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May 2021

Board Meeting: May 24, 2021 ~ 9:00 A.M.

PERSONS PRESENT:  Gary Winchester, Eric Wilmarth, Doug Dabbs, Lisa Woodruff, Harry Johnston, Nancy Martin, Barry Mansell, Tom Heard, David Kubala, Dwayne Fowler, Tom Roach, Wesley Banks, Joey Buice, Mark Cochran, Mike Venters, Leo Baker, Jennifer Arp, Joey Geers, Jamie Veley, Chandler Hamby, Tyler West, Corey Ghorley, Beth Jones, Gaye Blackwell, Greg Long, Eric Wright, Melanie Stephens, Ryan Sarks, Jeff Hooper, Garry Hensley, Rodney Satterfield, and Mike Thomas.

Gary Winchester, Chair, called the meeting to order.

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

2.   MIKE THOMAS OF THE GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF WATER PROFESSIONALS PRESENTED THE FOLLOWING AWARDS TO THE AUTHORITY:

·         Etowah River Water Treatment Facility:  Plant of the Year Award

·         Etowah River Water Treatment Facility:  Platinum Award

·         Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Plant:  Water Reclamation Facility of the Year Award

·         Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Plant:  Gold Award

·         Rose Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant:  Platinum Award

·         Fitzgerald Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant:  Platinum Award

3.   COREY GHORLEY REQUESTED APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $210,000.00 TO COMPLETE THE CCWSA NORTH SHOP COMPLEX.  Mr. Ghorley noted costs will cover septic system, site grading and landscaping, erosion control structures, on-site water utilities (completed by CCWSA Construction Dept.), office furniture and appliances, IT equipment, and an automatic gate control system.

MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY LISA WOODRUFF TO APPROVE THE REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $210,000.00 TO COMPLETE THE CCWSA NORTH SHOP COMPLEX.  All members voted for the motion.

4.   COREY GHORLEY REQUESTED APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED 2022 CIP/FUTURE PROJECTS LISTING (ATTACHED).

MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY NANCY MARTIN TO APPROVE THE 2022 CIP/FUTURE PROJECTS LISTING AS PRESENTED.  All members voted for the motion.

5.   DWAYNE FOWLER REPORTED THAT THE AUTHORITY IS IN RECEIPT OF A PETITION FOR EXTENSION OF WATER MAIN FROM ELEVEN RESIDENTS OF FLATBOTTOM ROAD AND ETOWAH DOWNS COURT.  Mr. Fowler noted that the proposed line extension is from the Rambo Lane and Turkey Creek Drive area south/southwest to Flatbottom Road and along Etowah Downs Court to the cul-de-sac.  Mr. Fowler noted that the total footage of the extension is approximately 4,816 feet, and the estimated line size is 3” PVC.  The estimated task cost of the line is $28,896.00.  Mr. Fowler noted that the Authority would realize tap fees in the approximate amount of $18,700.00 from this scope of work, and noted that there are 21 potential connections in the extension area.

Mr. Fowler stated that the petitioners have noted that they currently use well water to meet their water needs, and these wells contain a high iron and mineral load, and some are under the influence of surface water and contain detectable levels of E. coli.

MOTION BY ERIC WILMARTH AND SECOND BY BARRY MANSELL TO APPROVE THE INSTALLATION OF APPROXIMATELY 4,816 FEET OF 3” WATER MAIN FOR THE FLATBOTTOM ROAD/ETOWAH DOWNS COURT AREA AT AN APPROXIMATE COST TO THE AUTHORITY OF $28,896.00.  All members voted for the motion.

6.   GARY WINCHESTER REVIEWED THE FOLLOW-UP ITEM FROM THE 4/26/21 BOARD MEETING:

1)   JEFF HOOPER REQUESTED THAT THE BOARD TABLE THE REQUEST BY GEORGIA POWER TO TRIM TREES ON CCWSA’S WELL SITE PROPERTY UNTIL NEXT MONTH’S MEETING.

MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY NANCY MARTIN TO TABLE THIS ITEM UNTIL NEXT MONTH’S MEETING.  All members voted for the motion.

7.   MOTION BY BARRY MANSELL AND SECOND BY ERIC WILMARTH TO APPROVE THE 4/26/21 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 $1,731,796.00 below budget projections for the period ending 3/31/21.  Mrs. Jones reported that total operating expenses are approximately $1,137,136.00 below budget projections for the same period.  Mrs. Jones reported year-to-date net income of $3,644,824.00 for the period ending 3/31/21.

9.   LEO BAKER PRESENTED THE WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT IN THE ABSENCE OF CLINT BLACKWELL.  Mr. Baker reported an average daily treatment of 18.267 MGD for the month of April 2021 at the Etowah River Water Treatment Facility.  Mr. Baker also noted that the Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is currently at full pool at 1189.2 ft.  Mr. Baker reported a cumulative rainfall total of 54.99” for the past twelve months.

10.    MIKE VENTERS PRESENTED THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 2.7 MGD at the Rose Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, as well as a total reuse monthly flow of 4.2 MG.  Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 5.0 MGD at the Fitzgerald Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, and an average daily treatment of 0.260 MGD at the Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Facility.

11.    JENNIFER ARP PRESENTED THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT.  Mrs. Arp noted that no overflows or spills occurred during this reporting period.

12.    DWAYNE FOWLER PRESENTED THE CONSTRUCTION REPORT.

13.    TOM HEARD PRESENTED THE GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT.  Mr. Heard noted that the Authority is in receipt of an email from a local business owner who has expressed concern about the future location of CCWSA’s IT/Lab Office building.

14.    MOTION BY DOUG DABBS AND SECOND BY BARRY MANSELL TO ADJOURN.  All members voted for the motion.

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 A.M.

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