CONDENSED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF L. A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD FEBRUARY 15, 2018, AT THE GASTON FIRE HALL.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Megan Corvus, Ken Aberle, Linda Fountain, Mark Franzen, Mike Steffl and Don Wicks. Thomas Gunn attended via telephone BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Gary Carr
STAFF PRESENT: Kris Conway STAFF ABSENT: Patricia Carr
MEMBERS PRESENT: Cam & Lisa Dutz, John Henslee, and Malcolm Moreno.
This meeting of the L. A. Water Cooperative Board of Directors was called to order at 7:00 PM by Megan Corvus, President.
Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the monthly board meeting held on January 18, 2018 were presented in writing. MOTION by Ken Aberle to approve the minutes of January 18, 2018 as presented. Seconded by Mark Franzen. Voted. Passed.
The minutes of the special board meeting held on February 1, 2018 were presented in writing. MOTION by Ken Aberle to approve the minutes of February 1, 2018 as presented. Seconded by Mark Franzen. Voted. Passed.
Treasurer’s Report: Discussed Thomas Gunn’s written Treasurer’s report.
Business Manager’s Report: Not available.
Field Manager’s Report: The Field Manager’s Report, the 2018 Water Loss Report and January Consumption Report were presented in writing. Kris Conway gave a verbal overview of the work done since the last board meeting. The remodel is about 95% complete and has been the primary focus. Water loss up due to PRV failure on Bald Peak Road. MOTION by Mark Franzen to accept the Operations Report as presented. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted. Passed.
Computers: The new laptops are 98% operational. Kris Conway will not have access to his email until technical issue with Go Daddy is resolved on February 20, 2018.
Shop Roofing: The vendor for the project is now All About Roofs. They have signed the contract, been given a down payment, and work is scheduled to start in a few weeks.
Water Rates: Kris Conway presented a comparison of existing rates versus recommendations for proposed budget. There were outstanding questions. Kris Conway, Don Weeks, and Thomas Gunn will schedule a conference call with someone from OAWU to get additional information and report to the rest of the board at the next board meeting.
Water Rates 2018: Board members to review and email their questions out to the entire board.
Recruiting Office Assistant: Board decided to table until the budget has been approved.
John Henslee and Cam and Lisa Dutz asked about water service to Chalice Farms. Discussed.
John Henslee asked Kris Conway about water loss and plans for improving. Kris Conway explained how the new meters would provide more accurate data.
MOTION by Mark Franzen to adjourn at 9:14 p.m. Seconded by Don Wicks. Voted. Passed.