Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
September 7, 2006
Board Members Present: Gaylord Schaap
Board Members Absent: Michael Torr
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Howell, General Manager
Julie Kenny, Secretary to the Board
Others in Attendance: Jack Locey
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Wanda Smith at 6:30 p.m.
Director Quigley pointed out that the date on the Minutes to be approved was incorrect, and should be corrected to read “August 3, 2006.” Director Schaap then moved to approve the Consent Calendar as amended:
A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 3, 2006, 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
Director Quigley seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
Public comment was made by Dave Major.
Public comment was made by Ken Ward.
Public comment was made by Skip Cassady.
Public comment was made by Richard Deering.
Comment was made by the GM.
A. (6:34 p.m.) Report of District Engineer re CIP Phase III-B Construction/Approval of Outlay Report. District Engineer Jack Locey an overview of CIP Phase III-B status. The GM added further comments. Brief discussion ensued. Director Schaap moved to approve Outlay Report 42 and authorize the President to sign. Director Quigley seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
B. (6:39 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Approval of Brelje & Race Contract for Engineering Services – Hwy. 116 Main Replacement Project (Monte Rio). The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Director Quigley moved to approve Resolution 06-16, Authorizing Professional Services: Hwy. 116 Water Main Replacements 2006-2007, and direct the Board President to sign. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
C. (6:57 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Authorization levels of individual Board members. The GM provided an overview of this item. Brief discussion ensued. No action was taken.
D. (6:58 p.m.) Discussion/Action re County General Plan (VW). Director Wikle provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Direction was given to staff to draft a letter for Board review and approval identifying negative impacts to the District. Further discussion ensued. District Counsel Mike Gogna also provided comment.
E. (7:05 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District’s goals, verification that Manager’s goals align with agreed-to District goals, and an Outreach Program to meet these goals. Facilitator Joan Riback, of J.R. Consulting, lead a discussion and brainstorming session regarding District mission, vision, and goals. Discussion ensued. Public comment was made by Susan Keach. Public comment was made by Ken McLean. Direction was given to staff to get a quote and set a time to complete the process.
F. (9 p.m.) Discussion/Action re CSDA Board of Directors Election 2006. Brief discussion ensued. Director Smith moved vote for Peggy Shirrel. Director Schaap seconded. Motion carried 3-0-1, with Director Wikle abstaining from the vote.
VI. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (9:03 p.m.)
The GM provided comments on the following subjects:
A. Laboratory Testing
B. CIP Phase III Status Report
C. Office Remodel
D. Proposed Santa Rosa wastewater discharge to Russian River
VII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS
Director Schaap commented re reimbursement to directors for Board ethics training
Director Wikle commented re Riverbank erosion and the new Riverkeeper Park
Director Wikle commented re low income subsidies
At 9:17 p.m., the Board went into Closed Session at 9:45 p.m., the meeting reconvened and the following action on Closed Session items was announced:
A. Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957 – Personnel Exception: Performance Evaluation: General Manager
No action was taken.
B. Conference with Legal Counsel – Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9.
Number of cases: 4
Facts and circumstances: Claims relating to Neeley Road slide
Direction was given to staff.
1. Discussion/Action re County General Plan
2. Discussion/Action re Board workshop
The meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Jim Quigley: ______________ _ ______
Michael Torr: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______