Board Meeting Minutes 01-26-23

  1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
    Board Chair, R. Morrison called meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Directors present; J. Gower, S.
    Hughes, E. Duggan, with Caroline Snow absent, to arrive soon. Staff; General Manager, Susan
    O’Gorman and Lynn White. Nineteen in person and 7 by Zoom.
  2. ADOPT AGENDA
    Copy of Agenda for this meeting January 26, 2023: For review and approval.
    MSC (Duggan/Hughes) move to approve the agenda with moving 8.3 to 8.1. Motion Passed.
  3. ADOPT MINUTES
    Of the December 15, 2022 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.
    MSC (Duggan/Gower) move to approve the minutes. Motion passed.
  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 December 2022; and payables for January 2023.
    4.2. Manager’s Report
    4.3. Safety Meeting – TBD
    MSC (Gower/Hughes) move to approve the consent items. Motion Passed.
    Caroline Snow arrived at 6:05 p.m.
  5. STAFF REPORTS
    5.1. Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)
    Manager O’Gorman received an email from the grant people. We will be putting out the RFQ soon.
    We have sent for some funds from the Per Capita Grant, but have not received money back yet.
    Staff is working on Creekside Park this is all on the Per Capita Grant. We hope to put in a pit toilet.
    Something with an open air design where it will detour people from sleeping in it.
    5.2 Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
    On New Years we had a water main break on Hwy 299 near Roger Browns. It took 2 days to repair.
    Thank you goes out to Cory Hicks and Blair Rowley. They helped with Roger’s extend a hoe. This leak has been turned into Cal OES. We replaced the hydrant at the Bigfoot Mobile Home Park. We replaced the hydrant at Country Club Dr. and Mayfair. Next week on the first we will be replacing a hydrant and valve on Seeley McIntosh and Racoon Ln. A hydrant repair is over $10,000.00 dollars.
    5.3 Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)
    The bid has been awarded to Mercer Fraser, they are finishing up the paperwork, bonding, scheduling etc. Then we will hopefully get this project started. There are 2 trees that will need to be taken down by the Post Office for our pump station.
  1. Board Member Report
    Ed Duggan brought up we have not heard anything from the RAC committee.
  2. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
    7.1. None
  3. NEW BUSINESS
    8.1. (8.3) Marc Rowley to address the board regarding the future of the community of Willow Creek.
    Marc Rowley spoke about how we as communities need to work together on projects. We need to promote our community now that wastewater is coming in.
    8.2 (8.1) Board to review Resolution 2023-01 on the Proposed 2023 EIR Addendum regarding the Downtown Wastewater Project and the activation of wastewater powers by the Humboldt LAFCo. Board vote required.
    MSC (Shannon/Duggan) move to approve Resolution 2023-01. Motion passed.
    8.3 (8.2) Staff recommends discussion about Fire camps using our parks. This will be the beginning of an ongoing discussion.
    There were no decisions being made. This topic is for discussion of possibilities.
  1. 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
    Sgt. Paul Gulick reported for the CHP.
    9.3 United States Forest Service
    Mark Deperro reported for the USFS.
    9.4 W.C. Fire District
    Chief, Sam Smith reported for the Fire District.
    9.5 W.C. Fire Safe Council
    Patti Pedigo reported for the Fire Safe Council.
    9.6 Lower Trinity Prescribed Burn Association
    Blaze Shannon reported.
    9.7 Health Care Report
    No report
    9.8 RREDC Report
    Riley Morrison reported for RREDC.
    9.9 Chamber of Commerce
    Shannon Hughes reported for Chamber.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
    11.1 Property Negotiations for new park property for Fire camps
    No action taken.
  3. ADJOURNMENT
    MSC (Gower/Hughes) move to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m.