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  • WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY OF CABARRUS COUNTY MARCH 21, 2013

    5:00 P.M.

    The Board of Directors of the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (WSACC) met on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Administrative Offices.

    The following Board members were present:

    Mr. Troy Barnhardt Mr. Jonathan Marshall Mr. Phil Cowherd Mr. David Phillips Mr. Brian Hiatt Ms. Elizabeth Poole Mr. Darrell Hinnant Mr. Robert Ritchie Mr. Michael Legg

    Also present were: Mr. Coleman M. Keeter, Executive Director; Ms. Tammy Garifo,

    Executive Secretary/Secretary to the Board; Ms. Robin Moore, Deputy Executive Director/Administration; Mr. Michael Wilson, Deputy Executive Director/Finance; Mr. Tim Kiser, Engineering Director; Mr. Mark Fowler, Facilities Director; Mr. Tom Bach, Utility Systems Engineer; Mr. Chad VonCannon, Assistant Engineering Director; Mr. Chris Carpenter, Maintenance Manager; Mr. Van Rowell, Special Projects Coordinator; Mr. Rich Wise and Mr. David Pugh, Town of Midland; and Mr. Chuck Willis, Willis Engineers

    Chairman Barnhardt called the meeting to order.

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS Request for Approval of the Minutes of February 21, 2013 The minutes of February 21, 2013 were presented for approval. Mr. Cowherd made a motion to approve the minutes of February 21, 2013. Ms. Poole seconded the motion and the Board approved by unanimous vote. PUBLIC HEARING Public Hearing on the Proposed Annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

    Chairman Barnhardt opened the Public Hearing on the 2013-2014 Budget. Having no

    public comments, Chairman Barnhardt closed the Public Hearing on the 2013-2014 Budget.

    WORK SESSION Discussion as Necessary of the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Proposed Budget.

    Mr. Keeter stated that WSACC’s budget contains no increase in fixed charges and no increase in variable rates for wastewater treatment and transportation for the fiscal year 2013- 2014. This is WSACC’s 8th annual budget with no rate increase.

  • Mr. Wilson stated that WSACC’s total budget revenue for the fiscal year 2013-2014 is $15,287,893.

    A brief discussion centered on the fact that: the Budget Ordinance has an increased

    amount of $300,000 in the Inflow and Infiltration Capital Project Ordinance. This is to continue the efforts in assisting WSACC and member jurisdictions with identifying the Inflow and Infiltration issues on their lines.

    Consideration of Approval of the Annual Budget Ordinance for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013- June 30, 2014

    Mr. Phillips made a motion to approve the Annual Budget Ordinance for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014. Mr. Ritchie seconded the motion and the Board approved by unanimous vote.

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    Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County BUDGET ORDINANCE

    For the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014

    BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Directors of the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (WSACC), North Carolina, meeting in open session this 21st day of March, 2013, that the following fund revenues and departmental expenses, together with certain restrictions and authorizations, are adopted.

    SECTION I- GENERAL OPERATING FUND

    A. Revenues totaling $15,287,893 are hereby approved, comprised of the following components:

    Flow Treatment Operation and Maintenance Flow Interceptor Operation and Maintenance Fixed Shares-Treatment Fixed Shares-Interceptor Surcharges Program, Sample & Lab Fees Raw Water Charges-Lake Howell Wholesale Treated Water Charges-Mt. Pleasant Muddy Creek WWTP Charges Biosolids Disposal Tipping Charges Liquid Sludge Septage Haulers' Fees Investment Earnings Contributions from CMU-Debt Reimbursement Other Retained Earnings Appropriated

    Total Revenues

    B. The following rates and fixed charges have been established:

    Wastewater Treatment Operation and Maintenance: Treatment Rate/1 ,000 gallons

    Treatment Fixed Share

    Wastewater Interceptor Operation and Maintenance: Interceptor Rate/1 ,000 gallons

    Interceptor Fixed Share

    1

    $6,433,475 999,453

    2,213,374 1,463,558

    350,000 I 93,600 428,903 288,466

    22,176 100,000 60,000

    110,000 128,000 387,320

    43,862 2.065.706

    $15.287.893

    $1.066

    $2,213,374

    $0.166

    $1,463,558

  • Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County BUDGET ORDINANCE

    For the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014

    Lake Howell Reservoir: Raw Water Pennitted Capacity Rate/1,000,000 gallons

    Annual Charge for Pennitted Capacity City of Concord $ 352,523 City of Kannapolis$ 76,380

    Mt. Pleasant Wholesale Water: Treated Water Rate/1,000 gallons Fixed Charge-SRF Loan Debt Service

    $ 29,377

    $428,903

    $2.83 $ 76,216

    These rates, fixed shares, and other user fees are shown in detail within the Operating Budget document.

    C. Expenses totaling $15,287,893 are hereby approved, comprised of the following program budgets:

    Administration Engineering Rocky River Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Heat and Energy Recovery Laboratory Pretreatment Muddy Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Interceptors Lake Howell Reservoir Mt. Pleasant Wholesale Water Debt Service - Treatment Debt Service - Interceptor Non-departmental

    Total Expenses

    $1,411,025 422,662

    4,642,152 1,738,428

    457,004 104,395 175,750

    1,171,986 428,903 402,756

    1,961,241 1,850,865

    520.726

    $15.287.893

    D. The following compensation adjustments have been incorporated:

    Salary Administrative Adjustment 2.0% Pay Scale Adjustment 2.0%

    Perfonnance Allocations: Developmental Merit

    Board Members

    O%to 0% 0% to 0%

    Compensation as allowed by State Statute.

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  • Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County BUDGET ORDINANCE

    For the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014

    SECTION II- CAPITAL RECOVERY FEE FUND

    A. Revenues totaling $1,800,000 are hereby approved, comprised of the foUowing components:

    Capital Recovery Fees $ 1.800.000

    Total Revenues $ 1.800.000

    The Capital Recovery Fees (CRF) are authorized by ordinance, and collected by Cabarrus County on WSACC's behalf

    B. The following fees have been established:

    Capital County

    Meter Size Rated Flow Recovery Collection Total in Inches {grun)_ Fee Fee Charges

    5/8 & 3/4" 20 $ 1,397 $ 34.93 $ 1,431.93 1" 50 $ 3,492 $ 87.30 $ 3,579.30

    1.5" 100 $ 6,985 $ 174.63 $ 7,159.63 2" 160 $ 11,176 $ 279.40 $ 11,455.40 3" 320 $ 22,352 $ 558.80 $ 22,910.80

    4" 500 $ 34,925 $ 873.13 $ 35,798.13 6" 1,000 $ 69,850 $ 1,746.25 $ 71,596.25

    8" 1,600 $ 111,760 $ 2,794.00 $ 114,554.00

    10" 2,300 $ 160,655 $ 4,016.38 $ 164,671.38 12" 4,300 $ 300,355 $ 7,508.88 $ 307,863.88

    Apartments, Condos & Duplexes per unit $ 978 $ 24.45 $ 1,002.45 70% of EDU 175 gpd

    C. Expenses totaling $1,800,000 are hereby approved, comprised of the foUowing components:

    Contribution to CRF Reserve $1.800.000

    The Board of Directors will authorize all CRF transfers to a Capital Project Fund for each specific capital project.

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  • Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County BUDGET ORDINANCE

    For the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014

    SECTION III -ENCUMBRANCES AS OF JUNE 30, 2013

    Funds appropriated in the FY 2012-2013 Budget and encumbered on June 30, 2013, shall be authorized as part of the Budget Appropriation by adoption of this Budget Ordinance.

    SECTION IV- SPECIAL AUTHORIZATIONS- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- FINANCE

    A. The Executive Director or the Deputy Executive Director-Finance shall be authorized to transfer monies within program budgets to carry out the objectives of each program, without limitation.

    B. The Executive Director or the Deputy Executive Director-Finance shall be authorized to transfer monies between program budgets as necessary for the efficient operation ofWSACC without action by the Board of Directors.

    C. The Executive Director or the Deputy Executive Director-Finance shall be authorized to transfer monies from the Nondepartmental program budget to other program budgets, to reflect:

    1. The difference in the actual percentage increase authorized by the Board of Directors for administrative adjustment increases, and the amount budgeted within the programs.

    2. To carry out the results of any personnel action taken by the Board of Directors.

    3. The difference in actual insurance premiums and the amount budgeted within the programs.

    4. The cash out of up to 40 hours of earned vacation for all employees who make this election.

    D. The Executive Director or the Deputy Executive Director-Finance shall be authorized to reallocate monies among the various objects of expenditures for Capital Project Ordinances.

    E. The Executive Director is hereby authorized to transfer monies from the contingency designation into program budgets as necessary for the efficient operation of the WSACC organization.

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  • Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County BUDGET ORDINANCE

    For the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014

    F. The Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director-Finance are authorize

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