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THE EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE WEATHERFORD MUNICIPAL UTILITY BOARD WAS CALLED TO ORDER ON October 19, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

Roll Call          The Weatherford Municipal Utility Board of Trustees met for their meeting on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Council conference room at 303 Palo Pinto Street.  Present were Chairman Ronnie Warren, Mayor Joe Tison, Jan Barton, Waymon Hamilton, Therylene K. Helm, Bailey McNutt and Paul Phillips.  City Staff included:  Acting City Manager Jennifer Fadden, Acting Assistant City Manager Jerry Blaisdell, Director of Utilities Kraig Kahler, Deputy Director of Utilities Sharon Hayes, City Attorney Ed Zellers and City Secretary Angela Winkle.

 

Pursuant to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, CTCS, (Open Meetings Law) in accordance with the authority contained in Section 551.086-Certain Public Power Utilities Competitive Matters-wholesale power supply bids.

 

Chairman Ronnie Warren called the executive session to order at 10:05 a.m. and announced a quorum was present.  The board reconvened and adjourned executive session at 10:25 a.m.

 

 

THE WORK SESSION OF THE WEATHERFORD MUNICIPAL UTILITY BOARD WAS CALLED TO ORDER ON October 19, 2007 at 10:25 a.m.

Roll Call          The Weatherford Municipal Utility Board of Trustees met for their meeting on Friday, October 25, 2007 at 10:25 a.m. in the City Council conference room at 303 Palo Pinto Street.  Present were Chairman Ronnie Warren, Mayor Joe Tison, Jan Barton, Waymon Hamilton, Therylene K. Helm, Bailey McNutt and Paul Phillips.  City Staff included:  Acting City Manager Jennifer Fadden, Acting Assistant City Manager Jerry Blaisdell, Director of Utilities Kraig Kahler, Deputy Director of Utilities Sharon Hayes, City Attorney Ed Zellers and City Secretary Angela Winkle.

 

Receive a presentation from Jay Ewing of Devon regarding water recycling technology.  Jay Ewing, completion/construction supervisor with Devon Energy, made a presentation regarding water recycling technology.  Mr. Ewing discussed the fracturing of the well process and Devon’s leadership in the recycling of the water mobile heated distillation system (NOMAD).  Mr. Ewing informed the board that the NOMAD handles 85,000 gallons of water per day and as to date has recycled 185 million gallons.  The NOMAD unit is placed on approximately 1 acre; in addition a holding tank/pond is also built to hold the recycled water.  The remaining salt water is hauled to an approved disposal well.  Mr. Ewing advised of the three recycling locations in SW Denton County; Godley, West Johnson County; and Cleburne, West Johnson County.  After discussion, the board asked if Devon would be interested in a partnership with the City of Weatherford to recycle effluent water to be used for fracturing process.  Mr. Ewing and Director of Utilities Kraig Kahler advised that issue has been discussed and staff will return to the board, if and when action is to be taken.

 

Discuss options regarding the Master Agreement with Parker County Utility District Number One.  Director of Utilities Kraig Kahler advised that the Weatherford Municipal Utility System signed a Master Agreement with Parker County Utility District No. One (PCUD) on June 22, 2001.  The purpose of the contract was to provide regional treated water to PCUD customers, including Aledo, the Annettas, Willow Park, Hudson Oaks and Parker County Water Supply Corporation (PCWSC).  On June 20, 2003 an amendment to the Master Agreement was signed by both parties.  The agreement includes a clause that provides that, “Weatherford may terminate this contract by giving six months written notice to PCUD of its intent to do so prior to any five-year anniversary of the effective date of this agreement.”  Mr. Kahler presented the following four options:

1.       Leave the current regional system as is and work with PCUD to serve Parker County Water Supply Corporation (PCWSC).

2.       Leave the current regional system as is and Weatherford would directly serve PCWSC with treated water.

3.       Provide six months notice to PCUD of our intent to terminate the Master Agreement, or

4.       Wait another five years and revisit the contract termination issue.

 

Mr. Kahler discussed some of the pros and cons of the options.  After discussion, it was the consensus of the board that staff bring back a recommendation of why we should or should not terminate the contract at the November meeting.

 

Discussion of other regular agenda items.

There was none.

 

As there was no further business, the board adjourned the work session at 11:10 a.m.

 

 

THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE WEATHERFORD MUNICIPAL UTILITY BOARD WAS CALLED TO ORDER ON October 19, 2007 at 12:00 p.m.

Roll Call          The Weatherford Municipal Utility Board of Trustees met for their meeting on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 12:02 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 303 Palo Pinto Street.  Present were Chairman Ronnie Warren, Mayor Joe Tison, Jan Barton, Waymon Hamilton, Therylene K. Helm, Bailey McNutt and Paul Phillips.  City Staff included:  Acting City Manager Jennifer Fadden, Acting Assistant City Manager Jerry Blaisdell, Director of Utilities Kraig Kahler, Deputy Director of Utilities Sharon Hayes, City Attorney Ed Zellers and City Secretary Angela Winkle.  

 

Chairman Ronnie Warren called the regular session to order at 12:02 p.m. and announced a quorum was present. 

 

Approve the minutes of the special joint meeting held September 17, 2007 with the Weatherford City Council and the regular meeting held on September 21, 2007.  On the motion of Bailey McNutt, second by Waymon Hamilton the board voted unanimously to approve the minutes.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

PUBLIC INPUT

Mark Burt, 1001 North Lake Drive, had concerns of an increase in mosquitoes and possible West Nile Virus with the placement of wet lands discussed at the last board meeting, the selling of effluent water for fracturing wells and the traffic from water trucks on the roads surrounding Lake Weatherford area.

 

Director of Utilities Kraig Kahler and the Weatherford Municipal Utility Board recognized the recipients of outstanding achievement awards: Stephanie Posey, Danny Cerveny, Stephen Cox, Casey Jones, Taz Thurman and Kyle Allen.

 

Discuss and take action on items from Executive Session.  a.) 551.08-Certain Public Power Utilities Competitive Matters-wholesale electric power supply proposals.  On the motion of Joe Tison, second by Bailey McNutt, the board voted unanimously to direct the staff to negotiate the wholesale power supply contract with American Electric Power (AEP).  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Discuss and take action on the ERCOT Standard Form Market Participant Agreement.

Director of Utilities Kraig Kahler advised in July 2007 the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Board of Directors approved a new Standard Form Market Participant Agreement.  The city attorney has reviewed and approved the agreement.  On the motion of Bailey McNutt, second by Jan Barton, the board voted unanimously to approve the agreement.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

Discuss and take action on the relocation and enlargement of Lift Station #8 and all associated piping.  Deputy Director of Utilities Sharon Hayes advised the location of the lift station.  The upsizing of this lift station is included in the capital improvement plan for the 2003 impact fee study.  The lift station will be moved south approximately 4,100 feet near the southern edge of the city limits.  The project also includes installation of approximately 4,100 feet of gravity line from the current site to the new location and approximately 9,000 feet of gravity and force main from the new station to I-20.   The project is divided into two phases.  Phase I will follow the alignment of BB Fielder from Tin Top to I-20 and Phase II consists of the remainder of the force and gravity lines not included in Phase I and the lift station and will proceed on a separate track.  Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI) is designing this section of BB Fielder and will also design the wastewater line.  Staff recommends approval to execute an agreement with FNI in the amount of $229,770 for professional services.  On the motion of Jan Barton, second by Waymon Hamilton, the board voted unanimously to approve the agreement with FNI for the relocation and enlargement of Lift Station #8 and all associated piping.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

Monthly Reports

It was noted there was no monthly report from the Interim Director of Finance this month due to the end of the year.

 

Monthly report from director of utilities

There was none.

 

As there was no further business, on the motion of Waymon Hamilton, second by Paul Phillips, the board voted unanimously to adjourn at 12:20 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

                                                                        ______________________________

                                                Ronnie Warren, Chairman

                                   

ATTEST: __________________________________

                  Angela Winkle, TRMC, City Secretary