CONDENSED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF L. A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD AUGUST 17, 2017, AT THE GASTON FIRE HALL.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Gary Carr, Megan Corvus, Ken Aberle, Linda Fountain, Thomas Gunn (at 7:18 p.m.) and Mike Steffl. BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Caroline Devin and Mark Franzen
STAFF PRESENT: Patricia Carr, Kris Conway
MEMBERS PRESENT: Deborah Calkins for Bonnie Casteel, John Henslee, Malcolm Moreno and Barney Ward GUESTS PRESENT: Seth Ripple and Linda Ward
This meeting of the L. A. Water Cooperative Board of Directors was called to order at 7:00 PM by Gary Carr, Chairman.
Deborah Calkins addressed the board and requested a 90 day extension on the requirement that she either purchase another certificate or totally disconnect from L. A. Water Cooperative water line. MOTION by Megan Corvus to allow a 90 day extension for Deborah Calkins to get her well working provided she installs, at her expense, a reduced pressure backflow device within the next 30 days. Seconded by Ken Aberle. Voted. Passed.
Barney Ward addressed the board regarding his water leak. The leak credit stands as applied to the June billing.
Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the monthly board meeting held on July 21, 2017 were presented in writing. MOTION by Tom Gunn to approve the minutes of July 21, 2017 as presented. Seconded by Megan Corvus. Voted. Passed.
Treasurer’s Report: The July Financial Summary, July Balance Sheets, July Statement of Operations, January – December Performance to Budget Report, as well as the AMR Meter Replacement Project Expense Sheet, the Master Plan Expense Sheet, the Withycombe Pump Station Flow Meter Expense Sheet and the Miscellaneous Capital Expense Sheet were presented in writing. MOTION by Megan Corvus to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Seconded by Thomas Gunn. Voted. Passed.
Business Manager’s Report: The Business Manager’s Report and July System Status Report were presented in writing. MOTION by Linda Fountain to accept the Business Manager’s Report as presented. Seconded by Thomas Gunn. Voted. Passed.
Operations Report: The Field Manager’s Report, the 2017 Water Loss Report and July Consumption Report were presented in writing. Kris Conway briefly reviewed the 6 leaks that were fixed last month.
MOTION by Megan Corvus to accept the Operations Report as presented. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted. Passed.
Hardebeck Road water line update: Project done.
Laurelwood meter hookups update: No further action to date.
OAWU Rate Study Quote: Kris Conway presented the sample rate study provided by OAWU and will ask that a representative from OAWU be present at the next board meeting to explain it to the board. Kris Conway will email a copy of the sample rate study to all board members.
Temporary Water Utility Worker: Kris Conway stated that he is working on it.
Certificate filing cabinet: Explained to board that current fireproof file is full. Discussed options. MOTION by Ken Aberle to purchase a legal-size, fireproof filing cabinet. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted. Passed. Will also research document scanning.
John Henslee stated that he appreciated the board’s actions this evening and asked if Kris Conway was aware that they were installing fiber optic cable along Bald Peak Road. Kris Conway stated that he was aware of the project and that he had been doing locates.
MOTION by Thomas Gunn to adjourn at 8:56 p.m. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted. Passed.