Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
(*In order discussed)
Board of Directors Meeting
Regular Meeting (Rescheduled)
November 6, 2008
Board Members Present: Wanda Smith
Board Members Absent: Ken McLean (arr. 5:37 p.m.)
Staff in Attendance: Steve Mack, General Manager
Julie A. Kenny, Secretary to the Board
Others in Attendance: Mike Gogna, District counsel
Jeff Duplicki, District counsel
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Victoria Wikle at 5:32 p.m.
Director Smith moved that the items on the Consent calendar be approved. Director Schaap seconded. Motion carried 3-0. The following items were approved:
A. Approval of the Minutes of the October 2, 2008 Board 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 Dan Fein.
It was decided to defer discussion of Items A., B., and C. until Director McLean arrived.
D.* (5:34 p.m.) Discussion re Identity Theft Prevention Program. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. District counsel Mike Gogna provided further background.
** Director McLean arrived at 5:37 p.m.
A. (5:48 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Rate Study and Rate Case. The GM introduced this item and made a PowerPoint presentation. Discussion ensued. Director Schaap passed out an article from the Press Democrat, “Rohnert Park measure could face court challenge” Nov. 6, 2008.
B. (6:35 p.m.) Discussion re California Water Company application for transfer of water rights to the District; Discussion re District’s request for extension of water rights. The GM provided an overview and status report for this item. Discussion ensued. Public comment was made by Jim Quigley.
C. (6:45 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Actual vs. Budgeted expenditures (First Quarter, FY 2008-09). The GM provided an overview of this item. Brief discussion ensued. No action was taken.
* Discussed out of order.
VI. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (6:48 p.m.)
A. Laboratory Testing
B. Water production and sales
D. CIP Phase IV-A
E. Cal-Nevada AWWA Conference
VII. CLOSED SESSION (7:03 p.m.)
President Wikle announced the Closed Session items below. The Board went in to Closed Session at 7:03 p.m. At 7:14 p.m., the meeting reconvened and the following action was announced:
A. Conference with real property negotiator (Gov. Code section 54956.8). Property: Mt. Jackson. No action was taken.
VIII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS
1. Rate Study
2. Closed session (real property)
4. Cal Water contract
The meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Susan Keach: ______________ _ ______