CONDENSED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF L. A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD MARCH 15, 2018, AT THE GASTON FIRE HALL.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Gary Carr, Ken Aberle, Linda Fountain, Mark Franzen, and Don Wicks.
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Megan Corvus, Thomas Gunn and Mike Steffl.
STAFF PRESENT: Kris Conway and 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 Gary Carr, Chairman.
Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the monthly board meeting held on February 15, 2018 and the special board meetings held on February 1, 2018 and February 22, 2018 were presented in writing. MOTION by Don Wicks to approve the minutes of February 1, February 15 and February 22, 2018 as presented. Seconded by Mark Franzen. Voted. Passed.
Treasurer’s Report: Will be emailed to the board next week.
Business Manager’s Report: Will be emailed to the board next week.
Field Manager’s Report: The Field Manager’s Report, was presented in writing. Kris Conway gave a verbal overview of the work done since the last board meeting. Kris Conway stated that he had attended a Leadership Essentials Class. MOTION by Linda Fountain to accept the Field Manager’s Report as presented. Seconded by Ken Aberle. Voted. Passed.
Banking: Discussed banking options. MOTION by Ken Aberle to empower Thomas Gunn to chase down interest rates and options for investing Co-op funds and report back to the board. Seconded by Mark Franzen. Voted. Passed. Don Wicks will email the board decision to Thomas Gunn.
2017 Financial Statement: There are no changes in the final Financial Statement from the draft that was distributed to the board. MOTION by Linda Fountain to approve the Financial Statement as submitted by Jones and Roth. Seconded by Don Wicks. Voted. Passed.
Shop roofing quotes: Everything is in place with the new vendor. No date was provided.
Office Assistant Position: Kris Conway stated that he needs to post this position soon. It is currently listed on the Co-op website and he will post it on Craig’s List.
IRA Set Up: Set up is complete.
Water Rates/Budget: Tim Tice, OAWU, presented several options for rate structures. Majority board opinion was to go with the BR60 option with at least 4 tiers. Tim Tice will rework the rate schedule to reflect the board input.
Annual Meeting: Kris Conway stated that Denny Muchmore would give an update on the Master Plan and Tim Tice would present the recommended water rate changes. Kris Conway said he would send the updates to the presentation to the board.
Future Look of Board Meeting: Discussed whether to go paperless and simply have the board packets on the overhead screen. Board decided to have the normal packets and screen at the next board meeting. It was also decided to send the minutes of the prior board meeting to the entire board as soon as they were final.
John Henslee asked about leaks.
MOTION by Linda Fountain to adjourn at 9:12 p.m. Seconded by Don Wicks. Voted. Passed.