Meeting Reports

 

BIG BEND WATER AUTHORITY

 

1313 1st Ave SE, P O Box 670

 

Steinhatchee, FL 32359

 

(352)498-3576

 

FAX (352)498-3624

 

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BOARD MEETING MINUTES

 

JANUARY 28, 2016

 

 

 

BBWA Board Members present:  Jean Ridgeway, Jody DeVane, Charlie Norwood, Howard Hart, Jimmy Bray, Garrett Alberts, and W.C. Mills

 

 

 

BBWA Employees present:  General Manager Mark Reblin, Cindy Wood, and Laura Valentine

 

 

 

Also present:  BBWA attorney Mark Logan and BBWA Engineer Mike Murphy

 

 

 

  1. Call to Order:  Chairman Norwood called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

  2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  Board Member Bray gave the Invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Board Member Bray.

  3. Approval of Agenda:  Board Member DeVane made a motion to approve the agenda.  Board Member Mills seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.

  4. Approval of BBWA December 10, 2015, Monthly Meeting Minutes:  Board Member DeVane made a motion to approve the Monthly Minutes.  Board Member Ridgeway seconded the motion, there was a brief discussion and the vote was unanimous.

  5. Citizens’ Input:  Bob Spivey approached the board representing River Shores @ Jena regarding what it will take to tie into sewer.  There was a brief discussion.  Hatch Mott MacDonald Engineer Mike Murphy explained the engineering issues, i.e. impact fees, need engineer seal on pump station, furnish permit or signed and sealed design for pumping station.  Chairman Norwood talked about the cost of tying into the sewer system.  Mr. Stan Ridgeway mentioned to the Board about the agreement that Rivers Bend (Development) made in 2006 or 2007.  As the lots were developed, they would pay approximately $1500.00 per lot.  The Board explained to Mr. Spivey what information BBWA would need to make any decisions.  Mr. Spivey thanked the Board for their time, and stated he would report back as soon as he had the necessary information.

  6. Jean Ridgeway

 

  1. Monthly Financials Board Member Ridgeway advised there was a gain in the month of November, payroll was down and YTD loss was approximately $7,758.32. December loss was $17,996.62 and total loss for the year is $25,755.94.

  2. Miscellaneous:  None

 

  1. Mark Logan

 

  1. Miscellaneous BBWA Items: Mr. Logan discussed telephonic voting. Mr. Logan advised that telephonic voting could only be used in extreme (emergency) circumstances and could not be used to establish a quorum.

 

  1. Mark Reblin:

 

  1. Water Plant Update: Garrett Dodd, Water Plant Operator advised that charcoal units are now on line.

  2. Waste Water Plant Update:  Garrett advised that someone will be coming to help him learn more and give him some ideas for more efficient work. He noted the last few months he has noticed improvements.  Board Member DeVane asked about possibly getting community service help for him. Garrett agreed thought it would be a good idea.

    Fiddlers lift station repaired.  Mark advised we have lots of leaks – main valve issues.  There are issues with Gulf Breeze lift station again. There was a brief discussion of researching air release valves, age of the valves, and possibly cut in an air release valve near Stephens Springs.  Air release valve –under $1,000 and pump around $7,000.  There have been ongoing problems with this lift station.  Board Member Mills asked about the age of the pump.  He stated maybe it needs to be replaced with a bigger pump if it is not working properly.

  3. Sewer Project Update: Water Resource Technology lost the E-One pump Distributorship.  Our representative, Mike Belitzskov , is now employed by FJ Nugent & Associates, which is now the dealer for E-One pumps.

    Quail Run HOA discussed with Mark the possible expansion of BBWA water lines into Quail Run.  He was advised to bring the numbers to the board as to how many are interested in hooking up to the BBWA water.

  4. Miscellaneous BBWA Items:  None

 

  1. Board Members Requests: Chairman Norwood advised that W.C. Mills was representing Dixie County, not Ronnie Edmonds at the Board Meetings.  He asked for the December 10, 2015, Board Meeting Minutes to reflect this.  Chairman Norwood also advised that he would like to receive the Board packet information earlier.  Board Member Mills announced the Artificial Reef Dedication at the Dixie County Courthouse Square.  It will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.

  2. Approval of Invoices: Board Member DeVane made a motion approving the invoices.   Board Member Mills seconded the motion.  The vote was unanimous.

  3. Announcements:   The next board meeting will be February 25th, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.

  4. Adjournment:  There being no further business, Board Member DeVane motioned to adjourn.  Board Member Mills seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous. The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.