LAS VEGAS -- A check of Las Vegas Valley Water District board meetings found that Southern Nevada Water Authority general manager Pat Mulroy missed 15 meetings from July 2007 through August 2011 but has been at every meeting since then. According to district board minutes, she wasn't listed as present at the following meetings:
Aug. 2, 2011 -- Agenda highlights included: receiving an update regarding the Clark County Recycled Water Feasibility Study Plan exploring the expansion of use of recycled water to irrigate county parks; and comment from Clark County Commissioner and district board president Steve Sisolak, who noted that in April 2011 the district awarded a contract to an out-of-state questionnaire development company when he said numerous companies in the county and state could have done the same work. He asked staff to review other professional services contracts to ensure that they aren't being awarded to out-of-state firms when local companies can perform the work.
Nov. 3, 2010 -- Agenda highlights included: approval of a $2 million contract for Microsoft Corp. for licensing of software products and support. (Mulroy was supposed to be on a trip from Nov. 3-5, 2010, first in Washington, D.C. at the Global Water Intelligence American Water Summit and then in Irvine, Calif., for the University of California, Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering Conference.)
June 1, 2010 -- Agenda highlights included: awarding a $2.3 million contract to Capriati Construction of Las Vegas related to Searchlight wells and a discharge pipeline.
March 2, 2010 -- Agenda highlights included: awarding a contract not to exceed $150,000 to Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern for auditing services for the year ending June 30, 2010, with an option to renew for five one-year periods; awarding a $1.6 million contract to R&R Partners for Springs Preserve advertising and marketing services from March 2, 2010, through March 1, 2011, with the option to renew for five one-year periods; approving issuance of general obligation water bonds.
Nov. 3, 2009 -- Agenda highlights included: Selecting as underwriters JPMorgan, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Global Markets for investment banking services related to the issuance of up to $450 million in bonds for the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
Aug. 4, 2009 -- Agenda highlights included: Nothing but routine items.
Aug. 19, 2008 -- Agenda highlights included: supporting district staff in the filing of a protest to a water right application in the Ivanpah Valley North Part hydrographic basin near Jean and authorize Mulroy to file similar protests in the future.
March 18, 2008 -- Agenda highlights included: awarding a $785,590 contract to Flow Cor of Boulder City related to a communication network upgrade.
Feb. 5, 2008 -- Agenda highlights included: rejecting the low bid of Petersen Construction, instead awarding a $1 million contract to Tand Inc. of North Las Vegas related to miscellaneous backflow installations; awarding a $185,000 contract to ENSR Corp. for professional engineering services.
Jan. 2, 2008 -- Agenda highlights included: rejecting the low bid of Harbor Company, instead awarding a $1.1 million contract to Acme Underground of Henderson related to well discharge storm drain ties; rejecting the low bid of Flow Cor, instead awarding a $1.1 million contract to Tand Inc. of North Las Vegas related to miscellaneous backflow installations; awarding a $1.5 million contract to K Construction of Las Vegas related to miscellaneous main extensions and water service installations; approving an agreement among the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, Southern Nevada Water Authority and the district regarding water service on the tribe's reservation, a right of way for the water authority's Three Lakes Groundwater Project, and construction of infrastructure to connect the tribe's water facilities to the district's water delivery system for no more than $675,000.