A WASTEWATER SPILL WAS REPORTED ON 5/22/17 FROM 161 WEST RIDGE DRIVE IN CANTON.  Mr. Venters noted that the spill was from the Blankets Creek Lift Station, which was caused by crews hitting the pipe, causing the spill to occur from the manhole just above it.  Repairs were made, and the estimated amount of the spill was 12,500 gallons.  The spill flowed into a tributary that flows into Little River.

10.   DWAYNE FOWLER PRESENTED THE CONSTRUCTION REPORT.  MR. FOWLER REPORTED THAT THE BISHOP ROAD PROJECT IS NOW COMPLETE.

11.   TOM HEARD PRESENTED THE GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT.  MR. HEARD PRESENTED A PROPOSAL CONCERNING IRRIGATION METER PRICING.  Mr. Heard noted that, per requirements of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, the Authority’s irrigation rate should be significantly higher than the rate for indoor use.  At a minimum, the rate for irrigation use by all customer classes should be equal to or greater than 200 percent of the first tier rate for single-family residential customers.

Mr. Heard noted that the Authority currently does not meet this requirement.  Therefore, staff has reviewed the Authority’s irrigation rate schedule and has presented the following proposal (ATTACHED):

There will be no change to the Authority’s existing base rate for irrigation meters.  However, the rate for irrigation usage of 1000 gallons and 2000 gallons will increase to $5.25 per thousand.

MOTION BY CHRIS WILBANKS AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE THE REVISION TO THE AUTHORITY’S IRRIGATION RATE STRUCTURE AS OUTLINED IN THE ATTACHED PROPOSAL, CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE METROPOLITAN NORTH GEORGIA WATER PLANNING DISTRICT.  All members present voted for the motion.

12.   TOM HEARD PRESENTED THE PROPOSED 2018 CIP/FUTURE PROJECTS LISTING (ATTACHED).

MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO APPROVE THE 2018 CIP/FUTURE PROJECTS LISTING AS PRESENTED.  All members present voted for the motion.

13.   MOTION BY GARY WINCHESTER AND SECOND BY BUZZ AHRENS TO ADJOURN.  All members present voted for the motion.