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DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY <br />COUNTY OF HAWAII <br />WATER BOARD MEETING <br />AGENDA <br />MEETING DATE: March 24, 2020 <br />TIME: 10:00 a.m. <br />PLACE: West Hawaii Civic Center, Community Meeting Hale, Building G, <br />74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii <br />1) CALL TO ORDER — 10:00 a.m. (please turn cell phones off or set to silent) <br />2) STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC <br />3) APPROVAL OF MINUTES — Minutes of the February 25, 2020, Water Board Meeting <br />4) APPROVAL OF ADDENDUM AND/OR SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA (if necessary) <br />(Note: Roll Call Required) <br />5) WATER RATE STUDY CHANGE ORDER, JOB NO. 2019-08: <br />Rate study consultant, Harris & Associates, was contracted to conduct a 5 -year Water Rate Study for <br />the Department in order to provide water rates for the fiscal years 2021 to 2025. The contract total <br />was $562,706.00. This amount did not include making a presentation to the Water Board, which was <br />requested by the Board at a prior meeting. The contract does include having the consultant attend <br />public hearings in Kona and Hilo on consecutive days in order to provide information and answer <br />questions about the water rate study. Ms. Ann Hajnosz from Harris & Associates will be attending <br />the April 28, 2020, Water Board meeting to provide background of the Department's water rate <br />structure and to inform the Board of her findings to date. The additional cost for this presentation is <br />$12,165.00. <br />RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board approve a change order to the Harris & <br />Associates contract, Job No. 2019-08, totaling $12,165.00 to provide for a presentation to the Water <br />Board on April 28, 2020. <br />6) WATER RATE STUDY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 - 2025: <br />Before the proposed rates can be adopted, Public Hearings must be held to accept public testimony on <br />the matter. In the past, two public hearings were held on consecutive nights in Hilo and Kona at <br />6:00 p.m. <br />RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that Public Hearings be scheduled in Hilo and Kona for <br />6:00 p.m. on consecutive days in order to receive public testimony on the proposed five-year water <br />rates. <br />Page 1 of 5 March 24, 2020, Water Board Agenda <br />