Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
(*In order discussed)
Board of Directors Meeting
January 8, 2009
Board Members Present: Victoria Wikle
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
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Victoria Wikle at 6:36 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
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.)
1. Laboratory Testing
2. Water production and sales
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
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
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Jim Quigley: ______________ _ ______