MINUTES
ORO VALLEY WATER UTILITY COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
Monday, March 14, 2016
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
 
 
CALL TO ORDER – AT OR AFTER 6:00 P.M.

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

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Winston Tustison, Chair
Robert Milkey, Vice Chair
Javier Arriaga, Commissioner
Anne Campbell, Commissioner
Shanna Weagle, Commissioner
Thomas Kibler, Commissioner

STAFF PRESENT:
Philip Saletta, P.E., Water Utility Director
Shirley Kiel, Water Utility Administrator
Peter Abraham, P.E., Water Resources and Planning Manager
Robert Jacklitch, Water Engineering Project Manager
Karn Boyce, Water Conservation Specialist

ALSO PRESENT:
Joe Hornat, Town Councilmember

CALL TO AUDIENCE - No speakers.

1.

PRESENTATION BY U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ON GROUNDWATER-STORAGE CHANGE AND LAND SUBSIDENCE IN TUCSON BASIN AND AVRA VALLEY  (Robert Carruth)


Click here for Item 1: Land Subsidence and Aquifer Storage (Added 03/15/16)

Mr. Carruth presented on groundwater storage, land subsidence and the aquafer-storage monitoring in the Tucson Active Management Area (TAMA).

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

2.

APPROVAL JANUARY 11, 2016 MINUTES


Click here Item 2: January 11, 2016 minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Weagle and seconded by Vice Chair Milkey to approve the minutes as amended.

MOTION carried, 5-0.

(Chair Tustison abstained.)

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

3.

APPROVAL FEBRUARY 8, 2016 MINUTES


Click here for Item 3: February 8, 2016 minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Weagle and seconded by Commissioner Campbell to approve the minutes as amended.

MOTION carried, 4-1 with Commissioner Arriaga opposed.

(Arriaga Opposed, Tustison Abstained)

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

4.

PRESENTATION AND UPDATE ON WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM (K. Boyce)


Click here for Item 4: Conservation Update (Added 03/14/16, updated 1:53 p.m.)

Ms. Boyce presented an overview of the Town's water conservation program.  The presentation included information on AquaHawk and public education for customers to use this water conservation and water usage monitoring tool.
(Materials attached in Granicus.)

5.

YOUR VOICE, OUR FUTURE PHASE 3 PROJECT UPDATE  (P. Saletta)


Click here for Item 5: Your Voice, Our Future

Mr. Saletta presented the Your Voice, Our Future project update.

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

6.

TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS/COMMUNICATIONS  (Councilmember Hornat)


Councilmember Hornat reported on the following:
Cancelled March 16 Town Council meeting; liquor licenses; Stormwater fee increase; district concept/Your Voice, Our Future comparison; mid-year financials; new STEM school; Community & Recreation Center funding; sale of Town assets (future agenda item); neighborhood meetings; La Canada traffic study

7.

SUBCOMMITTEE/COMMISSIONER REPORTS


a.

Finance Subcommittee  (Commissioner Tustison)


No report.

b.

Conservation Subcommittee  (Commissioner Campbell)


Commissioner Campbell reported on the last Conservation Subcommittee meeting which included:
- Aquahawk and other conservation tools; penalties for water wasting; drought preparedness plan; landscape code and conservation and water efficiency

c.

Water Resources Subcommittee  (Commissioner Milkey)


No report.

8.

STAFF REPORTS


a.

Capital Projects  (R. Jacklitch)


Mr. Jacklitch reviewed the following capital projects:
- 24 inch and reclaim main; Tangerine Road; Lambert Lane and La Canada; La Cholla widening; hydro-pneumatic tank for Well 7; water quality control program (mixers in reservoirs)

9.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT  (P. Saletta)


a.

Colorado River Snowpack Reports


Click here for Item 9a: Snowpack Reports (Updated 03/14/16)

Mr. Saletta reviewed the snowpack reports for the Colorado River Basin and water levels for storage in Lake Mead and Lake Powell.
(Materials attached in Granicus.)

b.

Upcoming Meetings


Mr. Saletta announced the following:
- March 16 Town Council meeting is cancelled; April 6 is next Town Council meeting; April 11 is next Water Utility Commission Meeting; March 21 is Water Resources Research Center Annual Conference

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

No items.

CALL TO AUDIENCE - No speakers.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Milkey and seconded by Commissioner Campbell to adjourn the meeting at 7:31 p.m.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

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 14th day of March, 2016. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.