June 2020 Quarterly Membership Meeting

March 19 June 18, 2020 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

Sno-Isle Coupeville Library
788 NW Alexander Street
Coupeville, WA 98239

Agenda

Coronavirus: As State DOH staff is grounded until at least May 1st, and as our membership skews older, we have reluctanly decided to cancel the March membership meeting and run the same program for the June meeting.

  • Call to order & Quorum call: Member and guest introductions
  • Approve Agenda: Members vote to approve the Agenda
  • Resignation of Jim Patton: See note from Jim here. Members vote of thanks to Jim.
  • Introduction of board
  • Secretary’s Report:
  • Treasurer’s Report: Bethel Hart will present the Treasurer’s Report. Vote to approve the Treasurer’s Report.
  • Announcements
    • A Day with DOH Workshop, April 15th, Skagit Valley Inn & Conference Center Cancelled.
    • One-day Asset Management workshop on Whidbey Island on April 30th, Coupeville Rec Hall, details to follow. To be rescheduled for June.
    • Date and theme for next Quarterly Membership Meeting in June September 2020 at Coupeville Library
  • Theme of this meeting: Follow up on open issues and questions from “Drafting your Small Water System Management Program” (required by WAC 246-290-105).
    • Open issue survey results. If you have not yet completed our survey, please do so here.
    • Reserve Studies
    • Equipment Inventory and Asset Management, with a focus on preparing for the workshop.
    • Record keeping
  • Floor open for questions & answers and general discussion – all chapters & aspects of the SWSMP
  • Adjourn

We need your feedback!

Tell us about outstanding issues from the Small Water System Management Program sessions

Our March 19th Quarterly Member Meeting will be an opportunity to follow up on any outstanding issues around the Small Water System Management Program that we covered in the last three meetings. Please complete this short survey to let us know in which areas you still have questions or need extra assistance.

An Evening With Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Physician, Scientist + Activist Who Exposed The Flint Water Crisis

FRIDAY MAY 1, 7 P.M. SOUTH WHIDBEY HIGH SCHOOL 5675 Maxwelton Rd., Langley AND

SATURDAY MAY 2, 7 P.M. OAK HARBOR ELKS LODGE 155 NE Ernst St., Oak Harbor

This lecture is part of the Sno-Isle Foundation’s Trudy Sunberg lecture series. Click the link below to download a flyer with details.

General Membership Special Meeting

January 17, 2020 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
SNO-ISLE COUPEVILE LIBRARY
788 NW Alexander Street, COUPEVILLE, WA

AGENDA

Call to order & Quorum call Member and guest introductions

Approve Agenda Members vote to approve the Agenda

THEME OF THE MEETING: The State Board of Health is drafting changes to the Washington Administrative Code 246-290, the Group A rule, and has extended the informal comment period through January 31st 2020. The changes are summarized here.

  • Explanation for the meeting and distribution of State Board of Health overview summaries – Jim Patton (10 minutes)
  • Details of State plan to make changes to the Washington Administrative Code 246-290 – Steve Hulsman, NW Region Office of Drinking Water (30 minutes)
  • Proposed comments that WIWSA intends to submit to the State – John Lovie (20 minutes)
  • Floor open for questions & answers and general discussion (60 minutes)
  • Adjourn

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL MEETING

December 12, 2019 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

SNO-ISLE COUPEVILE LIBRARY
788 NW Alexander Street, COUPEVILLE, WA

AGENDA

  • Call to order & Quorum call: Member and guest introductions
  • Approve Agenda: Members vote to approve the Agenda
  • Secretary’s Report: Randi Perry will present the Minutes for the September 19, 2019 General Membership Meeting. Vote to approve the Minutes.
  • Treasurer’s Report: Bethel Hart will present the Treasurer’s Report and Budget for 2020. Votes to approve the Treasurer’s Report and Budget.
  • Election of Director: Vote to re-elect Joe Grogan for 3-year ter
  • “Pass the word!”:
    1. Comments on AWWA one-day workshops on Whidbey Island; ideas for subject matter for the April workshop.
    2. Date and theme for next Quarterly Membership Meeting in March 2020 at Coupeville Library.
    3. WIWSA participation in Sound Waters University presentations on Saturday, February 1st at South Whidbey High School.
  • Theme of this meeting:Drafting your Small Water System Management Program” (required by WAC 246-290-105). Presentation by Ms. Katy Isaksen on composing Chapter Three: FINANCIAL CAPACITY.
  • Floor open for questions & answers and general discussion – all chapters & aspects of the SWSMP
  • Adjourn

WIWSA PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE December 2019 THE HOME STRETCH!

At the beginning of this year, our WIWSA Board of Directors decided to do more than encourage our members to complete their Small Water Systems Management Programs (SWSMPs). We dedicated our June and September Quarterly Members’ Meetings to focus on the first two of the three components of the SWSMP: Chapter One, Managerial Capacity, and Chapter Two, Technical Capacity and we provided copies of the 82-page Guide for completing a SWSMP (DOH Document #331-134), along with suitable loose-leaf binders. The enthusiastic response from our members showed that we were on the right track.


Now, we are dedicating our December Quarterly Members’ Meeting (5:00 to 7:00 pm on December 12th at the Sno-Isle Library in Coupeville) to explaining the third component of the SWSMP, Chapter Three, Financial Capacity. Fortunately, we will enjoy the benefit of a presentation by a skilled practitioner in the business of financial services, Ms. Katy Isaksen. Katy Isaksen & Associates has been operating in the financial services sector in Seattle for 24 years and she has agreed to speak on the topics of asset replacement, budgets and rate setting as they are called out in Chapter Three and as they apply to the ownership and management of small water systems.


Also, if time permits, I will briefly discuss the State Law, RCW 64.38.065, as it applies to the Reserve Study and Account required by WAC 246-290-105 and described in the SWSMP Chapter 3.1 and 3.2.


We know that some of our members do not yet have copies of the Guide (or the binders) so we will have more to distribute at this meeting. We look forward to seeing you then!


Warm regards, Jim Patton, President WIWSA

WIWSA Emergency Preparedness Workshop – Coupeville

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2019 Emergency Prearedness Workshop in Coupeville WA

Friday October 25th starting at 8:00 AM

at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, Coupeville WA

A one-day presentation that provides a basic understanding of emergency preparedness, and the response of water and wastewater utilities in the event of emergencies and disasters. Asessing risks, planning, and preparedness will lead to utilities that function better in emergencies and are better able to maintain service and water quality.

Topics include:

  • Water utility emergencies
  • Emergency case studies
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Risk & resilience
  • Incident command system
  • Public outreach during emergencies
  • Business and operations continuity
  • Water/Wastewater Agency Response Networks (WARNs)
  • Tabletop & field exercises, other training
  • Facility security
  • Cybber security

    Instructors will be:

    Allen Fitz – Engineer

    Jeff Lundt P.E. – King County WTD

    0.7 CEUs Basic Waterworks presentation

    (Water & Wastewater CEUs APPROVED!)

    Cost is $25 for WIWSA members, $80 for AWWA, WEF & PNCWA members and $105 for non-members. If you, or your utility are WIWSA, AWWA, WEF or PNCWA members you qualify for the member rates. Lunch and refreshments are included. $20 surcharge for registering after Monday October 14th. Registration closes Friday October 18th.