Two directors removed from water authority board

Staff report
Posted 5/5/11

County commissioners have dismissed a pair of directors from the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority board. The move comes on the heels of …

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Two directors removed from water authority board

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County commissioners have dismissed a pair of directors from the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority board.

The move comes on the heels of commissioners implementing a revised policy addressing potential conflicts of interest for residents appointed to boards and committees.

Alan Leak and Ray Wells were each sent a letter dated April 28 informing them of the decision.

“We advised water authority members Leak and Wells that they had two choices: leave the board or no longer do business or represent people who do business with the authority,” said Rod Bockenfeld, chairman of Arapahoe’s Board of County Commissioners. “It is unfortunate because both these men brought a great deal of experience to the authority. But it doesn’t look good to have members of an authority with those types of conflicts of interest.”

Leak and Wells each held the title of assistant secretary for the water authority. Details of the conflicts of interest were not disclosed.

In early April, the county amended its policies and procedures to address possible conflicts. According to a news release: “Citizens appointed to serve on any of the county’s 24 boards, committees and other governmental entities cannot personally profit or financially benefit from the business of the entities to which they are appointed.”

Applications are being accepted for the two vacant positions on the water authority.

To apply, visit the county’s website at www.co.arapahoe.co.us and click on the Online Tools link at the top of the page, and then click on the Boards and Committees link. If you would like an application sent to you, contact Carol Dosmann in the Commissioners’ Office at 303-795-4531 or at cdosmann@co.arapahoe.co.us.

The Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority serves an area of more than eight square miles in the south metro area, including parts of Centennial.

ACWWA's service area is comprised mostly of office complexes, commercial and light industrial areas, according to the authority’s website.

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