Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
(*In order discussed)
Board of Directors Meeting
June 5, 2008
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
Quynh Nhu Le
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Victoria Wikle at 6:31 p.m.
Director Wikle requested that the Minutes of the May meeting be modified to delete the first sentence of Item V-E. There were no objections.
Director Schaap requested that approval of Ordinance 36 be pulled from the Consent Calendar and moved to Administrative Item F. There were no objections.
Director Smith moved to approve the items on the Consent Calendar (listed below) as modified. Director McLean seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
A. Approval of the Minutes of the May 1, 2008 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.)
D. Action re Adoption of Ordinance 35, Temporarily Suspending the Multiple Unit Charge Increase Scheduled for July 1, 2008, for a Period of One Year.
E. (Removed to Administrative Item F.)
Public comment was made by Lloyd Guccione.
Public comment was made by Mike Gogna.
A. (6:37 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Rate Study and Rate Case. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued.
B. (6:38 p.m.) Discussion/Action re
(1) Ad Hoc Committee: General Manager recruitment (WS/VW). Director Wikle provided an overview of this item. Mike Gogna provided comments. Discussion ensued.
(2) Ad Hoc Committee: General Manager transition (GS/SK). Director Keach provided an overview of and handout for this item. Discussion ensued. The GM provided further overview. Brief discussion ensued.
C. (6:47 p.m.) Discussion re Mt. Jackson lease with Crystal Communications. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued.
D. (6:50 p.m.) Discussion/Action re California Special Districts Association Board of Directors Call for Nominations for Seat C. The GM provided an overview. Brief discussion ensued.
E. (6:51 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Modifying/Enhancing the Board meetings (SK). Director Keach provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Direction was given to staff to add an estimated time range for each item on the Agenda.
F. (6:58 p.m.) Action re Adoption of Ordinance 36, Amending Section 2240 of the District Policies and Procedures, Travel/Educational Reimbursement. This item was pulled from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Discussion ensued. Director Schaap moved to adopt Ordinance 36, Amending Section 2240 of the District Policies and Procedures, Travel/Educational Reimbursement. Director Keach seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
VI. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (7:02 p.m.)
The GM provided a report of the following items:
A. Lab testing
B. CIP Phase IV-A
C. CIP Phase IV-A Interest Rate
VII. CLOSED SESSION (7:03 p.m.)
At 7:03 p.m. President Wikle announced the item for discussion in Closed Session. At 7:04 p.m. the Board went into Closed Session. At 8:45 p.m., the meeting reconvened and the following action on the Closed Session item was announced:
A. Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957 – Public Employment: General Manager.
Direction was given to the recruiter.
VIII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS (8:15 p.m.)
1. Closed Session – Public Employment: General Manager
2. Rate Study/Rate Case
The meeting adjourned at 8:49 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Susan Keach: ______________ _ ______