MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF L.A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD August 25, 2022 at Gaston Fire Hall.
Board Members Present: Don Wicks, Ken Aberle, Amber Morgan, Linda Fountain, David McAdams, Ted Leach, Lisa Dutz, Tom Gunn
Board Members Absent: Megan Corvus
Staff Present: Laurie Lago
This meeting of the LA Water Cooperative was called to order at 6:05pm by Don Wicks, Chair
Secretary’s Report – The minutes of the July 2022 meeting were presented in writing.
Motion to approve by Ken Aberle. Seconded by Dave McAdams. Voted & Passed
Treasurer’s Report – presented in writing.
Motion to approve by Dave McAdams. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted & Passed
Operation Manager’s Reports – Business, Field, and Water Loss Reports presented in writing.
Motion to approve by Linda Fountain. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted & Passed
Field Report – Report presented in writing is below:
LaSalle Leak – Leak on LaSalle Road towards the top. When we exposed the line where water was appearing on the road, it was discovered that section of line is encased in concrete and the concrete was separated enough to allow the water to leak in that spot. With the pressures in that area over 100psi, that leak could be anywhere in the section of line encased in concrete and the whole section of line encased in concrete will have to be replaced. We hired a vac truck to pothole along the line to determine each end of the concrete sleeve and there is approx. a 400ft section of line that will need replaced. I have contacted our engineer to start the process of permits, engineering, etc. to get this project started. We will need to hire a utility contractor to handle this section of line replacement.
Springhill Leak – Mainline on Springhill was hit by excavator. Luckily it was a quick easy repair and only a few customers were without water for less than 2 hours.
Hartley Leaks – Chased a couple possible leaks on Hartley Road that ended up being Laurelwood Water leaks that we reported to them.
1. Mainline Re-alignment in Rock Quarry – Update
2. Service Line on Spring Hill – Update
1. Leak Credits
Motion to approve by Amber Morgan. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted & Passed
2. Insurance Increase for Directors & Officers
Motion to approve the increase of Director and Officer coverage at the provided quote by Dave McAdams. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted & Passed
3. Heritage Investment Accounts
Motion to allow Linda Fountain, Amber Morgan, and Tom Gunn to allocate out the investment account of $725K into various CD’s that will come due at 6-month intervals by Don Wicks. Seconded by Dave McAdams. Voted & Passed with Tom Gunn opposed.
4. Update on Interior Tank Coating – information has been sent to Veolia to begin the process of getting a quote on recoating the interior of our tanks that are showing wear.
1. Pump Order – Information presented, further quotes requested.
2. 990 – Dave McAdams to review prior to vote
Motion to adjourn by Ken Aberle. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted & Passed
Meeting Adjourned at 7:15pm