CONDENSED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF THE L. A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD MARCH 28, 2019 AT THE GASTON FIRE HALL.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Wicks, Ken Aberle, Tom Gunn, Linda Fountain, Lisa Dutz, Mark Franzen, Malcolm Moreno, Amber Morgan, and Mike Steffl.
STAFF PRESENT: Kris Conway, and Patricia Carr MEMBERS PRESENT: Cam Dutz
This meeting of the L. A. Water Cooperative Board of Directors was called to order at 6:01 PM by Don Wicks, Chairman.
Election of Officers:
Linda Fountain Nominated Don Wicks for President. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted. Passed.
Mark Franzen nominated Ken Aberle for Vice President. Seconded by Lisa Dutz. Voted. Passed.
Ken Aberle nominated Tom Gunn for Treasurer. Seconded by Mark Franzen. Voted. Passed.
Mark Franzen nominated Linda Fountain for Secretary. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted. Passed.
Don Wicks will remain as liaison with staff.
Treasurer – signer: MOTION by Linda Fountain to add Tom Gunn as signer. Seconded by Ken Aberle. Voted. Passed
Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the monthly board meeting held on February 28, 2019 were presented in writing. MOTION by Mark Franzen to accept the minutes of February 28, 2019 as presented. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted. Passed.
Treasurer’s Report: The January through February Profit and Loss Previous Year Comparison Report and the Year to Date Performance to Budget Report were presented in writing. The February Cash Flow Statement, Year-to-Date Cash Flow Statement, Balance Sheets, Profit and Loss Previous Year Comparison Report, Performance to Budget Report, Capital Expense Reports were emailed to the board the week prior to the Board Meeting. MOTION by Linda Fountain to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted. Passed.
Business Managers Report: The Business Manager’s Report and February System Status Report were presented in writing. The report was explained for the new board members. MOTION by Tom Gunn to accept the Business Manager’s Report as presented. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted. Passed.
Field Manager’s Report: The Field Manager’s Report, Water Loss Report, February Consumption Report, and a review of the LaSalle Pump Station incident were presented in writing. Kris Conway gave a verbal review and explained the incident at LaSalle Pump Station – with video and pictures. Kris Conway reviewed the Water Loss Report. He sated that the estimated water loss for the Bald Peak Road leak was 50,000 gallons, the Lambert Pump Station failure 78,000 gallons and the pip failure at LaSalle Pump station was 289,000 gallons. MOTION by Ken Aberle to accept the Field Manager’s Report as presented. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted. Passed.
Capital Equipment Purchase: Kris Conway presented a comparison report showing the purchase price and lease price for a Kubota excavator. Discussion. MOTION by Tom Gunn to authorize purchase of the Kubota Excavator as listed ($47,500.00) with the purchase of a trailer and accessories for no more than $5,000.00 additional. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted. Passed. (Don Wicks suggested nothing less than a 10,000 pound capacity for the trailer.)
OAWU Rate Study: The rate study had been put on “pause” and OAWU has been asked to reopen and finish the rate study. Kris Conway is to go over the Master Plan and prioritize the projects. Board will review the Capital Project section of the Master Plan and consider the priorities. Kris Conway will see that the Master Plan is put on the website so it is available for members. The board will discuss the capital projects ans set priorities as a reference for OAWU and the rate study at the April board meeting.
PWDS corrections: Kris Conway explained that there have been some wording changes in the Public Water District Standards.
The Water Loss Table, and Field Manager’s Reports will be included on the website.
MOTION by Tom Gunn to adjourn at 7:26 p.m. Seconded by Mark Franzen. Voted. Passed.