Board Meeting Minutes – June 24, 2021


Board Members Present: Linda Fountain, Don Wicks, Lisa Dutz, Tom Gunn, David McAdams, Ken Aberle, Megan Corvus, Amber Morgan

Board Members Absent: Malcolm Moreno

Staff Present: Laurie Lago

Members Present: Terry Walters

This meeting of the LA Water Cooperative was called to order at 6:05pm by Ken Aberle, Vice President

Secretary’s Report – The minutes of the May 2021 meetings were presented in writing.

Motion to approve by Tom Gunn. Seconded by Dave McAdams. Voted & Passed

Treasurer’s Report – Presented in writing.

Motion to approve by Linda Fountain. Seconded by Tom Gunn. Voted & 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 & Passed

Field Report – Report presented in writing is below:

With only one water tech currently on staff, we are not tackling any projects. Daily rounds are done, as well as locates, service calls and meter reading.

Ground maintenance around reservoirs, pump stations and office area are being done. We are also focusing on equipment maintenance, pump house cleaning, as well as organizing and cleaning the shop area inside and out.

Old Business

  1. Customer water usage limits – Re-work proposal with new criteria and bring back to next meeting.

  2. Mainline Re-alignment in Rock Quarry – Waiting on Response from Quarry

  3. Jones & Roth Audit – Will have info for July Meeting

New Business

  1. Member to discuss 1” tap – Member to submit information to Board for review.
  2. Chlorine Shortage – notice on website – Latest update from City of Hillsboro, crisis adverted for the next few months.
  3. CCR Report being distributed to customer with billing statements
  4. Water Service Request – highlighted info added – wording change requested.

Other Business

Revoke Customer Certificate – Moved, the L.A. Water Cooperative (the “Coop”) Water Use Certificate No. 0679 (the “Certificate”) currently on the books of the Coop as being owned by Barney G. Ward and Theo W. Ward (the “Wards”) providing Coop water service to real property described as Washington County, Oregon Tax Lot  2S 3W 4C 1800 and having a street address of13770 SW Parmele Road, Gaston, Oregon 97119 (the “Property”) shall be cancelled, membership of the Wards in the Coop shall be terminated and any water service to the Property  shall be discontinued effective November 1, 2021, without further notice or action of the Coop or its Board of Directors, if the full amount owed to the Coop by the Wards with respect to the Certificate (such amount being currently approximately $8,457.35)  is not paid in full to the Coop before November 1, 2021.   Further, the Operations Manager shall instruct the attorney at law for the Coop to provide appropriate written notice of this action to the Wards as promptly as practicable, and in any event on or before August 1, 2021.    Such cancellation of Certificate, termination of membership in the Coop and discontinuance of water service shall not relieve the Wards from their personal obligation to pay any amount they owe to the Coop.

Above Motion by Dave McAdams and seconded by Don Wicks. Voted & Passed

Motion to adjorn by Don Wicks. Seconded by Dave McAdams. Voted & Passed.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:22pm

Executive Session