WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Rescheduled Regular Meeting
135 Willow Rd., Willow Creek – District Office
1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Board Chair, Bruce Nelson called meeting to order at 8:00 am. All directors
present; Judy Gower, Joe O’Hara and Tyler Holmes. Staff: General Manager
Susan O’Gorman and Lynn White. Eight others in attendance.
2. ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting May 11, 2017: For review and approval.
MSC (O’Hara/Holmes) approve the agenda. The motion is carried unanimously.
3. ADOPT MINUTES
Of the March 23, 2017, regular meeting minutes in Board folder for review
MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) move to approve the minutes. The motion is carried
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.
Financial Statements for March 2017; and payables for April 2017.
Safety Meeting – Driven to Distraction II
Parks and Recreation
a. Camp Kimtu caretaker
MSC (Holmes/Gower) move to approve 4.1, 4.2, 4.3. The motion is carried
unanimously. Manager O’Gorman pulled 4.4.
We have new camp hosts, Michael Husemann. He and partner Laura are
currently staying in the Cedar Cabin. So far, they are doing a good job.
The Finding Bigfoot event went well. Manager O’Gorman learned that she will
want to change a few things for big events. She will also be looking at the
Veterans Park fee schedule. MSC (Gower/O’Hara) move to approve 4.4. The
motion is carried unanimously.
5. STAFF REPORTS
Water Department Report
We received payment of $12,556.50 from our insurance for the damage caused
by power outages this winter. We had a leak in a 3″ line in the Hodgson
Subdivision. This took only a couple of hours to fix and everyone was back
on line. Manager O’Gorman is looking into prop 1 funding through CRWA for
the Brannon Mountain storage tank.
We received good news, the USDA has approved 1.2 million dollars in grant
funding to go towards our wastewater project. On July 5th, the
SWRCB will meet and our project is on the agenda. We have not been notified
yet the percentage of funding we will receive.
6. Board Member Report
Board Members’ comments, announcements, reports.
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7.1 Baron Lutes with Humboldt Private Reserve to address the board
regarding his business downtown.
Board discussion /vote if needed.
MSC (Nelson/Gower) move to approve a new letter to Humboldt County that the
Willow Creek CSD has no objections. The motion is carried unanimously
8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1 Board to Discuss Humboldt County Planning Referrals.
a. APPS# 10911 – Sacred Earth Apothecary
b. APPS# 12151 – Bio Vortex
c. APPS# 12230 – Willow Creekside Farms Inc.
Board has discussed and will make no comment on a. & b. On item c.
Director Holmes recused himself. The board wants our letter to Humboldt
County to state that we want the county to watch this site closely as it is
right above our water source.
8.2 Board to discuss new water service on Creekside Lane, off Brannon
Mountain for Steve Pruett.
No decision made. Board Policy states we need building plans from the
Board to discuss resignation of Director Mike Davis and start process
to find new board member.
MSC (Holmes/Gower) move to approve posting of open director position. The
motion is carried unanimously.
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.
Officer Greg O’Rouke reported for the Sheriff’s dept.
United States Forest Service
Ed Duggan reported for TAMWG.
Health Care Report
W.C. Fire District
Ed Duggan said nothing to report.
W.C. Fire Safe Council
Barbara Darst reported for the Fire Safe Council
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/Holmes) move to adjourn the meeting at 10:29am. The motion is