Call to Order – Chairman White called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Board members present were J. B. White, Eddie Ford, Eddie Roberts, and Harry Marett. Also present was Jason Cousineau representing Rindt Engineering. Staff members present were Alyssa Hopson, general manager, and Amber Eason, clerk to the board.
Approval of Minutes from June 21, 2022 Meeting – Mr. Roberts made a motion to dispense with the reading of, and to adopt the minutes from the June 21, 2022 meeting. This was seconded by Mr. Ford and approved unanimously.
Sewer Expansion Report- Rindt Engineering- Jason Cousineau provided an update on evaluating the wastewater delivery systems with regard to transporting the wastewater generated from existing and potential new sources to the Bucksnort Land Application System (LAS). That task included the evaluation of lift stations, sewer sizes and force main sizes.
New commercial and industrial developments, currently under construction along the I75 corridor two existing interchanges or in planning phases, are projected to generate an additional 0.45 millions of gallons per day (MGD) in the next 10 years. A combined current flow rate of 0.27 MGD with the projected increase of 0.45 MGD in wastewater volumes would bring the projected future flow to 0.72 MGD for the foreseeable future. The current LAS facility is expected to provide adequate treatment and stay within the current Permit and EPD guidelines for the future. Mr. Cousineau excused himself from the meeting at 6:10pm.
FY 2023 Budget- Ms. Hopson presented a draft of the fiscal year 2023 budget. The budget anticipates a total o f $4,012,110 in income, and $2,110,900 in operating expenditures. Mr. Marett made a motion to adopt the FY 2023 Budget. This was seconded by Mr. Roberts and approved unanimously.
Operations Statistics – Ms. Hopson went over the water production, water loss and customer statistics for June. The average daily finished water pumped to the Authority, Jackson and Jenkinsburg from Burford and Stewart plant was 2.89 million gallons per day, with a maximum of 3.41 million gallons per day. The rolling twelve-month average loss of 13% with the current monthly average at 13%. The total amount of finished water pumped in June by each plant was: Burford 82 million gallons and Stewart 5 million gallons.
Water billing for June was $333,773 up 13% from the previous month, up 11% over a rolling 12-month total, and up 11% the same month for the previous year. Sewer billing for June was $56,224 , down 1% from the previous month, down 14% over a rolling 12-month total, and down 5% from the previous year.
Total water accounts numbered 5,590 at the end of June with 5,575 of those being active customers. There were 5 new connections sold. There were 254 total sewer accounts at the end of June, with 203 of the being active customers.
Financial Report – Ms. Hopson reviewed the financial summary for Water & Sewer Operations and Capital Recovery Fees for June 2022 and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) through June 30, 2022.
Water Operations income for June was $349,942 with $295,944 in expenses. Water capital recovery fee revenue for Fiscal Year 2022 thus far was $69,772 with $0 in expenses.
Sewer Operations income for June was $58,488 with expenses of $-110,081 Sewer Capital Recovery Fee revenue for Fiscal Year 2022 thus far was $60,515 with $0 in expenses.
For the 2019-24 SPLOST, $1,540,336 has been collected. A SPLOST payment of $100,658 was received on May 10, 2022 . Overages in the 2019-24 SPLOST are being covered by temporary transfers from the Water Operations fund.
Total cash on hand at the end of June was $12,415,397 . Copies of the June 2022 financial summaries, the consolidated fund balance sheet and the consolidated fund income statement are attached and made a part of these minutes.
Adjourn – A motion was made by Mr. Marett to adjourn the meeting at 6:57 p.m. This was seconded by Mr. Ford and approved unanimously.