OWASA Board of Directors Meeting Summary for September 23

OWASA’s Board of Directors met virtually on Thursday, September 23, 2021, and considered an agenda that included an update on OWASA’s Forest Management Program.

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

PFAS Cost-Recovery Program

The Board received and discussed a presentation on a potential PFAS cost-recovery program. The Board agreed to consider approval of a resolution joining a pending class action to potentially recover costs for testing, treatment, and remediation of PFAS contamination on October 14, 2021.

Forest Management

The Board received an update on the Forest Management Program. OWASA owns roughly 2,400 acres of forest lands, much of which is protecting water quality in the Cane Creek Reservoir. Work in Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) is expected to include forest management activities on OWASA’s Meadow Crest North and South tracts and Mitigation tract following the associated Forest Stewardship Plans. Development of a Forest Stewardship Plan for OWASA’s Teer West tract is also expected in FY22.

General Counsel

The Board approved a resolution reappointing the firm of Epting and Hackney as the General Counsel to OWASA. Epting and Hackney has served as General Counsel since October 1, 1984.

Next Meeting

The Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 6 p.m.; the agenda will be provided here.