STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CANE CREEK WATER & SEWER DISTRICT
COUNTY OF HENDERSON JULY 23, 2003
The Cane Creek Water and Sewer District Board met for a regularly scheduled meeting at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners= Meeting Room of the County Office Building.
Those present were: Chairman Grady Hawkins, Vice-Chairman Larry Young, Commissioner Bill Moyer, Commissioner Charlie Messer, County Manager David E. Nicholson, County Attorney Angela S. Beeker, and Clerk to the Board Elizabeth W. Corn.
Also present were: County Engineer Gary Tweed, Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Coordinator Rocky Hyder, Public Information Officer Chris S. Coulson, and Paralegal Connie Rayfield
Absent was Commissioner Shannon Baldwin.
CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME
Chairman Hawkins made the motion for the Board to adjourn as Henderson County Board of Commissioners and convene as the Cane Creek Water and Sewer District Board. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Cane Creek minutes had not been approved in quite awhile. Draft minutes were presented for the Board=s
review and approval of the following meetings:
November 20, 1996
March 25, 1999
July 24, 2002
Chairman Hawkins made the motion to approve the draft minutes as presented. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Monthly Cane Creek Sewer Rates
Effective July 1, 2003, the cost to the Cane Creek Water and Sewer District (CCWSD) to have wastewater treated by MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District) will increase from $3.92 per thousand gallons to $4.00 per thousand gallons.
Mr. Tweed informed the Board that should they choose to pass this additional cost on to the CCWSD customers, the monthly sewer bill for the average homeowner will increase by $ .36 (thirty six cents).
The County Manager recommended increasing the Cane Creek Water & Sewer District rates as proposed to offset the increase imposed by MSD for wastewater treatment.
Chairman Hawkins made the motion to set the rates as proposed. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Update on Mills River Sewer Project (add-on)
Gary Tweed updated the Board on the Environmental Assessment that staff had been working on for the past year. They are near completion of that project. The State has gone through their reviews. Eighteen agencies have reviewed the document.
The only agency that had any concerns was the Wildlife Resources Commission concerning buffers, secondary development issues, etc. Staff met with them in June and worked through most of those issues.
The State has drafted the Finding of No Significant Impact. It is going through an upper level review in Raleigh currently. It will be sent on to EPA for issuance. Staff has been told it will take 30 - 60 days for that process to happen.
During this time frame, staff will start working again on easement acquisitions. They had stopped while they were going through the environmental assessment. They will initially try to secure easements on a voluntary basis. Those they encounter difficulties on will be brought back to the Board for discussion.
Mr. Tweed hopes to have the project completed by the end of 2004. The designs are done. Staff has to prepare bid documents. He would like to begin construction this fall.
Chairman Hawkins made the motion for the Board to adjourn as Cane Creek Water and Sewer District and reconvene as the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk to the Board Grady Hawkins, Chairman