Long Range Planning Committee Report

ANNUAL REPORT: LRPC ANNUAL Report

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The Preliminary New Rate Structure as presented to the board for review in October was approved, in conjunction with the 2020 budget, at our November 9th Board of Directors Meeting. As described in last month’s Bubbler, all components of the new rate structure are basically unchanged from 2019, with the exception of now including the…

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The Preliminary Rate Structure Design recommendation was presented to the Board for consideration at the Oct 5th BOD Meeting. The Board will now ensure the proper implementation process steps are taken prior to formal adoption at the Nov 9th BOD Meeting. The BLSMWC proposed rate structure is in‐line with typical rate design objectives as referenced…

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A significant portion of the LRPC efforts continue to focus on the research and analysis being applied toward designing our new rate structure for 2020 and beyond. There are still many questions to be answered and much data gathering to occur in the next 1‐2 months to ensure we fully understand our long‐term cash flow…

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As we move forward through the second half of 2019, the primary focus will be to determine the impacts to our income, expenses and cash flow resulting from planned procedural changes. These changes will be taken into account as we finalize the rate structure for 2020 and beyond based on the USDA Project completion with…

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For those shareholder’s unable to attend the Annual Meeting on June 8th, or those who did attend and would like to review the details of the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) presentation, we encourage you to access it through the BLSMWC website at https://blsmwc.com/ If you have any questions, comments or concerns related to the…

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Asset Management Plan MC Engineering has progressed to 100% complete with the GIS mapping of assets and the asset inventory database for water mainline replacements (which includes the mainline pipes, house services, valves, PRV’s, hydrants and air relief valves). MC Engineering is currently wrapping up the asset inventory database for the wells, water treatment plant,…

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Shareholder Service Line Replacement Program As mentioned in the March Bubbler President’s Report, the LRPC was tasked at the January 2019 BOD Meeting to review the shareholder lateral service line replacement costs and provide our findings and a recommended implementation plan to the board. As has been communicated to the shareholders at prior meetings, the…

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Over the next year while the USDA construction contract is completed and the remaining water meters are installed and connected, the LRPC will continue to research and discuss our rate structure design options, taking into account meter study usage levels and trends. As we proceed, the progress and analysis updates will be presented to the…

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Meter Usage Study Over the past month, the LRPC compiled water meter usage study data collected through year‐end 2018. The current BLSMWC allotment included within the annual metered rate is 350 cubic feet per (CF) month. Study data shows overall average monthly usage decreased slightly from 308 CF in 2017 to 288 CF in 2018.…

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At the Board of Director’s (BOD) Meeting January 5th, The Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) presented updated status for the on‐going efforts summarized below. A majority of these efforts will require the continuing collection and analysis of data, and depend on both the engineering and construction contractor’s performance on the USDA Project as we progress…
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