UPDATE: HISID to hold special meeting and election next week

Friday, November 29, 2013

HOLIDAY ISLAND -- It will be a busy week next week for the Holiday Island Board of Commissioners, with the commissioners opening and closing Election Day Tuesday and holding a special meeting on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the board will meet at 8:15 a.m. to open the election for two commissioners. The board will again convene at 5:55 p.m. to close the election, after which district personnel will count the ballots and declare the winners.

The next morning, Dec. 4, the board will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. to swear in the newly elected commissioners, choose board officers, approve the financial reports from September and approve minutes from November.

UPDATE: The agenda has been revised to add an item about public notice on the Bischoff settlement.

The new board will also receive and discuss the Matchpoint Company's final leak detection report.

In that report, which covers services performed during two weeks between Oct. 28 and Nov. 8, Matchpoint identified 27 leaks, which totaled 125.5 gallons per minute, or 5.4 million gallons per month or about 66 million gallons per year.

Matchpoint was careful to point out that these water loss figures may not be entirely accurate. Their recommendations were to repair all leaks as soon as possible to prevent any from worsening, to create "district metering areas" to isolate the most serious water losses and to institute a proactive leak detection program, preferably annually. They gave information on options for implementing such a program.

In his memo to the board on the report, District Manager Dennis Kelly said the Water Department has already repaired some of the more serious leaks while in the field with Matchpoint.

All meetings will take place at 110 Woodsdale Drive and are open to the public.

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