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SAJB Meeting 11/16/06

SPOKANE AQUIFER JOINT BOARD AGENDA

November 16, 2006 – 1:30 PM

Pasadena Park Irrigation District No. 17    9227 E Upriver Drive

1.  CALL TO ORDER

2.  FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT – Mary McIntyre, Treasurer

  • Approve Bills

3.  OLD BUSINESS

  • Aquifer quantity study by Washington-Idaho-US Geological Survey
  • Aquifer Protection Council
  • Wellhead Regulatory Process and Wellhead Protection Designations
  • Conservation Education and Awareness Grant from Ecology
  • ID/WA Purveyor’s Meeting

4.  NEW BUSINESS

5.  WELLHEAD PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

  • ProActive Business – no news
  • Potential Contaminant Source Inventory Update – no news
  • Household Contaminant Disposal – no news
  • Education & Awareness – presentation to Leadership Spokane 11/4 – asked audience what their business or organization could do to promote or practice conservation.  Proposals received or expected from KSPS Channel 7 (06-07 contract), Persistent Vision (Virtual Field Trips and Website addition), KDK One and iMPro (TV & radio spots), Dave Kelley (Aqua Duck Comic book issue #3); placemat map v.2 in progress; final version interpretive signs in preparation
  • Website – total website sessions for October = unknown, website statistics malfunctioning
  • Emergency Planning – no news
  • Conservation – 11/9 mtg, discussion of ‘turn-key’ water testing kits & difficulty getting into schools w/ Spokane County Conservation District staff; getting the word out about irrigation audits and possible instruction for irrigation industry personnel; news on participants’ conservation efforts being planned and underway
  • PROGRAM MANAGER REPORT – Julia McHugh

GUEST SPEAKER – Spokane County Deputy Sheriff Greg Snyder to discuss water system security and communication with his department

 A) Aquifer Protection Council – coordinate interviews scheduled for 3 Assistant candidates Nov 22 @SRHD

 B) Idaho/Washington Aquifer Study Conference, May 2007  – Center Place @ Mirabeau, Spokane Valley; met to plan day two of 2 1/2-day conference in May 2007, to “unveil” the results of the Rathdrum-Spokane aquifer study.  Tentative schedule as follows:  Day of May 8th, – scientists, hydro-geologists, to describe the computer model, discuss what it can and can’t do.  Evening of May 8th, – a public meeting to summarize the results of the Rathdrum-Spokane aquifer study and invite citizen questions.  May 9th will be a discussion of how the new information can be used to collectively manage our water supply in two states.

 C) Idaho/Washington Aquifer Study Conference, May 2007  – Center Place @ Mirabeau, Spokane Valley; Schedule changes! May 8, day – technical details of study w/hydrogeologists, explanation of model, application, outcomes, future use of model. May 8 evening – intro and public mtg w/ study highlights, May 9, 8:30-4:30 – Water Policy

 D) Guest Speaker December 14th – Brad Phelps, CH2MHill, topic: Drinking Water Supply – A comparison of issues throughout the Northwest Region

 Julia out of office: Friday Nov 17 – Mon Nov 20, and Thursday Nov 23 -Tuesday Nov 28

6.  ADJOURN – Happy Thanksgiving to All

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