OWASA Board of Directors Meeting Summary for May 27

OWASA’s Board of Directors met virtually on Thursday, May 27, 2021, and considered an agenda that included conducting public hearings on the proposed budget and rate adjustment for Fiscal Year 2022.

The Board of Directors is currently meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welcome New Board Member

The Board welcomed Todd BenDor to the Board of Directors. This was his first meeting as a member of the Board after being appointed by the Town of Chapel Hill and taking the oath of office.

Budget and Rate Adjustment Public Hearings

The Board conducted concurrent public hearings on the proposed budget and schedule of rates, fees and charges for Fiscal Year 2022. The Board will vote on the final budget and schedule of rates on June 10, 2021.

COVID-19 Response

The Board received an update on OWASA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional staff returned to the office on May 17. A telework policy has also been implemented to allow for some remote work for employees who can complete their job duties remotely.
Facilities will reopen to customers and visitors on June 1.

Board Member/Staff Collaboration

The Board discussed additional guidance for collaboration and discussions between individual Board members and OWASA staff members.

Executive Director Performance Review

The Board approved an adjustment to the performance review schedule to align the Board’s annual review of the Executive Director’s performance with the fiscal year, the performance review schedule of OWASA staff and the expiration of Board member terms.

Next Meeting

The Board will hold its next meeting remotely on Thursday, June 10, 2021, via Microsoft Teams at 6 p.m.; a link will be provided here.

OWASA’s administrative office is closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Customers in need of assistance can still contact OWASA from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (919) 968-4421, emailing customerinquiries@owasa.org, or using the chat function available in the bottom-right corner of the web page. Please allow for additional time for OWASA staff to respond during this time. We appreciate your patience.