Sweetwater Springs Water District

Board of Directors Meeting



(*In order discussed)


Board of Directors Meeting


May 6, 2009

6:30 p.m.



Board Members Present:                                   Wanda Smith

                                                                                Victoria Wikle

                                                                                Ken McLean

                                                                                Jim Quigley

                                                                                Gaylord Schaap


Board Members Absent:                                     (None.)


Staff in Attendance:                                             Steve Mack, General Manager

                                                                                Julie Kenny, Clerk of the Board


Others in Attendance:                                         Julina Cross

                                                                                Wanda Holmer





The properly agendized meeting was called to Order by President Victoria Wikle at 6:42 p.m.



II.    PUBLIC COMMENT (6:43 p.m.)


The GM commented on the State Water Regional Control Board’s meeting regarding the Russian River Temporary Urgency Petition.





A.          (6:48 p.m.) Discussion/Action re Interviews and appointment for a replacement for resigning Board Member Ken McLean.  Director Wikle introduced this item.  Brief discussion ensued.  A coin flip established the order of the candidate’s opening statements.  Candidate Rich Holmer gave an opening statement.  Candidate Sukey Wilder gave an opening statement.  Board questions and discussion ensued.  Candidates asked questions of the Board.  Discussion continued.  Director Smith nominated Sukey Wilder to replace Director McLean.  Director Schaap nominated Rich Holmer to replace Director McLean.  Director Quigley seconded Director Schaap’s motion.  Director Wikle seconded Director Smith’s motion.  Discussion ensued.


*** At 8:05 p.m. a brief recess was taken.  The meeting reconvened at 8:11 p.m.


             Discussion ensued.  Public comment was made by Julie Kenny.  Public comment was made by Wanda Holmer.  Discussion ensued. 


             After determining that a deadlock existed and that both candidates were equally qualified, Director Smith moved that Director McLean flip a coin to the floor with Candidate Holmer calling the flip mid-air.  If Candidate Holmer’s call was correct, he would be appointed; if not, Candidate Wilder would be appointed.  Director Schaap seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.  Director McLean did not vote because the departing director was ineligible to vote.  Director McLean flipped a coin to the floor and Candidate Holmer called “heads”.  District counsel Jeff Duplicki announced that the results of the coin flip was “tails”, which made Candidate Wilder the appointed Director.  Brief discussion ensued.





The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Julie A. Kenny

Clerk to the Board of Directors



Wanda Smith:                 ______________            _           ______

Victoria Wikle:                 ______________            _           ______

Gaylord Schaap:             _____   _______             _           ______

Sukey Wilder:                 ______________            _           ______

Jim Quigley:                    ______               ______ _           ______