Board meets at a social distance to discuss CAWCD business
The Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors (CAWCD) convened telephonically today for its April 2020 meeting. CAWCD Board President Lisa Atkins chaired the meeting from the CAP Board Room, but all other board members participated via WebEx, in accordance with the state’s current Stay at Home Order, related to COVID-19. The public was invited to watch the livestream and to provide public testimony via the Board’s online “Blue Card.”
The Board approved several items on the Consent Agenda, including:
- Equipment Purchase Contract for flowmeters at 34 turnout sites
- Construction contract for Elevator Control System Replacement Phase 2
- Construction contract for the West Plants Motor Exciter Replacement Project at Bouse Hills Pumping Plant
- Renewal of water storage agreements for the City of Goodyear
- Renewal of water storage agreements for the City of Avondale
- Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation for bridge inspections
One staff update was provided for Colorado River conditions. Lake Mead was reported at elevation 1098’, which is 45 percent capacity.
The CAWCD Board of Directors is a popularly elected, 15-member board. Ten members are from Maricopa County, four from Pima County and one from Pinal. Members serve six-year, unpaid terms. The board typically meets publicly the first Thursday of each month to establish policy and set rates and taxes for CAP.