Sweetwater Springs Water District

Board of Directors Meeting

 

MINUTES*

(*In order discussed)

 

 

Board of Directors Meeting

Regular Meeting

January 8, 2009

6:30 p.m.

 

 

Board Members Present:                                   Victoria Wikle

                                                                                Gaylord Schaap

                                                                                Ken McLean

                                                                                Jim Quigley

                                                                               

Board Members Absent:                                     Wanda Smith

 

Staff in Attendance:                                             Steve Mack, General Manager

                                                                                Julie A. Kenny, Secretary to the Board

                                                                                                                                    

Others in Attendance:                                         Mike Gogna, District counsel

                                                                                George Klineman

 

 

I.     CALL TO ORDER

 

The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Victoria Wikle at 6:36 p.m.

 

 

II.    CHANGES TO AGENDA and DECLARATION OF CONFLICT (6:37 p.m.)

 

(None.)

 

 

III.   CONSENT CALENDAR (6:37 p.m.)

 

Director McLean moved that the items on the Consent calendar be approved.  Director Schaap seconded.  Motion carried 4-0, with Director Quigley abstaining from voting on Item A (Approval of the Minutes of the December 4, 2008 Board Meeting).  The following items were approved:

 

A.          Approval of the Minutes of the December 4, 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)

 

D.          Action re Approval of Resolution 09-02, Authorizing and Revoking Signers to the West America Bank Accounts

 

 

IV.   PUBLIC COMMENT (6:34 p.m.)

 

(None.)

 

 

V.           REGULAR ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS (6:40 p.m.)

A.          (6:40 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Rate Restructuring Public Outreach update.  The GM provided an overview of this item.  Discussion ensued.  No action was taken.

B.          (6:58 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Resolution 09-04, Approving the 2010-2015 Capital Improvement Program.  The GM provided an overview of this item and a PowerPoint presentation.  Discussion ensued.  Director Quigley moved to approve Resolution 09-04, Approving the 2010-2015 Capital Improvement Program.  Director Schaap seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

C.          (7:25 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Approval of Resolution 09-01, Approving a Contract with Crystal Communications for use of Property on Mount Jackson for a Radio Tower.  The GM provided an overview of this item.  Director McLean moved to approve Resolution 09-01, Approving a Contract with Crystal Communications for use of Property on Mount Jackson for a Radio Tower.  Director Quigley seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

D.          (7:27 p.m.) Discussion/Action re FY 2009-10 Budget process and calendar.  The GM provided an overview of this item.  Brief discussion ensued.  No action was taken.

 

 

VI.   GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (7:34 p.m.)

 

The GM provided an overview of the following subjects:

 

1.          Laboratory Testing

2.          Water production and sales

3.          Leaks

4.          CIP Phase IV-A

5.          Water rights

6.          Cal Water Agreement

 

 

VII.  CLOSED SESSION (7:45 p.m.)

 

At 7:45 p.m., President Wikle announced the Closed Session item and the Board went into Closed Session.  At 8:15 p.m. the meeting reconvened and announced the following action taken:

 

A.          Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation, pursuant to subd. (a) of Section 54956.9.

                           Name of case: Cross-Complaint of F. Korbel & Bros. vs. John Bruce Berry, et al.

                           Direction was given to staff.

 

VIII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS

(8:15 p.m.)

 

(None.)

 

 

IX.   ITEMS FOR THE NEXT (FEBRUARY) AGENDA (8:15 p.m.)

 

1.          Workers compensation ordinance

2.          Resolution re CDRC finding

3.          Mid-year financial review

4.          FY 2007-08 Audit

5.          Report re Water Rates Forum

 

 

ADJOURN

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Julie A. Kenny

Clerk to the Board of Directors

 

 

APPROVED:    

 

Wanda Smith:                 ______________            _           ______

Victoria Wikle:                 ______________            _           ______

Gaylord Schaap:             ______________            _           ______

Ken McLean:                   ______________            _           ______

Jim Quigley:                    ______________            _           ______