MINUTES
ORO VALLEY WATER UTILITY COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
Monday, March 13, 2017
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
Chuck Hollingsworth, Commissioner
Bill Leedy, Commissioner
Byron McMillan, Commissioner
Robert Milkey, Commissioner

EXCUSED: Thomas Kibler, Commissioner

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

ALSO PRESENT:
Councilmember Piña

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.

ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR OF THE WATER UTILITY COMMISSION            (P. Saletta)


Mr. Saletta opened the floor for nominations.

Commissioner McMillan nominated Anne Campbell as Chair and Robert Milkey as Vice Chair of the Water Utility Commission.

Mr. Saletta asked if there were any additional nominations. No other nominations were made.

Mr. Saletta called for a motion to cease nominations.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Leedy and seconded by Commissioner McMillan to cease nominations.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Leedy and seconded by Commissioner Hollingsworth to elect Anne Campbell as Chair of the Water Utility Commission and Robert Milkey as Vice Chair of the Water Utility Commission.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

2.

APPROVAL FEBRUARY 13, 2017 MINUTES


Click here for draft minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Tustison and seconded by Commissioner McMillan to approve the February 13, 2017 minutes as written.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

3.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR THE RECHARGE AND RECOVERY DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH METRO WATER AND THE TOWN OF MARANA      (P.Saletta and P. Abraham)


Click here for Draft IGA  (Added 03-13-17)

Click here for presentation (Added 03-13-17)

Mr. Abraham presented the newly renamed NorthWest Recharge Recovery & Delivery System (NWRRDS), which is a partnership project with Oro Valley Water Utility, Metro Water and Marana Water Utility. He discussed the partnership, project configuration, project delivery allocation and estimated project cost share. Mr. Abraham provided an overview on the total system and explained the delineation between the partnered components and the independent components.

Mr. Saletta presented the elements of the IGA. Metro Water is the operating agent and each party is represented on the NWRRDS Committee. Mr. Saletta reported a Water Quality Study was done by Carollo Engineers and he discussed water monitoring.  

Ms. Kiel presented the funding and financing for the project. She reviewed the cost comparison of the CAP delivery through Tucson Wheeling to the NWRRDS project. She explained the net present value analysis conducted from 2017 through 2050 which included capital costs, O&M costs, annual debt service and CAP wheeling costs with Tucson Water. 

Mr. Saletta reported if approved by the Water Utility Commission this evening, the IGA would go to the Town Council for consideration in April.

Questions and discussion ensued amongst the Commissioners and staff regarding Item #3.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Leedy and seconded by Commissioner Milkey to recommend forwarding the draft IGA to the Town Council for their consideration.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

4.

DISCUSSION AND UPDATE REGARDING THE WATER UTILITY COMMISSION WORK PLAN CALENDAR      (P. Saletta)


Click here for Work Plan Calendar

Mr. Saletta presented the updated calendar.

5.

TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS/COMMUNICATIONS          (Councilmember Piña)


Councilmember Piña updated the Commission on the following recent Town Council items: Town Manager recruitment with consultant; Walk the Block Main Streets event; Oro Valley Community Center enhancement options; Naranja Park ball parks.

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.

Capital Projects                (B. Jacklitch)


Mr. Jacklitch reported on the following projects: Lambert Lane Road improvement and potable main installation; La Cholla Road potable water main relocation; Glover Road reservoir tank maintenance; Well E-2 design upgrades; pressure reducing valves at Oro Valley Country Club and reclaimed booster station at Thornydale.

8.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT                (P. Saletta)


a.

Colorado River Snowpack Reports


Click here for maps  (Added 03-13-17)

Mr. Saletta presented the snowpack reports for Colorado, Rio Grande, Arkansas River Basins, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah and water storage levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell. (Materials attached in Granicus)

b.

Upcoming Meetings


03/15/17: Town Council meeting
04/05/17: Town Council meeting
04/07/17: Water Utility Commission field tour
04/10/17: 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.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Milkey and seconded by Commissioner Leedy to adjourn the meeting at 7:09 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 March, 2017. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.