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September 2021

Board Meeting:  September 27, 2021 ~9:00 A.M.

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

Member Eric Wilmarth was not present at the meeting.

Gary Winchester, Chair, called the meeting to order.

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

2.  COREY GHORLEY REQUESTED APPROVAL OF A PROPOSAL FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FROM ATKINS IN THE AMOUNT OF $125,775.00 FOR THE SR 20 WIDENING/WATER MAIN RELOCATION PROJECT (GDOT PI#0014131) FROM SCOTT ROAD TO UNION HILL ROAD.

MOTION BY LISA WOODRUFF AND SECOND BY NANCY MARTIN TO APPROVE THE PROPOSAL FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FROM ATKINS IN THE AMOUNT OF $125,775.00 FOR THE SR 20 WIDENING/WATER MAIN RELOCATION PROJECT (GDOT PI#0014131) FROM SCOTT ROAD TO UNION HILL ROAD. All members present voted for the motion.

3.  COREY GHORLEY REQUESTED APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER #002 FROM CARROLL DANIEL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE CCWSA CONSTRUCTION COMPLEX. Mr. Ghorley noted this change order is a credit in the amount of $30,575.30 for unit price of unsuitable soils removal and owner-directed contingency not used. Mr. Ghorley noted a contract amount prior to this change order of $2,456,292.00, and a revised contract amount of $2,425,716.70.

MOTION BY BARRY MANSELL AND SECOND BY LISA WOODRUFF TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER #002, WHICH IS A CREDIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,575.30, FROM CARROLL DANIEL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE CCWSA CONSTRUCTION COMPLEX. All members present voted for the motion.

4.  DWAYNE FOWLER REQUESTED APPROVAL TO EXPEND APPROXIMATELY $80,000.00 FOR THE CHEROKEE COUNTY TRANSART PARKWAY ROAD PROJECT/TRANSART BRIDGE REPLACEMENT/WATER LINE RELOCATION.

MOTION BY NANCY MARTIN AND SECOND BY BARRY MANSELL TO APPROVE THE EXPENDITURE OF APPROXIMATELY $80,000.00 FOR THE CHEROKEE COUNTY TRANSART PARKWAY ROAD PROJECT/TRANSART BRIDGE REPLACEMENT/WATER LINE RELOCATION. All members present voted for the motion.

5.  DWAYNE FOWLER REQUESTED APPROVAL TO EXPEND APPROXIMATELY $60,000.00 FOR THE CHEROKEE COUNTY/HOLBROOK CAMPGROUND ROUNDABOUT/WATER LINE RELOCATION PROJECT.

MOTION BY BARRY MANSELL AND SECOND BY BECKY DABBS TO APPROVE THE EXPENDITURE OF APPROXIMATELY $60,000.00 FOR THE CHEROKEE COUNTY/HOLBROOK CAMPGROUND ROUNDABOUT/WATER LINE RELOCATION PROJECT. All members present voted for the motion.

6.  MOTION BY HARRY JOHNSTON AND SECOND BY NANCY MARTIN TO APPROVE THE 8/30/21 BOARD MEETING MINUTES AS PRESENTED. All members present voted for the motion.

7.  BETH JONES PRESENTED THE FINANCE REPORT. Mrs. Jones reported that total operating revenues are approximately $2,236,202.00 above budget projections for the period ending 7/31/21. Mrs. Jones reported that total operating expenses are approximately $1,452,941.00 below budget projections for the same period. Mrs. Jones reported year-to-date net income of $10,663,990.00 for the period ending 7/31/21.

8.  CLINT BLACKWELL PRESENTED THE WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS REPORT. Mr. Blackwell reported an average daily treatment of 20.241 MGD for the month of August 2021 at the Etowah River Water Treatment Facility. Mr. Blackwell reported that the Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is currently at full pool at 1189.2 ft. Mr. Blackwell reported a cumulative rainfall total of 63.02” for the past twelve months.

9.  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 2.3 MG. Mr. Venters reported an average daily treatment of 5.5 MGD at the Fitzgerald Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, and an average daily treatment of 0.270 MGD at the Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Facility.

10.  DAVID KUBALA PRESENTED THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT IN THE ABSENCE OF JENNIFER ARP. Mr. Kubala reported that no spills or overflows occurred during this reporting period.

11.  DWAYNE FOWLER PRESENTED THE CONSTRUCTION REPORT. Mr. Fowler noted that Cherokee County has given the Authority a notice-to-proceed on the Hames Road/South Jett Road Roadway Improvements project. Mr. Fowler noted that he would provide cost estimates for this project at next month’s meeting.

12.  TOM HEARD PRESENTED THE GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT.

13.  IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD TO CONDUCT THE OCTOBER BOARD AGENDA MEETING/WORK SESSION ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 AT 3:00 P.M. AT THE AUTHORITY’S NEW CONSTRUCTION COMPLEX LOCATED AT 551 COKERS CHAPEL ROAD IN BALL GROUND.

14.  GARY WINCHESTER NOTED THAT THE AUTHORITY IS IN RECEIPT OF A LETTER FROM BILLY PEPPERS, CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF CANTON. In this letter, Mr. Peppers noted the City of Canton received the Authority’s letter dated 7/26/21 via email concerning items related to real estate, water capacity, and the use of the City’s Hickory Log Creek Reservoir.

Gary Winchester noted that the City was not interested in the Authority’s offer.

15.  MOTION BY LISA WOODRUFF AND SECOND BY HARRY JOHNSTON TO ADJOURN. All members present voted for the motion.

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