Sweetwater Springs Water District
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
October 5, 2006
Board Members Present: Gaylord Schaap
Board Members Absent: (None)
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 Torr recused himself from Item V-B (Discussion/Action re Tampering fee and time/materials charges assessed to Dave Major)
Director Schaap moved to approve the Consent Calendar:
A. Approval of the Minutes of the September 7, 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. (None)
Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 5-0, but Director Torr noted that he was absent at the September 7, 2006, meeting so his vote was only for Items B & C.
A. (6:33 p.m.) Report of District Engineer re CIP Phase III-B Construction. District Engineer Jack Locey an overview of CIP Phase III-B status and the rate study. Discussion ensued.
B. (6:39 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Tampering fee and time/materials (T&M) charges assessed for tampering with and damage to District property (item agendized per request of Dave Major). Director Torr excused himself from participation in this item. There was no discussion or action on this item as the person who requested this item be agendized was not in attendance.
C. (6:39 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Neeley Road Slide (item agendized per request of Ken Ward). Ken Ward provided an overview of this item. District counsel provided clarification. The GM provided further comment. Discussion ensued. District Engineer Jack Locey provided further overview. Public comment was made by Richard Deering. Further discussion ensued. Public comment was made by Skip Cassady. No action was taken.
D. (7:03 p.m.) Discussion/Action re County General Plan (VW). The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Direction was given to the GM to write a letter addressing the impacts to the District.
E. (7:07 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District goals and related workshop. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. District counsel provided comment. Further discussion ensued. Director Schaap provided a handout of mission statements of other Districts. Further discussion ensued. Director Quigley moved to hold off hiring a facilitator at this time and instead have a Board meeting/workshop on October 28, 2006, without a facilitator. Director Torr seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
VI. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (7:25 p.m.)
The GM provided comments on the following subjects:
A. Laboratory Testing
B. CIP Phase III Status Report
C. Potential funding source
D. Hwy 116 CIP
E. Board workshop
F. Election of Board officers
G. Employee illness
VII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS
Director Wikle commented re Clean Water propositions
Director Quigley commented re completion of his Ethics training
At 7:39 p.m., the Board went into Closed Session at 8:15 p.m., the meeting reconvened and the following action on Closed Session items was announced:
A. 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 RROC Grant Funding
The meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Jim Quigley: ______________ _ ______
Michael Torr: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______