Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
February 2, 2006
Board Members Present: Gaylord Schaap
Board Members Absent: (None)
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Howell, General Manager
Julie Kenny, Secretary to the Board
Others in Attendance: Jack Locey, District Engineer
Mike Gogna, District Counsel
Tom & Christine Pharo
Nhu Le & Lloyd Guccione
Lee Torr IV
Preston M. Smith
The properly agendized meeting was called to order by President Wanda Smith at 6:30 p.m.
The GM proposed that Item IX-A (Closed Session – Conf with Labor Negotiator) be moved to follow Item III-C. There were no objections.
The GM proposed that Item VI-F (Prop 50 Grant Funding) be moved to follow Item IV. There were no objections.
A. (6:33 p.m.) Announcement by Board President Regarding Conduct of Board Meetings. President Wanda Smith introduced herself and read a statement into record. Brief discussion ensued. Public comment was entertained.
B. (6:37 p.m.) Approval of the Minutes of the January 5, 2006, Regular Meeting. Director Schaap moved to approve the Minutes of the January 5, 2006, Regular Meeting. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 4-0, with Director Torr abstaining as he was not present at that meeting.
C. (6:38 p.m.) Approval of Operations Warrants/Online payments/EFT payments/Construction Warrants, and West America account activity. Director Quigley provided an overview of January expenditures. He then moved to approve the January Operations warrants ($50,567.42), Online payments ($0.00), Construction Warrants ($0.00), EFT payments ($70,383.39), and the West America accounting. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
D. (6:43 p.m.) Report of District Engineer re CIP Phase III-B Construction/Approval of Outlay Report. District engineer Jack Locey gave an overview of CIP Phase III-B status. Discussion ensued. (There was no Outlay Report for January.)
President Smith announced the item to be discussed in Closed Session. At 6:45 p.m. the Board went into Closed Session. At 6:55 p.m. the meeting reconvened and the following action was announced:
A. Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957.6 – Conference with Labor Negotiator
District Negotiator: Glenn Berkheimer, IEDA
Employee Organization: Stationary Engineers Local 39
No action taken.
(There was no correspondence.)
VI. ADMINISTRATIVE (6:56 p.m.)
F. Discussion/Action re Prop 50 grants. Director Smith opened this item by moving to withdraw application for the Proposition Grant Funding. Director Quigley seconded. Discussion ensued. Public comments were entertained. On vote, motion carried 3-2, with Directors Smith, Quigley and Wikle voting in favor, and Directors Torr and Schaap voting against. Direction was given to staff to withdraw the grant application. Further discussion ensued but no further action was taken.
Lloyd Guccione requested additional items be place on the next Agenda, as stated in his 1/8/06 letter to the Board.
Doreen Atkinson also requested that additional items be placed on the next Agenda, as stated in Mr. Guccione’s 1/8/06 letter to the Board.
Lee Torr IV commented that the Monte Rio Sewer project had been approved by a 65% margin.
Lois Smith commented that she seconded Lee Torr IV’s comment.
A. (6:41 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Discussion/Action re Resolution 06-01, Accepting the Final Audit for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2005. The GM provided an overview of the FY 2004-05 Audit. Discussion ensued. Director Torr moved to approve Resolution 06-01, Accepting the Final Audit for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2005. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 5-0. Public comments were entertained.
B. (There was no Item B printed in the Agenda)
C. (7:47 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District website/newsletter. Director Smith provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Public comments were entertained. No action was taken.
D. (7:52 p.m.) Discussion re Public Outreach Meeting held January 9, 2006. The GM provided an overview of this item. Director Schaap provided additional commentary about the Public Outreach meeting held on December 12, 2005. Public comment was taken. Brief discussion ensued.
E. (7:57 p.m.) Discussion re Budget Committee Meeting. The GM corrected the title of this item, stating that it was in fact a Rate Committee Meeting. He then provided an overview of this item. Director Quigley provided further commentary regarding a workshop for the Board. Discussion ensued. Public comments were entertained.
F. Discussion/Action re Prop 50 grants (This item was rescheduled for discussion after Item IV.)
The GM provided an overview of the following matters:
1. Laboratory Testing
2. CIP Phase III Status Report
3. Grant Update
4. Budget and Rate Making Training
5. Storm of 2006.
Director Wikle commented about the possibility of conducting AB 1234 training at the District via remote participation.
President Smith announced the item to be discussed in Closed Session. At 8:38 p.m. the Board went into Closed Session. At 9:35 p.m. the meeting reconvened and the following action was announced:
B. Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957.1.B – Personnel Exception: Performance Evaluation: General Manager
No action taken.
1. Report/recommendations for Rate Committee
2. Discussion re AB 1234 (MG)
3. Summary report of Public Outreach Meetings (GS)
The meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Jim Quigley: ______________ _ ______
Michael Torr: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______