CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Cedar Run District Supervisor

September 15, 2003

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Anthony I. Hooper, Assistant County Administrator

County Administration

Topic: 

A Resolution Approving an Exception for Travel Expenses in Accordance with Travel Policy and Procedures

Topic Description:

The County Soil Scientist has requested authorization to attend the annual National On-Site Wastewater Recycling Association conference in Franklin , TN (south of Nashville ).  This is the premier wastewater treatment conference in the nation and the County Soil Scientist office staff has previously attended and last year presented a paper at this conference. This year’s theme is “Decentralized Systems- The Changing World of Wastewater Treatment”.  This is particularly relevant since the County is working with a number of community systems and has an interest in learning more about the proper operation and maintenance of these systems.  It benefits the County to be informed of new technology that is available for small (less than 1 mgp) on-site systems.  The total cost for the conference is $1,605.00.  This includes registration $450.00, lodging $580.00, meals $225.00, and travel $350.00 (airfare).

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Funds for training and travel are available within the Catlett/Calverton sewer project appropriation.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Community Development

County Soil Scientist

Finance