STOKES COUNTY WATER SEWER AUTHORITY
OCTOBER 7, 2004
The Stokes County Water Sewer Authority met in a regular meeting on October 7, 2004, in the Commissioners Chambers of the Administration Building, (the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial) in Danbury with the following members present:
Wayne Smart, Chairman
John Hawkins, Vice Chairman
Ron Clifford, Member
Arzell Montgomery, Member
Jay Kinney, Public Works Director
Julia Edwards, Finance Director
Brenda Carter, Secretary
Absent: Worth Hampton, Member
Also present: Rick Morris, County Manager
Tory Wagoner, Cavanaugh and Associates
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Smart brought the meeting to order and asked for approval of the September 9, 2004, minutes. Mr. Montgomery made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Mr. Clifford and the motion was approved.
WALNUT COVE FEASIBILITY STUDY
Mr. Tory Wagoner with Cavanaugh and Associates gave an update on the Feasibility Study for Walnut Cove. He noted that there were three phases; the first was to see what the operation maintenance cost of their existing system; the second, was the hydraulic model, if the valve is opened what will happen in the Walnut Cove system, will the pressure be a problem and will it work throughout the town and step three would be a Water Source Analysis which would be a mixture of the water from the Walnut Cove wells and Winston-Salem water and to see if this would work. They have the cost for each phase and recommend to start with the first phase. At that point the SCWS Authority Board would make a decision to sale water at this rate to Walnut Cove. If the Board decided to do this, then would move to the second phase. He noted that the cost of $5,800.00 for operating and maintenance, $4,000.00 for the Hydraulic Model, based on Walnut Cove already having the biggest piece of the model and $4,000 for the mixing analysis. This would be a total amount of THIRTEEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS ($13,800.00).
Mr. Wagoner noted that Walnut Cove could present a proposal as to what they think they are paying to produce water. He noted that Cavanaugh could cut the costs by looking at the books in the Town Office and estimating the costs.
Mr. Smart was asked if the Town of Walnut Cove was interested in this joint venture, sharing the cost, and Mr. Smart replied that he thought they would be in agreement. After further discussion Mr. Smart asked Mr. Wagoner if he would attend a meeting with the Town Board of Walnut Cove to discuss this issue. Mr. Smart will notify Mr. Wagoner of the date first Monday in November and time. Ms. Edwards informed the Board that the date would be November 2nd.
TOWN OF DANBURY
Mr. Kinney spoke on behalf of Mrs. Jane Priddy Charleville, . He gave an update on the $400,000.00 grant application for the Town of Danbury. Mr. Rick Morris, County Manager, informed the Board that he had a copy of the full grant application for the SCWS Authority’s review.
Mr. Smart noted that the Highway #65 Project and Barry West’s interest in Brookhaven Development being added to the water line.
Mr. Wagoner noted that he had two separate cost estimates from a survey made in September, 2000, for running water down Brookhaven Road. The first was with fire protection for a cost of $60,000, this would run 6” line and two fire hydrants and the second cost of $47,000 was for domestic water only, no fire protection, and running a 2” line. This would be a cost of $6,000 for each connection (ten homes on this road) with fire protection or $4700 without fire protection. He thought the cost difference today would be very little.
Mr. Smart asked about the benefits by running water to these residents. Mr. Wagoner noted that with the $1,000 per connection, this would generate $10,000 physical revenue and if you run 2” lines that would leave a cost of $37,000 for the Board if the residents did not contribute more. Mr. Wagoner had a copy to be taken to Mr. West of these cost estimates.
Mr. Smart asked Mr. Wagoner for an update on the Sauratown Project.
Mr. Wagoner noted that he had received an e-mail from his contact at The Rural Center, Julie Haigler, she noted that she had not talked with Billy Ray Hall, the Executive Director of The Rural Center concerning this matter. Mr. Wagoner noted that he was waiting to hear from Ms. Haigler.
Mr. Wagoner informed the Board that he was still having communications with the City of King and they were also waiting to hear from The Rural Center.