Board Meeting Minutes 09-26-19

WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Regular Meeting
135 Willow Rd., Willow Creek – District Office

MINUTES

1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM

Board Chair, J. Gower called meeting to order at 8:00 am. Directors; J. O’Hara, E. Duggan and T. Holmes present with B. Nelson absent. Staff: General Manager S. O’Gorman, L. White. Four others in attendance.

2. ADOPT AGENDA

Copy of Agenda for this meeting September 26, 2019: For review and approval.

MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) move to accept the agenda. Motion carried.

3. ADOPT MINUTES

Of the August 22, 2019 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.

MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) move to accept the minutes. Motion 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.

4.1. Financial Statements for August 2019; and payables for September 2019.

4.2. Manager’s Report

4.3. Safety Meeting – Target Zero! (zero injuries)

4.4. Parks and Recreation

District Manager O’Gorman pulled 4.2 & 4.4. She noted that we were turned down for the grant for the Brizard property. They put us on a waiting list. As approved by the board, we took out two trees down town on Monday. Watkins did a great job. Bigfoot Days went well. Staff will work with the commette on parking for next year.

MSC (Holmes/Duggan) move to accept 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4. Motion carried.

5. STAFF REPORTS

5.1. Water Department Report (O’Gorman)

For the month of August we pumped 33.6 million gallons. We did have some small leaks. One at the Renner station was interesting we found a maze of pipes. We are looking for all the relief valves in the system. We have one in in particular we are trying to find by Dazey’s but have been unsuccessful so far. If not found, we may have to install another one.

5.2. Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Kaspari, GHD)

We have a signed contract with Emerald Family Farms. We have not closed escrow as of yet. We are getting closer.

6. Board Member Report

Ed Duggan went to a Hemp work workshop. It will be a process.

Judy Gower asked about the business downtown Humboldt Private Reserve are they following their permit? Manger will check on it.

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None

8. NEW BUSINESS

8.1 Change Board Policy on part-time employees to reflect CalPERS retirement rules

Board vote needed.

MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) move to direct Manager to go with proposal to update Board Policy, 960 hours will be changed to 1000 hours for part time workers and 125 days eliminated, it does not pertain to the District. Motion carried.

9. REPORTS & 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 Kiracofe reported.

CHP Report

No Report

9.2 United States Forest Service

Roberto Bel Tran reported for the USFS

9.3 W.C. Fire Safe Council

Barbara Darst reported for the Fire Safe Council

9.4 W.C. Fire District

Ed Duggan reported for the Fire District.

9.5 Health Care Report

No Report

9.6 RREDC Report

Ed Duggan reported for RREDC.

  • T. Holmes left the meeting @ 9:30 a.m.

9.7 Community Plan

Susan O’Gorman Reported for the community Plan

10. ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR

No times 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

12. ADJOURNMENT

MSC (O’Hara/Duggan) move to adjourn meeting at 9:32 a.m. Motion carried.