Call to Order – Chairman Marett called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Board members present were J. B. White, Harry Marett, Eddie Ford, Curtis Taylor, and Ken Rivers. Staff member present was Alyssa Hopson, general manager.
Approval of Minutes from June 20, 2023 Meeting – Mr. Ford made a motion to dispense with the reading of, and to adopt the minutes from the June 20, 2023 meeting, with the necessary corrections being made. This was seconded by Mr. Rivers and approved unanimously.
FY 2024 Budget- Ms. Hopson presented a draft of the fiscal year 2024 budget. The budget anticipates a total of $4,114,140 in income, and $2,614,900 in operating expenditures. Mr. Rivers made a motion to adopt the FY 2024 Budget. This was seconded by Mr. Taylor and approved unanimously. A copy of the budget summary is attached and made part of these minutes.
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 2.52 million gallons per day, with a maximum of 3.18 million gallons per day. The rolling twelve-month average loss of 10% with the current monthly average at 17%. The total amount of finished water pumped in June by each plant was: Burford 70 million gallons and Stewart 6 million gallons.
Water billing for June was $314,423 down 6% from the previous month, down 6% over a rolling 12-month total, and up 7% the same month for the previous year. Sewer billing for June was $58,641 up 4% from the previous month, down 14% over a rolling 12-month total, and up 13% from the previous year.
Total water accounts numbered 6,892 at the end of June with 5,639 of those being active customers. There were 2 new connections sold. There were 263 total sewer accounts at the end of June, with 205 of them being active customers.
Financial Report – Ms. Hopson reviewed the financial summary for Water & Sewer Operations and Capital Recovery Fees for June 2023 and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) through June 30, 2023.
Water Operations income for June was $313,971 with expenses of $527,495. Water capital recovery fee revenue for Fiscal Year 2023 thus far was $69,876 with $0 in expenses.
Sewer Operations income for June was $60,760 with expenses of $69,245. Sewer Capital Recovery Fee revenue for Fiscal Year 2023 thus far was $52,758 with $0 in expenses.
For the 2019-24 SPLOST, $3,001,258 has been collected. A SPLOST payment of $114,946.61 was received on May 2, 2023. 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 $13,774,768. Copies of the June 2023 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 6:15p.m. This was seconded by Mr. Rivers and approved unanimously.