Meeting Summary: Savannah-Upper Ogeechee Council March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

To: Savannah – Upper Ogeechee Regional Water Planning Council From:   Andrew Jarrett & Laura Hartt, Jacobs

Date:  March 29, 2017

Subject: Savannah – Upper Ogeechee Council Meeting 5 Regional Water Plan Review and Revision Process Draft Meeting Summary (subject to Council review and approval)

This memorandum provides the meeting summary of the Savannah – Upper Ogeechee (SUO) Regional Water Planning Council Meeting 5, held on March 29, 2017 at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown, Georgia. The meeting was held from approximately 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Welcome and Introductions

The minutes of the prior meeting were approved.

PC reviewed the projected schedule for completing the draft plan with the Council:

  • During current meeting, Council to review and approve revised Sections 6, 7, and 8
  • Post‐meeting, PC and EPD to incorporate any outstanding revisions to Draft Plan Update prior to release for public comment
  • 45‐Day Public Notice period runs
  • Post‐public comment period, PC and EPD to revise Draft Plan Update in response to public comments as needed
  • Final Plan Update approved by Council and EPD in June

Summary of Technical Subcommittee Meeting (March 3, 2017)

PC, EPD, and Council Technical Subcommittee members (Bruce Azevedo, Dan Fowler, Chris McCorkle, Tim McGill, Tom Wiedmeier, Braye Boardman, Larry Walker, and Ron Cross) convened via teleconference/webinar from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to review and revise Sections 6, 7, and 8 as directed by the full Council. During the meeting, the Subcommittee reviewed Council input from the prior meeting (February 23) and recommended revisions to incorporate Council input. Following the March 3 meeting, PC updated Sections 6‐8 to capture the Subcommittee’s recommended revisions. EPD reviewed and approved the changes, and the changes have been captured in an additional appendix within the Plan.

Review of Revised Sections 6‐8

Following a review of revisions made to Sections 6‐8 in response to Technical Subcommittee input, the full Council approved changes made.

Savannah – Upper Ogeechee Council Meeting 5 Summary March 29, 2017

Remainder of Plan

Council approved the final Draft Plan Update for release for public comment.

Next Steps

PC reviewed the timeline and process for finalizing the Plan Update with Council members as outlined earlier. Council decided to meet via teleconference in June (TBD) to review and approve final Draft Plan Update.

Public Comments

None

Meeting Adjourned ~ 12:30 pm Meeting Attendance

Council Members

  • Ron C. Cross, Chairman
  • Braye C. Boardman
  • Jerry L. Boling
  • Charles Cawthon
  • Thomas C. Jordan
  • Chris McCorkle
  • Larry S. Walker
  • Tom Wiedmeier
  • Tenia Workman

Georgia EPD

  • Jennifer Welte

Planning Contractors (Jacobs Engineering)

  • Andrew Jarrett
  • Laura Hartt