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MINUTES
STORMWATER UTILITY COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
JULY 18, 2019
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CAÑADA DRIVE
             
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 3:00 PM
             
CALL TO ORDER

Chair DeSantis called the meeting to order at 3:00 P.M.
             
ROLL CALL
Present: Michael DeSantis, Chair  
  Joan Brown, Vice Chair  
  Joseph Cuffari, Commissioner  
  Jack Stinnett, Commissioner  
Absent: Richard Hawkinson, Commissioner
Staff Present: Aimee Ramsey, Assistant Director Public Works
Mike Todnem, Stormwater Division Manager
Justin Turner, Senior Stormwater Engineer
Scott Bennett, Stormwater Utility Analyst
Jane Hutchins, Stormwater Utility Inspector
  Commissioner Stinnett arrived at 3:50 P.M.
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE

There were no speakers at this time.
             
COUNCILMEMBER LIAISON REPORT/COMMENTS
(This item is for Liaison report/comments only, no discussion is allowed)


Councilmember Liaison Joyce Jones-Ivey was excused.
             
REGULAR SESSION AGENDA
             
1. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 20, 2019 MEETING MINUTES
  Motion by Commissioner Joseph Cuffari, seconded by Vice Chair Joan Brown to approve the June 20, 2019 regular session minutes as written
  Vote: 3 - 0 Carried
 
Other: Commissioner Jack Stinnett (ABSENT)
  Commissioner Richard Hawkinson (ABSENT)
             
2. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING ONGOING COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS BETWEEN THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY AND THE REGIONAL FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT BY ERIC SHEPP, PE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR  AND GREG SAXE, PhD, ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING MANAGER
  Pima County Flood Control District staff members Eric Shepp, Greg Saxe and Brian Jones provided a presentation that included the following:

- RFCD FY 2019-2020 Budget Overview, Floodplain Acquisition Program
- RCFD Floodplain Management Plan overview, public outreach phase, Community Survey
- Existing and proposed ALERT gauges in Oro Valley
- Pima County Office of Emergency Management, MyAlert system for broadcasting flood-safety information
- North Ranch Wash Floodplain Mapping Study, status
- Highland Wash and Carmack Wash Floodplain Mapping Studies,status
             
3. DISCUSSION OF STORMWATER MEETINGS AND EVENTS
  Senior Engineer Justin Turner reported on Stormwater meetings and events.
             
4. REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF STATUS OF ON-GOING FEMA-GRANT APPLICATIONS
  Mr. Turner reported on two grant applications:
- on June 24, 2019 the Stormwater Utility was notified that the Catalina Ridge Channel Reconstruction grant
  application did not meet HMA requirements. Our application was number ten on a list of which the top nine
  are chosen. Stormwater Division Manager Mike Todnem stated that the application can be resubmitted
  with corrections and possibly still be in the ranking of the top nine. 
- on July 1, 2019 the grant application for the Lambert Lane Dip Crossing Reconstruction, Phase II was
  awarded funding pending completion of an Application Briefing.
             
5. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING CANCELLATION OF THE AUGUST 15, 2019 SWUC MEETING
  Discussion ensued regarding the cancellation of the August 15, 2019 Stormwater Utility Commission Meeting.
 
  Motion by Commissioner Joseph Cuffari, seconded by Vice Chair Joan Brown to approve the cancellation of the August 15, 2019 Stormwater Utility Commission Meeting.
  Vote: 4 - 0 Carried
 
Other: Commissioner Richard Hawkinson (ABSENT)
             
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Future agenda items were discussed and approved as follows:
- Any photos of current rainfall events
- Photos of completion of El Conquistador Slope Erosion Mitigation Project & Lambert Lane Dip Crossing Repair
Phase I
- FEMA Grant Applications
- Financials
- MS4 Annual Report
             
NEXT REGULAR SESSION MEETING: AUGUST 15, 2019 HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM 4 P.M.

The August 15, 2019 regular session meeting has been canceled. The next regular session meeting will be on September 19, 2019.
             
ADJOURNMENT
  Motion by Vice Chair Joan Brown, seconded by Commissioner Jack Stinnett to adjourn the meeting.
  Vote: 4 - 0 Carried
 
Other: Commissioner Richard Hawkinson (ABSENT)
  Chair DeSantis adjourned the meeting at 4:40 P.M.
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 Stormwater Utility Commission of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 18th day of July, 2019.  I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

Dated this 20th day of September, 2019.
 

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Yarina Hynd
Office Assistant

    

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