MINUTES
ORO VALLEY STORMWATER UTILITY COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
Thursday, September 15, 2016
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
 
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 4 P.M.
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
Chair Michael Stankiewicz called the meeting to order at 4 p.m.
 
ROLL CALL
 
PRESENT:
Michael Stankiewicz, Chair
Jim Mikolaitis, Vice Chair
David Parker, Commissioner
Frederick Wayand, Commissioner
 
CALL TO THE AUDIENCE - At this time, any member of the public is allowed to address the Commission on any issue not listed on today’s agenda. Pursuant to the Arizona Open Meeting Law, individual Commission members 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 Stormwater Utility Commission may not discuss or take legal action on matters raised during "Call to the Audience." In order to speak during "Call to the Audience" please specify what you wish to discuss when completing the blue speaker card.
 
Oro Valley resident Nancy O'Connor had a question on when the meeting will be scheduled to discuss the floodplain issue at Shadow Mountain Estates.

Assistant Director of Community Development and Public Works (CDPW) Aimee Ramsey advised Mrs. O'Connor that the meeting was scheduled for September 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hopi Conference Room.
 
1.

  Approval of the August 18, 2016 regular session minutes

 
081816 SWUC DRAFT Regular Session
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Parker and seconded by Vice Chair Mikolaitis approve the August 18, 2016 regular session minutes without any changes.

Motion carried, 4-0.

2.

  Organizational update on the development of the Stormwater Utility and discussion of the Stormwater Commissioner vacancy

 
CDPW Director & Town Engineer Paul Keesler updated the commissioners of the next employee to be hired for the Stormwater Utility Department.

Two candidates were interviewed for the Stormwater Commission vacancy.  A recommendation will be presented to Town Council at the October 5, 2016 town meeting.
 
3.

  Discussion of the draft of the MS4 Annual Report

 
CDPW Stormwater Engineer Justin Turner and Mrs. Ramsey discussed and answered questions regarding the updated MS4 Annual Report.
 
DRAFT Small MS4 Annual Report 2015-16
 
4.

  Review and update the status of the draft of the Town Code Chapter 17

 
Mr. Turner confirmed that the status of the draft of the Town Code Chapter 17 will be in October/November.
 
5.

  Update on meetings and events

 
Mr. Turner gave an update of upcoming meetings and events.
Pima County Regional Flood Control District Advisory Committee - scheduled the 3rd Thursday of the month
Arizona Flood Plain Managers Association have scheduled their bi-annual meeting November 8-10, 2016 

Mrs. Ramsey informed the commissioners of the next State of the Town that will be held on October 20, 2016.  A formal invitation will be sent out at a later date with more information.
 
6.

  Discuss and approve Stormwater credit applications

 
Credit Application
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Parker and seconded by Commissioner Wayand approve that Sun City Oro Valley receive a 25% discount on their Stormwater Utility fee.

Motion carried, 3-0.

Chairman Stankiewicz abstained from voting as he is a resident of Sun City Oro Valley.
 
7.

  Update on the Your Voice, Our Future Committee

 
Mr. Keesler informed the commissioners that they are at a 100% stage for the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan.  It will be going to the Mayor and Town Council next week for final adoption.  Once the Council votes on it, it will be placed on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot for the residents to vote on.
 
8.

  Discuss Stormwater Financials

 
Mrs. Ramsey commented on the Stormwater financials.
 
Financials
 
9.

  Discuss on-going Stormwater projects and events

 
Stormwater Project Manager John Lynch discussed the project improvement to Catalina Ridge 115 ft section of the Drainage Channel that has gone out for bid.

Mr. Turner talked about the 4 Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that have been submitted to Pima County. 
     Catalina Ridge Channel Reconstruction Project - Priority 1
     Carmack Wash Basin Management Plan - Priority 2
     Peglar Wash Basin Management Plan - Priority 3
     Highlands Wash Basin Management Plan - Priority 4
 
CIP Carmack Wash
 
CIP Catalina Ridge
 
CIP Peglar Wash
 
CIP Highlands Wash
 
10.

Set October meeting(s) date and time

 
The next regular session meeting has been scheduled for October 20, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Hopi Conference Room.
 
11.

Set October proposed agenda items

 
The agenda for the October 20, 2016 regular session meeting was discussed and approved.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Parker and seconded by Commissioner Wayand adjourn the meeting at 5:40 p.m.

Motion carried, 4-0.