Friday, December 16, 2011

Minutes From PRVWSD Board Meeting.

Minutes from November meeting of the PRVWSD Board. 


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
PEARL RIVER VALLEY WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT HELD ON
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, AT 9:30 A.M. IN THE OFFICE OF THE
DISTRICT LOCATED AT 115 MADISON LANDING CIRCLE, RIDGELAND
MS 39157.

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District was held at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the District’s main office. Jack Winstead, President, who presided, called the meeting to order.

Members Present: Jack Winstead, Jim Carraway, Kenny Latham, Samuel Mitchell, Phillip Crosby, W.C. Gorden, Pete Burkes, Ramie Ford, John Arledge, Vernard Murrell

Members Absent: Trey Bobinger, John Locke, Robert Webb, Keith Allen

Others Present: John Sigman, Greg Burgess, Jim Tohill, Craig Hunt, Steve Clark, Jason Temple, Perry Waggener, Sharon Larry, Susan McMillan, Linda Horton, Homer Burns, Jim McDowell, Dustin Barnes, Ronnie Tew

Upon approval of the minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Directors held on October 20, 2011, a motion was made by Kenny Latham, seconded by W. C. Gorden, for the minutes to be approved as presented. The vote was as follows: For: Winstead, Carraway, Latham, Mitchell, Crosby, Gorden, Burkes, Ford, Arledge. Abstained: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Ramie Ford presented the Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Report. Mr. Ford commented on safety issues in connection with hunting. 

Jack Winstead presented the following: Executive Committee recommendations:

I.  Approval of a Department of Public Safety MOU. Perry Waggener presented a MOU between  Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS). He stated that the estimated cost of this project is $ 11,000.00, which is a one-time fee. Chief Waggener stated that there is a $ 40.00 data activity charge per month. A motion was made by Phillip Crosby, seconded by Vernard Murrell to approve the MOU with The Department of Public Safety as included in the Exhibits to Minutes thereby becoming a part of these minutes. The vote is as follows: For: Winstead, Carraway, Latham, Mitchell, Crosby, Gorden, Burkes, Ford, Arledge. Abstained: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Jack Winstead presented the following: Shoreline Development and Environmental Quality Committee recommendations: 

I. Approval of final plat for Arbor Landing, Phase 2A. Greg Burgess stated that Arbor Landing is asking for approval of final plat of phase 2A which consists of 26 lots. He stated that Arbor Landing is requesting that the Board of Directors consider this plat for final approval pending resolution of staff and attorney comments. A motion was made by John Arledge, seconded by Phillip Crosby to approve the final plat for Arbor Landing, Phase 2A. The vote was as follows: For: Winstead, Carraway, Latham, Mitchell, Crosby, Gorden, Burkes, Ford, Arledge. Abstained: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

II. Approval of request concerning Overlay District. John Sigman stated that the Association of Reservoir Area Homeowners Associations is considering the formation of an Overlay District. John Sigman stated that the area of land is in Rankin County and includes PRVWSD land as well as fee simple property. John Sigman stated that the District will retain all permitting authority and will be involved at every stage in the development of the ordinance. Dr. Burns stated that the Overlay District will help individuals, Rankin County, Schools, and the cities around the District. A motion was made by John Arledge, seconded by Jim Carraway to approve the concept of the Overlay District. The vote was as follows: For: Winstead, Carraway, Latham, Mitchell, Crosby, Gorden, Burkes, Ford, Arledge. Abstained: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Jack Winstead presented the following: Parks Policy Committee recommendations:

I. Approval of Amendment of MOU for Mississippi Department Wildlife, Fishier and Parks to include construction of new Fannin Boat Ramp. Greg Burgess presented the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District for promotion of boating access to public waters for fishing, recreation or navigation on the Reservoir and Pearl River. Greg Burgess stated that this MOU had been discussed in detail by the Shoreline Committee and that staff has followed up on the concerns expressed about the proximity of the project to a residential subdivision. Greg Burgess stated that the breakwater, ramps and parking lot should be completed this year with an estimate total price of $ 590,000.00, which includes designs and construction. Greg Burgess stated that 2012 estimated price will be $ 463,000.00. He stated that the grant will be for the District to pay 25% cost share with the MDWFP paying 75%. A motion was made by Kenny Latham, seconded by Pete Burkes, to approve the MOU with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks as included in the Exhibits to Minutes thereby becoming a part of these minutes. The vote was as follows: For: Winstead, Latham, Mitchell, Crosby, Gorden, Burkes, Ford, Arledge. Abstained: None. Against: Jim Carraway. MOTION CARRIED

II. Approval of new campground Rates. Craig Hunt discussed the recommended increases in campground rates. He stated that the new campground rates will commence on January 1, 2012 and affect only Goshen Springs. He stated that reason for the increase was due to a major campground improvement completed several years ago and that the new rates would be comparable to Timberlake. A motion was made by Kenny Latham, seconded by Pete Burkes, to approve the campground rates as presented and as included in the Exhibits to Minutes thereby becoming a part of these minutes. The vote as follows: For: Winstead, Carraway, Latham, Mitchell, Crosby, Gorden, Burkes, Ford, Arledge. Abstained: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Upon consideration of the per diem and travel for the month of June a motion was made by Samuel Mitchell, seconded by Phillip Crosby that the per diem and travel report be approved for the month of October. The vote was as follows: For: Winstead, Carraway, Latham, Mitchell, Crosby, Gorden, Burkes, Ford, Arledge. Abstained: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Upon consideration of the cash balance report for the month of October, a motion was made by Samuel Mitchell, seconded by Kenny Latham that the cash balance report be approved. The vote was as follows: For: Winstead, Carraway, Latham, Mitchell, Crosby, Gorden, Burkes, Ford, Arledge. Abstained: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The Board of Directors reviewed the monthly Claims Docket and a motion was made by Samuel Mitchell, seconded by Phillip Crosby, that the claims docket be approved. The vote was as follows: For: Winstead, Carraway, Latham, Mitchell, Crosby, Gorden, Burkes, Ford, Arledge. Abstained: None. Against: None. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

John Sigman presented the following Executive Director’s comments:
• Board of Directors will host a Christmas luncheon for all staff after the December Board Meeting to be paid for with funds contributed by the Board
• Lake levels is currently at 296.3

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the meeting was adjourned at 10:06 A.M.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why would Carraway vote against Fannin boar ramps?