MINUTES
ORO VALLEY WATER UTILITY COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
Monday, June 13, 2016
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
 
 
CALL TO ORDER - AT OR AFTER 6:00 P.M.

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioner Arriaga arrived at 6:16 p.m.

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

ALSO PRESENT:
Councilmember Hornat

Mr. Saletta introduced Water Utility Intern Joel Rose.

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.

APPROVAL MAY 9, 2016 MINUTES


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(Materials attached in Granicus.)

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Milkey and seconded by Vice Chair Campbell to approve the May 9, 2016 minutes as written.

MOTION carried, 5-0.

2.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE AGREEMENT WITH ENERNOC FOR THE TUCSON ELECTRIC POWER DEMAND RESPONSE PROGRAM (P. Saletta and P. Abraham)


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Click here for Resolution (Added 6/10/16)

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Mr. Abraham explained the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Demand Response Program that can help reduce electric costs and manage energy use. This program is managed by an energy management company, EnerNOC Inc., under contract with TEP. The Water Utility has identified the reclaimed water pumping facility as the location where electric load could be shed when the electric load is high in the TEP service area. When the electric load is high in the TEP service area, EnerNOC can request we reduce electric demand and shed the electric load at the reclaimed water facility.

Mr. Abraham reported Water Utility could expect payments of approximately $2,000 per year for approximately 8-12 power shedding requests per year. Each power shedding request would be no more than 4 hours per day, and no more than 2 requests in a 5 day period. Additionally, there is no cost to participate and the Water Utility can opt out of power shedding requests, and receive no payment for those events.

(Materials attached in Granicus.)

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Milkey and seconded by Commissioner Arriaga to recommend approval of Resolution No. (R) 16-26 authorizing and approving an agreement between the Town of Oro Valley and EnerNOC, Inc. to enroll in the Tucson Electric Power Demand Response Program.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

3.

DISCUSSION AND UPDATE REGARDING THE ARIZONA POWER AUTHORITY  (P. Saletta and R. Jacklitch)


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Mr. Jacklitch reported currently TEP is crediting power generation only but they are seeking bill crediting approval for Oro Valley Water and Metro Water through the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). Oro Valley Water Utility and Metro Water have submitted letters of support to the ACC for bill crediting. The proposal would be a minimum of $.01 per kWh difference between Arizona Power Authority (APA) and TEP bill credit.

Mr. Jacklitch explained Oro Valley Water and Metro Water plan to meet with TEP to clarify their proposal for the amount to be credited. The contract remains in draft form. Bill crediting agreements between customers and host utilities are due July 1 and all contracts are due to be signed September 1. However, the APA is still working on the contract and will likely accommodate the Town and others with regard to the schedule.
(Materials attached in Granicus.)

4.

DISCUSSION AND UPDATE FOR THE CAP RECHARGE AND RECOVERY  DELIVERY SYSTEM (P. Saletta and P. Abraham)


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Mr. Abraham reported partnering meetings continue between Oro Valley Water, Metro Water, Marana and Flowing Wells Water District. The proposed system would deliver recovered blended CAP water through shared recovery wells, transmission pipeline and forebay reservoir and booster station. Delivery of the recovered CAP water would be blended in the Oro Valley Water service area prior to distribution. Carollo Engineers is performing a water quality analysis. A draft IGA is being reviewed and is anticipated to be presented to the Commission in November. This project is expected to go before the Town Council by the end of 2016. (Materials attached in Granicus.)

5.

TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS/COMMUNICATIONS (Councilmember Hornat)


Councilmember Hornat reported on the following:
- June 1 Town Council Meeting - Approved the budget; Postponed the $120,000 repayment from Community Center Fund; increased budget cap by $5 million; 5-year financial forecast; 15-year capital improvement program
- July 15 Town Council Meeting - EnerNOC agreement
- Future Town Council items - Future development at La Cholla and Naranja; University of Arizona veterinary school; Main Street concept

6.

SUBCOMMITTEE/COMMISSIONER REPORTS


a.

Finance Subcommittee (Commissioner Tustison)


No report.

b.

Conservation Subcommittee (Commissioner Campbell)


No report.

c.

Water Resources Subcommittee (Commissioner Milkey)


Commissioner Milkey reported the Water Resources Subcommittee is working on groundwater pumping and the data needed to understand the impact pumping levels will have on our aquifer storage. They will have more information to report in the fall.

7.

STAFF REPORTS


a.

Capital Projects (R. Jacklitch)


Mr. Jacklitch reviewed the following projects: Tangerine Road reclaim water line relocation; Lambert Lane – potable main relocation; La Cholla – design potable main relocation; Hydropneumatic tank replacement for Well D7.

8.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT (P. Saletta)


a.

Colorado River Update, Streamflow and Snowpack Reports


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Mr. Saletta presented the snowpack and streamflow reports for the Colorado River basin and Wyoming. He reviewed water storage levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead.
(Materials attached in Granicus.)

b.

Upcoming Meetings


Mr. Saletta announced the following:
- June 15, 2016 Town Council meeting; July 6, 2016 Town Council meeting and July 11, 2016 Water Utility Commission meeting.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

No items.

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 speakes.

NEXT MEETING:  JULY 11, 2016  LOCATION: HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Milkey and seconded by Vice Chair Campbell to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 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 13th day of June, 2016. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.