- Bill Santos, Wilde Lake, CA Aquatics Advisory Committee, talked about 2012 aquatic study, recommended a new pool.
- Tim Lattimer., Long Reach, urged the board to sign Paris Climate pledge, to create a CA climate advisory committee.
- Cliff Wright, Hickory Ridge, talked about the Paris Climate Accord.
- Richard Duitschmann, Owen Brown, urged to sign “We are still in” declaration.
- Dalia Shlash, River Hill, requested funding for tot lot upgrade starting from 2019.
- Larry Liebesman urged to sign “We are still in” declaration.
- Earl Sneeringer urged to build or use a Pickle ball facility with 6 or 8 courts, converting Owen Brown Bubble, or build one CA Sports Park.
- Joel Hurewitz, urged to sign the Paris Accord.
- Catherine Heilveil, graduate from River Hill, urged to sign “We are still in” the Paris Agreement.
- Pat Hedrsdy, Steven Forest, talked about “We are still in” pledge.
Energy Management Program Overview,
- launched 2012, to reduce energy usage, energy costs and environmental impact. 1 degree room temperature increase will need 2-3% extra energy cost. Right now Columbia Gym is set at 68 degrees (Recommend 68-72 degrees by industry standard).
- Energy cost snapshot: Supreme (15321 MMBtu) 23%, Swim Center (10155 MMBtu) 15%, Athletic Club (7787 MMBtu)11%, Columbia Gym (7241 MMBtu) 11%, Ice Rink (5045 MMBtu) 7%, all others 33%.
- Renewable Energy.
- Nixon Solar Farm generates 2500 MWh of electricity or 25% of our power
- Wind RECs purchased for remaining 75% of power
- Existing on-site generation at River Hill and Amherst House.
- Installing Electric Charge Station, 15K per installation , began to charge users at 0.20 per kW. Used to be free to users. BGE helped to reduce the overall program cost.
- 10-12 KW generated by the solar array at the River Hill Swimming Pool. The energy can power one average household .
2019-2020 Budget Discussion (over 1 million dollar projects):
Columbia Swim Center Phase III renovation: 1.2 million dollars
Athletic Club Renovation: It was estimated that we need 24 million dollars to replace Athletic Club, without considering parking lots. We spent 2 million dollars, plan to spent another 5 million dollars for renovation in 2018-2019. I was thinking that 50-year old building should be scraped from the ground and rebuilt. There is a time we should cut loss and build something new.
Supreme Sports Club Renovation: 4.7 million dollars.
Haven on the Lake: 1.0 million dollars
Lake Kittamaqundi Planning and Dredging: 1.09 million dollars
Columbia Wide Pathway Renovation: 1 million dollars
Headquarter Building -Reserve for Deposit: 1.1 million dollars
The board was not able to finish discussing all the budget tonight, will continue the discussion next Thursday.
The board discussed the Dashboard metric briefly.