WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, March 22, 2018
135 Willow Rd., Willow Creek – District Office
1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Board Chair, Judy Gower called meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. All directors
present; Bruce Nelson, Tyler Holmes, Joe O’Hara and Ed Duggan. Staff;
Manager Susan O’Gorman and Lynn White. Fifteen others in attendance.
2. ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting Mar. 22, 2018: For review and approval.
MSC (Duggan/O’Hara) move to approve the agenda. Motion passed.
3. ADOPT MINUTES
Of the Feb 22, 2018 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and
MSC (Nelson/O’Hara) move to approve the minutes. Motion Passed.
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 Jan. 2018; and payables for Feb. 2018.
4.2. Manager’s Report
4.3. Safety Meeting – Back Protection. Defending your safety zone.
4.4. Parks and Recreation
Manager O’Gorman pulled 4.2. O’Gorman reported that she attended an
Emergency Plan meeting for Rural areas and Humboldt County’s Emergency
plan. O’Gorman felt this was very informative. The lights at the Visitor’s
Center have been out for a while now, staff replaced them with new LED
lights. They will hopefully last for years. MSC(Holmes/Duggan) move to
approve the consent items. Motion passed.
5. STAFF REPORTS
5.1. Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
We are still in winter pumping mode at the treatment plant, about 360,000
gallons per day. Manager O’Gorman now has her T-3 certificate. Yay!
Congratulations Susan!!! The CSD now must test raw water two times a month
and we are soon going to be testing the school for lead. These are new
5.2. Wastewater Report (O’Gorman)
GHD is proceeding along. The surveys for down town is completed. They are
on schedule to bring us rates and proceed with 218 requirements. GHD will
be coming to the board the next two months with information and moving
forward. Community members have asked questions about ponds. This system
will not have ponds. It is a very small system, handling approximately 100
hookups. Blue Lake is 7 times larger than our system will be and
McKinleyville is 40 times larger than ours will be. This is not a pond
6. Board Member Report
Board Members’ comments, announcements, reports.
Judy Gower asked about the caution tape behind the motel. We still need to
fix sidewalk after the leak repair. Ed Duggan reported that the Board of
Supervisors will be revisiting the Cannabis ordinance and distance to
school bus stops. Currently there is not restrictions on the distance away
from a bus stops.
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7.1 Staff recommends Board give Manager O’Gorman authority to give Coast
Central Credit Union the necessary information to set up checking account
for the District “Water” account. We need to set up a S52 interest
checking. We will need appoint three signers with two signatures required
to write checks.
Board Vote necessary
MSC (Holmes/Nelson) move that the WCCSD would like to close the account
titled Willow Creek Community Services District Filtration Account and
under the account titled Willow Creek Community Services District Capital
Reserves Fund would like to close the membership savings only. WCCSD would
like to open an additional checking account under account titled Willow
Creek Community Service District as two to sign account with the following
signers Susan T Gorman, Lynn White and Raymond B Nelson. Motion passed.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1 Shel Barsanti with May, Abrahamsen & Barsanti will be presenting
the 2016-2017 Audit to the Board for approval.
Board vote needed.
MSC (Dugan/O’Hara) move to approve the audit. Motion passed.
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 Sheriff Report
Sheriff Honsel reported for his department.
9.2 CHP Report
9.3 United States Forest Service
9.4 Health Care Report
9.5 W.C. Fire District
9.6 W.C. Fire Safe Council
Barbara Darst reported for the Fire Safe Council.
9.7 RREDC Report
10. ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR
No Items from the floor.
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 this month.
MSC, (O’Hara /Nelson) moved to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at
The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday,
April 26, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.