Chairman Ben Levie called the regular meeting of the Utility Board to order at 7:05 p.m. in the Council Chambers Room at City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA.
Chair Ben Levie, Tom DeBoer, Steve Milton, Susan Kaltenbach, Tim O’Connell, and Wendy Weiker were present. Vice Chair, Kwan Wong and Council Liaison, Debbie Bertlin were absent.
City Staff: Glenn Boettcher, Maintenance Director, Francie Lake, Deputy Finance Director, and Asea Sandine, Recording Secretary were also present.
O’Connell moved to approve the minutes from the November 13, 2014 meeting. DeBoer seconded the motion. The Commission unanimously approved the minutes.
2015 Work Plan
Boettcher reviewed the 2015 Work Plan with the Board and shared that the Cross Connection Program Update correlates to the Boil Water Advisory Action Plan. Boettcher advised that Phase II of the work with Confluence begins next month. Phase II will include retrofitting approximately 60 vaults/PRV vaults and installing additional sampling stations to sustain chlorine levels. Boettcher inquired if the Board was still interested in further discussion regarding commercial multi-family recycling. The Board reached consensus to remove that topic from the Work Plan. Kaltenbach shared that she was interested in hearing about the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NPDES, street sweeping and stormwater efforts.
Next Meeting: The next scheduled meeting is February 10, 2015.