Facilities Committee Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Facilities Mtg Mins with Attachments 1-19-22

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Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission

1703 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Commission Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 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

LaDonnah Roberts, Deputy Executive Director

Janice Meridith, Executive Commission Administrator

Christa Free, Procurement Coordinator                                       

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 December 15, 2021

Commissioner Duncan made a motion seconded by Commissioner Cook to approve the minutes from the Facilities Committee Meeting held on December 15, 2021.  Motion carried 3-0-0. 

  1. GEFA Loan Time Extension – A. Burroughs

Mr. Burroughs presented a request for a time extension approval on the BGJWSC GEFA loan for improvements to the Academy Creek WPCF and the gravity sewer system in the amount on $15,000,000. Due to impacts from COVID-19 and supply delays on materials associated with the projects, the Project has experience significant supply chain and delivery delay issues, which have subsequently impacted the project schedule and timeline. Time extension is the only change to the original terms and conditions of the loan. Chairman Turnipseed asked Mr. Burroughs how much of the original $15,000,000 had been spent to date, to which Mr. Burroughs answered $6,000,000.

Commissioner Cook made a motion seconded by Commissioner Duncan to move that the Facilities Committee recommend that the full Commission approve the modification for time extension for GEFA Loan CW2019008.  Motion carried 3-0-0. 

  1. Letter of Support to Georgia State Properties Commission – A. Burroughs

Mr. Burroughs presented a Letter of Support for Morningstar Children and Family Services for the release of the State of Georgia’s reversionary interest in Morningstar’s real property in Glynn County. Mr. Burroughs explained that there is mutual interest between Morningstar and the JWSC for the JWSC purchase of a portion of the unimproved acreage owned by Morningstar for the construction of water and sewer infrastructure to benefit residents and businesses in northern Glynn County. The state of Georgia currently holds reversionary interests in the Morningstar campus that prevents the sale of any property to the JWSC. Morningstar has petitioned the State of Georgia to release their reversionary interests, requiring a letter signed by each JWSC Commissioner. The letter is to be submitted to the Georgia State Property Commission in the hopes that the reversionary interests would be released during the current state legislative session.

Commissioner Duncan made a motion seconded by Commissioner Cook to move that the Facilities Committee recommend the full Commission approve the submission of a Letter of Support for Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc., for the release of the State of Georgia’s reversionary interest in Morningstar’s real property in Glynn County.  Motion carried 3-0-0.

DISCUSSION

  1. WPCF Plant Flows Report – 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. Mr. Burroughs mentioned that Alkalinity levels had been added to each report, and that December 2021 had been a very dry month.  The influent flow at Academy Creek was at 5.9 and the effluent flow was 6.0, with the plant operating at 44% of its capacity.  The influent flow at Dunbar Creek was at 2.5 and the effluent flow was 3.0, with the plant operating at 74% capacity.  The influent flow at South Port was at 0.293 and the effluent flow was at 0.392, with the plant operating at 26% capacity.  JWSC’s wastewater treatment plants are operating very well and are within permit limits. Mr. Burroughs complimented the Systems Pumping & Maintenance crews for their efforts in reducing I&I issues within the system.

  1. Capitol Project Report – T. Kline

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 and Mr. Burroughs thoroughly presented the update by discussing each project along with excellent photographs and descriptive details. Mr. Burroughs explained that the screens for Academy Creek had been delayed to the end of March 2022. SPLOST projects should be complete during first half of 2022.

There being no further Committee business, Chairman Turnipseed adjourned the meeting at 1:48 p.m.