Board Meeting Minutes 11-21-19

WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thursday, November 21, 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 a.m. All directors present; J. O’Hara, B. Nelson, E. Duggan, T. Holmes. Staff; Manager Susan O’Gorman and L. White. Eight others in attendance.

2. ADOPT AGENDA

Copy of Agenda for this meeting November 21, 2019: For review and approval.

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

3. ADOPT MINUTES

Of the October 24, 2019 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 October 2019; and payables for November 2019.

4.2. Manager’s Report

4.3. Safety Meeting – Recognizing Drug and Alcohol Abuse

4.4. Parks and Recreation

Manager O’Gorman, pulled 4.4. Reported out Camp Host has moved out. We have lots of cleaning to do. We are in leaf clean up mode, downtown and parks.

MSC (Nelson/O’Hara) move to approve 4.1, 2, 3, & 4.4. Motion carried.

5. STAFF REPORTS

5.1. Water Department Report (O’Gorman)

For the month of Oct. we pumped 15.9 million gallons. Kevin has been working as much as he can at the treatment plant he is working on his hours. He has passed his T-3and now just needs the hours for certification. Manager O’Gorman has done some adjusting with the chlorine standards. We have not had any call outs. We meet state standards. This last weekend USFS had a large leak.

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

Propostion 218 “Right to Vote on Taxes Act” informational presentation

We are starting the 218 process. Letter will be mailed out Dec. 9 th and landowners/customers will have 45 days to respond. We hope to proceed with with bids in May. There are about 90 parcels in the waste water district. The rate set is to hold for at least 5 years.

6. Board Member Report

Bruce Nelson told Susan he is sorry for the loss of Doris Chase. She was so involved in the community. Redbud theater, the Willow Creek China-Flat museum, and took care of many, many kids in the community over the years. She will be missed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None

7. NEW BUSINESS

8.1 Supervisor Steve Madrone to speak with board regarding general county topics

The General Plan is on hold. They are still working on putting in cross walks at county club drive and The Terrace. The county will also be doing some curb cuts around town. There as been some road improvement in the area. Others will wait until after wastewater goes in, that way the work is not duplicated. The county is looking at the Umpqua bank site for a local location for Sheriff Dept, Humboldt Health Dept, Library, possible office for Supervisor and place for seniors to meet.

8.2 Supervisor Steve Madrone to talk with board regarding abandonment of historical county easement on Emerald Family Farms property. Board to vote on proposed transfer of property, across the creek from our treatment plant, into the District’s ownership.

Board vote required.

After much discussion, each board member expressed their approval to consider transfer of the property to the District, given additional information is presented regarding the abandonment of the historical county easement.

8.3 Board to select date of annual award dinner

Dec. 13 was date selected.

8. 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

No Report

9.2 CHP Report

No Report

9.3 United States Forest Service

No Report

9.4 W.C. Fire Safe Council

Joe O’Hara reported for Fire Safe Council

9.5 W.C. Fire District

No Report

9.6 Health Care Report

No Report

9.7 RREDC Report

No Report

9.8 Community Plan

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.

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.

12. ADJOURNMENT

MSC (Nelson/O’Hara) move to adjourn meeting. Meeting adjourned at 11:03 a.m.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday December 19th , 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

~Please note: the November and December board meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of the month~