MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF L.A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD January 26, 2023 at Gaston Fire Hall
Board Members Present: Ted Leach, Tom Gunn, Amber Morgan, Joel Mulkey, Dave McAdams, Lisa Dutz
Board Members Absent: Don Wicks, Linda Fountain, Megan Corvus,
Staff Present: Laurie Lago
Guest Present: Lindsay Bershauer
This meeting of the LA Water Cooperative was called to order at 6:01pm by Amber Morgan, Treasurer
Secretary’s Report – The minutes of the September 2022 meeting were presented in writing.
Motion to approve by Tom Gunn. Seconded by Dave McAdams. Voted & Passed
Treasurer’s Report – presented in writing.
Motion to approve by Tom Gunn. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted & Passed
Operation Manager’s Reports – Business, Field, and Water Loss Reports presented in writing.
Motion to approve by Tom Gunn. Seconded by Joel Mulkey. Voted & Passed
Field Report – Report presented in writing is below:
Storm Clean-up and Customer Leaks – dealt with numerous customers regarding leaks on service lines due to the extreme cold weather and freezing lines and meters.
Olson Reservoir and Bridgefarmer communication problem – after the storm the Bridgefarmer pump station and the Olson tank lost communication. Brightside and I were finally able to find 2 good wires and restore communication. The wires that are cross country between the tank and pump house may have to be replaced soon as the combination of wires being used at present is about the last combo still functioning.
Shop Office – continuing work to complete shop office repairs.
Staff Shortage – due to lack of field staff, just maintaining status quo is all we can do at present.
- Mainline Re-alignment in Rock Quarry – topographical survey in process.
- Leak Credits
Motion to approve by Tom Gunn. Seconded by Dave McAdams. Voted & Passed.
- Rates & Increases – City of Hillsboro rate increases and PGE rate increases – deferred to next meeting
- Capital Improvement Projects – deferred to next meeting
Motion to adjourn by Tom Gunn. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted & Passed
Meeting Adjourned at 7:10