Facilities Committee Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, March 17, 2021

For your consideration, please read the minutes from the Facilities Committee Meeting held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room.

Facilities Committee Minutes 3-17-21 with Attachments

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Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission

1703 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Commission Meeting Room

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM 

FACILITIES COMMITTEE MINUTES

PRESENT:                             

Ben Turnipseed, Chairman

Bob Duncan, Commissioner

Charles Cook, Commissioner

Andrew Burroughs, Executive Director

ALSO PRESENT:                  

Todd Kline, Director of Engineering

Janice Meridith, Executive Commission Admin.

MEDIA PRESENT:               

No media present.

Chairman Turnipseed called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM.

Chairman Turnipseed provided the invocation.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

There being no citizens that wished to address the Committee, Chairman Turnipseed closed the Public Comment Period.

APPROVAL

  1. Minutes from Facilities Committee Meeting February 17, 2021

Commissioner Duncan made a motion seconded by Commissioner Cook to approve the minutes from the Facilities Committee Meeting held on February 17, 2021.  Motion carried 3-0-0. 

  1. Minutes from Special Called Facilities Committee Meeting February 17, 2021

Commissioner Duncan made a motion seconded by Commissioner Cook to approve the minutes from the Special Called Facilities Committee Meeting held on February 17, 2021.  Motion carried 3-0-0. 

  1. Easements and Infrastructure Dedications – T. Kline
  • 500 Block of Longview – Three (3) Easements
  • Captain’s Cove – Easement and Infrastructure

Mr. Kline presented the request for acceptance of the easements and infrastructure dedications from three (3) of the property owners on the 500 Block of Longview Road (water and sewer utilities easements) and also from Captain’s Cove (infrastructure and easement) on St. Simons Island.  Mr. Kline noted that these are standard dedications of easements and infrastructure.  The Owners of Record for properties located at #507, #509, and #510 Longview Road on St. Simons Island have expressed interest in becoming a JWSC water customer.  The resident at #507 has paid Capital Improvement and Operational Fees and is waiting for JWSC to provide the meter and extend the water line. This installation requires JWSC to obtain a perpetual easement from #503, #507, and #509 in order to locate, construct, install, and subsequently maintain and repair or replace water or sewer lines.  Captain’s Cove is a 33-lot subdivision located at N. Harrington and Frederica Road, and is services by an 8-inch water main and 2-inch pressurized force main.  The owner desires to dedicate the infrastructure as public, accompanied by a water/sewer easement.  All requirements of the BGJWSC Design & Construction Standards and Development Procedures have been met and all related documents submitted.

Commissioner Duncan made a motion seconded by Commissioner Cook to move that the Facilities Committee forward the above described dedications to the full Commission for approval and acceptance.  Motion carried 3-0-0.

DISCUSSION

  1. 2021 Capital Projects Plan Draft – A. Burroughs

Mr. Burroughs presented the draft version of the 2021 Capital Projects Plan to the Committee for discussion and review.  After all edits to the draft, Mr. Burroughs will provide the final version of the 2021 Capital Projects Plan along with corresponding maps for approval by the Facilities Committee and full Commission in April 2021. 

  1. Wastewater Flow Reports – A. Burroughs

Mr. Burroughs reviewed the Wastewater Flow Reports with the Commissioners.  This report contains data regarding the influent and effluent flows, concentration of elements and chemicals, plant capacity, etc.  There were still some issues with rainfall during the month of February with Academy Creek measuring 4.96 inches, Dunbar Creek at 4.86 inches, and South Port coming in at 6.65 inches for the month.  With all three plants operating within capacity, Academy Creek at 58%, Dunbar Creek at 73%, and Southport at 43%, JWSC’s wastewater treatment plants are operating very well and are within permit limits. 

  1. Project Report – T. Kline / A. Burroughs

Mr. Kline gave an update on the Project Report for projects currently in process.  The Commissioners were provided with a packet containing: the Capital Project Report Spreadsheet, Capital Project Photographs, the Capital Project Gantt Chart of project timelines, and also the Earned Value Analysis Report.  Mr. Kline thoroughly presented the update by discussing each project along with excellent photographs and descriptive details.  Mr. Burroughs provided the Committee with a full update on Project #906 Water Pollution Control Rehab of the Academy Creek WPCF.  This project is currently at the 15% completion point.

There being no further Committee business, Chairman Turnipseed adjourned the meeting at 2:41 p.m.