MSD Meeting 11/30

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Livetweeting MSD meeting. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
The gang’s all here. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
There will be no public comment allowed at MSD planning committee meeting. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Full MSD board meets Wed 12/12 2:00p to vote on the planning committee proposal. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Susan Fisher and Chuck McGrady present. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Tom Hartye will give presentation. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
The food here is great. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Elaine Lite is filming MSD meeting. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Scott Powell takes over the MSD presentation for the financials. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Powell: there is plenty of precedent for water system transfers without compensation. #avlgov

7h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Scott Powell is the MSD Finance Director. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Chairman Aceto not present this time.

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Developer-contributed amount: $17, 596, 559. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Cash transfers: $2,587,041. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
All figures will be available online after the meeting. http://is.gd/jJ8QI9 #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Developer contributions calculated from 2004 to present. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
This proposal is offered as a response to the option of a local solution. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Jon Creighton wants to hear more about the water system transfers without compensation. Some were voluntary. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Glenn Kelly wants to hear more about the possibility of not getting the watersheds. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer will speak as council member. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer takes the podium as visual aid. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer wants to speak to the compensation issue. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer emphasizes overwhelming referendum vote. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer: city will present proposal 12/11. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer: we will lose money from general fund if water system is lost. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer: Sullivan transfers “a bone thrown to us by GA” since we are treated differently. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer: compensation formula seems based on partisan consideration by adopting the county’s model back when we were arguing. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Bill Stanley: we’re gonna pass this thing and send it to the city and that’s where the negotiations will take place. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Vote: Manheimer, Pelly: NO, everyone else: YES. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
13 members on this committee. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
They’re still talking. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Going over legal and governance possibilities. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Root jokes: “let’s just hand over the whole thing to Woodfin.” #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady speaks. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady: Moffitt is out of state today. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Mayor asked McGrady about rushing the process. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady: we have to get something going, it’s very complicated, can’t just wait until last minute. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Henderson county already a part of MSD planning process. Include Cane Creek. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady: the breadth of the solution is not fixed. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady: may need greater Asheville representation in regional board. But let’s not have a 40 member board. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady: LRC recommendation does not contemplate compensation. My personal belief is that we HAVE to have compensation. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady: we should stop spreading misinformation, esp. about AVL robbing the system. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady: legislation will be introduced early in the next session. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady: I expect the merger will be rolled out in an incremental fashion. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer: tell us more about Cane Creek. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
McGrady: Henderson County considering a sewerage operation. Should be a part of regional operation. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Manheimer: Cane Creek study should be rolled into Arcadis study. Tom Hartye: we have that study now but separately. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Susan Fisher speaks. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Fisher: 80% of AVL voters rejected the idea of a merger. (not true, actually) #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Fisher: I hope to be surprised after all studies and negotiations. #avlgov

6h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Meeting adjourned. #avlgov

5h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
So, Barry Summers tried to pick a fight in the MSD lobby. What a piece of work. #avlgov

5h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
The Sullivan transfer figure $2.6M is three years of legitimate transfers that should have stayed in the system. #avlgov

5h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
The other deduction is $21,396,956 for “Direct Payments to the City Per Water Agreement.” #avlgov

5h Tim Peck ‏@timothypeck
Planning Committee Presentation – November 30, 2012 http://is.gd/jJ8QI9 #avlgov

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