WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, June 22, 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. All directors present;
T. Holmes, J. O’Hara, J. Gower and EB Duggan. Seven others in attendance.
Staff; Manager O’Gorman and L. White.
ED DUGGAN SWORN INTO OFFICE.
2. ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting June 22, 2017: For review and approval.
MSC (O’Hara/Holmes) move to approve the agenda. Motion passed with
3. ADOPT MINUTES
Of the May 25, 2017, regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review
MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) move to approve the minutes. Motion passed with
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 May 2017; and payables for June 2017.
4.2. Manager’s Report
4.3. Safety Meeting – Heat Stress for Public Employee’s – Seeing Red
4.4. Parks and Recreation
Manager O’Gorman pulled 4.2, she wanted to let everyone know that the
Consumer Confident Report (CCR) is finished and out to the customer. Also,
in the newsletter, Manager O’Gorman introduced herself to the district. MSC
(Gower/O’Hara) move to approve the consent items. Motion passed with
5. STAFF REPORTS
5.1. Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
The treatment plant is pumping approximately 1.3 million gallons per day.
This last May we pumped less than last year, hopefully we will make it up
in June. We had a leak in the Bigfoot Subdivision, staff has had to repair
many in this same approximately area in the last 6-8 months. Manager
O’Gorman will be looking at the pressure for the existing pipe and possibly
replace with stronger piping.
5.2. Waste Water (Advisory Committee)
The State Water Board meeting has been changed from July 5th to
August 1st of this year. Manager O’Gorman will be giving the
Board Waste Water notes from now on as well as the Manager and Water
Department notes. The Stockel property did change hands.
6. Board Member Report
EB Duggan will be gone for the next meeting.
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7.1 Kathleen Sonn or Amanda Platt will be updating the board on the
Crosswalk on Country Club drive and Walkability Study through Measure Z.
Kathleen said that they talked to Tom Matson Director of Humboldt County
Public Works. Noted there are no sidewalks on The Terrace. Kathleen said
they have to do a walkability study of the area. They worked to get a grant
for the study. They received $15,000 to start this process but will need
another $15,000.00 from somewhere to complete the study. They are going to
research Rural Transportation grants. Kathleen and Amanda will work with
Manager O’Gorman as the District will hopefully be putting in a waste water
system in the area, do not want construction over lapping. They will
consider a temporary fix of rumble strips, flashing lights, etc. They would
like the District to put in our next annual newsletter to slow down for
public safety around Country Club Drive and The Terrace.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1 Board to appoint new Vice Chair.
MSC (Tyler/O’Hara) move to vote EB Duggan as Vice Chair. Motion Passed
8.2 Sheriff Honsal to provide an update to the Board on the Humboldt County
Sheriff Honsal was appointed by the Board of Supervisors 5 weeks ago. He
said they will be looking for new recruits.
*Director O’Hara left the meeting at 9:00 am.
Possible Board vote.
SB 562 is Single Payers for California. This bill would give everyone in
California health care. It would eliminate the middle man. This will be on
a future agenda. Citizens of California would have a health care card. You
get sick you see whomever you want. It would save California 18% overall
and cut out the insurance companies.
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
9.2 CHP Report
9.3 United States Forest Service
9.4 TAMWG Report
9.5 Health Care Report
9.6 W.C. Fire District
Ed Duggan Reported for the Fire District.
9.7 W.C. Fire Safe Council
9.8 RREDC Report
10. ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR
Amanda Platt wanted to know if Willow Creek is a County Safety Area.
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/Duggan) move to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 10:00