Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
(*In order discussed)
Board of Directors Meeting
August 2, 2007
Board Members Present: Wanda Smith
Board Members Absent: None
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Howell, General Manager
Julie Kenny, Secretary to the Board
Others in Attendance: Mike Gogna, District counsel
George Klineman, Russian River Monthly
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Wanda Smith at 6:30 p.m.
The GM requested that Item V-A re RRROC funding be rescheduled for discussion after Item V-B, discussion re funding and rates. It was decided to leave this item for discussion as scheduled.
Director Wikle questioned why the Urban Water Management Report was not on the Agenda.
District counsel; Mike Gogna, asked that Item D. be removed for the limited purpose of clarifying and completing Resolution 07-12, Authorizing an Increase in the Base Salary of the General Manager, Daniel C. Howell. President Smith removed Item D for immediate discussion. President Schaap moved to complete Resolution 07-12 by adding an effective date of 07-01-2007 to the “Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved” clause. Director McLean seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
Director Schaap then requested discussion of the bills. Discussion ensued.
Director McLean moved to approve the items on the Consent Calendar (listed below). Director Keach seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
A. Approval of the Minutes of the July 5, 2007 Regular Meeting
B. Approval of Operations Warrants/Online payments/EFT payments/Construction Warrants, and West America account activity
C. Receipt of Item(s) of Correspondence (None)
D. Approval of Resolution 07-12, Authorizing an Increase in the Base Salary of the General Manager Daniel C. Howell.
There were no public comments.
A. (6:38 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Goals. The GM gave an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. This item was placed for further discussion/action at the September meeting.
B. (6:51 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Actual vs. Budget Report – FY 2006-07. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued.
C. (7:17 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Rate Study, RRROC, and Other Sources of Funding for District Projects. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued.
D. (7:30 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District website. Office Manager Julie Kenny provided a brief overview. President Wanda Smith gave a further overview. Discussion ensued.
E. (7:42 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Low Flow. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued.
F. (7:50 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Tan Oak disease. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued.
G. (8:05 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Resolution 07-11, Overruling Protests and Confirming Report on Annual Flat Charge for Sweetwater Springs Water District. The GM provided an overview of this item. At 8:05 p.m., President Smith opened the Public Hearing. Public comment was made by George Klineman. At 8:06 p.m., President Smith closed the Public Hearing. Director Wikle moved to adopt Resolution 07-11, Overruling Protests and Confirming Report on Annual Flat Charge for Sweetwater Springs Water District. Director McLean seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
H. (8:07 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Resolution 07-13, Change Order to Piazza Contract, Hwy. 116, Monte Rio. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Director Wikle moved to approve Resolution 07-13, Approving Construction Contract Change Order #2 with Piazza Construction for Hwy. 116 Water Main Replacement Project ($47,447). Director Keach seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
At 8:16 p.m. President Smith announced the items for discussion in Closed Session. At 8:17 p.m., the Board went into Closed Session. At 9:04 p.m. the meeting reconvened and the following action on Closed Session items was announced:
A. Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957 of the Government Code:
Public Employment. Title: Office Manager
Direction was given to staff.
B. Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957 – Personnel Exception: Performance Evaluation: General Manager
Director McLean moved to approve Resolution 07-14, Amending the Employment Agreement with Daniel Howell, and Authorizing the Board President to Execute an Addendum to the Employment Agreement with Daniel Howell. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
VII. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (9:05 p.m.)
A. Laboratory testing
B. Hwy. 116 Mainline Replacement Project, Monte Rio
C. Hwy. 116 Cal Trans Project
D. Camino del Arroyo Mainline Replacement Project
E. Upcoming mainline replacement projects
VIII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS
2. RRROC funding and other sources
3. Tan Oak disease
The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Susan Keach: ______________ _ ______