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November 16, 2005

CALL TO ORDER: Chairman McNelly called the meeting to order at 7:40 a.m.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Adamson, McNelly, Hardwick, Twineham, Mitchell, Murphy,
MEMBERS ABSENT: McCormack, Roberts
PUBLIC PRESENT: None
STAFF PRESENT: Water System Manager, Dave Schickling, Lorrie Lausten, Associate Water Engineer, Clerical Support Norton
APPROVAL OF: Minutes of September 21, 2005 (Information Only)
Minutes of October 19, 2005 approved as amended. Page 2 Last Paragraph to read two days to a week closer to either of the City Council meetings, and that the meeting time be changed to between 4:00 6:00pm.

ACTION ITEMS:

a. Urban Water Management Plan Recommendation to City Council

Chairman McNelly introduced Dave Schickling who stated that Water Engineering has made some minor changes and alterations to the plan. The Committees comments follow:

  • The date was corrected to October 2005 in the Introduction 1.5.
  • The square miles were corrected to 22.3 in the Service Area 1.4, 1.2.5.
  • Be consistent when referring to Water Utility in the Introduction 1.2, and 1.5.
  • Add ERMC to Table 1.1
  • Verify the figure listed for the current Orange County population 2.7, Table 2.4.
  • No potable ground water - wording should be changed to non-potable 4.7, 4.5.2.
  • DWAR checklist is not correctly referenced in Table 4-4.1 and does not agree with Table 4.1 ground water pumping.
  • Table 4-4 describes waste water collection. In the service area it says nothing about treatment. A brief paragraph or description would be appropriate. Orange County Sanitation District does more than is described in the service area.
  • An apostrophe is not necessary when referring to the 1990s.
  • If acronyms are used, there should be consistency, Section 4.5.
  • When reference is made to cities the word should not be capitalized.
  • A typographical error was found 4-17, 4.84.
  • Both chapters and sections are referred in Sec. 5. Be consistent with the use of the references and cross-references.

    Chairman McNelly asked if a Staff Report would be prepared for City Council. Mr. Schickling replied that it would. Chairman McNelly said that Staff Reports help the Committee Members to become more familiar with the report and suggested that in the future a Staff Report be prepared and submitted together with the plan for review.

    The Committee asked if there were anything in the report that residents would raise questions about. Mr. Schickling said there may be some concern as to whether West Coyote Hills would have an adequate supply of water. Studies show that there will be enough water for the next 20 years. The plumes would not be an issue.

    Mr. Schickling stated that the last date in which comments can be accepted from members of the Committee or from the public is December 6, 2005.

    MOTION made, SECONDED and CARRIED by all present to recommend adoption of the Urban Water Management Plan to the City Council.

    With no further discussion Chairman McNelly said he would prepare a Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the Committee.

    PUBLIC COMMENTS:

    None

    COMMITTEE COMMENTS:

    No meeting will be held in December.
    The next regularly scheduled meeting is scheduled for January 18, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Conference Room.

    ADJOURNED AT: 8:15 A.M.

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