HISID business meeting to include leak detection and repair program options, estimates

Friday, March 15, 2013

HOLIDAY ISLAND -- At its regular monthly meeting Monday, the Holiday Island Board of Commissioners will tackle a proposed leak detection and repair program for its water system.

District Manager Gerald Hartley and Water/Wastewater Superintendent Dan Schrader will explain three options for leak detection, which include hiring an in-house full-time person solely dedicated to the task, contracting with a firm to handle it, or a combination of the two. There are a couple funding options for this.

In his pre-meeting memo to the board, Hartley said he believes leak detection can be handled in-house, but equipment will be needed. A combined program of detection and repair for 2013 could run to $256,000, he said.

A regulation establishing a plumbing inspection program will also be up for discussion and action. Hartley said the regulation is written in such a way as "not to create any police powers by HISID" but to determine compliance with the state plumbing code.

Also on the agenda are the establishment of an infrastructure committee via Chairman Ken Ames' Strategic Plan; a regulation amending HISID's code on establishing monthly meetings and public participation; a regulation setting meetings for the rest of the year; creation and appointment of a "Solutions Committee," requested by Ames; and a resolution commending former commissioner Linda Griswold for her service on the board.

The meeting will take place Monday, March 18, at 9 a.m. at the district office at 110 Woodsdale Drive. The public is welcome to attend.

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