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October 11, 2016 Regular Board Meeting Summary

Posted on: October 31st, 2016

Call to Order – Chairman White called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. Board members present were J. B. White, Harvey Norris, Eddie Roberts, Jr. & Eddie Ford. Also present were Marcie Seleb, general manager, and Alyssa Hopson, clerk to the board.
Approval of Minutes from September 13, 2016 Meeting – Mr. Roberts made a motion to dispense with the reading of and to approve the minutes from the September 13, 2016 meeting. This was seconded by Mr. Norris and approved unanimously.
Manager’s Report
Bucksnort Ranch Land Application System Harkness Pond Liner – Ms. Seleb reported that the Authority’s crew has completed a swale around the perimeter of the Harkness holding pond to keep rain water from flowing under the liner.
West Butts Tank – Negotiations continue on liquidated damages.
Jackson Alive Sponsorship Request- The City of Jackson asked for sponsors for the Fall Festival. Mr. Norris made a motion to make a $100.00 sponsorship donation. This was seconded by Mr. Ford and approved unanimously.
Trihalomethane Results – The results for September testing averaged 55.5 parts per billion (ppb), an excellent result for the warmest quarter of the year, providing evidence that the aeration system is working well to reduce trihalomethanes.
Lead and Copper Results- Triennial test results have been received. The maximum 90th percentile result allowed for lead is 15 ppb. System results were 1.2 ppb. The maximum 90th percentile allowed for copper is 1300 ppb. System results were 190 ppb.
Hydrant Painting- The Authority’s crew has just completed painting every hydrant in the system. Daniel Sharpe was commended for his excellent work on this maintenance project.
Ready Pac- The preliminary cost estimate is $927,000 for a ground storage tank and $1,005,000 for an elevated storage tank. The Employment Incentive Program (EIP) Grant will only cover $500,000. Ms. Seleb is looking at options to reduce project scope and costs.
UGA Assisting in Bromide Study- Ms. Seleb and the River Basis Center at the University of Georgia has offered to study bromide in Ocmulgee River water and will assist the Authority in applying for the $75,000 Georgia Seed Grant program for an extensive study.
Discolored Water- Ms. Seleb reported there was an incident of discolored water in the Georgia Hwy. 36 West area in mid September. The exact cause is not known.
Financial Report – The monthly financial report for Water & Sewer Operations and SPLOST was presented.
Review Bills Paid – Board members were given copies of check registers for September to review.
Adjourn – A motion was made by Mr. Ford to adjourn the meeting at 6:11 p.m. This was seconded by Mr. Norris and approved unanimously.