WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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 8:04am. All directors
present; Judy Gower, Joe O’Hara, and Tyler Holmes. Staff; General Manager,
Susan O’Gorman, and Lynn White. Five others in attendance.
2. ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting May 25, 2017: For review and approval.
MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) move to approve agenda as modified. Remove title
“Rescheduled”. Motion passed unanimously.
3. ADOPT MINUTES
Of the May 11, 2017, rescheduled from April 27th, 2017 regular
meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.
MSC (O’Hara/Holmes) move to approve the minutes. Motion passed unanimously.
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 April 2017; and payables for May 2017.
4.2. Manager’s Report
4.3. Safety Meeting – Back in Action
4.4. Parks and Recreation
Manager O’Gorman pulled 4.2. Manager reported that she received an email
requesting a letter of support from the WCCSD regarding a study for a
crosswalk at County Club Dr. Manager O’Gorman would like to get approval to
write this letter. North Coast Growers Association is going to start
holding a farmer’s market here in Willow Creek, they will be held in the
evenings at the Commons Park.
MSC (Gower/O’Hara) move to approve 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 & 4.4. Motion passed
with unanimous approval.
5. STAFF REPORTS
5.1. Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
The treatment plant is pumping 650,000 gallons per day. Staff has the
transducer fixed at the Panther tank and is running as it should. We had
some leaks, three in one line Orchard off of Patterson Rd. This line
services one house. The line is not buried deep enough. Someday it might
have to be fixed if we continually have leaks on this line. We pay an
annual fee to the State Water Resources Control Board per connection. We
just paid $5592.00 this year. Manager O’Gorman then received an email
stating that if you are a disadvantaged community we could get a reduced
rate of $100.00 per year. Manger O’Gorman is looking to see if we can get a
refund as we qualify for the reduced rate.
5.2 Waste Water (Advisory Committee)
The USDA is ready to grant us 1.2 million towards the waste water project.
July 5, the State Water Resources Control Board’s Board will be meeting, we
are on the agenda. We have not received any information yet from staff as
to the mount of the grant. Manager O’Gorman and Pat Kaspari will be
attending the meeting in Sacramento.
6. Board Member Report
Board Members’ comments, announcements, reports.
Director Gower reported the play deck looks great. At Veterans Park can we
cover or do something to kid proof the electrical boxes? Director O’Hara
reported that a group of small kids from Trinity Valley School walked
Willow Creek and got to see how different business’s run.
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
No Unfinished Business
8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1 Staff recommends discussion of 2017-18 District budget.
Board decision to approve budget or recommend changes.
MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) move to approve the budget as presented. Motion passed
with unanimous approval.
8.2 Board to appoint new board member to Willow Creek CSD, District Board.
MSC (Holmes/Gower) move to approve Ed Duggan as new director to the board.
8.3 Board to appoint an alternate to RREDC.
MSC (Holmes/Gower) move to appoint Ed Duggan as alternate. 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 Sheriff Report
Deputy Sheriff O’Rourke reported for the Sheriff department.
9.2 CHP Report
9.3 United States Forest Service
9.4 TAMWG Report
Ed Duggan reported for TAMWG.
9.5 Health Care Report
9.6 W.C. Fire District
9.7 W.C. Fire Safe Council
Joe O’Hara reported for the Fire Safe Council.
9.8 RREDC Report
10. 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 (Holmes/O’Hara) move to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 9:18