September 14, 2015



The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners of Columbus, Georgia was held at the office of the Columbus Water Works on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., the following Commissioners being present:
Carole Rutland, Chair
Karl Douglass, Treasurer
Reynolds Bickerstaff
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson

Absent: Sanders Griffith

Receipt of the Minutes of the regular meeting on August 10, 2015, was acknowledged by the Board and approved as written.
The Financial Report for the month of August including Ft. Benning was provided to the Board. Motion was made and seconded to approve the report. Motion carried.
John Peebles gave a brief presentation on the Isle Technology Approval Group (TAG).
What is TAG?

Why TAG?




How does TAG work?







CWW and TAG

TAG Technologies – CWW has pursued further
Jeremy Cummings gave a brief update to the Board on the I&I Abatement Program outlined below:
I & I Abatement History

Requirements

Kevin White advised the Board that the Columbus Housing Authority has requested CWW to waive the Sewer Availability Fee (SAF) for the Booker T. Washington Housing Revitalization Phase II Project. The Board approved SAF waiver for Phase I on September 8, 2014.
Phase II Construction Plan
Motion was made and seconded authorizing Management to waive the Sewer Availability Fee for the Booker T. Washington Revitalization Phase II Project in the amount of $34,400. Motion carried.
Kevin White presented the following project for the Board’s approval:

Fort Benning Smart Meter Phase II


Motion was made and seconded to award the contract to Whitfield Contracting, LLC at the bid price of $538,282.00 for the Fort Benning Smart Meter Phase II Project. Motion carried.
Adriann Deering gave the following report to the Board on the Residential Grease Recycling and Pharmaceutical Event that took place on August 8, 2015.
Results and Participation

Grease & Oil
Pharmaceuticals
Participants
Date
Amount of Gallons
Date
Pounds Collected
Nov. 28, 2011
185
April 23, 2011
203
52
Aug. 11, 2012
300
April 28, 2012
506
119
Jan. 12, 2013
400
Jan. 12, 2013
475
194
Aug. 3, 2013
497
Aug. 3, 2013
478
249
Jan. 11, 2014
330
Jan. 11, 2014
435
286
Aug. 2, 2014
275
Aug. 2, 2014
540
311
Jan. 10, 2015
310
Jan. 10, 2015
469
418
Aug. 8, 2015
350
Aug. 8, 2015
597
342
Surveyed participates - How did you hear about the event?


Advertising Method
TV
172
Bill Insert
104
Newspaper/Other
58
CWW Website
8


Current Drop-Off Locations Started July, 2014

1335 Alexander Street
September 18, 2015 – Six Additional Drop-Off Locations

The next scheduled Grease Recycling and Pharmaceutical Disposal Event will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
The Board acknowledged Ms. Deering’s report.
President Davis provided the following items of information to the Board:


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Emory E. Blount, Secretary