MINUTES
ORO VALLEY WATER UTILITY COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
Monday, July 11, 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
Anne Campbell, Vice Chair
Javier Arriaga, Commissioner
Thomas Kibler, Commissioner
Robert Milkey, Commissioner
Shanna Weagle, Commissioner

STAFF PRESENT: Philip Saletta, P.E., Water Utility Director
Peter Abraham, P.E., Water Resources and Planning Manager
Robert Jacklitch, Water Engineering Project Manager

ALSO PRESENT:
Councilmember Hornat

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 JUNE 13, 2016 MINUTES


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(Materials attached in Granicus.)

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Weagle to amend the minutes to indicate what was done, not report or summarize information presented in Items 2, 3 and 4. Motion failed due to lack of second.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Weagle that we add to Future Agenda Items a note that there was discussion regarding the work plan. Motion failed due to lack of second.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Arriaga and seconded by Vice Chair Campbell to approve the June 13, 2016 minutes as written.

MOTION carried, 5-1 with Commissioner Weagle opposed.

2.

DISCUSSION AND UPDATE REGARDING THE PROPOSED 15-YEAR CAPITAL PROJECTS  PROGRAM  (P. Saletta, P. Abraham and R. Jacklitch)


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Mr. Saletta reviewed the capital plan funds. The 15-year plan relates to long range planning and the 5-year plan relates to water rates. Both plans are consistent with the Town planning process. The 1st year of the proposed 15-year plan is the only year approved by Town Council through the budget process.

Mr. Abraham reviewed the development of the 15-Year Capital Plan with respect to growth related projects and existing system improvements. He explained the implementation process for the 15-year Capital Plan.

Mr. Jacklitch highlighted the Water Utility Operating Fund existing system improvements for potable and reclaimed water deliveries. The Potable Water Resource Development Impact Fund and the Alternative Water Resource Development Impact Fund are growth related capital project funds. (Materials attached in Granicus.)

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Weagle and seconded by Chair Tustison that the Commission recommend pursuing potable and reclaimed water master plans to replace the 2006 and 2004 master plans.

MOTION failed, 1-5 with Chair Tustison, Vice Chair Campbell, Commissioner Arriaga, Commissioner Kibler, and Commissioner Milkey opposed.

3.

DISCUSSION AND UPDATE REGARDING THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN      (P. Saletta)


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Mr. Saletta reported there is a Colorado River system water shortage and structural deficit and storage decline in Lake Mead. Central Arizona Project is in junior priority. Shortages are expected and the Arizona Department of Water Resources and Central Arizona Project (CAP) are working on the Lower Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan, which includes shortage sharing with Arizona, Nevada and California. Mr. Saletta presented CAP delivery priorities and the water use reduction figures. 

Mr. Saletta reviewed potential impacts the plan would have on Oro Valley Water Utility. Staff will monitor the progress of this plan. Next steps include an analysis, involve Arizona water users and develop a consensus, keep California engaged and avoid reductions dictated by Secretary of Interior or appointed River Master. (Materials attached in Granicus.)

4.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE CANCELLATION OF THE AUGUST 8, 2016 WATER UTILITY COMMISSION MEETING  (P. Saletta)


MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Campbell and seconded by Commissioner Arriaga to cancel the August Water Utility Commission meeting.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

5.

TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS/COMMUNICATIONS          (Councilmember Hornat)


Councilmember Hornat reported on the following:
- July 6, 2016 Town Council meeting - deferred bike share item until November; removed color palette discussion; approved conditional use permit for Freddy's drive through.
- July 20, 2016 and August Town Council meetings - cancelled
- September and October Town Council Meetings - financials; Community Center issues.

6.

SUBCOMMITTEE/COMMISSIONER REPORTS


a.

Finance Subcommittee     (Commissioner Tustison)


No report.

b.

Conservation Subcommittee    (Commissioner Campbell)


No report.

c.

Water Resources Subcommittee            (Commissioner Milkey)


No report.

7.

STAFF REPORTS


a.

Customer Service Report              (P. Saletta)


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Mr. Saletta reported on new metered connections and service units, the AMI project, water conservation audits and AquaHawk registered accounts. (Materials attached in Granicus.)

b.

Water Supply and Delivery Report            (P. Abraham)


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Mr. Abraham reported on water production and delivery comparisons of groundwater, CAP water and reclaimed water. (Materials attached in Granicus.)

c.

Capital Projects (R. Jacklitch)


Mr. Jacklitch reviewed the following projects: Tangerine Road reclaim water line relocation; Lambert Lane roadway improvement and potable main relocation; La Cholla potable main relocation; Hydropneumatic tank replacement for Well D7; Well E2 upgrades; pressure reducing valves at Oro Valley Country Club; reclaimed booster station at Thornydale site.

8.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT                (P. Saletta)


a.

Colorado River Streamflow Reports


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Mr. Saletta presented Arizona and Colorado streamflow reports. (Materials attached in Granicus.)

b.

Upcoming Meetings


- September 7, 2016 Town Council meeting
- September 12, 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 speakers.

NEXT MEETING:  AUGUST 8, 2016  LOCATION: HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM

Chair Tustison reiterated the August meeting has been cancelled and the next Water Utility Commission will be on September 12, 2016.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Arriaga and seconded by Commissioner Kibler to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 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 11th day of July, 2016. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.