Board Meeting Minutes – September 27, 2018


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Wicks, Tom Gunn at 6:57 PM, Linda Fountain, Mike Steffl, Mark Franzen, Lisa Dutz and David McAdams, Ken Aberle. BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Megan Corvus

STAFF PRESENT: Patricia Carr, Kris Conway and Kyle Culley

MEMBERS PRESENT: Denise Hill, Malcolm Moreno, Jerry Nethken and John Henslee at 7:00 PM..

This meeting of the L. A. Water Cooperative Board of Directors was called to order at 6:00 PM by Don Wicks, Chairman.

Denise Hill addressed the board regarding the water leak on her service line in June. Discussion. The board will review the available documentation and re-address the issue at the October board meeting.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the monthly board meeting held on August 23, 2018 were presented in writing. MOTION by Ken Aberle to approve the minutes of August 23, 2018 as presented. Seconded by Lisa Dutz. Voted. Passed.

Treasurer’s Report: The Balance Sheets, Statements of Operations, Performance to Budget, August Cash Flow Statement, and YTD Cash Flow Statement, were presented in writing. Discussion. MOTION by Linda Fountain to accept the Financial Reports as presented. Seconded by David McAdams. Voted. Passed.

Business Manager’s Report: The Business Manager’s Report and August System Status Report were presented in writing. Discussion. MOTION by Mark Franzen to accept the Business Manager’s Report as presented. Seconded by Mike Steffl. Voted. Passed.

Field Manager’s Report: The Field Manager’s Report, Water Loss Report, and August Consumption Report presented in writing. Kris Conway gave a verbal review of the Field Manager’s Report. Kyle Culley has set up a safety program and the first meeting will be in October. Kris Conway is to get on the Nextdoor website and respond to the comments and complaints letting users know the issues that have been resolved and how they were resolved. MOTION by Mark Franzen to accept the Field Manager’s Report as presented. Seconded by Ken Aberle. Voted. Passed.


LiquiVision tank diving: Kris Conway stated he had scheduled the first round of tank diving for November 24 – November 27, 2018.

Hartley Road update: Kris Conway has sent a letter but has not yet been able to make contact with him.

Joe Kuzniar update: Kris Conway presented a report. Kris said Mason had dug the repair back up and Kris had met with Joe Kuzniar on site to show him what had happened. Board requested more information on the invoice discrepancy.

Banking – CDs: Patricia Carr presented a report on the CD rates for Premier/Heritage Bank. Discussion.

MOTION by David McAdams to transfer funds from Northwest Bank and the Premier Money Market account as follows: Retain $150,000.00 in the Premier Money Market account, $150,000.00 in a 3 month CD, $100,000.00 in a 6 month CD, 100,000.00 in a 9 month CD and the approximately $250,000.00 from Northwest Bank in a 13 month CD. The balances are to roll over in three-month increments as they mature and funds are available. Seconded by Linda Fountain. Voted. Passed.


Banking Authorization: Discussed the authorization forms from Premier/Heritage Bank. MOTION by Linda Fountain to have Patricia Carr continue as the banking administrator. Seconded by Ken Aberle. Voted. Passed.

Master Plan Draft: Discussed. David McAdams had a question about the section speaking about the Articles of Incorporation and the 15,000 gallons per month usage. Kris will pull together all the editing and corrections then send the edited version to the Board.

Certificate Approval Checklist Review: David McAdams requested a line item be added for Commercial versus Residential applications and a line item showing board approval/denial. Discussed. David presented a written motion. Discussed. David McAdams will rewrite the motion and it will be presented at the next board meeting.

OTHER BUSINESS Don Wicks asked if there were any questions from the members present. None.

MOTION by Lisa Dutz to adjourn at 7:30 PM. Seconded by Mark Franzen . Voted. Passed.

Executive Session Reconvene at 9:10 p.m.