ORO VALLEY STORMWATER UTILITY COMMISSION
Thursday, October 20, 2016
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 4 P.M.
Chairman Michael Stankiewicz called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m.
|Michael Stankiewicz, Chair |
Jim Mikolaitis, Vice Chair
David Parker, Commissioner
Frederick Wayand, Commissioner
Richard Hawkinson, Commissioner
Commissioner David Parker arrived at the meeting at 4:30 p.m.
There were no speakers from the audience.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Mikolaitis and seconded by Commissioner Wayand approve the September 15, 2016 regular session minutes without any changes.
Motion carried, 4-0.
David Parker was not present at the time of this vote.
New Stormwater Commissioner Richard Hawkinson was approved by the Town Council the previous evening and was welcomed to this meeting.
CDPW Assistant Director Aimee Ramsey said the Stormwater Utility is still looking for a Stormwater superintendent and re-evaluating the position. There was a discussion about combining the designer and inspector positions to enable Stormwater to hire the new superintendent position.
Stormwater Utility Manager Mike Todnem indicated that there were no updates at this time but that work on the Town Code Chapter 17 is on-going.
Mr. Todnem told the commissioners that the Chapter 15 fee decrease application is being updated by Stormwater Project Manager John Lynch.
Mr. Todnem said there are no meetings or events coming up.
Mr. Todnem talked about the number of CIP submittals from all jurisdictions in the County and the Town of Oro Valley will be having a presentation to Pima County within two weeks.
Mr. Todnem said that an invitation will be extended to Eric Schepp of the Pima County Regional Flood Control District to the December SWUC meeting.
There were no new credit applications to discuss at this time.
Ms. Ramsey said that this initiative is on the ballot for the November 8th vote.
Commissioner David Parker arrived at the meeting at this time.
Commissioner Wayand asked about the budget and what the capital is being spent on.
There was a discussion about the residential phone calls that have come relating to the new SW fee increase on the quarterly bills. Commissioner Parker inquired about the adjustments to the commercial property bills.
Ms. Ramsey discussed the reserve budget and the possibility of moving allocations from personnel savings to use for projects.
Ms. Ramsey brought five year goal information for Stormwater to the Commissioners. There was a discussion about funding for year 17/18.
There was a discussion about the proposals for next year's budget. Ms. Ramsey talked about the budget and fee changes if needed. Commissioners indicated they will review the information for the next meeting.
Mr. Todnem discussed the recent meeting with the Shadow Mountain Estates residents.
Mr. Todnem indicated that he has been asked put together a Stormwater presentation to the Community Academy on November 9th.
Ms. Ramsey told the Commissioners that on November 16th there will be a need for a new council representative for the SWUC.
The next regular session meeting has been scheduled for November 17, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Hopi Conference Room.
The agenda for the November 16, 2016 regular session meeting was discussed and approved.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Wayand and seconded by Commissioner Parker adjourn the meeting at 5:09 p.m.
Motion carried, 5-0.