Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
(*In order discussed)
Board of Directors Meeting
September 4, 2008
Board Members Present: Wanda Smith
Board Members Absent: (None)
Staff in Attendance: Steve Mack, General Manager
Julie A. Kenny, Secretary to the Board
Others in Attendance: Mike Gogna, District counsel
Quynh Nhu Le
Lee Torr, IV
The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Victoria Wikle at 6:28 p.m.
Director McLean moved to approve the items on the Consent Calendar (listed below). Director Smith seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 7, 2008 Board Meeting and the August 19, 2008 Special Board Meeting
B. Approval of Operations Warrants/Online payments/EFT payments/Construction Warrants, and WestAmerica account activity
C. Receipt of Item(s) of Correspondence. None. (Please note: Correspondence received regarding an item on the Administrative Agenda is not itemized here, but will be attached as back-up to that item in the Board packet and addressed with that item in during the Board meeting.)
D. Ratification of Resolution 08-16, Consultant Services Agreement with Chuck Howell as Consultant to the General Manager
E. Approval of Resolution 08-17, Employment Agreement with Stephen Mack for the General Manager position
Public comment was made by Lee Torr, IV.
A. (6:32 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Rate Study and Rate Case. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Direction was given to staff to understand the Rate Study and make a recommendation on how to move forward (timeframe).
B. (6:34 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Crystal Communications Lease. The GM provided an overview of this item. Further background was provided by General Manager Consultant Chuck Howell. No action was taken.
C. (6:36 p.m.) Discussion/Action re: Approval of Resolution 08-18, Adopting the Negative Declaration for the California Water Company Application for Transfer of Water Rights Permit. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. General Manager Consultant Chuck Howell provided further overview. Discussion ensued. Public comment was made by Lee Torr, IV. Public comment was made by Jim Quigley. No action was taken.
VI. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (6:45 p.m.)
A. Laboratory Testing
B. CIP Phase IV-A Project 1
C. General Manager transition
VII. CLOSED SESSION (6:50 p.m.)
VIII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS
Director Wikle welcomed the new General Manager to the District.
Director Keach commented re questions from the public.
Director Wikle commented re an upcoming community event.
Director Schaap comment re he would be out of the area on Thursday, September 11.
Director McLean commented re the General Manager retirement dinner.
1. Rate Study
2. Crystal Communications Lease
3. Construction bids/award
4. Water rights negative declaration
5. Calendar of annual District activities
6. RRROC subsequent years’ funding
7. Building lease
The meeting adjourned at 7 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Susan Keach: ______________ _ ______