Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
(*In order discussed)
Board of Directors Meeting
February 1, 2007
Board Members Present: Wanda Smith
Board Members Absent: Ken McLean
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Howell, General Manager
Julie Kenny, Secretary to the Board
Others in Attendance: Jack Locey
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Wanda Smith at 6:30 p.m.
Director Wikle requested that the Actual vs. Budgeted expenditures item included with the General Manager’s report be moved to be an “Administrative” item. Discussion ensued. No action was taken.
Director Keach moved to approve the items (listed below) on the Consent Calendar as submitted. Director Schaap seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
A. Approval of the Minutes of the January 4, 2007 Regular Meeting, and the January 21, 2007 Special 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.)
Public comment was made by George Klineman. Brief discussion ensued.
A. (6:38 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Goals. President Smith gave an overview of the January 21, 2007 Special Board Meeting which addressed District goals. Discussion ensued. This item was agendized for the March, 2007 Board Meeting.
B. (6:47 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Rate Study. Discussion ensued. Jack Locey provided an overview of changes made since his presentation at the January, 2007 Board meeting. Discussion ensued. Direction was given to staff to provide a scenario with a smaller rate differential, obtain information as to how the recommended rates would place us versus other area water districts, and samples of how the recommended rates would impact a sampling of businesses. Further discussion ensued. This item was agendized for the March, 2007 Board meeting.
C. (7:40 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Other sources of District income. President Smith introduced this item. Discussion ensued.
At 7:53 p.m. President Smith announced the items for discussion in Closed Session. At 7:54 p.m., the Board went into Closed Session. At 8:07 p.m., the meeting reconvened and the following action on Closed Session items was announced:
A. Conference with Legal Counsel – Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9.
Number of cases: 1
Facts and circumstances: CIP Phase III-B
Direction was given to staff.
VI. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT/ACTUAL V. BUDGETED EXPENDITURES (8:08 p.m.)
The GM provided comments on the following subjects:
A. Laboratory Testing
B. CIP Phase III Status Report
C. Recognition Award
D. Neeley Road Slide
E. Employment Opportunity
F. FEMA Funding for Freeze Damage
G. Funding Fair
VII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS
1. Rate Study
2. District goals
3. Actual vs. Budgeted Expenditures report
The meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Susan Keach: ______________ _ ______