Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
(*In order discussed)
Board of Directors Meeting
November 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: Mike Gogna, District counsel
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Wanda Smith at 6:30 p.m.
Prior to a Motion being made, the Minutes of the October 4, 2007, Meeting were modified: Item V-B was changed to read “Resolution 07-18” rather than “Resolution 07-17”. With this modification, 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 October 4, 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. Please note: Correspondence received regarding an item on the Administrative Agenda is not itemized here, but will be attached as back-up to that item in the Board packet and addressed with that item in during the Board meeting.)
There were no public comments.
A. (6:32 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. Public comment was made by George Klineman. Further discussion ensued. Public comment was made by Rue Furch. Further discussion ensued. No action was taken.
B. (7:03 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Resolution 07-19, Supplementing Resolution 07-17 to Provide that “No Other Means of Financing Capital Improvement Projects are Available [other than RRROC funding]”. The GM provided an overview of this item. Director Schaap moved to adopt Resolution 07-19, Supplementing Resolution 07-17 to Provide that “No Other Means of Financing Capital Improvement Projects are Available [other than RRROC funding].” Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
C. (7:05 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Actual vs. Budgeted Operations Expenditures (First Quarter, FY 2007-08). The GM provided an overview of this item. No action was taken.
D. (7:15 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Goals vs. General Manager Goals. Director Wikle introduced this item. Discussion ensued.
E. (7:30 p.m.) Discussion re Water Emergency Declaration issued October 25, 2007. The GM provided an overview of this item. Prolonged discussion ensued. Public comment was made by Brenda Ruffino. Public comment was made by George Klineman. Further discussion ensued.
VI. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (8:1 p.m.)
A. Laboratory testing
B. Hwy. 116 Cal Trans Project
C. Office phone system
D. County project
E. Out of Office
VII. CLOSED SESSION (8:27 p.m.)
VIII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS (8:27 p.m.)
Director McLean announced that he would volunteer to start investigating the Sudden Oak Death
1. RRROC funding
2. Board Meeting date
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Susan Keach: ______________ _ ______