Board Meeting Minutes 10-25-18

WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thursday, October 25, 2018
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, Judy Gower called the meeting to order at 8 a.m. Directors
present B. Nelson, T. Holmes, and J. O’Hara. Director E. Dugan absent.
Staff; General Manager, Susan O’Gorman and Lynn White

Thirty-Seven others in attendance.

2. ADOPT AGENDA

Copy of Agenda for this meeting October 25, 2018: For review and approval.

MSC (O’Hara/Nelson) move to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

3. ADOPT MINUTES

Of the September 27, 2018 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for
review and approval.

MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) 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 September 2018; and payables for October
2018.

4.2. Manager’s Report

4.3. Safety Meeting – Fire Safety. Alert, Aware, Alive.

4.4. Parks and Recreation

Manager O’Gorman pulled 4.2 and 4.4. Manager O’Gorman reported that the
elections will be held here at the District office again. For Recreation
the NOI was put in for the Brizard property we are hoping to hear we can
submit application. Unless there is going to be an event at Veterans Park
the bathrooms will be kept locked up.

MSC (Nelson/Holmes) move to approve 4.1,4.2,4.3, and 4.4. Motion carried.

5. STAFF REPORTS

5.1. Water Department Report (O’Gorman)

The treatment plant was pumping around 850,000 gallons per day and is now
down to 500,000 per day as we’re dropping into winter mode. Staff had a
state inspection that lasted all day. All went very well.

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

We are still in a holding pattern on property. We did receive some money
from the grant and was able to pay some to GHD.

6. Board Member Report

Bruce Nelson reminded everyone, we are still in a very bad fire season.

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7.1
Manager O’Gorman to update board regarding zoning change of downtown
Willow Creek, and other areas of Willow Creek, such as the Golf Course,
to reflect the recent county general plan update which changed the land
use designation of downtown area to Mixed Use.

Board Discussion

Manager O’Gorman reported she has attended a couple of Planning Commission
meetings and they are working on zoning for all of Humboldt County. There
are planning changes for the Willow Creek area. Humboldt County wants to
change our down town from C-2 to MU (Mixed Use) They do not have the
definition for MU yet, this is a new zone category. Staff believes Mercer
Fraser is being changed from CR (commercial Recreation) to MH (Heavy
Industrial). Possibly ML (Limited Industrial) would be better. The golf
course is currently RS (Residential Suburban) they want to change the golf
course to HC (Highway Commercial). The Zoning changes gives way to
different land uses, whether it is down town or outlying areas. There are
benign changes throughout Willow Creek. These three are the only big
changes that will or could affect our community. If anyone has remarks or
comments, they want to make please contact the Planning Commission and your
Board of Supervisors.

8. NEW BUSINESS

8.1 Staff recommends approval to purchase a new truck. 2005 Chevy needs
more repairs than it is worth. Would like approval to spend up to
$30,000.00 for a new truck.

Board vote.

MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) move to approve the purchase of new truck. Motion
passed.

8.2 Annual Safety meeting.
Staff suggests Dec. 1st, or Dec. 15th.

Board decision.

Dec. 1st will be our meeting date.

9. 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

No report

9.2 CHP Report

Officer Phillips

9.3 United States Forest Service

No report

9.4 Health Care Report

Terri Humphry’s reported for the Out-Door Clinic.

9.5 W.C. Fire District

No Report.

9.6 W.C. Fire Safe Council

Lisa Robert’s reported Fire Safe Council.

9.7 RREDC Report

No Report

10. ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR

Anyone wishing to address the Board on any items not found on the Agenda
may do so at this time. A written Request for public comment should have
been submitted to the Secretary to the Board prior to the Call to Order.

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 item this month.

12. ADJOURNMENT

MSC (O’Hara/Nelson) move to adjourn meeting. Meeting adjourned at 9:38 a.m.


The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday,
November 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.


~ Note: this is the 3rd Thursday of the month given the
Thanksgiving Holiday~