MAY 19, 2011 @8:30 A.M.

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

Michael J. Ray, Administrator
Robert H. Berntsson, District Counsel
Teresa L. Herzog, Administrative Assistant

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

2.      ANNOUNCEMENTS – None

3.      SERVICE AWARDS – Chair Samuels presented a 5 year service award to Human Resources Coordinator Cynthia Draine with thanks and congratulations.

4.      PUBLIC INPUT – None

5.      CONSENT SECTION – Chair Samuels asked for comments, objections and/or corrections to the consent section, hearing none,

Mr. Meals moved, “To accept the Consent Section as presented.” Seconded by Mr. Manke 

Unanimous                                                                                                  11-05-19 CS A         
6.      ACTION ITEM – None                                                                        

a. Mid-year Budget Review – staff reviewed the hand out.

8.      ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – Michael J. Ray



        a.  WASTEWATER OPERATIONS – Philip E. Wagoner
1.  DEP workshop- attended the workshop May 10th reviewing hurricane and reuse protocols.
2. Flows – are 1.2 MGD, staff is starting the maintenance schedule.                                        3. Headworks – still waiting for a start date from Siemens.
4. Trainee – our High School trainee Cole Keaser will become a full-time employee next week and will be ready to sit for the State exam soon.
5. Annual report – has been returned to Atkins for submittal to DEP.

Mr. Linden reviewed his written report with updates.
1. Reclaimed Water Aquifer Storage Recovery – because of high demand and low flow, we ran out of reclaimed water and began drawing from the ASR well on May 18th.    
2. Annual Hydrobiological Monitoring Report – Administrator Mike Ray and Water Operations Manager Roger Quick will meet with SWFWMD May 25th to discuss the results of the report.
3. Sarasota County Sidewalk Project Phase I – 50% complete, staff is making adjustments as necessary.
4. Sarasota County Water Interconnect – Kuxhausen Construction was the apparent low bidder, the project came in under our estimate; we will not have to add to the budget for this project.
5. V9-A Vacuum Sewer and Watermain Replacement Project – is proceeding; the easement resolution will be prepared for the June 16th meeting.                        
6. Elsie Quirk Library Drainage Project – resumed construction on May 17th.

        c.  FINANCE DIRECTOR – Sonia Zoeller
1. Investment Report – as of April 30, 2011 there is $13.1M in reserves and investment accounts are averaging 2.75% in returns.  
2. FY12 budget – is being worked on for August discussion.
3. FRS – nothing is official until July 1, but if the changes take effect, employees will be responsible for contributing 3% toward their retirement. Currently EWD contributes 10.77% for regular FRS employees.
4. Payroll Software – has been purchased, training will begin next month.   

Mr. Ray continued, Wastewater Operations Manager Philip Wagoner and I attended the May 17th meeting with DEP about the odor control matter. No fine was issued and we have 6 months to correct the problem. A minor permit modification was request, it will be done in-house. Mr. Ray concluded the Administrator’s report stating that he, Mr. Meals and Ms. Crampton will be attending the Water Summit June 1st in Sarasota.

9.      ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Robert H. Berntsson – none

10.    OLD BUSINESS – none

11.    PUBLIC COMMENT – none

12.    NEW BUSINESS – none

13.    BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS – Chair Samuels thanked Ms. Herzog and the Board for their participation in the Drop Saver poster contest.  

14.    ADJOURN @ 9:41 am

Taylor Meals