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    Minutes of June 18, 2007 Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting (approved)

Wake County Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

June 18, 2007

ATTACHMENT A


SUMMARY OF TRIANGLE AREA WATER SUPPLY MONITORING PROJECT PARTNERSHIP, AUGUST 1988 – JUNE 2007


Because of reliance on surface water for water supply and the potential impact of growth on the quality of the region’s water supply sources, local governments in the region recognize that water quality monitoring is crucial to the protection of the Triangle Area’s surface water resources. In 1988, a number of local governments in the six-county region, with assistance from the Triangle J Council of Governments, formed the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project to systematically evaluate the quality of several water supply sources in the region. With assistance from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the Project has collected and analyzed water quality samples from reservoirs and streams and collected continuous discharge record from streams in the study area for more than 15 years. These data, along with data collected by the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ) and with data collected as part of a program of the USGS, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Durham, form a long-term comprehensive data base on the quality of many of the area’s water supply reservoirs and rivers, and selected tributaries to those water supplies.

In the last 15 years, concerns about water quality of the area’s water supplies and the impact of development on reservoir eutrophication and contaminant concentrations have remained prominent, although specific concerns have changed. Monitoring initially focused on determining the occurrence of synthetic organic compounds in the water column and bed sediments; later monitoring and interpretive efforts focused on nutrient and sediment loads and trends. Issues such as the occurrence of disinfection by-products, microbial pathogens, and pharmaceutical and personal care products have also been addressed.

Phase I of the Project began with the execution of an interlocal agreement on August 18, 1988. At that time, the local government partners consisted of Chatham County, Orange County, the Town of Apex, the Town of Carrboro, the Town of Cary, the Town of Chapel Hill, the City of Durham, the Town of Hillsborough, the Town of Pittsboro, the City of Raleigh, the City of Sanford, and the Town of Smithfield. Phase I concluded in June 30, 1991.

Phase II of the Project began on July 1, 1991 with the execution of an amendment to the original interlocal agreement. At that time, the local government partners consisted of Chatham County, Orange County, the Town of Apex, the Town of Carrboro, the Town of Cary, the Town of Chapel Hill, the City of Durham, the Town of Hillsborough, the City of Raleigh, the City of Sanford, and the Town of Smithfield. The Town of Pittsboro had left the Project after Phase I. Phase II concluded in June 30, 1995.

Phase III of the Project began on July 1, 1995 with the execution of an amendment to the original interlocal agreement. At that time, the local government partners consisted of Chatham County, Orange County, the Town of Apex, the Town of Carrboro, the Town of Cary, the Town of Chapel Hill, the City of Durham, the Town of Hillsborough, and the City of Sanford. The City of Raleigh and the Town of Smithfield had left the Project after Phase II. Phase III concluded on June 30, 1999.

During Phase III, the Town of Chapel Hill and the Town of Carrboro agreed that the Orange Water and Sewer Authority would enter into the same interlocal agreement on behalf of the Town of Chapel Hill and the Town of Carrboro to continue the Project from that point forward.

Phase IV of the Project began on July 1, 1999 with the execution of an amendment to the original interlocal agreement. At that time, the local government partners consisted of Chatham County, Orange County, the Town of Apex, the Town of Cary, the City of Durham, the Town of Hillsborough, and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority. The City of Sanford had left the Project after Phase III. Phase IV concluded on June 30, 2003.

Phase V of the Project began on July 1, 2003 with the execution of an amendment to the original interlocal agreement. At that time, the local government partners consisted of Chatham County, Orange County, Wake County, the Town of Apex, the Town of Cary, the City of Durham, the Town of Hillsborough, the Town of Morrisville, and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority. Wake County and the Town of Morrisville had joined the Project for Phase V. Phase V will conclude on June 30, 2007.

During Phase V, the City of Raleigh rejoined the Project with the execution of a confirmation of understanding effective on July 1, 2005.

Phase VI of the Project will begin on July 1, 2007 with the execution of a new interlocal agreement. At that time, the local government partnership is expected to consist of Chatham County, Orange County, Wake County, the Town of Apex, the Town of Cary, the City of Durham, the Town of Hillsborough, the City of Raleigh, the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, and the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority. The Town of Cary will assume the cost share and responsibilities of the Town of Morrisville, and the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority will join the Project for Phase VI. Phase VI will conclude on June 30, 2012.

Throughout the history of the Project, the local government partnership has leveraged its local contributions with a major cost share match through a Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey.

ATTACHMENT B


TAWSMP ANNUAL COST SHARES FOR PHASE VI:
FY 2008 – FY 2012


The annual cost for Phase VI of the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project is $721,500. The US Geological Survey will provide a forty-five percent cost share match of $324,675. The Monitoring Project Partners’ total annual cost for Phase VI is the remaining $396,825, plus $20,000 for TJCOG services and support, plus $10,000 to rebuild a contingency balance. The Monitoring Project Partners’ individual annual cost shares are the sum of a base rate and a variable rate. The base rate is thirty percent of the total annual Monitoring Project Partners’ cost, which is thirty percent of $426,825, divided equally among the Monitoring Project Partners. The variable rate is seventy percent of the total annual Monitoring Project Partners’ cost, which is seventy percent of $426,825, multiplied by each Monitoring Project Partners’ percentage of the total average annual water use during Fiscal Year 2006 for all Monitoring Project Partners.


Notes:
1. Based on raw water withdrawals during the FY 2005-2006 year as reported by the Partners.
2. Orange County's Average Annual Daily Water Use is based on the percentage of the Orange-Alamance Water System service area located within Orange County, as indicated in their 1997 Local Water Supply Plan.
ATTACHMENT C
Transfer In: Fire Tax District Fund $ 2,791,000
Other Sources
316,000
Debt Proceeds
6,705,000
TOTAL FIRE CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND APPROPRIATION $ 9,812,000
Transfer In: Solid Waste Enterprise Fund $ 1,750,000
Reserve for Closure/Post-Closure
3,300,000
TOTAL SOLID WASTE CAPITAL REVENUE $ 5,050,000
Wake County Board of Commissioners


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Tony C. Gurley, Chairman