Utility Commission Committee Assignments

Finance Committee

James M. Ruffin, Chair
Tom Griffin
Hugh W. Jernigan
Chris Parker
Allan Younger

Operations Committee

Chris Parker, Chair
Harold E. Day
Yvonne H. Hines
Donald R. Stewart

Planning & Policy Committee

Tom Griffin, Chair
L. Wesley Curtis
Duane Long
James Ruffin

CHAIR  - Randall S. Tuttle
OVERALL VICE-CHAIR - L. Wesley Curtis

The Utility Commission is governed by the bylaws setup in the 1976 agreement between the City and the County, pursuant to the authority of G. S. 160A-462 of the state of North Carolina, and will consist of the following standing committees: Finance, Operations, and Planning & Policy. Membership of committees is four members for Finance, three members of Operations and three members for Planning & Policy. The members of each committee are to be appointed by the Chair who will designate an additional member as Chair of each committee. The Chair will also designate the Vice Chair of the Utility Commission.

Standing Committees

Finance Committee
This committee considers and recommends to the full Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission items related to the finances of both the water, wastewater and solid waste disposal programs. The committee specifically deals with resolutions authorizing annual operating and capital improvement budgets, expenditures for construction projects, service contracts, equipment and other product purchases, acquisition of land, and citizens' requests for relief from assessment charges.

Operations Committee
This committee considers and recommends to the full Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission items related to the long-term operation of the water, wastewater and solid waste disposal programs. The committee specifically deals with requests from developers for the extension of water and wastewater mains, petitions from potential customers for water and wastewater projects, and petitions for feasibility projects.

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