The District Board of Directors met on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 4:30 PM.
The Board of Directors heard an update from Kimley-Horn Engineering on the Impact Fee Study Report and the determination of the Maximum Assessable Impact Fee amounts for water and wastewater. The Impact Fee implementation schedule began in January 2023 and is done through an open and transparent process, with input from the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee (CIAC). Impact Fees help fund infrastructure in a fair way but ensure that growth pays for itself, manages growth in a more planned and sustainable manner, and contributes to the long-term financial stability of the District. Kimely-Horn staff provided a brief recap of the Max assessable Impact Fees for water and wastewater, described the methodology for calculating the fees, and gave a comparison to Impact Fees of similar utilities in the state.
JCSUD staff provided a “question and answer” session to respond to questions that arose during Board and CIAC meetings. Staff answered questions about what projects will be funded with Impact Fees, how Impact Fees would be collected and assessed, how Impact Fee credits will work, and how the District will track Impact Fees, among other questions as they arose.
The Board voted to approve rescheduling the Public Hearing to discuss the 2023 Impact Fee Study and Max Assessable Impact Fee to coincide with the regularly scheduled September 19, 2023, board meeting. Kimley-Horn will give another presentation, and the actual Impact Fee amounts will be established by the Board of Directors via resolution at the September board meeting.
The Board of Directors voted to award the construction contract for the Plant 8 Elevated Storage Tank project to Phoenix Fabricators & Erectors for $4,548,000. This project consists of constructing a 1-million-gallon elevated storage tank at the existing Plant 8 site with a contract time of 480 days.
The Board of Directors voted to award the contract for the Emergency Generator Project to Prater Electric, LLC, for $1,073,161. This project consists of installing permanent generators at three plant sites. The three plant sites to receive permanent generators are Plant 11, Plant 17, and Plant 21. These sites were determined to be critical sites essential to providing service to the pressure plane and that could provide service to other pressure planes in an emergency.
The Board of Directors voted to approve the pre-purchase of the new Plant 11 pump as part of Phase 1A of the Pressure Plane 13 improvements. The Pressure Plane (PP13) Improvements project consists of four phases. Phase 1A consists of upgrading the existing pumping capacity of the pump station by installing a new larger pump. One of the goals for this project is to have it installed and operational before the summer of 2024. Pre-ordering the pump will allow the pump vendor to begin manufacturing the pump and will reduce the amount of time the contractor will have to wait to receive the pump for installation.
The Board of Directors recognized JCSUD employee Matt Sullivan with his Employee Appreciation Pin for his five years of service with the District.