ORO VALLEY STORMWATER UTILITY COMMISSION
Thursday, June 21, 2018
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
Chair Frederick Wayand called the meeting to order at 4:00 P.M.
|Frederick Wayand, Chair |
Michael DeSantis, Vice Chair
David Parker, Commissioner
Joan Brown, Commissioner
Richard Hawkinson, Commissioner
There were no speakers at this time.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair DeSantis and seconded by Commissioner Hawkinson approve the May 17, 2018 regular session minutes with the following changes. Item 4D - remove the period after the word Managers to allow for sentence flow, and revised Paul Keesler's title to Public Works Director/Town Engineer.
Motion carried, 5-0.
Town Councilmember and Liaison to the SWUC Joe Hornat reported to the Commissioners items from the last council meeting.
Stormwater Sr. Engineer Justin Turner reported on the Stormwater meetings and events.
May 1, 2018 SWUC Field Trip
May 16, 2018 Met with The Highlands HOA Board
May 16, 2018 Pima County Regional Flood Control District Meeting (no Quorum)
June 19, 2018 Homeowners and their Property Manager of Catalina Villages B and C Meeting
June 20, 2018 Flood Control District Advisory Committee Meeting
Public Works Assistant Director Aimee Ramsey reported that the State of the Town will be on September 14, 2018
Mr. Turner discussed the on-going Stormwater projects.
Mr. Turner stated that we are requesting that the County complete the study. Also, we are planning to have aerial photography and topographical maps prepared for this area to help us and the County finish up the study.
Mr. Turner stated that we have hired consultant Kimley-Horn to put together an operations and maintenance plan and a spill prevention containment and countermeasure plan for the gas fueling stations.
Mr. Turner stated that because of the flooding in 2014 the town has taken an aggressive stance to actively monitor and implement maintenance activities. It has been determined there is roughly a foot of sediment in the bottom of the box culvert. The Pima County Flood Control District has been asked to remove sand from the culvert itself at our cost and clean the channel an additional 800' upstream at their cost.
Mr. Turner said this property is immediately upstream of the trouble section of Mutterer's Wash and has been vacant. Owners have asked for rezoning consideration. We will request that they do something about controlling the sediment.
One of the key responsibilities of the Stormwater Utility is to make sure the Nakoma Sky stormwater pollution is under control. Their commitment is to stabilize things to where they can leave it in a semi dormant condition. We have no immediate concerns.
Commissioner Parker asked whether the Letter Of Map Revision (LOMR) for the CDO Wash will still be requested by the applicant. Mr. Turner said yes, and that we are still waiting for the FEMA submittal from the engineer.
Mr. Turner stated that the Federal Government has made an announcement that it is considering giving the administrative responsibility to the States to regulate Section 404 washes, those are the navigable waterways. The discussion is in early stages and he doesn't know when it will happen, if it will happen, but there are ongoing discussions.
- Logan's Crossing - gabions were put in to protect the equestrian trail and the easement survey work is going smoothly
- Calle Buena Vista at Carmack Wash - a new box culvert is being designed and we are trying to have it completed and built before the end of next fiscal year
- El Conquistador drainage way reconstruction - the area is badly eroded and the surveyors are going to put together a proper plan
- Calle Loma Linda Drainage Improvements on the easement erosion issues that need to be addressed - we are surveying that area
Mr. Turner commented on an article that forecasted widespread dry conditions across the West that will result in an early onset of monsoon. It seems to indicate that we will have a wetter than normal monsoon.
Mrs. Ramsey mentioned that financials will be a month behind.
Agenda items for the next Stormwater Utility meeting were discussed with no changes.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair DeSantis and seconded by Commissioner Brown adjourn the meeting at 4:49 p.m.
Motion carried, 5-0.