Board Members Present: Wanda Smith
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 6:32 p.m.
Director Wikle requested that the March 29, 2007 Minute be pulled from the Consent Calendar. Discussion re approval of these minutes was moved to Administrative Item H.
Director Keach moved to approve the items (listed below) on the Consent Calendar as submitted. Director McLean seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
A. Approval of the Minutes of the March 1, 2007 Regular Meeting; and the March 22, 2007 Budget Committee Meeting
B. Approval of Operations Warrants/Online payments/EFT payments/Construction Warrants, and West America account activity
C. (There was no correspondence.)
A. (6:35 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Goals. The GM provided an overview of this item. Public comment was made by Chris Hanley. Discussion ensued. ** This item was continued for further discussion at the end of Administrative Matters.
B. (7:07 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Actual vs. Budgeted Report. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Staff was directed to continue with a monthly “hot sheet” of major revenues and expenditures, and with a quarterly Actual vs. Budgeted spreadsheet with explanatory notes on major items and/or budget variances.
C. (7:32 p.m.) Discussion re Draft FY 2007-08 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. This item was agendized for Public Hearing and discussion/action at the May Board meeting.
D. (8:16 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Resolution 07-06, Approving a Contract with Matt Emrick, Esq. For legal services related to District water rights. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. Director Schaap moved to approve Resolution 07-06, Approving a Contract for Legal Service with the Firm of Soluri & Emrick, LLP dated March 6, 2007. Director Wikle seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
E. (8:23 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Change of date of the May Board meeting. The GM provided an overview of this item. Director Wikle moved to reschedule the May 3, 2007, Board meeting to Thursday, May 10, 2007. Director McLean seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
F. (8:25 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Rate Study. The GM provided an overview of this item. Discussion ensued. This item was agendized for further discussion at the May Board meeting, together with discussion/action re establishing a Strategic Public Relations Committee for the Rate Study.
G. (8:40 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Resolution 07-07, Approving Amendment No. 1 to Agreement for Professional Services with Brelje & Race: Monte Rio Hwy. 116 Water Main Replacement, and Authorizing the President to Sign. The GM provided an overview of this item. On recommendation of District counsel Mike Gogna, the resolution text was amended as follows: In the paragraph beginning with “NOW, THEREFORE . . .. “, the words “the parties agree as follows” were stricken. Director Schaap moved to approve Resolution 07-07. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Agreement for Professional Services with Brelje & Race: Monte Rio Hwy. 116 Water Main Replacement, and Authorizing the President to Sign, as amended. Director Keach seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
H. (8:48 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Approval of the Minutes of the March 29, 2007 Budget Committee Meeting. (This item was originally part of the Consent Calendar and was removed for separate discussion). Discussion ensued. No action was taken: On advice of legal counsel, because only two directors attended the meeting, there was no Board meeting requiring official Minutes.
A. (8:50 p.m.) Discussion/Action re District Goals. ** Discussion of this item continued from earlier in the meeting. Discussion ensued. This item was agendized for further discussion at the May Board meeting.
VII. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT (8:48 p.m.)
A. Laboratory testing
B. CIP Phase III status report
C. Neeley Road Slide
D. CSDA Legal Symposium
E. SDRMA Safety/Claims Education Day
F. Hwy. 116 Main Replacement Project, Monte Rio
H. Jayashri Triolo
J. Board Training CD
VIII. BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS
Director Keach provided two handouts:
(1) SB887 re low income assistance programs
(2) SB1002 re infrastructure assistance
1. District Goals/setting priorities for goals
2. Rate Study/Public Relations committee
3. FY 07-08 Budget
4. District website
The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.
Julie A. Kenny
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Wanda Smith: ______________ _ ______
Victoria Wikle: ______________ _ ______
Gaylord Schaap: ______________ _ ______
Ken McLean: ______________ _ ______
Susan Keach: ______________ _ ______