District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors Joint Meeting of the Environmental Quality and Sewerage Services and Water Quality and Water Services Committees Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:30 a.m. MEETING MINUTES Committee Members Present Robert Hoyt, Co-Chairperson Rachna Butani, Co-Chairperson Howard Gibbs James Patteson Adam Ortiz Terry Bellamy DC Water Staff Present Leonard Benson, Chief Engineer Randy Hayman, General Counsel Linda Manley, Secretary to the Board Other Board Members Present Robert Mallet I. CALL TO ORDER Mr. Robert Hoyt and Ms. Rachna Butani, Chairpersons, called the meeting to order at 10:30 AM. II. CAPITAL BUDGET PRESENTATION Mr. Len Benson, Chief Engineer, provided a presentation on the proposed 2014 – 2023 Capital Improvement Program, and noted that this same presentation had previously been made at the budget workshop held after the Board meeting on November 7th. Mr. Benson explained that the proposed 10 year CIP disbursements of $3.8 billion are essentially the same as the current Board-approved CIP disbursements. Mr. Benson discussed new projects and significant project variances introduced this year. Mr. Benson drew the Committees’ attention to the fact that the largest component of capital spending over the next ten years is in the water and sewer infrastructure areas, followed by Clean Rivers. This is a result of the implementation of the Board’s direction to increase investment in the water and sewer pipe systems. Mr. Benson also noted a number of issues/sensitivities that may have a potentially significant impact on future capital programs, including regulatory changes, the Clean Rivers consent decree modification and cost escalation of future elements of the Clean Rivers program. 2 Mr. Benson concluded by noting that as in past years, a significant number of capital projects, with a value totaling $560 million, are not included in the current proposal. It is anticipated that these projects will be introduced in future CIP cycles. Mr. Benson then responded to a number of questions from the Committee members regarding ownership/responsibility of storm water pump stations (unresolved as yet), how the project prioritization process is used, and when DC Water expects its obligations under the MS4 storm water permit to be clarified (in the next year). ACTION ITEMS – JOINT USE III. 1. Proposed FY2015 Budget Action Items A. FY 2014 – 2023 Capital Improvement Program (Lifetime and Cash Disbursements Basis) B. FY 2015 Capital Authority Request Mr. Len Benson, Chief Engineer, presented joint use Action Item 1A, the proposed FY2014-2023 CIP Program, and Action Item 1B, the proposed FY2015 Capital Authority Request. The Committees agreed to recommend the action items to the Board for approval. IV. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 11:40AM.