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Ashland Water Advisory Ad-Hoc Committee (View All)

Ashland Water Advisory Ad-hoc Committee Meeting

Minutes
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

ASHLAND Water Advisory Committee
MINUTES
July 23, 2019

These minutes are pending approval by this Committee

CALL TO ORDER
Williams called the meeting to order at 4:03 PM

Committee Members Present: Pat Acklin, Joe Graf, Rich Miller, Don Morris, Alex Amarotico, Lesley Adams, Darrell Boldt, John Williams
Committee Members Absent: Kate Jackson, Donna Rhee
Staff present: Scott Fleury, Steve Walker, Kevin Caldwell, Taina Glick, Alistair Andre, Julie Smitherman

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Williams mentioned that Acklin had an editorial published in the paper and she was thanked by the group.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Graf/Miller m/s to approve June 25, 2019 minutes. All ayes. Minutes approved as presented.

PUBLIC FORUM
None

Old Business
WTP Update

Fleury presented overview of changes since last meeting. The cost estimate after refining site plans, reducing excavation area, and refining design drawings is $35.9 million. Some small changes could still be made but will have minimal impact on project cost. Project will be presented at the August 5 study session. Amarotico inquired if solar was included in the new cost estimate. Fleury answered it is not, but staff is considering including a solar option as an alternative bid item. Miller inquired about battery storage. Fleury indicated that backup emergency power is planned as a diesel generator and that power redundancy is still being considered. Amarotico asked about day-to-day operational cost difference between plate settler or actiflow system.

New Business
RH2 Master Plan Update
Lanigan touched on changes made since the last meeting, summarized changes made since the last water master plan, and discussed financial impacts. Changes and updates include:
Lower demand estimations
Addition of TAP
Decisions made regarding WTP
Correction of fire flow issues with the addition of a new Park Estates pump station
Addition of Terrace St pump station for boosting TID water
Updated hydraulic model which shows increased fire flow concerns increasing pipe projects
Reduction in number of clear wells
Pump station capacity optimization to Crowson Reservoir
Transmission improvements, mostly on Granite St
Suggested addition of pump station
Relocation of Granite Reservoir
Expansion of Alsing service area to improve water quality issues
Prioritization of CIP projects and addition of projected costs for some projects

Presentation attached. Committee members decided not to vote to approve WMP until financials and changes made since this meeting can be reviewed in August. One additional meeting will be held on August.

Next Committee meeting August 27, 2019 4:00 pm.

ADJOURNMENT: at 5:23 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Taina Glick
Public Works Administrative Assistant

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