Mr. Orman M. “Pat” Padgett – Board Membership Synopsis

·        Authority Board Member from 18 February 93 through 24 June 03 (124 months)

·        23 February 93 - Mr. Padgett in attendance to familiarize himself with Board procedures.  The, then current, Board Members were Anthony Gatto – Chairman, Bonnie Downes – Vice-Chairman, Thomas diZerega – Acting Secretary/Treasurer, Jim Brumfield – Member and Richard Hale – Member.  John Laws was the Authority’s General Manager, Barney Durrett was the Authority’s O&M Manager and Wayne Stephens the Authority’s Engineer.

·        23 March 93 - Mr. Brumfield announced that the County Board of Supervisors had accepted Mr. Gatto’s resignation, that the BOS had changed Mr. Brumfield’s Authority Board representation from the Cedar Run District to Center District and that Mr. Padgett was the new Cedar Run District Authority Board Member.  In attendance was Bonnie Downes – Vice-Chairman and Acting Chairman, Thomas diZerega – Acting Secretary/Treasurer, Jim Brumfield – Member and Richard Hale – Member.

·        27 April 93 - Ms. Downes elected Chairman, Mr. Hale Vice Chairman and Mr. Padgett Secretary/Treasurer for the remainder of 1993.

·        25 May 93 - Ms. Downes signed the Marshall WTTP Consent Decree and received a briefing from Joe Wiltse regarding a comprehensive utility plan for the New Baltimore Service District, predicated in part on Spitony’s problems with their wastewater package treatment plant.

·        22 June 93 - Dave Binning was introduced and welcomed as the Authority’s new General Manager.

·        27 July 93 - the Board received a presentation from Hayden Eicher regarding the necessity of public sewer services in the Opal Service District.  A draft of the Authority’s first subcontracted rate study was discussed.

·        24 August 93 - the Board adopted its first Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual

·        26 October 93 - Mr. Padgett introduced Dennis Drummond as the Authority’s first Comptroller

·        23 November 93 - the Board adopted its Billing and Collections Procedures and its Pretreatment Regulations.

·        25 January 94 – Board elections held.  The previous officers were re-elected, i.e. Ms. Downes - Chairman, Mr. Hale - Vice Chairman and Mr. Padgett - Secretary/Treasurer.   Mr. Brumfield was commended for his service as an Authority Board Member and awarded a Certificate of Appreciation.

·        22 February 94 – Earl Douple replaces Mr. Brumfield.  Availability Fees become nonrefundable (Mr. Douple abstains).  Water Availability Fees reduced from $5,000 to $4,400 and Sewer Availability Fees reduced from $6,500 to $6,000.

·        24 January 95 – Board elections held.  Ms. Downes – Chairman, Mr. Padgett – Vice Chairman (after Dick Hale declined Pat’s nomination of Mr. Hale for the position), Mr. Douple – Secretary/Treasurer.

·        21 February 95 – Authority approached for assuming the ownership of the Vint Hill Farms water and wastewater systems.

·          27 June 95 – Operating Code adopted with Construction Standards being separated from the Rules and Regulations.  Adoption of revised Rates, fees and Other Charges based on metered sewer services.

·        23 January 96 – Board elections held.  Ms. Downes – Chairman, Mr. Padgett – Vice Chairman and Mr. Douple – Secretary/Treasurer

·        27 February 96 – Internal Audit Procedures adopted.

·        27 August 96 – English Meadows Water System acquired and Auburn Dam Water Treatment Plant Siting Study  supported (intake structure located)

·        22 October 96 – negotiations with the Vint Hill Farms Economic Development Authority authorized.

·        17 December 96 – planning authorization for the extension of sewer services into the New Baltimore Service District.  Tom. diZerega resigns after seventy months of service.

·        28 January 97 – James Green replaces Tom diZerega.  Board elections held.  Mr. Douple – Chairman, Ms. Downes – Vice Chairman and Mr. Padgett – Secretary/Treasurer.

·        25 February 97 – Mr. Douple announces Mr. Binning’s resignation and Barney Durrett’s acceptance as Acting General Manager.

·        22 April 97 – Water and Wastewater Master Plan adopted.

·        27 May 97 – David Mangum replaced Richard Hale as Board Member

·        26 July 97 – large meter sales suspended pending adoption of revised fees and procedures.  Position of General Manager offered to Mr. Durrett.

·        26 August 97 – New Baltimore Sewer Preliminary Engineering Report  adopted, Mr. Durrett accepts position of General Manager.  Mr. Durrett’s reorganization plan adopted.

·        23 December 97 – usage limits adopted for meters under 4”.  Ms. Downes term of service expires after thirteen years of service, having been the longest serving Authority Board member and Chairman.

·        27 January 98 – Bob Sinclair replaces Bonnie Downes.   Board elections held. Mr. Douple – Chairman, Mr. Green – Vice Chairman and Mr. Padgett – Secretary/Treasurer.  Board receives request from Bob Lee on behalf of the Fauquier Habitat for Humanity to operate the Botha Water System.

·        23 June 98 – the Board receives a presentation by Chuck Rice regarding the Authority’s potential ownership and operation of the Marshall Water System.

·        22 September 98 – Leocade Leighton  petitions Board to vacate a waterline easement in New Baltimore.

·        26 January 99 - Board elections held.  The previous officers were re-elected i.e. Mr. Douple – Chairman, Mr. Green – Vice Chairman and Mr. Padgett – Secretary/Treasurer.

·        24 August 99 – Mr. Douple announces the resignation of Bob Sinclair

·        28 September 98 – Ken Haught replaces Bob Sinclair as an Authority Board member.   Board receives presentation from the Old Dominion Electric Co-operative regarding its proposed use of the Authority’s effluent from the Remington/Bealeton regional wastewater Treatment Plant.

·        23 November 99 – Board approves purchase of the Vint Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant (first discussed in February 95)

·        1 February 2000 – (being the regular January meeting postponed due to snow) Board elections held.  Mr. Douple – Chairman, Mr. Mangum – Vice Chairman and Mr. Padgett – Secretary/Treasurer.  Board approves Route 29 Sewer Construction Funding Agreement.

·        29 February 2000 – Board approves Marshall Water System Operating and Purchase Agreement (first discussed in June 98).  Sewer Availability Fee Surcharge approved for the Route 29 sewer project.

·        28 March 2000 – Board reduces Water Base Service Fees by $2.00 per month.

·        22 August 2000 – last Board meeting at Meetze Road location.

·          28 November 2000 – Sharon McCamy replaces Dave Mangum as an Authority Board member.  Board approves Vint Hill Water System Operation Agreement (first discussed in February 95) and the purchase of the Bethel Academy and MacRidge Estates Water Systems.

·        23 January 01 - Board elections held.   Board re-elects Mr. Douple – Chairman, Mr. Green – Vice Chairman and Mr. Padgett – Secretary/Treasurer

·        26 June 01 – Paul Blackmer replaces Sharon McCamy as an Authority Board member.

·        27 November 01 – Board adopts revised Developer Services Procedures and approves revisions to the Vint Hill Water System Operation Agreement.

·        22 January 02 – Board elections held.  Mr. Douple – Chairman, Mr. Padgett – Vice-Chairman and Dr. Haught – Secretary/Treasurer.

·        26 March 02 – Board adopts a $1.44 monthly reduction of its Water and Sewer Base Service Fees

·        28 May 02 – Brookside Sewer Agreement adopted for the upgrade and expansion of the Vint Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Expansion and upgrade of the Marshall/The Plains Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant approved.

·        10 December 02 – Board authorizes purchase and remodeling ogf the Vint Hill Farms NCO Club as the Authority’s new administration building and the design of an expansion and upgrade of the Vint Hill Farms Wastewater Treatment Plant Marshall WWTP Consent Decree May 93).

·        28 January 03 – Board elections held.  Board re-elects Mr. Douple – Chairman, Mr. Padgett – Vice Chairman and Dr. Haught – Secretary/Treasurer.

·        27 May 03 – Board authorizes Route 29 sewer project as an Authority construction project and the subsequent establishment of an Authority Construction department.

·        24 June 03 – Mr. Douple announces the expiration of Mr. Padgett’s service as an Authority Board member, having served over ten years on the Authority Board.

The following lists some of the events, projects, studies and/or agreements that occurred during Mr. Padgett’s tenure as an Authority Board member:

·                    Expansion of the Turnbull Water System (well and water storage tank)

·                    Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual adopted

·                    Billings and Collections Procedures and Pretreatment Regulations adopted

·                    Water and Sewer Availability Fees reduced

·                    Operating Code adopted with Utility Standards being separated from the Authority’s Rules and Regulations

·                    Meter based sewer fees adopted

·                    Internal Audir Procedures adopted

·                    Water and Wastewater Master Plan adopted

·                    New Baltimore and Bealeton Service District Hydrogeological Studies

·                    New Baltimore Sewer Preliminary Engineering Report completed

·                    Small meter Service Usage Limits adopted

·                    Upgrade and expansion of the Remington/Bealeton Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

·                    Expansion and upgrade of the Bealeton Water System (small wells retired and large wells added)

·                    Extension of sewer services into the Opal Service District

·                    Expansion of The Plains Water System (additional well)

·                    Bealeton Water Storage Tank painted

·                    Opal/Midland Sewer Study

·                    Improvements to the Bealeton/Remington Sewer Systems (consolidation of pump stations)

·                    Paris Water System Operating Agreement executed.

·                    Route 55 Sewer Main Replacement (vis in-house construction)

·                    Expansion and upgrade of the New Baltimore Regional Water System (small wells and standpipes retired and large wells added)

·                    Baldwin Water Storage Tank painted

·                    Botha Water System Operation and Transfer Agreement executed

·                    Canterbury Water System acquired and connected to the English Meadows Water System.

·                    Catlett/Calverton Alternative Wastewater Disposal Study conducted

·                    Bethel and MacRidge Estates Water Systems acquired

·                    Tripartite Utilities Agreement executed (County, Town of Warrenton and the Authority)

·                    Marshall Water System Operating and Purchase Agreement executed.

·                    Monthly Water Base Service Fees reduced

·                    Vint Hill Farms Wastewater Treatment Plant purchased.

·                    Route 29 Sewer project approved for the initiation of public sewer services within the New Baltimore Service District.

·                    Vint Hill Water Operation Agreement executed.

·                    Developer Services Procedures revised

·                    Monthly Water and Sewer Base Service Fees further reduced

·                    Upgrade and Expansion of the Marshall/The Plains Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant undertaken

·                    Upgrade and expansion of the Vint Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant designed

·                    Renovation and acquisition of Authority Administration building authorized

·                    Route 29 sewer project reclassified as an Authority construction project and the subsequent establishment of an Authority Construction Department Authorized

·        When Mr. Padgett started the Authority had approximately 3,200 customer accounts.  Today it has over 6,000.

·        Operating Revenues and Expenses were approximately $2,400,000.  Today they are over $4,500,000.

·        The Authority had 27 employees including its Board members, when Mr. Padgett joined the Authority.  Today it has 32.

·        During the course of Mr. Padgett’s 10+ years tenure he voted on over 200 Board resolutions.

·        He also served three times as the Authority’s Vice-Chairman and seven times as the Authority’s Secretary/Treasurer.