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Customer Update Report Reservoir #1 Expansion

Reservoir No.1 Expansion Project - Updates

After months of discussions, value engineering efforts, and public meetings following the project construction bid openings, the Genesee W&SD Board of Directors voted 4-0 in favor to approve construction of the originally designed Reservoir No.1 Expansion Project at the August 23, 2022, regular board meeting. This reversed decision by the board majority was described as a compromise that came with three additional motions.

Motion 2              (Motion withdrawn as the concept is improper per legal counsel)

All non-mandated major projects will be put to a vote or a survey to the District’s customers

Motion 3              (Votes 4-0 in favor, following legal counsel’s note that this is a non-binding concept)

The board, over a 3-year budget period (2023 to 2025), will responsibly increase rates to reach a goal at year-end 2025 of $1,500,000 in its cash reserves.

Motion 4              (Votes 4-0 in favor)

The Genesee Water & Sanitation District board of directors authorizes and directs the board secretary to prepare a communication explaining the history and reasoning behind Reservoir 1 and the district’s financial situation.


November 1, 2022

As of November 1st the final permitting hurdle (Jefferson County grading permit) is approved, and the contractor ZAC Dirt is expected to mobilize within the next two to three weeks. The project does not have final State Dam Safety approval yet, but the State Engineer has been closely involved throughout the process and has stated that there should be no substantial issues. Therefore, the contractor can safely begin work, initially concentrating on tree & shrub removal and demolition work.

October 2022     Estimated loan amount at project completion is $4.2M to $4.6M

                                Estimated project substantial completion is November 2023