Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
(*In order discussed)
Board of Directors Meeting
June 7, 2007
Board Members Present: Wanda Smith
Board Members Absent: Susan Keach
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Howell, General Manager
Julie Kenny, Secretary to the Board
Others in Attendance: Mike Gogna, District counsel
George Klineman, Russian River Monthly
Remleh Scherzinger, SCWA
Tim Anderson, SCWA
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Wanda Smith at 6:30 p.m.
Director Smith requested Closed Session items be discussed out of order, after Item VI-B. There were no objections.
Director McLean moved to approve the items (listed below) on the Consent Calendar as submitted. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
A. Approval of the Minutes of the May 10, 2007 Regular Meeting; and the May 22, 2007 Special Meeting
B. Approval of Operations Warrants/Online payments/EFT payments/Construction Warrants, and West America account activity
C. (There was no correspondence.)
There were no public comments.
A. (6:34 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Low Flow; Presentation by a representative of the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA). Remleh Scherzinger and Tim Anderson of the SCWA made a presentation to the Board. Extensive discussion ensued. Public comment was made by George Klineman.
B. (7:50 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Rates/Rate Study. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued.
(This item was discussed out of order, pursuant to prior agreement by the Board.) At 8:09 p.m. President Smith announced the items for discussion in Closed Session. At 8:10 p.m., the Board went into Closed Session. At 8:45 p.m., the meeting reconvened and the following action on Closed Session items was announced:
A. Conference with real property negotiator (Gov. Code section 54956.8). Property: 17081 Hwy. 116
Negotiating parties: District – Chuck Howell, General Manager
Property Owner – Ferrellgas, Inc. (17081 Hwy. 116).
Direction was given to staff.
B. Emergency Item: Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957 – Personnel Exception: Performance Evaluation: General Manager.
Direction was given to District counsel.
V. REGULAR ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS (con’t.)
C. (8:45 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Adoption of Ordinance 33, Temporarily Suspending the Multiple Unit Charge Increase Scheduled for July 1, 2007, for a period of One Year. The GM provided a brief overview of this item. President Smith opened a Public Hearing at 8:47 p.m. There were no comments. President Smith closed the Public Hearing at 8:48 p.m. Director Schaap moved to approve Ordinance 33, Temporarily Suspending the Multiple Unit Charge Increase Scheduled for July 1, 2007, for a Period of One Year. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
D. (8:49 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Goals. Director Smith requested that this item be continued to the July meeting. There were no objections.
E. (8:49 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District website. Director Smith provided a brief status report on this item. No action was taken.
F. (8:56 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Rescheduling the July meeting. Brief discussion ensued. No action was taken.
G. (8:57 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Hwy. 116, Monte Rio project (Piazza Construction). The GM provided a status report on this item. No action was taken.
H. (9:07 p.m.) Discussion/Action re RRROC presentation (Wikle). The GM provided a status report on this item. No action was taken.
VI. CLOSED SESSION
(Closed Session items were discussed earlier in the meeting, after Item V-B.)
VII. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (9:21 p.m.)
A. Laboratory testing
B. CIP Phase III status report
C. Hwy. 116 Mainline Replacement Project, Monte Rio
D. Funding Fair
E. Urban Water Management Plan
VIII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS
1. Urban Water Management Plan
3. RRROC funding
3. Funding presentation
4. Rate study
The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Susan Keach: ______________ _ ______