Certification Meeting Minutes
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The Nevada Board of Certification for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators held a public meeting on Thursday, July 09, 2015 at the Kurt R. Segler Water Reclamation Facility located at 450 E. Galleria Drive in Henderson, Nevada.  In compliance with NRS 241.020, the Notice of Public Meeting and Agenda were posted before 09:00 AM at least three (3) working days prior to the meeting.

  1. Call to Order

Chairman Edwards called the meeting to order at 10:07 AM.

  1. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

Board Position





Adrian Edwards


Vice Chairman

Joe Crim



LeAnna Risso



Dave Commons



Harvey Johnson



Andrew Joyner



John Solvie


Program Administration

Ashley Jacobson

*departed meeting at 11:55 am


Program Administration

Jake Jacobson




My-Linh Nguyen

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

John Buzzone

Nevada Water Environment Association

*departed meeting at 11:40 am

  1. Public Comment (Current Agenda Items)

No public comment was heard.

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes from April 06, 2015

Motion to approve the minutes was made by Member Commons and Member Joyner seconded the motion.  Chairman Edwards called for a vote.  Members Johnson and Crim abstained.  Motion carried.

MEETING  MINUTES  (continued)

  1. Program Administrator’s (PA’s) Report

    1. Program Administrator Transition

Program Administrators have accepted the challenge and feel comfortable that they can deliver the quality service the Board has come to expect.  They have some ideas and are developing more for how to streamline processes and make processes more efficient.

Discussion of the budget revealed that we are operating in the black with revenues totaling ~$66k and expenditures totaling ~$62k. April Board meeting defined budget for the Fiscal Year 2015/2016.  Program Administrator will follow up with NWEA Treasurer to get a copy of new budget.  

General discussion was had on budget reporting.  Decision to use PeachTree software to develop budgetary reports includes modifying the fiscal reports for the quarterly meetings to be less detailed and more of a high level.  Detailed information would be available upon request and sent to the Board on a monthly basis after the books are reconciled.  Additionally, a more detailed report would be prepared annually for review.

There was general discussion on the use of colored papers for applications and renewals.  Board agreed that it was unnecessary.

General discussion was had on the workflow and timing of voluntary and mandatory certifications and renewals.  Program Administrator will modify processes to comply with NDEP requirements but will look for opportunities to reduce timelines including having NDEP scan the envelope for validation of application submittal dates, reviewing scanned documents and only mailing when appropriate.  Additional discussion was had on signing the stickers.

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