WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, October 25, 2018
135 Willow Rd., Willow Creek – District Office
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
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
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.
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.
MSC (Holmes/O’Hara) move to approve the purchase of new truck. Motion
8.2 Annual Safety meeting.
Staff suggests Dec. 1st, or Dec. 15th.
Dec. 1st will be our meeting date.
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 Health Care Report
Terri Humphry’s reported for the Out-Door Clinic.
9.5 W.C. Fire District
9.6 W.C. Fire Safe Council
Lisa Robert’s reported Fire Safe Council.
9.7 RREDC 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.
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