July 21, 2017 Meeting Minutes



BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Gary Carr, Megan Corvus (at 7:06 p.m.), Linda Fountain, Mark Franzen, Thomas Gunn and Mike Steffl.  BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:  Ken Aberle, and Caroline Devin

STAFF PRESENT:  Patricia Carr, Kris Conway

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Malcolm Moreno, Miki and Jerry Kramer, and John Henslee


This meeting of the L. A. Water Cooperative Board of Directors was called to order at 7:02 PM by Gary Carr, Chairman.


Secretary’s Report:  The minutes of the monthly board meeting held on June 15, 2017 were presented in writing.  MOTION by Tom Gunn to approve the minutes of June 15, 2017 as presented.  Seconded by Linda Fountain.  Voted.  Passed.


Treasurer’s Report:  The June Financial Summary, June Balance Sheets, June Statement of Operations, and January – December Performance to Budget Report were presented in writing. MOTION by Linda Fountain to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented.  Seconded by Thomas Gunn.  Voted.  Passed.


Business Manager’s Report:  The Business Manager’s Report and June 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.


A copy of the July 6, 2017 letter from the City of Hillsboro Water projecting a 1.4% water rate increase for wholesale customers effective October 1, 2017 was presented in writing.


Operations Report:  The 2017 Water Loss Report and June Consumption Report were presented in writing.  Kris Conway stated that they had found and repaired 11 leaks in the last month.  He also stated that the Goodin Creek Master Meter and the Gibson Master Meter had both been replaced and were operational.  MOTION by Megan Corvus to accept the Operations Report as presented.  Seconded by Thomas Gunn.  Voted.  Passed.



Withycombe Pump Station update:  Kris Conway stated that the project was completed and approved.  This project also included abandoning the 4” water line as required by the Washington County project.


Hardebeck Road water line update:  The Washington County culvert project is to start in September.  Washington County will be going down 28’ to replace a culvert.


Laurelwood meter hookups update:  SR Design has called to inquire about the predesign meeting fees. No further action to date.


Answering Service:  no update


OAWU Rate Study Quote:  Kris Conway presented an estimate of $8,000.00 from OAWU to complete a water rate study with projections through 2021.  Discussion.  Board requested a sample of what is contained in a rate study.


Chalice Farms Service Connection:  Meter installed.  They have not hooked up to it yet.



Temporary Water Utility Worker:   Discussed need for additional utility help.  MOTION by Thomas Gunn to hire a temporary, part-time utility worker for 30 hours per week at $12.00 per hour.  Seconded by Megan Corvus.  Voted.  Passed.


Bank transfers:  Discussed closing First Community Credit Union, Unitus Credit Union and Northwest Bank accounts.  (See motion July 21, 2016.)  MOTION by Thomas Gunn to authorize Linda Fountain and Mike Steffl, as signers, to close the bank account at First Community Credit Union and notify Sheri Holland at First Community Credit Union that Daniel Applebee and Malcolm Moreno are no longer on the board of directors for L. A. Water Cooperative.  Seconded by Megan Corvus.  Voted.  Passed.



Kris Conway stated that OAWU had received grant money to do efficiency studies and he had submitted information to Tim Tice for a pump efficiency study for L. A. Water Cooperative.


MOTION by Thomas Gunn to adjourn at 7:59 p.m.  Seconded by Mike Steffl.  Voted.  Passed. 


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