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UAC Minutes 03/09/2021 UTILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING Virtual) Meeting Port Angeles,WA, 98362 March 9,2021 3:00,p.rm i" A. Call to Order Mayor and Chair Kate IDexter called the meeting to order at :02 pm, B,. Roll Call UAC Assigned Couincilmiembers Present: Mayor and Chair bate Dexter„ Councilmember Brendan Meyer, Councilmember Lindsey Schrornen-+ awrin UAC Members Present: Vice Chair William Atkinson ( :1 p,m), Mattias J*vegren, UAC Members Absent: Raj Jethwva and Laura Dodd' Staff Present: Thomas Hunter, Gregg Ding, Jonathan Boehme„William Rloor, Chris Cowvgill, Mari Martinez-Bailey, Marian Bodart„ Mary Sue French, Diana Bagwell, Michelle Hale Others Present: None It. Approval of Minutes Lindsey chromen- I'awrin moved to approve the January 12, 2021 minutes, Mattias Jdrvegren seconded)the motion. Chair Date Dexter asked if there was unanimous consent, hearing no opposition, the motion carried 4-0 111. Public Comment: None -The public is iinvited to provide written comments via e-mail prior to the meeting, call)-in and via Webex. IV. `riot° Items: A. Open Citizen-At-Large(Position Gregg King, Powver Resources Manager, reported there is an open member at large position in the Utillity Advisory Committee. Currently there are no applicants.The City will continue to advertise the position until there are applicants to bring to the UAC. Mayor Dexter requested UAC members spread the word to anyone who may be interested. R. Infrastructure Resilience Thomas Hunter, Director of Public Works & Utilities discussed infrastructure and infrastructure resiliency. Director Hunter spoke of some of the water issues that occurred in our industry especially in the southern United States following the recent extreme cold weather. He discussed lessons to be learned from this event, the long term impacts, and the recovery process. Director Hunter provided members a bdief overview of the City of Port Angieles' status and methods of achieving resiliency through operations and capital efforts and source driven planning doculments. V. Contracts and Budgets: None V7. Legislative Issues: A. Per-and Polyfluioroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Thomas Hunter, Director of Public Works & Utilities defined PFAS contaminants and how they are relative to Washington! Department of Health (DOH), Department of Ecology (DOE), and Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). He explained how PFAS is a group of manmade chemicals that are showing up in drinking water,wastewater, and stormwater. An example of PFAS contamination is firefighting foam. Director Hunter stated there are very aggressive rule making mandates from EPA to get in front of PFAS. He reviewed the Washington DOH objectives, draft State Action Levels, and the rulemiaking timeline. Fall of 20,211 is the expected date for the final rule public hearing, with Utilities to begin initial sampling in 2023. B. Public Records,Open Public Meetings and Ethics Training Chris Cowgill, Assistant City Attorney,, and Kari Martinez-Bailey, City Clerk provided annual training to UAC members to cover Ethics,the Open Public Meetings Act, and the Public Records Act. The use of City email instead of private email was addressed. V71. Calendar of Actions &Meetings—Updated each meeting W11. Next Meeting Date: May 11, 2021 Ix. Adjournment: 5:00 pm 0" Chair Kate Dexter Michelle Hale Administrative Specialist 11