CONDENSED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF L. A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD NOVEMBER 16, 2017, AT THE GASTON FIRE HALL.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Gary Carr, Megan Corvus, Ken Aberle, Linda Fountain, Thomas Gunn, Mark Franzen, Mike Steffl and Don Wicks. BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Caroline Devin
STAFF PRESENT: Patricia Carr and Kris Conway
MEMBERS PRESENT: Cam and 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 October 19, 2017 were presented in writing. MOTION by Mike Steffl to approve the minutes of October 19, 2017 as presented. Seconded by Thomas Gunn. Voted. Passed.
Treasurer’s Report: The October Financial Summary, October Balance Sheets, October Statement of Operations, January – December Performance to Budget Report, 2017 Expenses by Project Summary, as well as the AMR Meter Project, Master Plan, Withycombe Pump Station Flow Meter, Cox Pump Station, Withycombe Pump Station fence and Miscellaneous Capital Expense reports were presented in writing. MOTION by Thomas Gunn to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted. Passed.
Business Manager’s Report: The Business Manager’s Report and October System Status Report were presented in writing. Discussed outstanding past due accounts. MOTION by Ken Aberle to accept the Business Manager’s Report as presented. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted. Passed.
Field Manager’s Report: The Field Manager’s Report, the 2017 Water Loss Report and October Consumption Report were presented in writing. Kris Conway gave a verbal overview of the work done since the last board meeting. MOTION by Tom Gunn to accept the Operations Report as presented. Seconded by Don Wicks. Voted. Passed.
Withycombe Pump Station fencing update: Down payment has been made to Rick’s Custom Fencing. Work is scheduled to start by November 27th.
Rate Study: Discussed. MOTION by Megan Corvus to have OAWU do a Water Rate Study in conjunction with our Master Plan. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted. Passed.
Health Insurance Renewal: Discussed. Patricia Carr will email the options for renewal to the board and check with Cascade Employers re: possible group coverage through them.
2016 990: Discussed error on page 9. MOTION by Don Wicks to have Jones and Roth file an amended 990. Seconded by Ken Aberle. Voted. Passed.
MOTION by Tom Gunn to adjourn at 8:44 p.m. Seconded by Don Wicks. Voted. Passed.
Executive Session convened at 8:46 p.m.