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>> I'D LIKE TO WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE MEETING OF THE FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY, AND AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO ASK FOR THE OPENING PRAYER AND STAND FOR THE PLEDGE.

>> FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH, CHAPTER 40, VERSE 31, IT SAYS: BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH, THEY WILL SOAR ON EAGLES' WINGS, THEY WILL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, THEY WILL WALK AND NOT BE FAINT. ALMIGHTY GOD, OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR OUR CITY IN 2019. THANK YOU FOR OUR CITY AND UTILITY LEADERS, HELP THEM TO KEEP HOPE IN YOU FOR OUR FUTURE AND RENEW THEIR STRENGTHS IN LEADING THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE INTO NEW CONCEPTS FOR ECONOMICAL GROWTH AND RESOLVING ISSUES.

MAY 2020 BE A YEAR WITH CLEAR VISION FOR FPUA'S PLANS AND GOALTS,GOALS, INSPIRE OUR LEADEO REACH HIGHER IN THEIR CAREER GROWTH AND WHILE MENTORING OTHERS.

MAY THEY SOAR LIKE EAGLES AND NOT GROW WEARY IN THEIR TASKS.

MAY YOUR BLESSINGS ALWAYS BE UPON THE CITY IN YOUR PRECIOUS

NAME WE PRAY, AMEN. >> AMEN.

ROLE. >> MR. BEY, PRESENT.

MR. FEE, PRESENT. MR. MATTHEWS, PRESENT.

MAYOR HUDSON, PRESENT. MS. CACAN TAI, PRESENT.

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>> IS THERE A MOTION TO MOVE THE AGENDA?

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. .

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THE MINUTES? >> SO MOVED, MA'AM.

>> SECOND. >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

THE PUBLIC? SEEING NONE, WE'LL MOVE ON TO

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THE CONSENT AGENDA. IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO PULL SOMETHING?

>> I'D LIKE A QUESTION. >> OKAY.

>> ON ITEM 4, MADAM CHAIRMAN, OF THE CONSENT, I THINK WE MADE A GOOD CHOICE FOR THE NEW POSITION, AND CERTAINLY WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT, AND IF YOU STICK WITH US, HE'LL BE A GOOD

PERSON. >> THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS. >> YES.

WELL, WE HAVE TO VOTE ON IT. >> YES.

>> THERE'S THAT LITTLE MATTER OF THAT, YES.

SO MOVE APPROVAL. >> IS THERE A SECOND?

>> I SECOND. >> OKAY.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> NEW BUSINESS, MR. TOMPECK. >> THANK YOU, MA DAL CHAIR.

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FIRST ITEM THIS AFTERNOON IS AN INFORMATION PRESENTATION BY BO HUTCHINSON ON THE WRF RELOCATION STRATEGY.

>> THANK YOU, MR. TOMPECK. GOOD AFTERNOON, MADAM CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. TODAY'S PRESENTATION IS ON SOME OF THE INITIATIVES THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON IN ORDER TO MOVE THE WASTEWATER PLANT OFF OF THE ISLAND.

MOST OF THESE, ACTUALLY ALL THESE, YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE IN STRATEGIC PLANNING. THERE'S A FEW OF THEM THAT WE ARE WORKING ON NOW AND THERE ARE A COUPLE OTHER INITIATIVES THAT WE'D JUST LIKE TO PUT OUT THERE INFORMALLY AND SEE IF IT'S SOMETHING THE BOARD IS INTERESTED IN AND IF SO, THEN WE'LL COME BACK WITH MORE FORMAL SUBMITTALS ON THOSE ITEMS AS WELL. SO TO START OFF WITH, SUPPORTING PROJECTS ANNUALLY, THIS IS THE 16-INCH FORCE MAIN ALONG ORANGE AVENUE THAT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THIS SPECIFIC AREA IS FROM JENKINS ROAD TO 39TH STREET.

IT'S ABOUT 80, 85% DONE WITH THE CONSTRUCTION AND WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE TESTING AND CERTIFICATION AND SUCH.

RIGHT ON ITS HEELS IS THE DOWNTOWN FORCE MAIN.

OUR PLAN IS TO START ON THE SURVEY THIS YEAR AS WELL, AND IF WE'RE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ENGINEERING, WE WILL AS

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WELL. THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY CHALLENGING PROJECT. THERE'S A LOT OF CONFLICTS DOWNTOWN, WE HAVE TO CROSS THE RAILROAD TRACKS, WE ALSO HAVE TO MAKE IT WORK WITH THE NEW KING'S LANDING DEVELOPMENT, WE'LL BE GOING RIGHT THROUGH THE EDGE OF THAT PROPERTY AS WELL.

SO THAT ONE IS GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO GET THROUGH THE DESIGN PHASE FOR SURE. SO JUST TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE JOINT VENTURE WE HAVE WITH ST. LUCIE COUNTY TO DO A NEW PLANNING STUDY FOR THE MWRF. THE FIRST ITEM, PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM TO LOOK AT THAT IS THE COST.

THE ORIGINAL STUDY WAS DONE BACK IN 2008, AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING OFF THOSE NUMBERS EVER SINCE. THERE IS A COST ESCALATOR IN THERE THAT SHOULD KEEP US PRETTY CLOSE BUT THE FURTHER FROM THE PREMISE THAT WE GET, THE FURTHER OFF WE COULD POTENTIALLY BE, SO WE NEED TO UPDATE THAT. THIS STUDY WILL INCLUDE LOOKING AT OUR EXISTING SERVICE TERRITORIES AND ALSO THE FUTURE SERVICE TERRITORIES. WE'LL LOOK AT THE PLANNING AREAS AND THE LAND USES AND TRY TO EXTRAPOLATE THE AMOUNT OF FLOW THAT WE WILL BE GETTING FROM THOSE, AND ALSO THE TIMES THAT WE'LL BE GETS THOSE FLOWS AND HOW MANY YEARS INTO THE FUTURE.

I KNOW THAT'S A BIT OF A CRYSTAL BALL, BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST A BASELINE TO START WITH. THIS WILL HELP US SIZE THE PLANT. THERE'S BEEN DISCUSSION ANYWHERE ARE FROM AS SMALL AS A FIVE MGD ALL THE WAY UP TO A 15 MGD DMENDING ON HOW FAST THE GROWTH COMES AT US.

I HAVE A VERY STRONG FEELING WE'RE GOING TO END UP DEAD SMACK IN THE MID WILL OF THOSE TWO NUMBERS.

THE LOCATION HAS BEEN DISCUSSED QUITE A BIT.

AS WE KNOW, FPUA AS A SITE WE HAVE A VERY SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT IN, ST. LUCIE COUNTY ALSO HAS A SITE AT THE AIRPORT WHICH IS MORE CENTRALIZED TO THE OVERALL SERVICE TERRITORY AS WELL, AND WE'VE ALSO TASKED OUR CONSULTANT WITH FORGET ABOUT BOTH OF THOSE SITES AND SEE WHAT MAKES THE MOST SENSE.

NOW OF COURSE HOWEVER THAT WASHES OUT WILL HAVE TO DO WITH THE ECONOMICS OF IT AS WELL. THE RE-USE IS A BIG COMPONENT OF THAT, THE IRRIGATION WATER. CURRENTLY ALL OF THE WATER GOES DOWN IN A DEEP INJECTION WELL AFTER IT'S TREATED.

IF WE CAN SELL THAT AS IRRIGATION WATER, THAT'S A GOOD REVENUE SOURCE THAT CAN HELP OFFSET THE COST OF THE PLAN AND ALSO OUR SIMPLE O & M COSTS AS WELL.

TECHNOLOGY IS ALWAYS CHANGING. NOT SO FAST IN THIS PARTICULAR INDUSTRY BUT IT IS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DESIGNING A PLANT THAT'S ON THE CUTTING EDGE, NOT NECESSARILY THE BLEEDING EDGE BUT DEFINITELY ON THE CUTTING EDGE, NOT DESIGNING SOMETHING THAT'S FROM 1940.

WE'LL TAKE THE INFORMATION THAT WE GET FROM THE SIZING OF THE PLANT AND THE TIME OF PLANT AND SUCH, AND WE'LL COMPARE THAT TO OTHER SIMILAR FACILITIES AROUND THE STATE, SOME MANAGED BY MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHERS THAT ARE MANAGED BY PRIVATE CONTRACTORS, TO GET A GOOD COST OF WHAT YOUR O & M COSTS WILL BE FOR THAT FACILITY. AND THAT CAN START THE DISCUSSION ON POTENTIALLY HOW THE COST SHARE CAN WORK WITH OUR ST. LUCIE COUNTY PARTNER AS WELL.

WE'RE LOOKING INTO FUTURE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.

IF YOU'LL RECALL FROM A MONTH OR TWO AGO, WE STARTED SHIPPING OUR BIOSOLIDS TO A DIFFERENT FACILITY AS OPPOSED TO LAND-APPLYING IT, AND THAT IS NOT IN THE REGULATIONS AS OF YET, BUT IT'S DEFINITELY COMING, AND WE'D LIKE TO STAY A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE CURVE AND, YOU KNOW, DEMONSTRATE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AS WELL, AND WE WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT WITH THIS PLAN AS WELL. THIS IS A FAIRLY BIG UNDERTAKING THAT OUR CONSUL CONSULTANT HASN ON.

WE ARE PASSING INFORMATION BACK AND FORTH CONTINUOUSLY AT LEAST A COUPLE TIMES A WEEK BETWEEN US AND THE COUNTY AND THE CONSULTANT, SO WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE A DRAFT OF THIS TO LOOK AT PERHAPS BY STRATEGIC PLANNING. I THINK MR. TOMPECK WAS SHOOTING FOR SOMEWHERE AROUND MARCH FOR THAT, SO HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE MORE OF A MORE SPECIFIC UPDATE AT THAT TIME ON THIS. ONE OF OUR OTHER ONGOING INITIATIVES IS THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT CHARGE FUND DESIGNATION. THIS IS WHERE WE TAKE 10% OF ALL OF THE WASTEWATER IMPACT FEES AND WE SET THEM ASIDE FOR PROJECTS THAT SPECIFICALLY SUPPORT THE RELOCATION OF THE PLANT. TO DATE, WE HAVE ABOUT $100,000 IN THERE. THAT'S NOT A LOT OF MONEY BUT I'D LIKE YOU TO KEEP IN MIND THAT MOST OF THE GROWTH THAT WE ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW, MOST OF THE NEW METERS, WHICH IS SUBSTANTIAL, THE WATER OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT IS INSTALLING BETWEEN 30 AND 50 METERS PER MONTH, WHICH IS A VERY GOOD NUMBER FOR FPUA, BUT MOST OF THOSE METERS ARE IN DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE COVERED UNDER THE CAPACITY REDUCTION OPTION SO THEY STILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CAPACITY THAT THEY PURCHASED YEARS AND YEARS AGO TO WORK OFF OF BEFORE THEY WOULD START PAYING IMPACT FEES AGAIN, SO WE'RE EXPECTING

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OVER THE NEXT YEAR TO YEAR AND A HALF FOR THIS TO RAMP UP RAPIDLY. SO NOW WE'RE MOVING INTO SOME OTHER ITEMS THAT YOU'VE SEEN FROM STRATEGIC PLANNING BUT WE HAVEN'T MOVED FORWARD WITH. REALLY WE'RE JUST LOOKING TO INFORMALLY PRESENT THIS TO THE BOARD AND IF THE BOARD HAVE INTERESTED, AND I SEE A LOT OF HEAD NODS, THEN WE CAN POTENTIALLY MOVE FORWARD WITH IT.

SO THIS IS A SURCHARGE, THE FIRST QUESTION IS A SURCHARGE VERSUS JUST TACKING IT ON TO THE RATE.

WELL, THERE IS A VALUE TO CREATING THE PUBLIC AWARENESS TO SHOWING THEM WHERE THAT EXTRA DOLLAR, EXTRA CHANGE, WHATEVER THE AMOUNT HAPPENS TO BE, IT WOULD SPECIFICALLY SHOW IT ON THE BILL AS A SURCHARGE FOR THAT.

SO THAT PUBLIC AWARENESS HAS A LOT OF VALUE TO OUR EFFORT ANYWAY. WE ALSO HAVE TO CONSIDER THE TIMING OF THIS. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THAT I KNOW OF SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, ANYWAY, THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD A RATE INCREASE ON THE WASTEWATER SIDE OR AT LESION LEAST HAVEN'TD ONE ON THE WASTEWATER SIDE SO THERE MAY BE AN OPPORTUNITY THERE BUT AGAIN, THAT'S A DECISION FOR THE BOARD.

SO THIS IS AN EXAMPLE CHART THAT WAS PUT TOGETHER BY OUR RATE CONSULTANT, AND THESE NUMBERS AND DOLLARS AMOUNTS AND PERCENTAGES ON HERE ARE JUST FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES.

THERE'S NOTHING IN STONE. THIS IS COMPLETELY UP TO US IF WE WANT TO DO ANYTHING WITH IT. THE VERY FIRST OPTION WAS, HEY, LET'S JUST TACK ON AN EXTRA DOLLAR ON TO EVERY METER.

SO THAT WAS WHERE WE STARTED. THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS WITH THAT. THE PROBLEM THAT WE SEE IS THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME IS PAYING THE SAME AMOUNT AS A SINGLE METER THAT'S SERVICING AN ENTIRE CONDO WITH MAYBE A COUPLE HUNDRED RESIDENTS.

SO THAT'S PROBABLY NOT THE BEST WAY TO DO IT.

WE LOOKED AT IT ON A PER-ERC-BASIS AS WELL.

THAT HAS SOME DIFFICULTY IN CALCULATING THE FEES.

IF IT'S ON THE -- IS IT CHARGED ON THE INITIAL ERCS THAT THEY PURCHASED, IS IT ON WHAT THEY'RE USING TODAY, IS IT WHAT THEY'VE USED OVER THE LAST FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE? SO YOU HAVE TO DECIDE ON THAT AND A THERE'S A LOT OF TRACKING THERE AS WELL. THE PERCENT OF REVENUES, THAT'S OBVIOUSLY A VERY SIMPLE WAY TO DO IT.

ALSO THE PER-THOUSAND GALLON, THAT'S REALLY THE INITIATIVE THAT STAFF IS LOOKING AT THE MOST.

AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE NUMBERS, IF YOU WERE AT 15 CENTS PER THOUSAND GALLONS IN FIVE YEARS BASED ON INTEREST RATE OF AROUND 3% RATE OF RETURN, WE'D HAVE ABOUT 1.2 MILLION, OR IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE UPPER END THAT WE HAVE DOWN THERE AT A 30 CENTS PER THOUSAND GALLON, THAT WOULD PUT US AT ABOUT 2.4 MILLION.

SO AGAIN, THIS IS JUST SOMETHING WITH A LITTLE MORE DETAIL THAN JUST OUR ORIGINAL DISCUSSIONS TO SEE IF BOARD IS INTERESTED IN IT, AND IF THEY ARE, I'M SURE YOU'LL LET US KNOW AND WE CAN BRING IT BACK AS A MORE FORMAL PROPOSAL.

AND IF THERE'S ANY SPECIFIC NUMBERS OR ANY SCENARIOS YOU'D LIKE US TO RUN, LET US KNOW THAT AS WELL.

SO THIS IS ANOTHER INITIATIVE FROM STRATEGIC PLANNING.

THIS IS TO COLLABORATE WITH ST. LUCIE COUNTY, CITY OF FORT PIERCE AND FPUA TO CREATE A REALISTIC SITE PLAN FOR THE CAUSEWAY. AND WE'RE CALLING THAT A HOLISTIC VIEW BECAUSE WE ARE INCLUDING THE FPUA PLANT SITE, ALSO THE PROPERTY NEED LEA TO THE EAST AND ST. LUCIE'S PROPERTY ON NORTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.

THIS WOULD START WITH A MARKETING ANALYSIS, WHERE WE WOULD TRY TO FIND THE HIGHEST AND BEST USE FOR THE PROPERTY.

WE'VE HEARD A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS ON HOTELS, RESTAURANTS TYPE OF USES, RETAIL AND SUCH. WE'LL NEED SOME EXPERTS IN THAT FIELD THAT CAN TELL US WHAT THE BEST WAY TO REDEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IS. IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE A TRAFFIC STUDY AND VERY HIGH LEVEL DRAINAGE AS WELL.

BACK IN THE 2 2 2012 CHARETTE, T PINCHES DOWN INTO TWO LANES AND EVEN WITH TODAY'S DENSITY, SOMETIMES THERE'S BACKUP.

SO I CAN UNDERSTAND THEIR CONCERN THERE AS WELL.

AND ON THE TRAFFIC SIDE, IT'S NOT JUST ON A1A, IT'S ALSO THE EGRESS AND INGRESS INTO AND OUT OF THIS DEVELOPMENT THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED.

SO ALL OF THAT TAKES UP LAND, JUST LIKE THE DRAINAGE.

THE DRAINAGE TAKES UP SPACE. AND THAT NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN AS WELL, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE NOT THROWING OUR NUMBERS OFF, SO TO SPEAK.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY HAS THEIR HISTORICAL MUSEUM.

THEY'RE ON THEIR PROPERTY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT IS PROPOSED TO BE RELOCATED AS WELL. THEY'D LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND LOOK INTO SOME OTHER OPTIONS, SOME OTHER GOOD OPTIONS, SO IF THIS HAPPENS TO NOT BE VERY POPULAR WITH THE PUBLIC, THEY'LL AT LEAST HAVE SOMETHING THAT WE CAN PRESENT TO

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THE PUBLIC AND SAY, WELL, HEY, WE MOVED IT OFF THE BEACH BUT LOOK AT THIS, IT'S IN THIS GREAT LITTLE PLACE IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE. SO SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT.

AND WE USE ALL THIS TO CREATE OUR CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN.

THIS IS THE BIG PRETTY PICTURE THAT WE CAN FRAME AND PUT UP IN THE -- HERE IN CITY HALL, WE CAN USE IT AS A SALES TOOL GOING FORWARD, BUT AGAIN, SOMETHING REALISTIC WOULD BE VERY BENEFICIAL. I THINK EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT WE DO NOT OWN OUR SITE PROPERTY, I'VE MENTIONED THAT MANY TIMES. WE HAVE TO BUY IT OUT FROM THE STATE. THE COST OF THAT IS DEPENDENT ON WHAT WE WANT TO BUILD ON THERE. THE MORE PUBLIC USE, THE LESS IT'S GOING TO COST AND VICE VERSA, T AND TALLAHASSEE WON'T TALK TO US UNTIL WE HAVE SOME KIND OF A RAD FIED SITE PLAN, SOMETHING THAT THE CITY AND THE COUNTY HAVE SIGNED OFF ON THAT WE CAN TAKE UP THERE AND MR. MIMMS CAN GO TALK TO THE POLITICIANS AND FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT THAT'S GOING TO COST.

FROM THERE, WE START TO GET INTO THE REAL MEAT, THE REAL VALUE OF THIS. WE CAN USE THIS CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF THIS AREA.

WHEN WE HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT WE HAVE FOR SQUARE FOOTAGE AVAILABLE FOR RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS, THERE'S PLENTY OF EMPIRICAL DATA ON WHAT INCOME PER ROOM HOTELS HAVE AND SEATS IN RESTAURANTS AND ALL OF THAT GOOD STUFF, AND WE CAN USE THAT TO TRY TO DETERMINE WHAT THE END RESULT VALUE OF THIS PROPERTY IS. AND THAT'S PROPERTY TAXES, THAT'S ALL OF THESE OTHER ITEMS. JOB CREATION IS VERY BIG WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RIGHT NOW THAT CAN OPEN US UP POTENTIALLY FOR SOME GRANTS IN THE FUTURE AS WELL.

AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO BUILD OUT OVERNIGHT.

THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME PERIOD OF TIME WHERE WE START FROM NOTHING AND THEN BUILD ON UP AND IT MAY BE 10 YEARS, IT MAY BE 15 YEARS, 20 YEARS, I REALLY DON'T KNOW.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE EXPERTS WILL HAVE TO TELL US AS WELL, BUT THAT BECOMES VERY IMPORTANT WHEN WE START LOOKING AT THE DEBT SERVICE OR POTENTIAL DEBT SERVICE ON THE NEW PLANT.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO HAVE YOUR PATIENTS FRONT LOADED, YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO HAVE THEM MORE END-LOADED, SOMETHING PROBABLY RIGHT IN LINE WITH THE PROJECTED UPTAKE RATES FOR THIS SITE AS WELL TO HELP OFFSET SOME OF THOSE COSTS.

THIS NUMBER 8 IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS.

WE WANT TO DEMONSTRATE THE LONG TERM VALUE OF THE CAUSEWAY.

SO NOW YOU HAVE THE -- YOU HAVE THIS COST, YOU HAVE 110, $120 MILLION, WHATEVER THE COST TO MOVE THIS PLANT IS, WHICH IS A TREMENDOUS FINANCIAL BURDEN AND THAT'S THE WAY THAT IT'S PERCEIVED. SO THE GOAL HERE IS TO BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THE OVERALL VALUE OF THIS SITE WITH ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT I MENTIONED, THE TAXES AND THE SPINOFF FEES, AND ALL OF THIS, AND ACTUALLY SHIFT THE PARADIGM FROM THIS BEING A COST TO ACTUALLY BEING AN INVESTMENT.

AND THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO GET PEOPLE BEHIND THIS IN OUR OPINION. SO THAT'S THE VALUE OF THIS.

WE HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH KIMLEY HORN, PUTTING TOGETHER A SCOPE TO DO THIS WORK FOR US. THE GAME PLAN WOULD BE TO SHARE THIS COST AMONG ALL THREE ENTITIES, CITY OF FORT PIERCE, SAIFNT LUCY COUNTY AND -- AS A JOINT VENTURE.

SO THAT IS THE END OF MY PRESENTATION.

IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION?

>> MR. HUTCHINSON, BACK IN 2008, I THINK YOU MAY HAVE MENTIONED IT BUT I'M NOT SURE IF I CAUGHT IT.

BACK IN 2008, WHAT WAS THE COST TO BUILD THE PLANT AT THAT TIME?

>> I THINK AT THAT TIME, AND IT GOES UP A FEW PERCENT EVERY YEAR, BUT I THINK IT WAS SOMEWHERE AROUND 98 MILLION, RIGHT THERE IN THAT AREA. AND A COUPLE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED, OF COURSE THE COST HAS ESCALATED, BUT WE'VE ALSO BEEN CONSTRUCTING OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE THAT'S BEEN COMING OFF OF THAT AS WELL. SO AGAIN, THE FURTHER FROM THAT INITIAL ESTIMATE THAT WE GET, THE LESS ACCURATE IT IS.

>> OKAY. IS THIS PART OF TOWN IN THE CRA

DISTRICT? >> YES.

>> IT IS? >> IT'S IN THE CRA? OKAY. WHAT TYPE OF -- I WAS LISTENING -- LAST NIGHT I HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME LISTENING TO THE CITY COMMISSION MEETING, AND --

>> WE AIM TO PLEASE! >> AND THE DISCUSSION OF A1A, SEAWAY DRIVE, IT WAS A LENGTHY DISCUSSION.

>> RIGHT. >> AND MY QUESTION IS, WHAT KIND OF IMPACT WILL US -- YOU KNOW, THE PLANT BEING MOVED AND WILL

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ANY FUNDS FROM THAT WHOLE TRANSACTION GO TOWARD HELPING TO MAKE SEAWAY DRIVE LEGITIMATE, UP TO CODE, THAT SORT OF THING?

>> YOU KNOW, TYPICALLY WHEN A DEVELOPER COMES IN, NOT TO SAY THAT WE WOULD BE A TYPICAL DEVELOPER, BUT THERE'S TYPICALLY SOME CONTRIBUTIONS, SOME COST SHARE, SOMETIMES IT'S ALL ON THEM DEPENDING ON HOW IT IS, SO THERE'S TOO MANY VARIABLES, I THINK, TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION ACCURATELY RIGHT NOW, DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE SITE AND HOW IT'S DEVELOPED.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE CITY KEPT A PORTION OF THAT PROPERTY THAT THEY OWNED AND THEY LEASED OUT, THAT'S A DIFFERENT SCENARIO THAN IF YOU SOLD OFF A SPECIFIC SITE TO A DEVELOPER.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A DIFFERENT OUTCOME THERE.

YOU ALSO HAVE TO LOOK AT THE TIMING.

IF THIS IS SOMETIME SOON, I WOULD ASSUME IT WOULD -- YOU KNOW, IT WOULD HAVE TO COVER SOME OF ITS OWN IMPACT ANYWAY.

HOWEVER IF IT'S FAR ENOUGH DOWN THE ROAD, IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY BEEN HANDLED BY THE CITY AHEAD OF TIME.

BUT AT LEAST WE WILL HAVE THE CONCEPT THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO PRESENT TO THE SCENARIO -- OR TO THE CITY IN THAT PARTICULAR SCENARIO WHERE, HEY, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, THIS IS THE INGRESS AND EGRESS, SEE IF WE CAN MAKE THE WHOLE PLAN ALL

WORK TOGETHER. >> THE REASON I RAISED THAT QUESTION IS BECAUSE I WAS SITTING THERE LISTENING TO THE MEETING LAST NIGHT, AND IT SEEMED TO ME THAT THE THOUGHTS OF DOING ALL THIS BUILDING CAME FIRST AND THEN THEY THOUGHT ABOUT, OH, WHAT ABOUT SEAWAY DRIVE, WHAT ABOUT A1A, HOW ARE PEOPLE GOING TO GET IN AND OUT OF HARBOR DRIVE, SO I RAISE THAT QUESTION NOW THAT HOPEFULLY SOMEBODY MIGHT REMEMBER IT 10 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD WHEN I'M DEAD AND GONE.

THANK YOU. >> I HAVE A QUESTION.

SO IS THIS SITE CONSIDERED A BROWNFIELD?

>> I'M NOT SURE. >> MR. TOMPECK, WHAT DO YOU

THINK? >> I THINK IT COULD CERTAINLY

APPLY TO THE BROWNFIELD PROGRAM. >> OKAY.

>> MAY HAVE TO DO IT IN A SIMILAR FASHION WHAT WE DID THE KING PLANT, IN OTHER WORDS, HAVE THE FPRA MAKE THE APPLICATION BECAUSE IT COULD BE SAID THAT THE CITY AND FPUA WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTAMINATION IF THERE IS ANY.

AND I SUSPECT THAT THERE PROBABLY IS SOME.

>> I WOULD GUESS SO. >> I'M JUST HOPEFUL THERE'S NOT PCBS AND THAT KIND OF THING, BUT I'M SURE THERE'S SOME KIND OF CONTAMINATION. IT'S BEEN THERE A LONG TIME.

>> RIGHT. OKAY.

>> MADAM CHAIR, SO KIMLEY AND HORN DID A STUDY FOR THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE AND PRESENTED IT LAST NIGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE CUMBERLAND FARMS AND THEY WERE NOT THE ORIGINAL ONES WHO DID THE TRAFFIC STUDY FOR THE APPLICANT.

SO KIMLEY AND HORN IS NOW PRETTY UP TO SPEED ON WHAT'S HAPPENING ON SEAWAY DRIVE CURRENTLY FOR RIGHT NOW.

SO -- AND THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT SEAWAY DRIVE AND WHAT COULD COME IN THE FUTURE AND THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPACT ON WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THAT RIGHT NOW TINY LITTLE ROAD, RIGHT? FROM -- BASICALLY FROM BENNY TO THE BASE OF THE BRIDGE, WHICH IS -- I THINK YOU AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT -- MR. MIMMS AND I WERE TALKING EARLIER TODAY THAT THAT HAS MORE LEEWAY THAN FROM BENNY TO THE OCEAN, WHICH IS --

>> I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT. >> YEAH, WHICH IS -- YOU CAN'T DO A WHOLE LOT WITH THAT IN TERLS OF DR -- SO SEAWAY DRIVE S GOING TO BE IMPACTED A LOT MORE THAN THIS IN THE FUTURE PROBABLY, SO THAT HAS TO BE LOOKED AT AND MAYBE KIMLEY AND HORN, THEY'VE ALREADY GOT A JUMP START ON IT, BECAUSE THEY CERTAINLY HAD SOME GOOD FIGURES FOR US LAST NIGHT.

BUT I WANTED TO ASK, THE STUDY FOR THE SITE IS SEPARATE FROM THE STUDY THAT'S GOING TO BE DONE IN MARCH.

IS THAT RIGHT? >> THAT IS CORRECT.

THAT IS CORRECT. >> OKAY.

SO IN MARCH, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME IDEAS ABOUT LOCATIONS OF THE PLANT AND ALL THAT, SO THIS IS LIKE BEYOND THAT WITH WHAT COULD HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE. IS IT RIGHT THAT WE SPENT, WHAT, $20 MILLION, ROUGHLY, ALREADY IN PREPARATION FOR MOVING, IS THAT RIGHT, ROUGHLY? I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO EMPHASIZE WHEN WE'RE TALKING TO PEOPLE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW HOW OFTEN YOU HEAR IT BUT I HEAR IT ALL THE TIME, YOU GUYS TALK ABOUT MOVING THAT BULL YOU DON'T DO ANYTHING, NOBODY'S DONE ANYTHING, IT'S JUST CONVERSATION, YOU'RE NOT REALLY

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INTERESTED IN IT, AND THIS SHOWS WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH ST. LUCIE COUNCCOUNTY, WHAT WE'RE DOING WH THE CONCEPTION SHOWS WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT THAT. LEGISLATORS WANT TO KNOW THAT, BEYOND FORT PIERCE, PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW THAT.

AS YOU KNOW WHEN WE MET WITH SENATOR HARRELL, NOBODY WANTS THE PLANT ON THE ISLAND, EVERYBODY WANTS IT OFF AND EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW THAT WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT DOING IT.

AND SO I APPRECIATE THIS AND I APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS WE'RE MAKING BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE'RE THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME. IN TERMS OF ACTUALLY PUTTING UP MONEY TO MOVE THE PLANT, AND THE FORCE MAINS, I DON'T KNOW IF THE PUBLIC WOULD KNOW WHY THAT'S IMPORTANT, BUT THAT'S IMPORTANT IN PREPARATION. SO ALL THOSE KIND OF THINGS WE NEED TO TELL OUR STORY THAT WE ARE INDEED INTERESTED AND WE ARE INDEED INTERESTED IN DOING IT IN A VERY PRACTICAL AND EFFICIENT MANNER AND WE HOPE NOT TO HAVE OUR OWN CUSTOMERS THERE THE

WHOLE BURDEN. >> YES, MA'AM, VERY GOOD POINTS.

VERY GOOD POINTS. AND ALL OF THE INITIATIVES THAT WE'VE ALREADY TAKEN, INCLUDING THE MONEY THAT WE'VE SPENT HERE, THE OTHER INITIATIVES THAT I'VE PRESENTED TODAY, THAT IS ALL

DEMONSTRATING THAT EFFORT. >> RIGHT.

SO THANK YOU. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY. THANK YOU.

OH, SORRY. >> THE PICTURES, IS THAT JENKINS

ROAD? >> YES, IT IS.

YES, THAT'S JENKINS ROAD, THAT'S VERY CLOSE TO -- EXCUSE ME, IT'S ORANGE AVENUE VERY CLOSE TO JENKINS ROAD.

>> THAT THE JENKINS TO 39TH STREET?

>> YES, IT IS. >> ONCE THAT ONE IS LED OR -- TO GET TO OUR PLAN, IS THERE ANY OTHER -- OR WE'D HAVE TO STILL

GO ALL THE WAY? >> YES, THERE'S ACTUALLY QUITE A BIT THAT'S ALREADY IN PLACE. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE THIS ON MY BONUS SLIDE, BUT THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF 16-INCH FORCE MAIN THAT'S ALREADY CONSTRUCTED ALONG MORSE CREEK, AND WE HAVE THIS SECTION THAT'S BEING CONSTRUCTED NOW THAT WILL GET US FROM JENKINS LOAD TO ROAO THERE.

WE STILL HAVE THE DOWNTOWN FORCE MAIN, THIS PEETION AND THE OTHER PIECES THAT WE HAVE ALREADY IN PLACE ALLOW US TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH THAT WE HAVE NOW AND STILL BRING IT EAST BUT STILL BE ABLE TO TURN THE FLOW AROUND IN THE FUTURE TO GO WEST.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION SPECIFICALLY, MR. K COPE GUARD,T JENKINS, WE HAVE A MAIN THAT GOES ALL THE WAY TO OKEECHOBEE ROAD AS OF NOW. THERE'S A COUPLE OTHER SMALL PIECES THAT ARE SOUTH THERE. THE NEXT PHASE OF THAT WOULD BE TO PICK UP CONSTRUCTION FROM OKEECHOBEE ROAD AND THEN START MOVING SOUTH DOWN THE END OF JENKINS ROAD, POTENTIALLY CROSS

THE CREEK. >> AND THEY'RE GOING TO EVENTUALLY CONNECT, JENKINS TO MIDWAY.

>> YES, WHICH WOULD SAVE US A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY IN CLEARING IF THAT'S DONE BEFORE WE GET THERE.

>> IT'S ON THE TPO LIST, WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE TO 10 YEARS.

>> WOULD THE SAME THING APPLY IF WE'RE GOING TO GO NORTH TO THE

AIRPORT? >> IF YOU LOOK AT EITHER ONE OF THESE -- EITHER ONE OF THOSE TWO OPTIONS, EITHER YOU WOULD HIT JENKINS ROAD AND ORANGE AVENUE AND YOU WOULD GO SOUTH TO THE FPUA LOCATION, OR YOU WOULD START CONSTRUCTING FORCE MAIN AND YOU WOULD GO NORTH TO THE NORTH EXTENSION OF JENKINS ROAD THAT YOU COULD WORK YOUR WAY BACK OUT TO AROUND THE AIRPORT.

SO IF THAT IS THE SCENARIO, THE ONLY -- WELL, IT'S A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT LOSS, YOU WOULDN'T NEED A 24-INCH FORCE MAIN ON JENKINS ROAD, JUST FOR COLLECTIONS, THAT'S MAJOR TRANSMISSION. SO THERE WOULD BE SOME LOSS CAPITAL THERE, BUT IT'S NOT A COMPLETE LOSS.

YOU COULD -- IT'S STILL GOING TO BE A VERY CENTRALIZED HUB THAT NEEDS TO BE THERE TO COLLECT EVERYTHING TO EITHER SEND NORTH

>> THANK YOU. >> NEXT ITEM IS AN INFORMATION

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PRESENTATION ON THE IDENTITY THEFT DETECTION AND PREVENTION

PROGRAM. >> THERE WAS A TALL GUY HERE BEFORE ME. THANK YOU, MR. TOMPECK, GOODADAD MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. I'M HERE TO REVIEW THE FPUA I'D

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ILT THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM. SO THE AGENDA WILL BE SIMILAR TO PREVIOUS YEARS. WE WILL REVIEW THE PURPOSE AND HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM, WE'LL IDENTIFY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES, AND WE'LL LOOK AT SOME TYPES OF THEFT AND FRAUD THAT WE CONSISTENTLY DEAL WITH EVERY DAY AND WE USE RED FLAGS TO IDENTIFY THOSE.

LAST WE'LL LOOK AT SOME KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS TO GET AIN SIDER LOOK INTO FPUA. SO THE FEDERAL FAIR AND ACCURATE CREDIT TRANSACTION ACT OF 2003 IS REALLY HARD TO SAY, SO I'M REALLY GLAD THAT THEY DEVELOPED AN ACRONYM, THE FACT ACT ALSO REFERRED TO IN THE INDUSTRY AS THE RED FLAGS RULE.

THE PURPOSE OF THE ACT WAS TO PROVIDE SOME DIRECTION FOR CREDITORS TO INCLUDE UTILITIES TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT CONSUMER ACCOUNTS FROM ANY REASONABLE RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT, EVEN THOUGH THE ACT WAS APPROVED IN 2003, IT DID NOT BECOME EFFECTIVE UNTIL JANUARY 1ST OF 2008.

THERE WERE PROVISION FOR UTILITIES TO HAVE A PROGRAM APPROVED BY THEIR BOARD BY NOVEMBER 1ST OF 2008.

LUCKILY FOR US, ON OCTOBER 21ST OF 2008, THE FPUA BOARD APPROVED THAT PROGRAM. THERE IS A CURRENT VERSION OF THAT PROGRAM IN YOUR PACKET. IT'S ABOUT 80, 90 PAGES LONG.

SO THE PRIVACY COMMITTEE, IT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT A TEAM EFFORT TO PREVENT A THEFT AND IDENTITY DRN IDENTITY THEFT AND DRN AT FPUA, SO THE PRIVACY COMMITTEE'S PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS TO PROVIDE THE LEADERSHIP AND APPROPRIATE RESOURCES TO MAKE SURE THE APPROPRIATE RESOURCES ARE ALLOCATED TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM. THE TEAM MEMBERS INCLUDE THE DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES, THE DIRECTOR OF UTILITY SUPPORT SERVICES, THE PRIVACY OFFICER AND PROVIDES OVERSIGHT FOR THE PROGRAM, THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES WHO PROVIDES OVERSIGHT OF FUNDS, CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER WHO OVERSEES THE DAY TO DAY OPERATION FOR EXISTING AND NEW ACCOUNTS TO INCLUDE BILLING AND COLLECTIONS, THE ITS MANAGER WHO OVERSEES DAY TO DAY OPERATION OF THE NETWORK AP DATA SYSTEMS, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER, WHO OVERSEES THE DISTRIBUTION OF CRITICAL INFORMATION TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR EMPLOYEES, AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER WHO OVERSEES ALL CRITICAL EMPLOYEE-RELATED INFORMATION. AND THE TIMING COULDN'T BE BETTER BECAUSE WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW BLOOD ON THE COMMITTEE AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO ADD THE DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS TO THIS COMMITTEE.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSH.

>> WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MEETINGS, RIGHT?

>> THE RED FLAGS. SO WHAT ARE RED FLAGS? THE VERY SHORT VERSION IS, IT'S JUST AN ACTIVITY THAT WOULD LOOK SUSPICIOUS, AND THE COUPLE EXAMPLES YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN HERE, WE'LL GO THROUGH REAL QUICKLY.

DISCREPANCY IN ADDRESS, THAT IS ACTUALLY VERY COMMON.

THE TOP THREE OR FOUR ARE PROBABLY VERY COMMON.

DISCREPANCY ON A CONSUMER REPORT, ALTERED OR FORGED IDENTIFICATION TO INCLUDE FORGED LEASE AGREEMENTS.

WE ACTUALLY -- I PERSONALLY HAVE SEEN THAT.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISCREPANCIES, THE ADDITION OR SUBTRACTION OF AUTHORIZED SIGNATORS. THAT'S A BIG DEAL.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING CLAINGS TO THEIR ACCOUNTS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DO SO.

DISHONORED PAYMENTS. THAT'S A BIG ONE AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT A COUPLE OF THOSE HERE IN A MINUTE.

THE FULL LIST OF EXAMPLES ARE PROVIDED ON PAGES 7-ELEVEN IN THE PROGRAM. SO COUPLE KPIS.

THIS YEAR, 2019, WE DID NOT HAVE ANY PAYMENT ATTEMPTS WITH FRAUDULENT PAYMENT. IN 2018, WE DID HAVE TWO.

TWO OF THOSE ATTEMPTS WERE -- WE HAD ONE THAT WAS A MEDICAL VOUCHER THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY NOT VALID AND WE DID NOT ACCEPT.

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE -- ANOTHER PROMISSORY NOTE FROM ANOTHER CHURCH THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY FRAUDULENT.

SO MOVING ON TO CURRENCY FRAUD, WE DID RECEIVE FAKE MONEY IN 2019, WE WILL TWO $100 BILLS AND ONE $5 BILL.

ALL MONEY IS TURNED OVER TO THE SECRET SERVICE.

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM YOUR SCREEN, THIS ACTUALLY WAS FROM LAST YEAR, THIS IS ONLY V VALID FOR OVERPRICED POPCORN AND CANDY AT YOUR LOCAL THEATER, SO YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO USE THAT.

THAT WAS FROM LAST YEAR. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AND CERTAINLY NOT IN TODAY'S WORLD, WE HAVE CYBERSECURITY.

THE DOTS ON THE MAP INDICATE THE ORIGINATING OF ATTEMPTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN OUR SYSTEM THAT WERE OBVIOUSLY BLOCKED.

THERE'S ATTEMPTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD BUT THERE IS A GOOD CONCENTRATION IN EUROPE AND ASIA.

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SO AS I MENTIONED LAST YEAR, WE DID HAVE AN INCIDENT IN 2014 THAT WE WERE ABLE TO RESOLVE WITHOUT AN ISSUE, BUT IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO PROTECT OUR SYSTEM.

KIND OF HIT ON SOME OF THE KPIS BUT I'LL GIVE YOU A QUICK SUMMARY JUST BECAUSE I THINK IT'S THAT IMPORTANT.

WE HAD THREE INCIDENTS OF CURRENCY FRAUD, LAST YEAR WE HAD FIVE. WE HAD ZERO INCIDENCE OF UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS. THESE ARE CLAIMS AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE WHO WAS EITHER STILL WORKING AT FPUA OR SOMEBODY WHO WASN'T ELIGIBLE FOR IT. LAST YEAR WE HAD FIVE, THIS YEAR WE HAD ZERO. 12 ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE CHECKING ACCOUNT INFORMATION. SO SOMEBODY TRIED TO GET ONE OF OUR EMPLOYEES' ACCOUNTS ROUTED TO A DIFFERENT ACCOUNT.

LAST YEAR WE HAD THREE, SO YOU CAN SEE THERE'S QUITE A BIT OF AN INCREASE FROM 2018 TO 2019. LUCKILY WE HAD NO KNOWN CUSTOMER FRAUD INCIDENTS IN 2019. WRAPPING UP HERE, I ALSO DO HAVE A BONUS SLIDE. I WANT TO KIND OF CLOSE WITH A COUPLE OF "DID YOU KNOWS." DID YOU KNOW FPUA WILL NOT CALL YOU TO COLLECT PAYMENT? WE DO HAVE CUSTOMERS RECEIVE A CALL TO LET THEM KNOW THEIR PAYMENT IS DUAL OR CLOSE TO BEING -- THEIR PAYMENT IS DUE RIGHT AWAY, BUT WE WILL NOT CALL YOU TO COLLECT PAYMENT. OKAY? I WANT TO HIT ON APPROVED PAYMENT LOCATIONS.

I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE CUSTOMERS WATCHING TODAY.

THE MAIN LOBBY IS A VERY POPULAR LOCATION, AND IN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS, YOU'LL SEE A KIOSK THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE OUTSIDE SO YOU CAN MAKE A PAYMENT AFTER HOURS. THAT WILL BE COMING IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020. A COUPLE OF OFF-SITE LOCATIONS THAT ARE VERY POPULAR, FORT PIERCE DISCOUNT PHARMACY ON DELAWARE AVENUE, SEA COAST BANK ON U.S. 1, FORT PIERCE LOCATION ONLY, IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE. DIXON CASH CHECKING ON AVENUE D AND 25TH STREET, DOWN SOUTH BEVERAGE CASH CHECKING ON U.S. D APPROVED LAST YEAR AND WE'VE SEEN SOME TRANSACTIONS FROM THIS, PAY NEAR ME, WHICH GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO PAY AT ANY CVS, 7-11 OR FAMILY DOLLAR, AND THE LIST GETS BIGGER.

I DON'T REMEMBER WHO'S BEEN ADDED TO THE LITION RECENTLY BUT YOU CAN PAY AT ANY OF THOSE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT FPUA DOES NOT PROCESS PAYMENT, WE OBVIOUSLY TAKE PAYMENT AT OUR LOCATIONS BUT WE DON'T PROCESS PAYMENT, WE USE A THIRD PARTY VENDOR TO DO THAT SO THAT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRY COMPLIANT FALLS ON THEM AND IT REALLY IS QUITE A BIT OF WORK, THAT WOULD BE INVOICE CLOUD.

OUR AREA IS ACTIVE, I'VE TALKED TO A COUPLE OF BOARD MEMBERS THIS YEAR ABOUT PHONE SCAMS. OUR AREA DOES GET QUITE A BIT OF PHONE SCAMS. IF THERE'S ANY DOUBT WHATSOEVER, IF A CUSTOMER IS CONCERNED ABOUT BEING DISCONNECTED OR AN ISSUE WITH THEIR ACCOUNT, THEY CAN HANG UP FROM THAT PHONE SCAM AND CALL FPU AT AT 466-1600. SO WITH THAT, THIS IS INFORMATION ITEM ONLY AND I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS

THAT YOU MAY HAVE. >> MADAM CHAIR, SO ON THE FRAUD, DO YOU REPORT THIS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT?

>> CURRENCY FRAUDS, WE DO. WE DO WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT IF WE WERE TO HAVE A BREACH, YES.

>> SO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO DO IT, ARE THEY PROSECUTED IS

WHAT I -- >> IF WE EVER CATCH THEM.

BUT I DON'T KNOW -- PRETTY SURE IN 2014, WE DEALT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, TOM?

>> WE REPORTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUT THERE WAS NO -- CATCH SOME OF THE CYBER CONCERNS.

I'VE ACTUALLY HAD IDENTITY THEFT MYSELF, AND IT WENT NOWHERE.

I WAS 2,000 OUT OF -- I WAS NUMBER 2,000 FOR MY INCIDENT.

SO -- >> I WAS JUST WONDERING HOW AGGRESSIVE THEY PURSUE THAT, AND IT'S HARD TO FIND AND CATCH

THEM. >> I THINK THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ONLY HAS TWO EMPLOYEES, OR TWO DETECTIVES, AND PART OF THEIR JOB IS IDENTITY THEFT.

IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND RESOURCES, IT REALLY DOES.

>> RIGHT. >> YES, SIR.

>> WITH THE NEW KIOSK THAT'S COMING IN OCTOBER, ARE THERE ANY SECURITY MEASURES PLANNED, FOR INSTANCE, OUTDOORS, PEOPLE WILL PROBABLY HAVE ACCESS TO IT 24 HOURS?

>> YES, SIR, IT WILL BE IN A WELL-LIT AREA, AND IT WILL BE OBVIOUSLY SECURED TO THE GROUND AND THERE WILL BE CAMERAS POINTING AT THE KIOSK, A CAMERA LOOKING OVER THE KIOSK TO SEE THE MONEY GOING IN SO THAT IF THERE'S AN ISSUE WITH THE

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CUSTOMER, WE CAN ADDRESS THAT, ALSO CAMERAS.

WE HAVE CAMERAS THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING, SO WE'LL SEE PEOPLE COMING IN AND OUT OF THE AREA WHERE THE KIOSK WILL BE, AND THEN WE'LL HAVE CAMERAS LOOKING DIRECTLY AT THE KIOSK SO YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE PEOPLE'S FACES AND WHAT THEY'RE WEARING.

SO WE WILL HAVE SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE.

>> THANK YOU. >> AND WE ACTUALLY ARE GOING TO HAVE IT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020.

THE OUTSIDE KIOSK. WE ALREADY HAVE A KIOSK INSIDE

THE MAIN LOBBY. >> THANK YOU.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME. >> ANY OTHER ITEMS?

>> THE NEXT ITEM REQUESTS APPROVAL OF DISPOSITION OF

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OBSOLETE INVENTORY. >> THANK YOU, MR. TOMPECK, MADAM CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBERS, I AM HERE TODAY TO REQUEST YOUR APPROVAL OF OUR DISPOSITION OF OBSOLETE INVENTORY.

YOU'VE BEEN PROVIDED A DETAILED LIST OF EVERY PIECE OF INVENTORY THAT WE ARE REQUESTING THE DISPOSAL.

THE AMOUNT TOTALS $222,060.35. YOU MAY RECALL BACK ON NOVEMBER -- EXCUSE ME -- OCTOBE, WE DID AS BRING TO YOU THE DISPOSITION OF 23-VOLT TRANSFORMERS AND ONE POLE-MOUNTED TRANSFORMER. THAT WAS AN ADDITIONAL $70,856.43, AND YOU HAD APPROVED THAT AT THE TIME.

WHAT EATION A LITTLE BIT UNIQUE, I THINK, ABOUT FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY IS THE INVENTORY THAT SITS IN OUR WAREHOUSE, SITS IN OUR WAREHOUSE, AND SITS IN OUR WAREHOUSE. AND IN MANY CASES, IT'S THERE FOR JUST IN CASE. THE INVENTORY IS RECORDED AS AN ASSET IN OUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

AND OVER TIME, THOSE PIECES OF INVENTORY DETERIORATE, THEY JUST BECOME OBSOLETE OVER TIME, AND THEN THERE ARE OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE FAIRLY -- THEY TURN FAIRLY OFTEN AND WE'RE USING THEM REGULARLY. BUT WE DID KIND OF LIGHT A FIRE UNDER STAFF THIS PAST YEAR AND TRIED TO GET THEM TO INITIATE THE DISPOSITION OF SOME OF THESE ASSETS.

WHERE DID THEY GO? SOME OF THEM CAME OFF THE SHELF AND WENT TO THE DEPARTMENTS SO THAT THEY WOULD BE CLOSER AT HAND AND STAFF WOULD KNOW THAT THOSE ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR USE AT -- WELL, AT THIS POINT, NO COST, BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY BEEN CHARGED OUT TO THEM. SOME OF THE STUFF WENT IN THE DUMPSTER, SOME OF IT DID. BUT WHEN BUT WHEN YOU'VE GOT ITEMS THAT HAVE GASKETS ON THEM, RUBBER GASKETS, AND THEY'RE THAT OLD, YOU WOULD HAVE TO BASICALLY REBUILD THOSE ITEMS IN ORDER TO BRING THEM BACK UP TO THEIR ORIGINAL VALUE ANYWAY.

SO IT'S REALLY NOT BENEFICIAL TO -- YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T WANT TO PUT GOOD MONEY AFTER BAD. SO SO THESE WERE ITEMS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION, ALL THE DEPARTMENTS PRETTY MUCH ARE REPRESENTED HERE, AND THIS IS REALLY JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

THERE ARE STILL MANY MORE ITEMS IN OUR INVENTORY THAT ARE EXTREMELY OLD AND YOU SHOULD BE SEEING MORE OF THIS MOVING IN THE FUTURE. IF WE'RE NOT USING IT, WE SHOULDN'T BE HOWTIO HOUSING IT,T HAVE TO COUNT IT EVERY YEAR, IT'S JUST SOMETHING WE NEED TO KEEP UP TO DATE AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT OUR EXTERNAL AUDITORS HAVE ENCOURAGED US TO DO IN YEARS PAST AND WE'RE VERY PLEASED TO BE DOING IT NOW.

SO I DO NEED TO REQUEST YOUR APPROVAL OF THE DISPOSITION OF THE OBSOLETE INVENTORY AT THIS TIME, THE AMOUNT IS $222,060.35.

>> ANY QUESTIONS? IT'S JUST ESSENTIALLY AN

ACCOUNTING ITEM, CORRECT? >> IT IS.

THOSE ITEMS HAVE ALREADY BEEN PURCHASED, BUT IT WILL -- IT

DOES HIT EXPENSE. >> RIGHT, IT WILL HIT EXPENSE, AND THESE ITEMS ARE OF NO USE, SO I'M ASSUMING THE SHIRTS, YOU'VE GIVEN AWAY, ALL THOSE SHIRTS I'VE SAW IN THERE?

>> IN SOME CASES, WE REALLY DON'T EVEN WANT TO DO THAT.

WE DON'T WANT TO JUST G GIVE THM AWAY.

IN SOME CASES, WE -- WE DON'T WANT TO THROW THEM IN A DUMPSTER BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT SOMEBODY TO ASSUME THE IDENTITY OF AN FPUA EMPLOYEE. SO NOT NECESSARILY.

IF WE CAN -- >> WH WHEN I SAID GIVEN AWAY, I

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MEANT LIKE, EMPLOYEES, ARE THEY BEING USED AT ALL OR JUST BURNED

UP OR -- >> GENERALLY BEING GIVEN TO THE DEPARTMENTS THAT WERE USING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE AND EVEN IF THEY ARE USED I DON'T WANT TO SAY USED AS A RAG BUT IF THEY GET IN A DIRTY NASTY SITUATION THEY CAN USE ONE OF THE OLD SHIRTS WITH THE OLD LOGOS ON THEM.

>> RIGHT. OKAY.

ANY OTHER ITEMS? >> I MOVE APPROVAL.

>> SECOND. >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>

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>> NEXT ITEM IS THE BILL COMPARISON FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2019, AND BARBARA MICHAEL WILL MAKE THE

PRESENTATION. >> THANK YOU, MR. TOMPECK, MADAM CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBERS. GOOD AFTERNOON.

I AM PRESENTING TO YOU THE MONTHLY UPDATE ON THE COMPARISONS OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC RATES IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE LOCAL TREASURE COAST UTILITY BILLS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2019. THIS FIRST GRAPH IS THE COMPARISON OF THE RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC RATES FOR 1,000 KILOWATT-HOURS OF CONSUMPTION FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER FOR THE 13 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, WHICH ARE MEMBERS OF THE ALL REQUIREMENTS PROJECT.

THEY'RE DISPLAYED AND RANKED BASED UPON THEIR BASE BILL FOR 1,000 KILOWATT-HOURS OF CONSUMPTION.

AS MEMBERS OF THE ALL REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT, THESE MUNICIPALITIES BENEFIT THROUGH ECONOMIES OF SCALE, OPERATING AS PART OF A LARGER GROUP OF CITIES.

IN THIS GRAPH, WE CAN SEE WHERE FPUA RANKS AMONG THE 13 ALL REQUIREMENTS PARTICIPANTS, OUR OCTOBER RATES AT $108.84, WHICH IS DEPICTED BY THE YELLOW BAR. RANKS FPUA WITH THE SIXTH LOWEST RATE IN THIS GROUP. ALSO PRESENTED IS THE BLUE BAR AND IN THE RELATIVE POSITION FPUA WOULD HOLD WITH THE ADDITIONAL $2 KILOWATT-HOUR APPROVED DECREASE WHICH WENT INTO EFFECT IN DECEMBER. THIS GLAF DISPLAYS THE COMPARISON FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC RATES FOR 1,000 KILOWATT-HOURS OF CONSUMPTION, FOR THE SAME LEVEL OF CONSUMPTION, BUT IT INCLUDES ALL OF THE MUNICIPAL UTILITIES IN THE STATE. THE DATA FOR ALL OF THESE GRAPHS HAS BEEN COMPILED BY FLORIDA MUNICIPAL TREK ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION. FPUA'S BILL FOR THIS LEVEL OF CONSUMPTION HAS MAINTAINED ITS STANDINGS AMONG THE OTHER UTILITIES IN THIS GRAPH, OUR POSITION HAS NOT CHANGED.

OCTOBER, THOUGH, HAS BROUGHT RATE DECREASES FOR SEVEN OF THE 13 ALL REQUIREMENTS PARTICIPANTS.

TWO VERY SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE WITH THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH, AND NEWBERRY, BOTH WHICH HAD DECREASES AT THE RATE OF $25. PER KILOWATT-HOUR.

THE OVERALL IMPACT SHOWN ON THIS GRAPH WAS A DECREASE OF $4.39, DECREASE IN THE AVERAGE FOR THE ALL REQUIREMENTS, AND $1.64 FOR THE MUNICIPAL UTILITY AVERAGE FOR THE 1,000 KILOWATT-HOUR CONSUMPTION. FPUA IS JUST AT OR JUST BELOW THE MUNICIPAL AVERAGE HERE IN THIS PRESENTATION.

ALSO LIKE TO POINT OUT IN THIS FULL RESIDENTIAL COMPARISON WHICH INCLUDES ALL 32 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES, FPUA'S -- WITH THE DECREASE IN BLUE. THIS GRAPH PRESENTS A SIMILAR COMPARISON FOR THE MUNICIPAL UTILITIES BILLS FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR THE CONSUMPTION OF 25 KILOWATT-HOURS.

IN THIS COMPARISON, FORT PIERCE UTILITIES OCTOBER BILL AT $274.80 HAS FALLEN BACK BY JUST ONE POSITION.

WE'VE LOST A LITTLE BIT OF GROUND HERE.

AND DUE TO THOSE RATE INCREASES THAT OCCURRED THIS MONTH IN

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OCTOBER. THE AVERAGES FOR THIS LEVEL OF CONSUMPTION FOR ALL THREE GROUPS WERE IMPACTED BY THOSE BIG RATE DECREASES AND THE AVERAGE ARP BILL FELL BY $11.20 FOR THIS LEVEL OF CONSUMPTION, AND YOUR PLEUNS PAL AVERAGE DECREASED $4.67. THIS TABLE DISPLAYS THE OCTOBER COMPARISON OF THE AVERAGE RESIDENTIAL UTILITY BILLS ON THE TREASURE COAST. THE COMPARISON INCLUDES THE BILLS FOR ELECTRIC WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES.

IN EACH OF THESE SERVICE TERRITORIES.

AND THEY INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND FEES THAT WOULD BE APPLICABLE IN EACH OF THESE AREAS. IN THIS COMPARISON, THE FIRST COLUMN FOR FORT PIERCE REPRESENTS SERVICES PROVIDED BY -- IN INSIDE CITY LIMITS FOR FORT PIERCE UTILITIES, ALL OF THE OTHER BILLS INCLUDE ELECTRIC SERVICES PROVIDED BY FP & L AND THE WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES ARE BY THE LOCAL PROVIDERS IN EACH OF THOSE MUNICIPALITIES.

THERE ARE NO CHANGES AT ALL ON THESE LOCAL UTILITY BILLS FROM THE PREVIOUS MONTH. ALL THE BILLS WERE EXACTLY THE SAME. THIS ITEM HERE WAS PRESENTED FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND IF YOU HAVE ANY -- THERE'S NO ACTION BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM.

>> MADAM CHAIR, I'D LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING AT THE LAST MEETING, WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CHART FOR 1,000 KILOWATT-HOURS AND THE FACT THAT IT APPEARED THAT MOST OF THE ARP MEMBERS WERE ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE CHART VERSUS THE LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE CHART. YOU CAN SEE THAT SWUNG AROUND A LITTLE BIT AND SOME OF THESE NUMBERS ARE FAIRLY VOLATILE.

I THINK THE REASON SOME OF THESE -- WHICH ONES ARE IN BROWN, NON-AARP MEMBERS, A LOT OF THOSE HAVE SHORT TERM POWER CONTRACTS. IN OTHER WORDS, THEY DON'T HAVE THE SAME CONTRACT OR BUYING POWER FROM ARP LIKE WE DO.

RIGHT NOW THERE'S A LOT OF SURPLUS POWER ON THE MARKET SO THEY'RE ACTUALLY GETTING A LITTLE BIT BETTER DEAL.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, FNPA, IS -- ARP IS SELLING POWERLESS THAN THEIR CHARGING THEIR MEMBERS FOR BECAUSE IT'S EXCESS POWER AND THEY CAN MAKE SOME MONEY ON IT WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY GO BACK TO REDUCING OUR BILLS, BUT IT'S A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN WE'RE PAYING JUST SO THEY CAN USE THE POWER.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT, BUT IT MAKES SENSE TO DO THAT SO THAT'S WHY I THINK YOU SEE SOME OF THESE OTHER ONES THAT ARE LITTLE LOWER THAN YOU'D EXPECT WITH ARP.

I DIDN'T MAKE THAT CLEAR LAST TIME, HOPING IT'S A LITTLE

CLEARER THIS TIME. >> I REMEMBER IT WAS PRETTY COMPLICATED LAST TIME. THANK YOU.

>> ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS?

OKAY. >> THE NEXT ITEM IS STATUS

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REPORT ON THE POWER COST ADJUSTMENT FROM 2019.

BARBARA MICHAEL WILL CONTINUE. >> THANK YOU AGAIN.

I'M HERE TODAY TO PROVIDE YOU THE INFORMATION ABOUT NOVEMBER'S POWER COSTS AND UPDATED PROJECTIONS THROUGH NOVEMBER OF 2020. AS YOU'RE AWARE, THE POWER COST ADJUSTMENT OR PCA IS THE MECHANISM BY WHICH FPUA RECOVERS COSTS THAT ARE IN EXCESS OF THE $79.52 BASE POWER COST, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE BAITION RATE. THE COSTS OF PURCHASE POWER FROM FMPA FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER WAS BILLED TO FPUA AT A RATE OF $72.43 FOR 1,000 KILOWATT-HOURS. THIS IS AN INCREASE OF $9.07 AS COMPARED TO THE OCTOBER BILL. THE OVERRECOVERY FROM THE CUSTOMER FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER TOTALED $434,174.

THE CUMULATIVE OVERRECOVERY AS OF NOVEMBER 30TH WAS $5.2 MILLION. IN THIS CHART, THE BARS REPRESENT THE BALANCE OF THE PCA OVERRECOVERY AND THE DARK BLUE LINE REPRESENTS THE PCA. THE PCA FOR NOVEMBER IS A NEGATIVE $8, FALLING OFF TO A NEGATIVE $10 PER KILOWATT-HOUR IN DECEMBER. THAT WAS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1ST.

THE BLUE BARS REPRESENT THE ACTUAL AMOUNT OVERRECOVERED

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WHILE THE ORANGE BARS DEPICT WHAT THE OVERRECOVERY WOULD BE IF PROJECTIONS ARE CORRECT. THESE PROJECTIONS HAVE BEEN PREPARED AND BASED ON PROJECTIONS PREPARED BY FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY. SINCE THE OCTOBER FORECAST, FMPA'S ESTIMATE OF THE COST TO PURCHASE POWER FOR THE UPCOMING 12 MONTHS HAS DECREASED 2.8%. THIS GRAPH TAKES A LOOK AT THE PCA TRENDING THROUGH SEPT SEPTEMBER 2021.

ALTHOUGH THIS IS A LONG-RANGE LOOK, WE CAN SEE IN THE SHORTER TERM, IN JUNE, THE UPCOMING SEVEN MOBT MONTHS, THE PCA COMES CLOSER TO THE 4 MILLION MONTHS IN THE SUMMER MONTHS THAT 2 WILL ENSUE. WHILE NATURAL GAS PRICES ARE DOWN, THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE IMPACT ON THE PRICING FOR THE IMPENDING WINTER MONTHS, STAFF IS SUGGESTING TO WAIT ANOTHER MONTH FOR UPDATED FEBRUARY COST ESTIMATES AND RECO AND RECOMMENO CHANGE TO THE POWER COST ADJUSTMENT AT THIS TIME.

THIS IS AN INFORMATION ITEM. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS,

PLEASE LET ME KNOW. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> THE NEXT ITEM IS AN AWARD OF

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BID FOR REPLACEMENT OF ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION POLES, AND LARRY LAMMERS WILL MAKE THE PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU, MR. TOMPECK, MADAM CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

SO BEFORE I ASK FOR THE BOARD TO AWARD THE BID TO REPLACE POLES, I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO DESCRIBE HOW WE USE INFORMATION TO TRY TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS POSSIBLE, AND ONE WAY TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE A VERY RELIABLE ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. SO IT ALL STARTS WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT POLES SPECIFICALLY WITH INSPECTION OF OUR POLES.

SO WE TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE STAY ON THE VERY LEAST A SCHEDULE WHERE WE INSPECT EVERY POLE AT LEAST ONCE EVERY EIGHT YEARS. AND SO THAT'S ACTUALLY A REQUIREMENT PLACED ON US BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION THAT WE INSPECT THESE POLES, AND THE MAIN REASON FOR THAT IS, WOOD POLES ROT. WE ACTUALLY LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE WOOD ROTS PRETTY RAPIDLY, SO IT'S EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR US HERE IN FLORIDA TO STAY ON TOP OF WHAT CONDITION OUR POLES ARE IN. AND SO TO THAT END, WE HIRE A CONTRACTOR TO INSPECT THE POLES AND WHAT THEY DO IS THEY GO THROUGH A PROCESS CALLED SOUNDING BORING AND EXCAVATION.

DURING THAT PROCESS, THEY HIT THE POLE WITH A HAMMER, SEE HOLLOW, THEN THEY DRILL TO SEE HOW MUCH ACTUAL SOLID MATERIAL IS THERE, AND THEN THEY EXCAVATE TO SEE HOW DEEP THAT ROT MIGHT GO. AND AFTER THEY DO ALL OF THAT INSPECTION, THEY COMPILE A REPORT AND SEND TO US THE ESTIMATED REMAINING STRENGTH OF THAT POLE.

AND THEN WE LOOK AT THAT REPORT AND SOME OF OUR FIELD PERSONNEL WHO ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH INDICATORS OF WHAT SHAPE A POLE IS IN, THEY TAKE THAT INFORMATION AND SAY, YES, WE SHOULD REPLACE THIS ONE OR WE COULD CONSIDER BRACING IT AND GET AN ADDITIONAL LIFE OUT OF THE POLE.

SO WE HAVE A LONG LIST OF POLES THAT'S INCREASINGLY SHRINKING AS WE ATTACK THIS ISSUE, AND PART OF THAT LIST CONTAINS THESE 222 POLES THAT WE PUT OUT FOR BID.

SO THAT'S KIND OF THE SHORT OF IT.

WITH THAT IN MIND, WE'D LIKE TO AWARD THE BID AND CONTRACT FOR REPLACEMENT OF 222 ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION POLES TO SBE UTILITY CONTRACTORS FD, LLC IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $487,734. AND I'D LOVE TO TAKE ANY

QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY. >> I HAVE A COUPLE.

>> OKAY. >> ABOUT HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR POLES TO ARRIVE AFTER YOU GET THEM ON ORDER?

>> SO AS SOON AS WE AWARD THIS BID, I BELIEVE SBE SAID THEY COULD BE READY TO START REPLACING THESE POLES WITHIN A MONTH, AND THEN THEY ESTIMATE IT'S GOING TO TAKE THEM BETWEEN 40 AND 60 DAYS, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, TO REPLACE THEM.

WE ACTUALLY ALREADY HAVE THE POLES IN STOCK TO BE REPLACED.

>> MY SECOND QUESTION, YOU'VE GOT SOME ON HAND, RIGHT?

>> YES, SIR. >> OKAY.

>> MR. N AMMERS, THAT'S AN INTERESTING PROCESS.

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I WENT OUT WITH A COMPANY WHEN I WAS A NEWBIE ON THE BOARD.

I THINK IT WAS OSMOS? >> YES, SIR.

>> I WENT OUT WITH THEM AND SAW THE PROCESS.

I'M WONDERING, SINCE WOOD ROTS, YOU KNOW, FAST, ESPECIALLY IN THIS ENVIRONMENT, ARE WE REPLACING WOODEN POLES WITH CONCRETE POLES OR JUST REPLACING WOODEN POLES WITH NEW WOODEN

POLES? >> SO FOR ALL OF OUR FEEDER POLES WHICH ARE BY FAR MOST IMPORTANT POLES WE ARE REPLACING WITH CONCRETE AND IN SOME INSTANCES, DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE POLE, DUCTAL IRON.

DUCTAL IRON IS LIGHTER, WHICH MEANS WE DON'T NEED AS BIG OF EQUIPMENT TO LIFT IT, AND IT PROBABLY IS GOING TO LAST LONGER. I SAY PROBABLY BECAUSE IT'S A NEWER MATERIAL FOR THE ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY BUT IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE. IF IT WASN'T MORE EXPENSIVE THAN CONCRETE, THEN WE'D PROBABLY ONLY USE DUCTILE IRON FOR OUR FEEDER POLES. SO CONCRETE OR DUCTILE IRON FOR FEEDER POLES TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, AND THEN IN SCENARIOS WHERE WE HAVE NON-FEEDER POLES, EEITHER SECONDARY OR LATERAL POLES, WE ARE RIGHT NOW REPLACING THOSE WITH WOOD POLES.

IF WE FIND A LOCATION WHERE OSMOS GOES AND DOES THOSE INSPECTIONS AND WE IDENTIFY A LOT OF LATERAL OR SECONDARY POLES THAT ARE ROTTEN, WE WILL STRONGLY CONSIDER UNDERGROUNDING THAT PORTION BECAUSE IT IS ECONOMICAL TO UNDERGROUND

LATERAL LINES. >> OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> YES, SIR.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION. SO IS MOST OF THIS OPERATIONAL,

THIS IS LABOR, MOST OF THIS? >> YES, THE WHOLE CONTRACT IS

FOR LABOR. >> SO WE HAVE THE POLES.

IT'S NOT FOR THE POLES. >> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> IT'S FOR THE REPLACEMENT. >> WE PROVIDE THE MATERIALS.

>> AND DO THEY REMOVE THE OLD ONES AND PUT IN THE NEW -- I

MEAN, THAT'S A WHOLE PROCESS? >> YES, MA'AM.

THEY INSTALL THE NEW ONE, THEY GET IT ALL FRAMED UP AND DO THE TRANSFERS, AND THEN THEY'LL TOP THE OLD POLE AND EVENTUALLY THEY'LL COME BACK AND REMOVE THE OLD POLE.

>> WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OLD POLE? >> IT GOES TO LANDFILL AT SOME POINT. A LOT OF TIMES, THOUGH, WE HAVE

TO -- >> THEY MAKE GOOD FIREWOOD, I

GUESS. >> NO, THEY TREAT IT WITH A PRESERVATIVE, SO THAT IT DOESN'T ROT AS QUICKLY AS IT WOULD OTHERWISE, JUST LIKE IF -- YOU KNOW, YOU BUILD AN OUTDOOR DECK, YOU'RE GOING TO USE TREATED LUMBER, BUT YEAH, YOU DON'T WANT TO BURN THAT STUFF. NOT AT ALL.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> MOTION?

>> MOVE APPROVAL. >> SECOND.

>> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COUPLE OF QUICK ITEMS. ON DECEMBER 18TH, FPUA STAFF AND

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THE MAYOR MET WITH REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON AND SENATOR HARRELL ABOUT AN APPROPRIATIONS REQUEST WE MADE FOR SEPTIC TO SURE FUNDING FOR OUR EXPANSION PROJECT AT FREET WOOD ACRES. I THINK THE MEETINGS WENT WELL BECAUSE THE TOPIC IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE THAT HAS WIDESPREAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT AND WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT THE FUNDING OR AT LEAST A PORTION OF THE FUNDING WILL BE APPROVED.

THE MONEY WILL BE USED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TO OFFSET THE COST OF INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMERS HOOKING INTO THE SYSTEM.

IT WILL BE SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE WE KNOW THE STATUS OF THAT.

SECOND ITEM, WE FINISHED THE WORK ON THE INSTALLATION OF THE NEW BACKUP GENERATOR AT THE WRF. THAT WILL CLOSE OUT THE DEP CONSENT ORDER, AND WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A FULL INFORMATION PRESENTATION ON THIS PROJECT AT THE NEXT MEETING.

QUICK UPDATE, I'LL CALL IT A SAD UPDATE BUT A QUICK UPDATE ON FEMA REIMBURSEMENTS FOR THE HURRICANES.

ON MATTHEW, WE ANTICIPATE REIMBURSEMENT OF $560,000 TOTAL, OF WHICH WE'VE RECEIVED $72,000 SO FAR.

ON IRMA, WE ANTICIPATE REIMBURSEMENT OF $1.1 MILLION, OF WHICH WE'VE RECEIVED $58,000 SO FAR.

AND ON DORIAN, WE ANTICIPATE $200,000, OF WHICH WE'VE RECEIVED NOTHING SO FAR. SO IN TOTAL, WE HAVE ABOUT $1.7 MILLION OUTSTANDING WITH FEMA FOR THESE THREE HURRICANES.

AS I KNOW YOU'RE AWARE, THIS IS A SLOW PROCESS WHICH WE'LL CONTINUE TO PRESS TO RECOUP THE OUTSTANDING EXPENSES.

LAST ITEM, ON DECEMBER 30TH, I SENT OUT A NOTE ON STRATEGIC PLANNING. I'M INTERESTED IN YOUR INPUT PRIOR TO SETTING UP THE AGENDA AND PREPARING FOR THE SESSION.

LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE KEY RESULT AREAS AND ANY GOALS YOU'D LIKE TO SEE EMPHASIZED AT THE NEXT STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION. WE'RE TRYING TO THINK OF SOME WAYS TO MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE INTERESTING, A LITTLE MORE INTERACTIVE BECAUSE WE CERTAINLY RECOGNIZE THAT BEING BOMBARDED BY HOURS AND HOURS OF POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS IS A DIFFICULT WAY

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TO SPEND THE DAY. SO IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ABOUT THAT AS WELL, WE'LL BE GLAD TO ENTERTAIN THEM.

>> THANK YOU. >> AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

>> REALLY NOTHING TO REPORT ON OTHER THAN -- FOR THE NICE WARM

JACKET. >> THANK YOU.

YES. ANY BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS?

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>> DO YOU HAVE ANY -- ARE YOU GOING TO -- FOR THE DATE FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING SOMETIME IN MARCH, HOW DO WE ARRIVE AT THAT

DATE SO WE CAN -- >> WELL, WE'RE LOOKING SIMILAR TO THE WAY WE TRY TO SCHEDULE THE BUDGET AND WE'RE LOOKING AT ALL THE ITEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED -- ALL THE DATES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER ACTIVITIES.

WE'LL SEND OUT A NOTE WITH SOME POTENTIAL DATES BEFORE WE SET IT UP. WE'RE NOT GOING TO JUST TELL YOU WHAT THE DATE IS. WE'LL GET YOUR INPUT ON THAT.

>> OKAY. >> AND WHAT I'M THINKING ABOUT IS, YOU KNOW, MAYBE LAST -- MAYBE AN ALL DAY SESSION.

WHAT I THOUGHT, I HAVEN'T DISCUSSED THIS WITH MR. MIMMS YET, BUT MAYBE WE COULD DO THE JOINT PART WITH THE CITY IN THE MORNING AND THEN IN THE AFTERNOON, WE CAN DO SOME OF THE MORE DETAILED PARTS THAT ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO OUR BOARD AND THEN -- RATHER THAN TO TORTURE THE CITY COMMISSIONERS WITH ALL

THAT DETAIL. >> UNLESS THEY WANT TO BE

TORTURED. >> WELL, OF COURSE THEY'RE

WELCOME TO STAY, OF COURSE. >> ANY OTHER ITEMS?

>> I JUST WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE STAFF DURING THE HOLIDAYS, ALL THE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES THAT YOU WERE INVOLVED IN, IN TERMS OF CHARITY AND DOING THINGS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE, I REALLY THINK THAT'S A GREAT THING FOR THE STAFF TO DO AND I APPRECIATE IT.

>> YES? >> THANK YOU FOR THE JACKET.

IT CAME IN REAL HANDY. >> TODAY.

IN THIS MEETING. >>

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