ORO VALLEY STORMWATER UTILITY COMMISSION
Thursday, January 17, 2019
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 4 P.M.
Chair Frederick Wayand called the meeting to order at 4:00 P.M.
|Frederick Wayand, Chair |
Michael DeSantis, Vice Chair
Joan Brown, Commissioner
Richard Hawkinson, Commissioner
Oro Valley resident Dick Honn recognized and thanked Stormwater Division Manager Mike Todnem on behalf of Catalina Shadows HOA for his service.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair DeSantis and seconded by Commissioner Brown approve the November 15, 2018 Regular Session minutes without any changes.
Motion carried, 4-0.
A welcome was given to Councilmember Jones-Ivey. Councilmember Jones-Ivey spoke on her interest in Stormwater Utility issues. She thanked the Commissioners for the time that they have devoted to the Stormwater Utility Commission and strongly encouraged the Commissioners whose terms have ended to come back next year.
There were no comments at this time.
Mr. Todnem reported on the meetings and events.
Public Outreach & Education was discussed under the Stormwater Management Program BMP's quarterly update.
GIS Analyst Scott Bennett gave an update on the progress of the Stormwater Management Program, the practices that the Stormwater Utility goes by to adhere to EPA and state regulations. Mr. Bennett stated that this fiscal year the Stormwater Utility will distribute brochures to Carpet Cleaning businesses that might affect Stormwater quality and that last fiscal year it was Automotive Services businesses. Two examples of signage were shown, the first a display of what the signs will look like that will be placed in seven Sun Shuttle buses, and the second that shows what the sandwich board signs will look like that will be placed in the field during Stormwater Utility activity to show the community their Stormwater Utility fee at work.
Sr. Stormwater Engineer Justin Turner reported that the Town of Oro Valley is working with Pima County Flood Control District to study and remap this wash, to design a new channel and levy system. Mr. Todnem stated that the study should be done by June 2019 followed by submittal of the FEMA grant in 2020. Assistant Director/Public Works Aimee Ramsey noted that if the grant is awarded it will be for the 20/21 fiscal year.
Mr. Turner stated that on January 7, 2019 the Town issued Notice to Proceed for the La Cholla Road Widening Project. Stormwater staff is involved in doing SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) inspections.
The Catalina Ridge Project was discussed. Mr. Turner and Mr. Todnem updated the Commission that the Stormwater Utility has recently submitted two FEMA grant aplications for this project, the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Mr. Todnem stated that the Draft 5-year CIP will be ready for next month's meeting.
Ms. Ramsey stated that the Stormwater Utility 5 year plan and the Draft CIP will be available for the February meeting.
Commissioner Parker was not in attendance. The Commissioners stated that they enjoyed working with Commissioner Parker, he was a great attribute to the Stormwater Utility Commission and he gave a lot of inside guidance. The Stormwater Utility Commission wishes him the best and enjoyed working with him. His expertise will be sorely missed.
Future Agenda Items were discussed. It was decided to continue to follow the progress of the FEMA grants under Discussion of on-going Stormwater Projects, to include the Stormwater 5 year plan and Draft CIP along with Financials, and to add Election of Officers.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair DeSantis and seconded by Commissioner Brown adjourn the meeting at 4:39 P.M.
Motion carried, 4-0.