Attached is the board package and link for our Regular Helix Water District Board Meeting:
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6pm
7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942-0427
Interesting Agenda Items:
Item 7. (pdf Page 54) Pipeline Realignment/Replacement Project Fuerte Drive and Alzeda Drive
As some of you know driving on Fuerte Drive, there is a turn that has had quite a few accidents at Alzeda Drive, the County is redesigning these streets, which requires Helix Water Lines to be moved.
Staff recommends the board adopt Resolution 17-42 awarding the contract for construction to El Cajon Grading & Engineering Co. Inc., the lowest responsive, responsible bidder, in the amount of $799,810; and appropriate funds in the amount of $967,000 budget for construction of the project. However, the budget for the project from helix is $500,00 as a portion of the facilities to be relocated are contained within an existing pipeline easement for the benefit of Helix Water District. Based on our existing franchise rights agreement with the county of San Diego, the county must reimburse Helix for the cost of relocating our facilities where Helix possesses prior rights.
Item 8. (pdf Page 61) Revenue Bond Credit Rating Affirmation - Fitch Ratings
Fitch Ratings-San Francisco-02 August 2017: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA+' rating on the following bonds issued by the Helix Water District, CA --$11.15 million water revenue refunding bonds, series 2009.
Item 9. (pdf Page 67) Customer Advisory Committee
The board discuss the structure and selection procedure of a Customer Advisory Committee and provide staff with direction to begin the process of establishing the committee.
In the interest of increasing public involvement, the Helix Water District Board of Directors is considering creating a Customer Advisory Committee to provide feedback and ideas on a myriad of topics on an assignment-by-assignment basis. The topics could include, but are not limited to, water rates, budgets, conservation, strategic planning, etc.
FINALLY! What a difference a new board makes! Let me know if you are interested!
As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.
Per the request of the Helix Water District Board on May 16, 2012, the following language is to be added by all Board Directors in all outgoing Director correspondence. "This correspondence, and any documents attached hereto, reflects the individual opinions and positions of the above-named Director and does not represent the opinions or positions of the District's Board of Directors or the District. Pursuant to Section 9.1-11(A) of the Helix Water District Policies and Procedures Manual, individual Directors, except as otherwise authorized by the Board, shall have no power to act for the District or the District's Board of Directors."
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Author: Kathleen Hedberg
Civil Engineer in 4th Term as a Helix Water District Board Director and Past President of the Board!