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MINUTES
WATER UTILITY COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
MARCH 8, 2021
ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
             
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 5:00 PM
             
CALL TO ORDER - Chair Hurt called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m.
             
ROLL CALL
Present: Charlie Hurt, Chair  
  Tom Marek, Vice Chair  
  Greg Hitt, Commissioner  
  Byron McMillan, Commissioner  
  Robert Milkey, Commissioner  
  Rick Reynolds, Commissioner  
Absent: Chuck Hollingsworth, Commissioner
Staff Present: Peter A. Abraham, P.E., Water Utility Director
Mary Rallis, CPA, Water Utility Administrator
Attendees: Timothy Bohen, Town Council Liaison
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE - There were no speaker requests.
             
REGULAR SESSION AGENDA
             
1. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 8, 2021 REGULAR SESSION MEETING MINUTES
  Motion by Commissioner Robert Milkey, seconded by Vice Chair Tom Marek to approve the February 8, 2021 regular session meeting minutes as written.
  Vote: 6 - 0 Carried
             
2. UPDATE, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON WATER UTILITY ANNUAL REPORT
  Water Utility Director Peter Abraham explained the report process and thanked the Commission for their review and comments. 

The Commission suggested minor changes to the document and Mr. Abraham commented the changes will be made prior to rendering the report to Council.

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission and staff.
  Motion by Commissioner Rick Reynolds, seconded by Vice Chair Tom Marek to approve the April 2021 Water Utility Annual Report to be forwarded to Town Council.
  Vote: 6 - 0 Carried
             
3. UPDATE AND DISCUSSION ON ANNUAL ASSESSMENT OF WELLFIELD CONDITION AND GROUNDWATER METRICS 
  Water Utility Director Peter Abraham provided a presentation and included the following: 

- Well location map
- Data collection and calculations for wellfield assessment
- Data analysis to assess welfield condition
- Data collection and analysis of groundwater metrics

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission and staff.
             
4. DISCUSSION ON SUPPLEMENTAL NORTHWEST RECHARGE, RECOVERY AND DELIVERY SYSTEM INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT TO EXPAND THE EXISTING PARTNERSHIP 
  Water Utility Director Peter Abraham provided a presentation and included the following: 

- Original Northwest Recharge, Recovery and Delivery System (NWRRDS) Intergovernmental agreement (IGA) 
- Original NWRRDS IGA map
- Supplemental NWRRDS IGA at partnered reservoir
- Supplemental NWRRDS IGA in partnered easement
- Supplemental NWRRDS IGA highlights
- Supplemental NWRRDS IGA timeframes and steps

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission and staff.
             
5. TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS/COMMUNICATIONS

Councilmember Bohen provided updates on past Town Council meeting agenda items.
             
6. SUBCOMMITTEE/COMMISSIONER REPORTS
             
A. FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE - No report.
             
B. WATER RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION SUBCOMMITTEE

Commissioner Reynolds announced there is a meeting scheduled for April 8th.
             
7. DIRECTOR'S REPORT
  Water Utility Director Peter Abraham reported on the following information:

- Upcoming meetings
- Water news
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE - There were no speaker requests.
             
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Commissioner Milkey requested future agenda items on the topics of 1) water system security with respect to inclement weather/acts of nature and 2) information technology security of the water system. Seconded by Commissioner Reynolds.
             
ADJOURNMENT
  Motion by Commissioner Byron McMillan, seconded by Commissioner Greg Hitt to adjourn the meeting at 5:59 p.m.
  Vote: 6 - 0 Carried
I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of the regular session of the Town of Oro Valley Water Utility Commission of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 8th day of March, 2021.  I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.




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Danielle Tanner
Senior Office Specialist

    

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