Sweetwater Springs Water District

Board of Directors Meeting

 

MINUTES

 

 

Board of Directors Meeting

Regular Meeting

March 2, 2006

6:30 p.m.

 

 

Board Members Present:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gaylord Schaap

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jim Quigley

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Victoria Wikle

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wanda Smith

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Michael Torr

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Board Members Absent:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (None)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Staff in Attendance:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chuck Howell, General Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Julie Kenny, Secretary to the Board

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Others in Attendance: ††††††††††††††††††††††† Jack Locey

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mike Gogna

Susan Keach

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cliff Eckert

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Nhu Le

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lloyd Guccione

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lee Torr, IV

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Preston & Lois Smith

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bill & Joan Hamilton

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† George Klineman

 

 

I.†††† CALL TO ORDER

 

The properly agendized meeting was called to order by President Wanda Smith at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

II.††† CHANGES TO AGENDA and DECLARATION OF CONFLICT (6:33 p.m.)

 

Member of the public Lloyd Guccione requested that an item be added to the Agenda.(It was not.)

 

The GM proposed that Item VI-B (Proposed changed to rates and fees) and VI-C (Budget Committee meeting) be swapped.There were no objections.

 

 

III.†† CONSENT CALENDAR(6:35 p.m.

 

Director Torr moved to approve the Consent Calendar items listed below.Director Wikle seconded.Public comments were entertained.Discussion ensued.Motion carried 5-0.

 

A.†††††††† Approval of the Minutes of the February 2, 2006, Regular Meeting

 

B.†††††††† Approval of the Operations Warrants/Online payments/EFT Payments/ Construction Warrants, and West America account activity

 

C.†††††††† Receipt of Item(s) of Correspondence:

 

††††††††††† 1.†††††††† E-mail dated February 3, 2006, from John Bauer (Villa Grande) re Prop 50 grant

 

††††††††††† 2.†††††††† E-mail dated February 3, 2006, from Kristin Hawley (Rio Nido) re Prop 50 grant

 

††††††††††† 3.†††††††† E-mail dated February 4, 2006, from Doug Snow (15250 Orchard Road) re Prop 50 grant

 

††††††††††† 4.†††††††† Letter dated February 4, 2006, from Kenneth R. White (Monte Rio) re Prop 50 grant

 

††††††††††† 5.†††††††† Letter dated February 5, 2006, from Preston & Lois Smith (20065 River Blvd) re Prop 50 grant

 

††††††††††† 6.†††††††† Letter dated February 15, 2006, from Lloyd Guccione and Quynh Nhu Le re Telephone conversation with District (Ms. Julie) on February 15, 2006, re Prop 50 grant withdrawal

 

††††††††††† 7.†††††††† Letter dated February 12, 2006, from Lloyd Guccione and Quynh Nhu Le to Chief Engineer Ms. Catherine Ma, Depít of Health Services (copy provided to Board Member Jim Quigley)

 

8.†††††††† E-mail dated March 1, 2006, from Joan Hamilton (Monte Rio) re Prop 50 grant

 

9.†††††††† Fax dated March 1, 2006, from Lloyd Guccione re Declaration of Candidacy of Director Torr

 

10.†††††† E-mail dated March 2, 2006, from Cornelius S. Ough re Prop 50 grant

 

11.†††††† E-mail dated March 2, 2006, from Peter Nesteroke (20290 River Blvd.) re Prop 50 grant

 

 

IV.†† REGULAR ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A.†††††††† (6:37 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.Brief discussion ensued.(There was no Outlay Report for February.)

 

 

V.††† PUBLIC COMMENTS

Preston Smith spoke re reinstating Prop 50 grant funding application

Lee Torr IV seconded comments of Preston Smith

Jim Mancini concurred in comments of Mr. Smith and Mr. Torr

Joan Hamilton spoke re request to reconsider Prop 50 grant funds

Lloyd Guccione spoke re Prop 50 grant, Director Torrís residency, routing of confidential letters to Board members

Board comments ensued.

 

*** The Board President directed the GM three times to direct the public (Lloyd Guccione and Lee Torr IV) to cease their loud conversation which was interrupting the meeting. ***

 

 

VI.†† ADMINISTRATIVE (6:57 p.m.)

 

A.†††††††† (6:57 p.m.) Discussion re Rate Committee meeting held February 13, 2006.The GM provided an overview of this item.Discussion ensued.Public comments were entertained.

 

B.†††††††† Discussion/Action re FY 2006-07 Proposed Changes to District Rates and Fees.(This item was not separately discussed as it became part of Item A.)

 

C.†††††††† (7:52 p.m.) Discussion re Budget Committee meeting held February 13, 2006.Director Wikle provided an overview of the Budget meeting.Director Schaap provided further overview.Discussion ensued.Public comments were entertained.

 

D.†††††††† (8:03 p.m.) Discussion/Action re FY 2005-06 Budget and 5-year Project Budgets (FY 2006-07 thru FY 2010-11).The GM provided an overview of this item.Discussion ensued.Public comments were entertained.

 

 

VII.GENERAL MANAGERíS REPORT

 

The GM provided an overview of the following matters:

 

1.†††††††† Laboratory Testing

2.†††††††† CIP Phase III Status Report

3.†††††††† Slide

4.†††††††† Boil Water Notice

5.†††††††† RRROC Grant Application

 

 

VIII. BOARD MEMBERSí ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS

(8:54 p.m.)

 

Director Wikle commented re AB 1234 requirements/training.

 

Director Quigley asked that any items of correspondence to him received at the District be opened.

 

 

IX.†† ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

 

1.†††††††† Introduction of Rates and Fees increase ordinance

2.†††††††† Presentation of Draft FY 2006-07 Budget

3.†††††††† RRROC Grant Funding

4.†††††††† AB 1234 training

5.†††††††† Leak policy

 

Public comments were entertained.


 

ADJOURN

 

The meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Julie A. Kenny

Clerk to the Board of Directors

 

APPROVED:††††

 

Wanda Smith:†††††††††††††† ______________†††††††††† _††††††††† ______

Victoria Wikle:†††††††††††††† ______________†††††††††† _††††††††† ______

Jim Quigley:††††††††††††††††† ______________†††††††††† _††††††††† ______

Michael Torr:†††††††††††††††† ______________†††††††††† _††††††††† ______

Gaylord Schaap:†††††††††† ______________†††††††††† _††††††††† ______