December 22, 2023
The District Board of Directors met on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 4:30 PM.
The Board of Directors approved the certification of unopposed candidates and ordered the cancellation of the JCSUD Board Election. For the 2024 JCSUD Board of Directors Election, two (2) positions were up for election. From November 3, 2023, through December 4, 2023, applicants could file an application for a place on the ballot. The District only received two (2) applications by the December 4 deadline:
• Joe Hollarn
• Eric Baze
The two applicants will be appointed Directors to the JCSUD Board of Directors at the February 2024 Board Meeting.
The Board of Directors accepted the JCSUD Long-Term Financial Plan (LTFP). The LTFP will serve as a roadmap, guiding JCSUD’s financial decisions and actions over an extended period. It considers the District’s unique needs, goals, and constraints while aligning them with broader economic and industry trends. Considering the District’s current and future needs, the LTFP will continually be developed, reviewed, and modified as required. Many factors are evaluated in the development of the LTFP, including revenue forecasting, growth, inflationary factors, debt levels and costs, new and aging infrastructure replacement, and customer needs. The accepted LTFP is built initially on the District’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget, with financial plans developed for a thirty (30) year planning horizon reflective of the District’s other strategic and long-range planning documentation.
The Board of Directors approved staff to update the District’s System Development Fee to a Connection Fee and update the cost of the total Connection Fee to $4,000 for both water and wastewater, as well as update the monthly minimum for non-standard meters to the appropriate rate based on meter equivalencies. A Connection Fee covers the actual costs associated with the tap or connection, cost of construction, installation, and inspection of a tap or connection. It may include non-construction expenses needed for the design, permitting, financing, and construction of facilities. A Connection Fee is not an Impact Fee or tied to an Impact Fee in any way. These updates will go into effect on January 1, 2024, and the JCSUD Service Policy will be updated to reflect these changes.
The Board of Directors also approved the up-sizing of approximately 1,000 feet of 10-inch waterline to a 12-inch waterline along Hwy 171 for the Wildcat Vista development. Wildcat Vista is a development west of Godley off Hwy 171 and CR 1001 and is projected to have 128 multifamily connections. Since the 12-inch waterline is needed for Pressure Plane 13 improvements, the Board of Directors also approved funding the up-sizing from the Pressure Plane 13 Contribution In Aid of Construction funds already collected for the Pressure Plane 13 Project.