WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, September 27, 2018
135 Willow Rd., Willow Creek – District Office
1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Vice Chair, Tyler Holmes called meeting to order at 8:03am. Directors
present; Joe O’Hara, Ed Duggan and Bruce Nelson, with Judy Gower absent.
Staff; Manager O’Gorman and Lynn White. Others in attendance fourteen
others in attendance.
2. ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting September 27, 2018: For review and
MSC (Nelson/O’Hara) move to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
3. ADOPT MINUTES
Of the August, 23 2018 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review
Correction to first line in 5.1 to: Treatment plant pumped 36.4 million
gallons last month.
MSC (Duggan/Nelson) move to approve 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 2018; and payables for September 2018.
4.2. Manager’s Report
4.3. Safety Meeting – Security in Public Buildings
4.4. Parks and Recreation
Manager O’Gorman pulled 4.4 to report the new trash cans are working well
down town. We are not picking up as much trash, but the trash bill will
probably rise. MSC (Duggan/O’Hara) move to approve 4.1, 4.2, 4.3. and 4.4.
5. STAFF REPORTS
5.1. Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
The treatment plant pumped 34 million gallons in August. September pumping
Staff fixed 6 leaks this month. Tim LaLonde paved the road where staff had
a leak repair on Fireway Lane. It looks nice. Manager O’Gorman has
completed mapping of hydrants using Google Earth. It is in a digital format
so we can now sent to Fire Chief Falk for his ISO report.
5.2. Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Kaspari, GHD)
We have had no movement with property and are still in a holding pattern.
6. Board Member Report
Director Duggan, thanked the staff for not having any claims this last year
with our insurance co.
Director Nelson, the volunteer fire department needs $20-30,000.00 to move
the power/telephone pole so they can proceed with the new fire station on
Patterson Rd. .
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
No unfinished business
8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1 Humboldt County Sherriff Honsal and Chief Probation Officer Shaun
Brenneman will present to the Board about Measure ‘O’, Public Safety and
Essential Services Renewal Measure to be on the November 2018 ballot.
Measure O is an extension of Measure Z. It is to continue with the half a
cent tax to provide money for Public Safety in Humboldt County. Willow
Creek has seen the effects of this tax by more deputy sheriff’s, money to
keep the ambulance base here in Willow Creek and some help to the volunteer
8.2 Rebecca Cape to discuss community desires to implement more
neighborhood watch programs given slow Sheriff response time during recent
Rebecca Cape is going to be working with the sheriff dept. to get
information on neighborhood watch programs for our area. Our communities
need a plan.
8.3 Humboldt County Planning Department, John Miller, to present to the
Board suggested zoning change of downtown Willow Creek to reflect the
recent county general plan update which changed the land use designation of
downtown area to Mixed Use.
John Miller spoke about the General Plan, Land Uses and Zoning laws. County
wants to change our downtown to a Mixed Use. Their meeting is to be held on
Oct 4th to make these changes. Manager O’Gorman would like to
see a list of parcels with current zoning and proposed changes. The Board
feels our community should have some say in this process. Board directed
manager to write a letter to the Planning Commission, and a copy to the
Board of Supervisors, US Forest Service and Klamath Trinity Joint Unified
8.4 Staff recommends applying for a Hazard Mitigation Grant to purchase
property upstream of Creekside park. The first step of this process is a
NOI (Notice of Intent).
Board vote needed.
MSC (Nelson/Duggan) move to approve moving forward with NOI. Motion
8.5 Per County requirement staff recommends that the Board update or
approve the current Conflict of interest in the Board Policy.
Board vote needed.
MSC (Nelson/O’Hara) move to approve the current policy covering, Conflict
of Interest. Motion passed.
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
Officer B. Quinnell and Officer Brooks reported for the sheriff’s dept.
9.2 CHP Report
9.3 United States Forest Service
9.4 Health Care Report
9.5 W.C. Fire District
Ed Duggan reported for the Fire District.
9.6 W.C. Fire Safe Council
Barbara Darst reported for the Fire Safe Council.
9.7 RREDC Report
Ed Duggan reported for RREDC.
10. ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR
Director Nelson, let everyone know that Red Marler’s services will be on
Oct. 5, 11am at the VFW Hall.
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 items this month.
MSC (O’Hara/Nelson) move to adjourn meeting at 11:02. Motion carried.
The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday,
October 25, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.