WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, September 22, 2016
135 Willow Rd., Willow Creek – District Office
1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Vice Chair, Bruce Nelson, called meeting to order at 8am. Directors Mike Davis, Joe O’Hara, and Tom O’Gorman present. J. Gower was absent. Twelve others in
2. ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting April 21, 2016: For review and approval.
MSC (Davis/O’Gorman) move to approve the agenda. Motion passed unanimously.
3. ADOPT MINUTES
Of the March 24, 2016 regular meeting minutes in Board folders for review and approval.
MSC (O’Hara/Davis) move to approve the minutes. Motion passed, director O’Gorman Abstained.
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
Financial Statements for March 2016; and payables for April 2016.
Safety Meeting – Handwashing- Avoiding Germs & Viruses at Work
Parks and Recreation
Manager Danel pulled Parks and Recreation. He reported on Arbor Day in Veterans Park. First Five and Kindergarten classes attended along with Fire Safe, 14
new trees were planted. We picked up the approved plans for the new play deck for Veterans Park this week. We hope to get this project started this summer.
We will be looking for volunteers. This will be a community project.
MSC(O’Gorman/Davis) move to accept consent items. Motion passed unanimously.
5. STAFF REPORTS
Water Department Report
Pumping is on the rise with the warm weather. Well No. 2 is back up and running. Bussell tank foundation has been started and hopefully will starting
pouring concrete this Monday. So far 2016 is still on the 25% water restrictions. We will now more after they meet in May.
Susan O’Gorman reported for the Wastewater committee, they are still working on funding. They are also asking for support letter from different agencies.
The committee is looking at two different possible property sites for the wastewater facility.
6. Board Member Report
Director O’Gorman apologized for being gone for two meetings. Staff comment, family comes first.
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Staff recommends approval for Board Member, Mike Davis to attend the Board of Supervisors meeting to ask for a letter of support for our wastewater
project, to be sent to the North Coast Regional Water Control Board of Santa Rosa.
MSC (O’Hara/O’Gorman) move to have Mike Davis and Manager Danel ask for approval letter from the Board of Supervisors. Motion passed with unanimous
8. NEW BUSINESS
Steve Martinez to address the board regarding the trees in front of his business The Forks Lounge down town.
Mr. Martinez is very concerned about the sycamore tree roots and damage to his property. The WCCSD is currently working on a project in front of the Rick
Mock property. The district will look at the Forks Lounge property as the next project. Manager and Mr. Martinez will meet to discuss this further. The
Board will re-visit this subject.
· Board took a 7.3 minute break. Back in session at 9:55am.
Patrick Shannon to address the board regarding a Drought Emergency Water Supply Project.
Mr. Shannon talked about the history of old mill ponds that are on the mountain from Friday Ridge to the Old Downing property to the west of Willow Creek.
They have enlarged, and sealed these ponds. They would like to see them utilized as emergency water for the C.S.D. and also to produce hydro power. He
would like to work with the C.S.D. on a project regarding water and hydro power. No action taken.
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.
Mike Davis reported for RREDC.
Officer O’Rouke reported for the Sheriff’s department.
United States Forest Service
Bruce Nelson reported for TAMWG on water flows.
Health Care Report
W.C. Fire District
Jan Joki reported for the Fire District.
W.C. Fire Safe Council
Barbara Darst and Paul Abbott reported for the Fire Safe Council.
Willow Creek Down Town Transient / Street issues Committee
10. ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR
Patrick Murphy spoke about the plans for the “Old Mill Site”. They will be running a responsible, environmentally friendly, marijuana grow and processing
facility. This site will have strict security and will employ local people. Mr. Murphy will keep us up to date and they have a plan that will be public
PJ Shannon spoke from the floor about changing the meeting from mornings to evening.
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.
11.1 Board to discuss property negotiation regarding wastewater
Board reported they wanted to move forward on property negotiations.
MSC (O’Gorman/Davis) move to adjourn meeting. Meeting adjourned at 10:30am.