December 22, 2022: Press Release - Joshua, TX
The District Board of Directors met on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 4:30 P.M.
Kimley-Horn updated the Board of Directors on the draft CIP Project List for the Water Master Plan. The CIP Project list is broken down by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Bond Projects and 5, 10, and 15-year Capital Improvement Plan Projects. All of the CIP projects are growth-related, with a secondary need, such as TCEQ requirements for infrastructure based on connection counts, system connectivity infrastructure required to push water to various parts of the system to serve population growth, and infrastructure required to serve developments in various parts of the system. The Water Master Plan will address the infrastructure necessary to serve the existing and projected population served by the District. It will examine growth projections, prioritize project developments, and guide water resource planning and strategies. Kimley-Horn and JCSUD staff will continue working together to finalize the Water Master Plan in the coming months.
For the 2023 Johnson County Board of Directors Election, names of candidates were drawn during the Board Workshop to determine their place on the ballot. Additionally, the Board of Directors approved the appointment of Patsy Treece as the 2023 Election Judge and the appointment of Dana Collier as the District's 2023 Election Agent.
The Board of Directors Approved Resolution No. 2022-08, creating an Impact Fee Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (CIAC). As part of the Impact Fee adoption process, the CIAC will review the proposed Impact Fees and give their recommendations to the board for consideration. The CIAC comprises Directors Ronnie Nichols, Eric Baze, and Harry Shaffer. Other members of the CIAC are Darrel Scoggins and Justin Bond, who serve as representatives of the real estate, development, or building industries and are not employees or officials of the District.
The Board of Directors awarded R Construction Civil the Construction Contract for the Plant 16 – 16" Waterline Project. The project aims to increase supply capacity at Plant 16 in preparations for future growth, help reduce fluoride concentrations by blending surface water at Plant 16 and provide a wholesale connection to Mountain Peak Special Utility District (MPSUD). District staff worked with MPSUD to establish a cost-sharing agreement for the waterline, and the project was bid out with three separate bid schedules. Bid Schedule 1 represented the portion of the project where JCSUD will split the cost 50/50 with MPSUD. Bid Schedule 2 represented the portion of the project that JCSUD would be solely responsible for, and Bid Schedule 3 represented the portion that MPSUD would be solely responsible for. The District received six bids, with the lowest bid received from R Construction Civil for $2,314,158.50. JCSUD's project cost is $1,355,292.75 and will be funded through a USDA Loan with Live Oak Bank. The total loan amount will be approximately $1,771,263, with the addition of the debt issuance costs.
Season's Greetings from the JCSUD Board of Directors!