Board Meeting Minutes – February 23, 2023

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF L.A. WATER COOPERATIVE HELD February 23, 2023 via Zoom due to unsafe weather conditions.

Board Members Present: Don Wicks, Ted Leach, Amber Morgan, Joel Mulkey, Dave McAdams, Linda Fountain

Board Members Absent: Lisa Dutz, Tom Gunn, Megan Corvus,

Staff Present: Laurie Lago

This meeting of the LA Water Cooperative was called to order at 6:02pm by Don Wicks, President

Secretary’s Report – The minutes of the January 2023 meeting were presented in writing.

Motion to approve by Dave McAdams. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted & Passed    

Treasurer’s Report – presented in writing.

Motion to approve by Linda Fountain. Seconded by Amber Morgan. Voted & Passed

Operation Manager’s Reports – Business, Field, and Water Loss Reports presented in writing.

Motion to approve by Amber Morgan. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted & Passed

Field Report – Report presented in writing is below:           

Staff Shortage – due to lack of field staff, just maintaining status quo is all we can do at present.

Old Business

  1. Mainline Re-alignment in Rock Quarry – topographical survey under review by our engineering firm.

New Business

  1. Rates & Increases – City of Hillsboro rate increases and PGE rate increases.

Motion to increase rates by 6% effective April 2023 by Ted Leach.  Seconded by Linda Fountain.  Voted & Passed.

  1. Capital Improvement Projects – list presented with request to put on hold until fully staffed.

Motion to approve list as presented pending confirmation of project costs and available funding by Joel Mulkey.  Seconded by Dave McAdams.  Voted & Passed.

  1. Annual Meeting – discussed preparation for meeting.

Other Business

Motion to install Ted Leach as VP by Linda Fountain.  Seconded by Don Wicks.

Question regarding Workers Comp coverage for Laurie as she is out in the field more with short staff. Determined she is sufficiently covered for field work as well as office.

Motion to adjourn by Linda Fountain. Seconded by Dave McAdams. Voted & Passed

Meeting Adjourned at 7:17

Executive Session