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July 2022

Board Meeting:  July 25, 2022 ~9:00 A.M

PERSONS PRESENT: Gary Winchester, Eric Wilmarth, Lisa Woodruff, Nancy Martin, Barry Mansell, Becky Dabbs, Tom Heard, David Kubala, Dwayne Fowler, Darrell Caudill, Wesley Banks, Beth Jones, Jennifer Arp, Mike Venters, Greg Long, Corey Ghorley, Bryan Watkins, Clint Blackwell, Mark Cochran, Ryan Sarks, Gaye Blackwell, Jeff Hooper, Garry Hensley, Melissa Darvish, Melanie Stephens, Sharon Clark, and Eric Wright.

Member Harry Johnston was not present at the meeting.

Gary Winchester, 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. GARY WINCHESTER NOTED THAT JENNIFER ARP HAS RECEIVED THE GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF WATER PROFESSIONALS’ ALVA T. STOREY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE.

3. GARY WINCHESTER NOTED THAT IT WAS TIME FOR THE ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS.

Darrell Caudill opened the floor for nominations for Chair of the CCWSA Board of Directors.

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

Darrell Caudill opened the floor for nominations for Vice-Chair of the CCWSA Board of Directors.

MOTION BY LISA WOODRUFF AND SECOND BY NANCY MARTIN TO NOMINATE AND RE-ELECT ERIC WILMARTH AS VICE-CHAIR OF THE CCWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS. All members present voted for the motion.

Darrell Caudill opened the floor for nominations for Secretary of the CCWSA Board of Directors.

MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY GARY WINCHESTER TO NOMINATE AND RE-ELECT LISA WOODRUFF AS SECRETARY OF THE CCWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS. All members present voted for the motion.

4. COREY GHORLEY REQUESTED APPROVAL OF A PROPOSAL FROM FREESE AND NICHOLS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE PLATE SETTLER REPLACEMENT PROJECT (PHASE 2) AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $39,422.00.

MOTION BY NANCY MARTIN AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO APPROVE THE PROPOSAL FROM FREESE AND NICHOLS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE PLATE SETTLER REPLACEMENT PROJECT (PHASE 2) AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $39,422.00. All members present voted for the motion.

5. DWAYNE FOWLER NOTED THAT THE AUTHORITY IS IN RECEIPT OF A PETITION FOR EXTENSION OF WATER MAIN FROM RESIDENTS OF REINHARDT COLLEGE PARKWAY. Mr. Fowler noted that eleven people have signed the petition, and approval of this scope of work would require the installation of approximately 3,630 ft. of 3” PVC main. Mr. Fowler noted an estimated task cost of the line of $21,780.00, and a total purchase meter cost of $19,250.00. Mr. Fowler noted that there are 19 total properties in the extension area, and 15 properties with road frontage. Mr. Fowler noted that many of these petitioners are experiencing issues with their wells.

MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY BECKY DABBS TO APPROVE THE INSTALLATION OF APPROXIMATELY 3,630 FEET OF 3” WATER MAIN FOR THE REINHARDT COLLEGE PARKWAY (PHASE 2) AREA AT AN APPROXIMATE COST TO THE AUTHORITY OF $21,780.00. All members present voted for the motion.

6. DWAYNE FOWLER NOTED THAT THE AUTHORITY IS IN RECEIPT OF A PETITION FOR EXTENSION OF WATER MAIN FROM RESIDENTS OF GARLAND MOUNTAIN WAY. Mr. Fowler noted that six people have signed the petition, and approval of this scope of work would require the installation of approximately 13,125 ft. of 3” PVC main. Mr. Fowler noted an estimated task cost of the line of $78,750.00, and a total purchase meter cost of $10,500.00. Mr. Fowler noted that there are 24 total properties in the extension area, and 23 properties with road frontage. Mr. Fowler noted that many of these petitioners are experiencing issues with their wells.

MOTION BY NANCY MARTIN AND SECOND BY LISA WOODRUFF TO APPROVE THE INSTALLATION OF APPROXIMATELY 13,125 FEET OF 3” WATER MAIN FOR THE GARLAND MOUNTAIN WAY AREA AT AN APPROXIMATE COST OF THE AUTHORITY OF $78,750.00. All members present voted for the motion.

7. DWAYNE FOWLER NOTED THAT THE AUTHORITY IS IN RECEIPT OF CORRESPONDENCE FROM BARRY LUCAS, DIRECTOR OF FORSYTH COUNTY WATER AND SEWER, REGARDING THE PUCKETT ASSEMBLAGE PROJECT. In this correspondence, Mr. Lucas noted that the purpose of the letter is to provide notification to CCWSA that the developer Toll Brothers has requested water and sewer service from Forsyth County for a proposed development that is partially within CCWSA’s jurisdiction.

In this correspondence, Mr. Lucas further noted that the proposed development, currently known as Puckett Assemblage Project, is located in Fulton, Cherokee, and Forsyth Counties, and is currently under design by Toll Brothers. Their current plan proposes that Forsyth County would provide water service to the entire development, and sewer service to the lots in Forsyth and Cherokee Counties (with Fulton lots proposed to be on septic).

In this correspondence, Mr. Lucas further noted that Forsyth County is willing to provide service if this is acceptable to CCWSA. Forsyth is interested to hear CCWSA’s position on this request and, if in agreement, Forsyth would like to begin working towards execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement.

MOTION BY LISA WOODRUFF AND SECOND BY BARRY MANSELL TO APPROVE CCWSA RELINQUISHMENT OF SERVICE AREA IDENTIFIED AS TAX MAP 02N13 PARCELS 200 & 202 TO FORSYTH COUNTY IN ORDER FOR FORSYTH COUNTY TO PROVIDE WATER AND SEWER SERVICE (MAP ATTACHED). All members present voted for the motion.

8. DWAYNE FOWLER PRESENTED A PROPOSED SPECIFICATION UPDATE REGARDING PIPE REQUIREMENTS. Mr. Fowler requested approval of modifications to Sections W300 and W400 of CCWSA’s specs to allow for the use of HDPE pipe within the Authority’s system. HDPE pipe shall be DR9 (250 psi rated).

MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY LISA WOODRUFF TO APPROVE THE MODIFICATIONS TO SECTIONS W300 AND W400 OF THE SPECS AS OUTLINED BY MR. FOWLER. All members present voted for the motion.

9. MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY BECKY DABBS TO APPROVE THE 6/27/22 BOARD MEETING MINUTES AS PRESENTED. Members Wilmarth, Dabbs, Woodruff, and Mansell voted for the motion. Member Martin abstained from voting. Motion passed.

10. BETH JONES PRESENTED THE FINANCE REPORT. Mrs. Jones reported that total operating revenues are approximately $4,518,432.00 above budget projections for the period ending 5/31/22. Mrs. Jones reported that total operating expenses are approximately $1,912,698.00 below budget projections for the same period. Mrs. Jones reported year-to-date net income of $11,357,152.00 for the period ending 5/31/22.

11. CLINT BLACKWELL PRESENTED THE WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT. Mr. Blackwell reported an average daily treatment of 23.713 MGD for the month of June 2022 at the Etowah River Water Treatment Facility. Mr. Blackwell reported that the Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is currently at full pool at 1189.1 ft. Mr. Blackwell reported a cumulative rainfall total of 55.06” for the past twelve months.

12. MIKE VENTERS PRESENTED THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT. Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 3.0 MGD at the Rose Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, as well as a total reuse monthly flow of 4.8 MG. Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 4.20 MGD at the Fitzgerald Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, and an average daily treatment of 0.260 MGD at the Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Facility.

13. JENNIFER ARP PRESENTED THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT. Mrs. Arp noted that a wastewater spill occurred during this reporting period at Crest Brook Drive. Mrs. Arp noted that approximately 2,200 gallons were spilled due to an unknown blockage. Authority crews jetted the line to correct the problem.

Mrs. Arp noted that a wastewater spill occurred during this reporting period at Hwy. 92 West Alabama Drive. Mrs. Arp noted that approximately 9,900 gallons were spilled due to an asphalt blockage. Authority crews jetted the line and removed the asphalt in order to correct the problem.

14. DWAYNE FOWLER NOTED HE HAD NOTHING TO REPORT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION REPORT.

15. TOM HEARD PRESENTED THE GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT. Mr. Heard noted that the Board would be reviewing the proposed FY 2023 budget at next month’s board meeting.

16. MOTION BY BARRY MANSELL AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO ADJOURN. All members present voted for the motion.

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