Board Meeting Minutes 01-22-15

WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thursday, January 22, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Regular Meeting
135 Willow Rd., Willow Creek – District Office

MINUTES

1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM

Board Chair Judy Gower called meeting to order at 8:00 am. All Directors present, Tom O’Gorman, Bruce Nelson, Joe O’Hara, and Mike Davis, with seventeen others in attendance.

2. ADOPT AGENDA

Copy of Agenda for this meeting January 22, 2015: For review and approval.

MSC (O’Gorman/O’Hara) move to approve the agenda. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

3. ADOPT MINUTES

Of the December 18, 2014 meeting minutes in Board folders for review and approval.

MSC (O’Hara/Nelson) moved to approve the minutes. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

4. CONSENT ITEMS FOR BOARD APPROVAL

Consent Calendar items are expected to be routine and non-controversial, too be acted upon by the Board of Directors at one time without discussion. If any Board member, staff member, or interested person requests that an item be removed from the Consent Calendar, it shall be removed so that it be acted upon separately.

4.1 Financial Statements for December 2014; and payables for January 2015.

4.2 Manager’s Report

4.3 Safety Meeting – Slips, Trips & Falls

4.4 Parks and Recreation

MSC (O’Hara/Nelson) move to approve the consent items. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

5. STAFF REPORTS

5.1 Water Department Report (Danel)

Treatment plant is pumping approximately 295,000 gallons per day. Staff have dealt with several leaks in the Hodgson Subdivision. Staff along with the help from R. Brown construction, Inc., replaced the flex couplers under the 96 Bridge. Our next project will be the crossing on Seeley McIntosh. The coupling has been ordered and will take 6 to 8 weeks to receive. We will be doing a valve replacement at 299 & Willow Road on an upcoming Saturday.

5.2 Waste Water (Advisory Committee)

Passed this month see 7.1.

6. Board Member Report

Board Members’ comments, announcements, reports.

No report this month.

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7.1 GHD presentation on wastewater and starting of the Environmental Impact report.

Board Discussion

GHD is now into the EIR phase of the grant from State Water Resources Control Board. GHD will be collecting Geo-Technical data for trenches, etc. This process will continue, then when the data and draft reports are complete GHD will be bring the information forward to the Board and public again for comment and review. The Notice to Proceed has been sent to appropriate State agencies. The next comment period report will have good information to review

7.2 ADA suggested project for 2015, replace front doors at office, 135 Willow Rd.

Board discussion and action required

Manager Danel has received three estimates to replace the door. The new door will be somewhere between $6200.00 to $8600.00. Our current door is very heavy and sometimes traps people, and needs to be replaced. This door will have an electrical button for disabled persons and will be ADA compliant.

  • Board took at 5 minute break at 8:48 a.m.

7.3 Downtown camera discussion

Board Discussion

Manager Danel would like to hand the camera matter to the private sector. Possibly the Chamber of Commerce could help business’s install camera’s or maybe do a webcam at the visitors center for their website. Consensus of the Board was, at this time to drop subject.

8. NEW BUSINESS

8.1 Renewal of Willow Creek China-Flat Museum lease for additional five years.

Board action required.

MSC (O’Hara/Davis) move to approve the Museum’s lease for another five years.

Motion passed with unanimous approval.

8.2 Report on Bussell tank replacement, and approve to start process.

Board action required.

MSC (O’Gorman/Nelson) move to approve the starting process for the Bussell tank replacement, with staff returning to the board for approval of bids and money to be spent. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

9. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

All non Willow Creek Community Services District reports should not exceed 3 minutes

No action is required on these items, but the Board may discuss any particular item as required.

9.1 RREDC Report

No report

9.2 Sheriff Report

No report

9.3 CHP Report

Cy May reported for the CHP.

9.4 United States Forest Service

Andrew Spain reported for the USFS.

9.5 TAMWG Report

Ed Duggan reported for TAMWG

9.6 Health Care Report

No Report

9.7 W.C. Fire District

ED Duggan reported for the Fire District.

9. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS. Cont.

9.8 W.C. Fire Safe Council

Barbara Darst and Paul Abbott reported for the Fire Safe Council.

9.9 Willow Creek Down Town Transient / Street issues Committee

No Report

9.10 Transportation

Manager Danel reported he spoke to Dusty Napier and there has been no progress to move the bus site.

10. ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR

Anyone wishing to address the Board on any items not found on the Agenda may do so at this time. A written Request for public comment should have been submitted to the Secretary to the Board prior to the Call to Order.

Ed Duggan reported on Humboldt Counties Measure Z and committee formed.

11. CLOSED SESSION

At any time during the regular session, the Board may adjourn to closed session to consider existing or anticipated litigation, liability claims, real property negotiations, license and permit determinations, threats to security, public employee appointments, personnel matters, evaluations and discipline, labor negotiations, or to discuss with legal counsel matters within the attorney- client privilege.

No Closed Session at this time.

12. ADJOURNMENT

MSC (O’Gorman/Nelson) move to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m.