CONDENSED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF L. A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD MAY 23, 2019 AT THE GASTON FIRE HALL.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Ken Aberle, Tom Gunn (6:07 pm), Linda Fountain, Lisa Dutz, Mark Franzen, Amber Morgan, and Mike Steffl,
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Malcolm Moreno and Don Wicks
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 6:00 PM by Ken Aberle, Vice President and presiding Chairman.
Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the monthly board meeting held on April 25, 2019 were presented in writing.
Jet Pay Contract has been signed.
Kris is working on the paving project going in to Gammon Reservoir
Kyle Culley will present the final tank diving summary next month
Kris Conway has put the surveying at Salsbery’s on hold until he can have a meeting with them
MOTION by Mike Steffl to accept the minutes of April 25, 2019 as presented. Seconded by Lisa Dutz. Voted. Passed.
Treasurer’s Report: The January through April Profit and Loss Previous Year Comparison Report, Year to Date Performance to Budget Report, CD Summary Report and the following updated reports – Balance Sheets, Expanded Profit and Loss Previous Year Comparison Report, January through April Cash Flow Statement, April Cash Flow Statement and 2019 Capital Project Summary were presented in writing. The April Cash Flow Statement, Year-to-Date Cash Flow Statement, Balance Sheets, Profit and Loss Previous Year Comparison Report, Performance to Budget Report, and 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 Mark Franzen. Voted. Passed.
Business Manager’s Report: The Business Manager’s Report and April System Status Report were presented in writing. Discussed welfare check on Rena Furukawa.
MOTION by Mark Franzen to accept the Business Manager’s Report as presented. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted. Passed.
Field Manager’s Report: The Field Manager’s Report was presented. Kris Conway reviewed the work done over the last month and the Water Loss Report. Discussed repair of water line at Jim Hinze’s property, water loss estimated at 15,000 gallons.
MOTION by Mark Franzen to accept the Field Manager’s Report as presented. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted. Passed.
OAWU Rate Study: The rate study that was delivered today was developed based on the 2017 budget and will be redone based on the 2019 budget and submitted next week.
Kris Conway will review the revised rate study and email it to the board for review.
Laurelwood Water Line Extension: Steve Roper is working on a revised proposal which will be submitted to Denny Muchmore, Westech Engineering, and to Kris Conway for approval.
Parmele Road Waterline Relocation: Kris Conway stated that he had gotten three bids, the lowest of which was $33,000.00 from AT Underground for the project. Kris Conway stated he had AT Underground do work on Olson Road and they were quick and accurate. Discussed the water loss on that line. Board instructed Patricia Carr to add the amount that had been forgiven plus interest for Barney Ward back onto his bill since he has not followed through on providing an easement.
MOTION by Tom Gunn to proceed with the project, having AT Underground do the boring and re-route the line at a cost of $32,000.00. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted. Passed.
When the project is completed, Kris Conway will let the board know the estimated savings on water loss
Glatfelter Insurance Renewal: Patricia Carr presented information on the changes from last year in the insurance renewal. Discussed. Renewal contract was signed.
MOTION by Tom Gunn to adjourn at 6:37 p.m. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted. Passed.