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Board Meeting: December 13, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Agenda Items:

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

Clay Pilgrim; Rushton, LLC
RE: Presentment of FY 2021 Audit Report

David Kubala & Jennifer Arp
RE: Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Action Item Update

Approval of the 11/29/21 Board Meeting Minutes

*There will be no Finance Report given this month due to the presentment of the FY 2021 Audit Report.

Treatment ReportsClint Blackwell, Mike Venters

Environmental ReportJennifer Arp

Construction ReportDwayne Fowler
1) Hwy. 20 Water Line Relocation for State DOT Project #0002862

General Manager’s ReportTom Heard
1) Approval of the 2022 Board Meeting Calendar

Board Meeting: November 29, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Agenda Items:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
  • Corey Ghorley
    1) Request Approval of Change Order 001 from Geo-Hydro Engineers, Inc. for the Blankets Creek Capacity Expansion Project (Change Order is an increase in the amount of $2,184.25 for testing of rock anchor installation & concrete testing services; Contract amount prior to this change order: $9,900.90; Revised contract amount: $12,085.15)
    2) CIP Update
  • Dwayne Fowler
    RE: Petition for Extension of Water Main from Residents of Green Drive
  • David Kubala & Jennifer Arp
    RE: Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Action Item Update
  • Approval of the 10/25/21 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Finance ReportBeth Jones
  • Treatment ReportsClint Blackwell, Mike Venters
  • Environmental ReportJennifer Arp
  • Construction ReportDwayne Fowler
  • *There will be no General Manager’s Report presented this month.

Board Meeting: October 25, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Agenda Items:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
  • Recognition of Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Corey Ghorley
    1) Request Approval of CCWSA-2021-001-Atkins North America General Engineering Services Contract in an amount not-to-exceed $200,000.00
    2) Request Approval of CCWSA-2021-002-Brown & Caldwell General Engineering Services Contract in an amount not-to-exceed $200,000.00
    3) Request Approval of CCWSA-2021-003-Hazen and Sawyer General Engineering Services Contract in an amount not-to-exceed $200,000.00
    4) Request Approval of CCWSA-2021-004-Engineering Strategies, Inc. General Engineering Services Contract in an amount not-to-exceed $200,000.00
    5) Request Approval of CCWSA-2021-005-Infratec Consulting General Engineering Services Contract in an amount not-to-exceed $200,000.00
    6) Request Approval of CCWSA-2021-006-Freese and Nichols, Inc. General Engineering Services Contract in an amount not-to-exceed $200,000.00
    7) Request Approval of Certificate of Final Completion from Carroll Daniel Construction for the CCWSA Construction Complex
    8) Request Approval of Low Bid from Mid-South Builders, Inc. in the amount of $3,598,597.00 for the SR 20 Widening – Water Main Relocation Project (GDOT PI# 0014131 – Scott Road to Union Hill Road; Construction Cost Estimate of $5,257,985.00 approved Aug. 2021)
    9) Request Approval of Change Order #1 in the amount of $380,408.00 for the Water Treatment Plant Plate Settler Project – Phase 1 (This change will increase the current flow design from 2.5 MGD to 3.0 MGD and add 30 days to the Contract Completion Time. Current Contract Amount of $1,478,000.00; Revised Contract Amount of $1,858,408.00)
    10) Request Approval of Construction Cost Estimate in the amount of $290,650.00 for the Little River Wastewater Pump Station – VFD & SCADA Upgrade Project (Item #5 under Asset Replacement on Current CIP, with a Total Original Estimated Cost of $350,000.00)
    11) Request to Sole Source Dexter Fortson Associates, Inc. to provide SCADA Upgrades to the Little River Wastewater Pump Station – VFD & SCADA Upgrade Project (Dexter Fortson Associates, Inc. is currently the overall provider of CCWSA’s SCADA Control Network.)
  • Dwayne Fowler
    1) Request Approval of Expenditure of Approximately $275,000.00 for the Hames Road/South Jett Road Roadway Improvements Project/Water Line Replacement (Item #2 under Road Relocation Projects/Beyond 2022 on Current CIP; approximately 5000’ of 8” DIP)
  • Approval of the 9/27/21 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Beth Jones
    * (There will be no Finance Report given this month due to the FY 2021 audit in-progress.)
    1) Request Adoption of Reimbursement Resolution – Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority 2021
  • Treatment Reports – Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters
  • Environmental Report – Jennifer Arp
  • Construction Report – Dwayne Fowler
  • General Manager’s Report – Tom Heard
  • Executive Session – Potential Acquisition of Real Estate

Board Meeting: September 27, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Agenda Items:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
  • Corey Ghorley
    1)  Request Approval of  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); Scott Road to Union Hill Road
    2)  Request Approval of Change Order #002 from Carroll Daniel Construction for the CCWSA Construction Complex (The Change Order is a credit in the amount of $30,575.30 for the unit price of unsuitable soils removal and owner directed contingency not used.  Contract amount prior to this change order: $2,456,292.00; Revised contract amount: $2,425,716.70)
  • Dwayne Fowler
    1)  Cherokee County Transart Parkway Road Project/Transart Bridge Replacement/Water Line Relocation $80,000.00
    2)  Cherokee County/Holbrook Campground Roundabout/Water Line Relocation $60,000.00
  • Approval of the 8/30/21 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Finance Report  Beth Jones
  • Treatment Reports – Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters
  • Environmental Report – Jennifer Arp
  • Construction Report – Dwayne Fowler
  • General Manager’s Report – Tom Heard

Board Meeting: August 30, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Agenda Items:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
  • Corey Ghorley
    RE:  Request Approval of Contract Amendment #2 from Brown & Caldwell Engineers in the amount of $1,610.00 for Materials Testing Services for the Odor Control at Rose Creek Phase 3 Project (This will be an increase in the current contract amount of $250,809.00; Revised contract amount of $252,419.00)
  • Dwayne Fowler
    RE:  Request to Bid & Set Construction Budget/PI #0014131 Widening of SR 20 from CR 281/Scott Road to CR 762/Union Hill Road; Engineering Estimated Cost of $5,257,985.00 (Includes $419,070.00 that was Board approved February 2021/Contract Item Agreement)
  • Approval of the 7/26/21 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Finance Report  Beth Jones
    1)  Presentment of Proposed FY 2022 Budget
  • Treatment Reports – Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters
  • Environmental Report – Jennifer Arp
  • Construction Report – Dwayne Fowler
  • General Manager’s Report – Tom Heard
    1)  Request from City of Ball Ground to Reserve an Additional 60,000 Gallons Per Day of Water Capacity for the Leo Taylor Lane Meter Location on Ball Ground Hwy. at a cost of $150,000.00

Board Meeting: July 26, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Agenda Items:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
  • Tom Roach
    RE:  Annual Election of Officers
  • Corey Ghorley
    RE:  Request Increase in Engineering Services Contract Amount for Precision Planning Inc. in the amount of $9,150.00 to cover Reimbursable Direct Expenses and Permitting Fees for the CCWSA Construction Complex (Original Contract Amount $170,000.00. Revised Contract Amount of $179,150.00)
  • Follow-Up Item from the 6/28/21 Board Meeting:
    1) Request from Benjamin Van Waters of Atwell, LLC for Installation of Lift Station for the Proposed Bridgetown Subdivision Development
  • Approval of the 6/28/21 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Finance Report  Beth Jones
  • Treatment Reports – Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters
  • Environmental Report – Jennifer Arp
  • Construction Report – Dwayne Fowler
  • General Manager’s Report – Tom Heard

Board Meeting: June 28, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Agenda Items:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
  • Corey Ghorley
    1)  Request Approval of Proposal from Geo-Hydro Engineers in the amount of $58,427.40 for Construction Materials Testing & Special Inspection Services for the Fitzgerald Creek WPCP Expansion to 11.75 MGD
    2)  Request Approval of Low Bid from Heavy Constructors, Inc. in the amount of $1,478,000.00 for Construction of the Plate Settler at Water Treatment Plant/Phase 1 (Item #3 under Asset Replacement on Current CIP; Construction Budget of $1,671,973.00 approved March 2021)
  • Dwayne Fowler
    1)  Request by Robyn Smith of the City of Waleska to Reserve an  Additional 100,000 Gallons of Water Capacity at a cost of $250,000.00 & Relocation of Existing Meter as shown on Attached Exhibit
    2)  Request from Benjamin Van Waters of Atwell, LLC for Installation of Lift station for the Proposed Bridgetown Subdivision Development (1st Read)
  • Follow-Up Items from the 5/24/21 Board Meeting:
    1) Request by Georgia Power to Trim Trees on CCWSA’s Well Site Property (Request has been withdrawn by Georgia Power)
  • Approval of the 5/24/21 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Finance Report  Beth Jones
  • Treatment Reports – Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters
  • Environmental Report – Jennifer Arp
  • Construction Report – Dwayne Fowler
  • General Manager’s Report – Tom Heard
  • Executive Session- Personnel Item
  • Instructions for accessing the meeting via teleconference can be found on the Authority’s website ccwsa.com

Board Meeting: May 24, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Agenda Items:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
  • Mike Thomas; Georgia Association of Water Professionals
    RE:  Presentation of Awards
  • Corey Ghorley
    1)  Request Approval for Additional Funding, to Complete the CCWSA North Shop Complex in the amount of $210,000.00 (Costs will cover septic system, site grading & landscaping, erosion control structures, on-site water utilities, office furniture & appliances, IT equipment & automatic gate control system)
    2)  Request Approval of 2022 CIP/Future Projects List
  • Dwayne Fowler
    RE:  Petition for Extension of Water Main from Residents of Flatbottom Road & Etowah Downs Court
  • Follow-Up Items from the 4/26/21 Board Meeting:
    1) Request by Georgia Power to Trim Trees on CCWSA’s Well Site Property
  • Approval of the 4/26/21 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Finance Report  Beth Jones
  • Treatment Reports – Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters
  • Environmental Report – Jennifer Arp
  • Construction Report – Dwayne Fowler
  • General Manager’s Report – Tom Heard
  • Executive Session – Personnel Item
  • Instructions for accessing the meeting via teleconference can be found on the Authority’s website ccwsa.com

Board Meeting: April 26, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Agenda Items:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
  • Corey Ghorley
    RE:  Request Approval of Construction Budget in the amount of $3,228,155.00 for the Lab/IT Office Building (Item #10 on Current CIP under Construction Expansion/Upgrade, with a total original estimated cost of $3,300,000.00)
  • Dwayne Fowler
    RE:  Request from City of Waleska for CCWSA to release water rights for Rampley Trail and Patriot Trail to the City of Waleska
  • Jeff Hooper
    RE:  Request by Georgia Power to Trim Trees on CCWSA’s Well Site Property
  • Ryan Sarks
    RE:  Request Approval of FY 2021 Surplus Listing
  • Follow-Up Items from the 3/29/21 Board Meeting:
    1) Request from Jeff Smith of Ridge Planning & Engineering for Installation of Lift Station & Force Main at 327 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock
    2)  Request from Parks Huff of Sams, Larkin & Huff, LLP on behalf of Traton Homes for Installation of Lift Station at Intersection of Lower Union Hill Road & Thomas Road
  • Approval of the 3/29/21 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Finance Report  Beth Jones
  • Treatment Reports – Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters
  • Environmental Report – Jennifer Arp
  • Construction Report – Dwayne Fowler
  • General Manager’s Report – Tom Heard
  • Executive Session – Personnel Item
  • Instructions for accessing the meeting via teleconference can be found on the Authority’s website ccwsa.com

Board Meeting: March 29, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Agenda Items:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
  • Corey Ghorley
    1)  Request Approval for Increase of Hazen & Sawyer Engineering Contract for Design Services on the Fitzgerald Creek WPCP Upgrade to 11.75 MGD in the amount of $354,800.00 (Increase reflects changes in original scope of work up to the 60% Design Phase; Original approved contract amount of $1,562,840.00; Revised contract amount of $1,917,640.00)
    2)  Request Approval of Proposal from Hazen & Sawyer Engineering in the amount of $2,597,600.00 for Construction Services on the Fitzgerald Creek WPCP Upgrade to 11.75 MGD
    3)  Request Approval of Low Bid from Crowder Construction for Construction Services on the Fitzgerald Creek WPCP Upgrade to 11.75 MGD in the amount of $40,643,000.00 (Item #6 on the Current CIP under Construction/Expansion Upgrade, with an approved Construction Budget of $42,600,000.00)
    4) Request Approval of Construction Budget in the amount of $1,671,973.00 for the Plate Settler Replacement at the Water Treatment Plant/Phase 1 (Item #4 on Current CIP under Asset Replacement, with a total Original Estimated Cost of $1,600,000.00
  • Gaye Blackwell
    RE:  Request from JC Pendrey, Jr. for Consideration of Bill on behalf of Authority Customer Susan Gilbert
  • Mike Venters
    RE:  Request from Scott King of ERTH Products, LLC for Proposed Price Adjustment for Sludge Procurement Services
  • Dwayne Fowler
    RE:  Request from Jeff Smith of Ridge Planning & Engineering for Installation of Lift Station & Force Main for Project Located at 327 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock
  • Follow-Up Items from the 2/22/21 Board Meeting:
    1) Request from Jerry Johnson of Perspective Engineering for Installation of Lift Station & Force Main at Elwin Ragsdale Way
    2) Request from Parks Huff of Sams, Larkin & Huff, LLP on behalf of Traton Homes for Installation of Lift Station at Intersection of Lower Union Hill Road & Thomas Road
  • Approval of the 2/22/21 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Finance Report  Beth Jones
  • Treatment Reports – Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters
  • Environmental Report – Jennifer Arp
  • Construction Report – Dwayne Fowler
  • General Manager’s Report – Tom Heard
  • Instructions for accessing the meeting via teleconference can be found on the Authority’s website ccwsa.com
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