MINUTES
ORO VALLEY WATER UTILITY COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
Monday, February 8, 2016
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
 
 
CALL TO ORDER – AT OR AFTER 6:00 P.M.    (Vice Chair Milkey)

Vice Chair Milkey called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Robert Milkey, Vice Chair
Javier Arriaga, Commissioner
Anne Campbell, Commissioner
Tom Kibler, Commissioner
Shanna Weagle, Commissioner

EXCUSED: Winston Tustison, Chair

STAFF PRESENT:
Philip C. Saletta, Water Utility Director
Shirley Kiel, Water Utility Administrator
Peter Abraham, Water Resources and Planning Manager
Robert Jacklitch, Project Manager
Jeff Kane, Meters Operations Supervisor

OTHERS PRESENT:
Councilmember Hornat
Julie Bower, Town Clerk

CALL TO AUDIENCE - At this time, any member of the public is allowed to address the Water Utility Commission on any issue not listed on today’s agenda.  Pursuant to the Arizona Open Meeting Law, individual Commissioners may ask Town Staff to review the matter, ask that the matter be placed on a future agenda, or respond to criticism made by speakers.  However, the Water Utility Commission may not discuss or take legal action on matters raised during “Call to Audience.”  In order to speak during “Call to Audience” please specify what you wish to discuss when completing the blue speaker card.

No speakers.

1.

DISCUSSION OF MINUTES FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS  (Julie Bower, Town Clerk)


Click here for Item #1 Memorandum

Town Clerk Julie Bower explained action minutes are the Town standard. The Town Code requires all boards and commissions to provide action minutes.

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

2.

APPROVAL JANUARY 11, 2016 MINUTES    (Vice Chair Milkey)


Click here for Item #2 Draft Minutes

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Arriaga to approve the January 11, 2016 minutes as written. Motion failed due to lack of second.

The Commission requested that the January 11, 2016 minutes be less detailed, conform to action minutes, and to ensure packet materials are attached in Granicus.

3.

DISCUSSION AND UPDATE OF FUTURE CAP WATER DELIVERY AND POTENTIAL PARTNERING WITH METRO WATER AND MARANA UTILITIES  (P. Abraham)


Click here for Item 3 - CAP Recharge Recovery  Delivery System

Mr. Abraham explained delivery of additional CAP water requires infrastructure improvements. One option is entry into a partnership agreement with Metro Water, Marana, CAP and Flowing Wells Irrigation District to utilize a new CAP recharge and recovery mechanism to get more CAP water. He described the process and timeframe.

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

4.

DISCUSSION AND UPDATE ON CAPITAL PROJECTS  (R. Jacklitch)


Click here for Item 4 - Capital Projects

Project Manager Robert Jacklitch reviewed current fiscal year 2015-16 capital projects and the next fiscal year 2016-17 capital projects.

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

5.

TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS/COMMUNICATIONS          (Councilmember Hornat)


Councilmember Hornat reported on the following:
- Neighborhood meetings; Criminal history box on personnel applications; Temporary sign code and related sign issues.

6.

SUBCOMMITTEE/COMMISSIONER REPORTS


a.

Finance Subcommittee              (Commissioner Tustison)


No report.

b.

Conservation Subcommittee              (Commissioner Campbell)


No report.

c.

Water Resources Subcommittee                (Conmmissioner Milkey)


Vice Chair Milkey reported the Water Resources Subcommittee met last week and discussed CAP water delivery and potential partnering, Hoover Power reallocation and long term water resource planning.

7.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT              (P. Saletta)


Mr. Saletta said a billing insert was sent to the Countryside area to advertise the vacancy on the Commission.

a.

Colorado River Snowpack Reports


Click here for Item 7 - Arizona Snow Water Equivalent Map

Click here for Item 7 - Colorado Snow Water Equivalent Map

Click here for Item #7a - Mountain Showpack

Click here for Item #7 - Colorado River Water Supply Report

Mr. Saletta reviewed the snowpack report.

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

b.

Upcoming Meetings


Mr. Saletta discussed the upcoming conference.

- The February 17, 2016 Town Council meeting is cancelled.
- The next Water Utility Commission meeting is March 14, 2016.
- The U of A Water Resources Research Center Annual Conference is scheduled for March 21, 2016.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

No items discussed.

CALL TO AUDIENCE - At this time, any member of the public is allowed to address the Water Utility Commission on any issue not listed on today’s agenda.  Pursuant to the Arizona Open Meeting Law, individual Commissioners may ask Town Staff to review the matter, ask that the matter be placed on a future agenda, or respond to criticism made by speakers.  However, the Water Utility Commission may not discuss or take legal action on matters raised during “Call to Audience.”  In order to speak during “Call to Audience” please specify what you wish to discuss when completing the blue speaker card.

No speakers.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Campbell and seconded by Commissioner Arriaga to adjourn the meeting at 7:08 p.m.

MOTION carried, 5-0.

Prepared by:



Danielle Tanner
Senior Office Specialist

I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of the regular session of the Water Utility Commission of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 8th day of February, 2016. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.