May 6,2010 Minutes

MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
ENGLEWOOD WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MAY 6, 2010 – 8:30 A.M.

Board of Supervisors:
Steve Samuels, Chair
Paul Manke, Vice-Chair
Sydney Crampton
Phyllis Wright
Taylor Meals

Staff:
Michael J. Ray – Administrator
Robert Benedict – Acting District Counsel
Teresa Herzog –  Acting Secretary to the Board

1.    The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance and a roll call to establish a quorum.

2.    ANNOUNCEMENTS – Change in meeting agenda, moving Old Business10b to the Public Input Section.
                                                                               
3.    PRESENTATION- Dave Cash- Florida Section AWWA 2010 Best tasting Water Region 10. Mr. Cash, Region 10 Chair presented the award, with congratulations. EWD is the first utility to receive the new award that will revolve to the subsequent winner each year.  
    
4.    PUBLIC INPUT – Mr. Don Springer 1723 Shell Drive (474-0109) Mr. Springer explained that his septic system is failing. He does not want to have costly repairs/replacement done if central sewer is pending.

Lengthy discussion ensued. The remaining property owners on Shell Drive who did not respond to the April 2010 letter (attached) will be contacted before a final decision is made at the May 20, 2010 Board meeting.

5.    CONSENT SECTION – Chair Samuels asked for comment and/or corrections to the Minutes. Hearing none, Mr. Meals moved “to accept the consent section as presented” Seconded by Mr. Manke.

Unanimous

     a.    Minutes of the Regular Meeting April 15, 2010                   10-05-06 CS A
               
6.    ACTION ITEM – None

7.    DISCUSSION ITEM – None

8.    ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – Michael J. Ray
       a.    WATER OPERATIONS – Roger Quick
               i.    Water usage is down, working on maintenance and employee vacations.
               ii.   Elevated tank pre-bid took place April 27th, 8 contractors attended. Bid opening is scheduled for May 13th.               

      b.      JARL ‘JAY’ D. LINDEN, TECHNICAL/OPERATIONS SUPPORT MANAGER 
Mr. Linden reviewed his written report with updates.
               i.    ASR Supplemental Reclaimed Water Source – Met with DEP May 4th.  They agreed to a minor modification to our permit. We’ll proceed with testing and monitoring wells. We have 100 MG stored at this time, twice what we had last year. We will continue the reuse schedule with our customers, as it promotes conservation.
                ii.   Wellfield No. 5 – We’ve signed the task order, eagles leave June 1st.
                iii.   Water Main Extension – We received the DEP permit April 28th   still waiting for County ROW permits. The project should start soon.
                iv.   Dearborn Street Drainage Project – coordinating with DMK on moving our utilities; trying to keep it to a minimum. Funds will need to be added to the budget for this project.
                v.    Sarasota County Water Interconnect – The agreement will be presented at the next meeting, it is within our budget requirements. It may be a year before the project starts.
                vi.   Elevated Tank Painting Project – An addendum went out yesterday.

      c.    SONIA ZOELLER, FINANCE DIRECTOR
                i.    Still working on mid-year review. Staff training is going well.
                ii.   Another bank went under; we’ve already received the funds back from FDIC.  We have not lost any money, but the CDs we invested in were at a 3% rate of return and the CDs we are reinvesting in have a 1 to 1.5 % rate of return.

Mr. Ray continued; we had a good meeting with DEP. We have a good relationship with them. Mr. Samuels commented on the amount of time and work that goes into establishing a trusting relationship.

9.    ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Robert Benedict –  None

10.   OLD BUSINESS
        a.    Shirley Hopp – High Bill- Mr. Ray introduced the item. Staff researched it and found no abnormalities with the meter. Ms. Hopp received the normal adjustment, Mr. Ray recommended no further adjustment be made, the Board agreed. A letter will be sent to Ms. Hopp with the results.  

        b.    Shell Drive – covered under public input.

11.   PUBLIC COMMENT – None

12.   NEW BUSINESS – None  

13.   BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS – Mr. Samuels reviewed an article about the impairment of Gottfried Creek. This may become an issue in the future for the areas along Gottfried Creek that lie in our service area. A majority of this area is already sewered.

 

ADJOURN – 9:19am

 

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Paul Manke, Vice-Chair
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