MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF L.A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD November 23, 2022 at Gaston Fire Hall
Board Members Present: Don Wicks, Linda Fountain, Ted Leach, Tom Gunn, Amber Morgan, Joel Mulkey
Board Members Absent: Megan Corvus, Dave McAdams, Lisa Dutz
Staff Present: Laurie Lago
This meeting of the LA Water Cooperative was called to order at 6:15pm by Don Wicks, Chair.
Motion to nominate Joel Mulkey to fill vacated position until next election, by Tom Gunn. Seconded by Ted Leach. Voted and Passed.
Secretary’s Report – The minutes of the September 2022 meting were presented in writing. Motion to approve by Linda Fountain. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted and passed.
Treasurer’s Report – presented in writing. Motion to approve by Linda Fountain. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted and passed.
Operation Manager’s Reports – Business, Field, and Water Loss Reports presented in writing. Motion to approve by Linda Fountain. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted and passed.
Field Report – report presented in writing is below:
Southwind Leak – Repaired leak on Southwind Drive
Winterizing – Crew has been working on winterizing all pump station and reservoirs.
Rossman Pump – Parts finally arrived for a pump that is down at Rossman. Pulled pump, made repairs, and re-installed pump. We now have both pumps working again at Rossman.
Langley Line – Dan’s Leak Detection has checked the line. We have about 850 feet of line that currently has several small leaks with no customers tapped within that section. The entire line length is approximately 1900 feet with 8 customer taps. The line installed was only 20 gauge PVC that should be 80 gauge. We would want to increase the pipe gauge whether we just do one section, or the whole line.
Mainline Re-alignment in Rock Quarry – topographical survey in process, and lawyer is reviewing our easement and rights. Operations Manger to call Western Rock to update on topo study and expectations.
Academy Property Certificates – Developer meeting moved to December
Leak Credits – Motion to approve by Tom Gunn. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted and passed.
Draft 2023 Budget – Deferred to next meeting
Rates – Deferred to next meeting
Capital Improvement Projects – Deferred to next meeting
Motion to adjourn by Linda Fountain. Seconded by Ted Leach. Voted and passed.
Meeting adjourned at 6:55pm