Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
(*In order discussed)
Board of Directors Meeting
March 1, 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: Jack Locey
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Wanda Smith at 6:35 p.m.
The GM requested that Item VI-B, Closed Session, Public Employee Discipline pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, be removed from the Agenda.
Director Keach moved to approve the items (listed below) on the Consent Calendar as submitted. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
A. Approval of the Minutes of the February 1, 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.
1. Letter dated 1/30/07 from Don Test protesting fees assessed to water account
2. E-mail dated 2/2/07 from John Bellman re Landlord/Tenant policy
A. (6:37 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Neeley Road slide. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued.
B. (6:50 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Goals. Director Keach provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Direction was given to staff to provide a copy of the draft goals document to employees for comments. Direction was given to Board and the GM to prioritize the draft goals document for further discussion at the next regular Board meeting.
C. (7:07 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Resolution 07-04, Adopting the Water Rate Study developed by Jack Locey, Brelje & Race Engineers, in November, 2006. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Director Keach moved to adopt Resolution 07-04, Accepting the Water Rate Study Performed by the Engineering Firm of Brelje & Race Dated November 6, 2006 and Updated in January, 2007. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
D. (7:28 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Actual vs. Budgeted report. Director Wikle provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued.
E. (7:33 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Claim 2007-01. Claimant: Walter Hall. The GM provided an overview of this item. Comment was taken from Walter Hall. Discussion ensued. Direction was given to staff to provide a written directive to employees regarding personal vehicles parked on District property. Director Schaap moved to accept the claim as to $250 and to reject the balance. Director McLean seconded. Motion carried, with Directors McLean, Wikle, Smith and Schaap voting in favor, and Director Keach abstaining.
F. (7:56 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Appointment of a FY 2007-08 Budget Committee. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued, resulting in Directors Wikle and McLean being appointed to the FY 2007-08 Budget Committee, and meetings to be agendized and scheduled as public meetings. Public comment was taken from George Klineman.
At 8:03 p.m. President Smith announced the items for discussion in Closed Session. At 8:04 p.m., the Board went into Closed Session. At 8:31 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 Engineer Jack Locey.
B. (Removed from the Agenda. See, Item II above.)
C. Conference with Legal Counsel – Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9
Number of cases: 5
Facts and circumstances: Claims relating to Neeley Road slide
No action was taken.
VII. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (8:17 p.m.)
A. Laboratory testing
B. CIP Phase III status report
C. RRROC Funding request
E. New employee
F. Cingular Lease negotiations
G. Urban Water Management Plan
VIII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS
1. Employee comments to goals
3. Awarding of contract for the Hwy. 116, Monte Rio project
The meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Susan Keach: ______________ _ ______