MINUTES
ORO VALLEY WATER UTILITY COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
Monday, March 12, 2018
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
 
 
CALL TO ORDER – AT OR AFTER 6:00 P.M.

Chair Campbell called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Anne Campbell, Chair
Chuck Hollingsworth, Commissioner
Thomas Kibler, Commissioner
Winston Tustison, Commissioner

ABSENT: Byron McMillan, Vice Chari
Robert Milkey, Commissioner

EXCUSED: Bill Leedy, Commissioner

STAFF PRESENT:
Mary Jacobs, Town Manager
Peter Abraham, P.E., Water Utility Director
Shirley Kiel, Utility Administrator
Lee Jacobs, Engineering Division 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.

APPROVAL FEBRUARY 20, 2018 MINUTES


Click here for draft minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Milkey and seconded by Commissioner Hollingsworth to approve the minutes as presented.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

2.

PRESENTATION ON THE CENTRAL ARIZONA PROJECT BY CENTRAL ARIZONA PROJECT BOARD MEMBER MR. MARK TAYLOR, P.E.


Click here for Item 2 - CAP Presentation (Added 3/12/18)

Mr. Abraham introduced Central Arizona Project Board Member Mr. Mark Taylor. 

Mr. Taylor presented the following:
- Sources of water (groundwater, surface water and effluent)
- Colorado River is used for consumption and it is over allocated
- Upper Basin (Lake Powell) and Lower Basin (Lake Mead) states
- Lower Basin allocations
- Arizona became lowest priority to legally obtain allocation to the CAP canal for additional Colorado River water
- CAP Priority Pools and who controls the water
- Excess water and long-term contracts
- Structural deficit at Lake Mead based on allocations
- Risks from Lake Mead decline
- Lake Mead is currently at 1088 and at a Tier 3 deficit of 1025, the Secretary of Interior takes actions to protect Lake Mead
- Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan and reductions
- Drought Contingency Plan plus 
- CAP system use agreement allows use of wheeled water, firming and exchanges
- Water delivery rates 
- CAP's energy challenge

3.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING APPROVAL OF THE WATER  UTILITY COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT, APRIL 2018                        (P. Abraham)


Click here for Item 3 - Water Utility Commission Annual Report

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Milkey and seconded by Commissioner Tustison to approve the Water Utility Commission Annual Report as presented.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

4.

CANCELLATION OF THE APRIL 9, 2018 WATER UTILITY COMMISSION MEETING


Mr. Abraham explained there would be a tour of the Central Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project facility in lieu of the meeting.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Hollingsworth and seconded by Commissioner Tustison to cancel the April 9, 2018 Water Utility Commission meeting.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

5.

TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS/COMMUNICATIONS                  (Councilmember Piña)


Councilmember Piña reported the Town is in the budget process. She provided business cards with Town communication information.

6.

SUBCOMMITTEE/COMMISSIONER REPORTS


a.

Finance Subcommittee


Commissioner Tustison discussed the City of Tucson Water Utility rate increase. 

b.

Water Resources and Conservation Subcommittee


No report.

7.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT                (P. Abraham)


Click here for Item 7 Director’s Report

a.

Upcoming Meetings


Mr. Abraham reviewed the upcoming meetings.

b.

Water News


Mr. Abraham reported on the following:
- Town Council approved the Notice of Intent to increase water rates
- Staff is working on Arizona Department of Water Resources Annual Report
- Upper Colorado snow water equivalent with 2015-2018 upper Colorado basin snowpack

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

No items.

NEXT MEETING:  MAY 14, 2018  LOCATION: HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Tustison and seconded by Commissioner Hollingsworth to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 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 12th day of March, 2018. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.