Board Meeting Minutes 04-28-22

1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM

Board Chair, J. Gower called meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.  All Directors present; R. Morrison, S. Hughes, C. Snow, and E. Duggan.   Staff,  General Manager Susan O’Gorman  and L. White.    Others in attendance in person and by zoom.   

2. ADOPT AGENDA

Copy of Agenda for this meeting April 28, 2022:  For review and approval.

MSC (Duggan/Hughes) move to approve the agenda.   Motion carried. 

3. ADOPT MINUTES

Of the March 24, 2022 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.

MSC (Snow/Duggan) 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 March 2022; and payables for April 2022.

4.2 Manager’s Report

4.3 Safety Meeting – Chlorine safety

MSC (Morrison/Snow) move to approve the Consent Items.   Motion carried. 

5. STAFF REPORTS

5.1 Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)

The new ball field is a success.  The field lights were brought to attention that they are old and when in use, use a lot of electricity.   Maybe we can  replace someday.     The Bike Park is going well and will be open May 21st during the Fire Safe Fair.   Manager O’Gorman will be in contact with the USFS regarding the roofs of Cedar and Pine Cabin at the campground.    Staff has been working at Creekside Park on the down trees.    Caltrans will hopefully be working on the top side removing trees at Creekside.   

5.2 Water Department Report (O’Gorman)

Staff replaced a leaking valve at  Patterson x Peach Tree.    Tesla is still working on getting the battery system up and running.    Staff completed the annual filter inspection.   The Media is still in good shape.   District will not be putting in a standalone generator at the Bigfoot pump station.   District can not come to an agreement with the landowner.   We will instead purchase a new tow behind generator and hope for the best getting there when needed.     A stand alone will be put at the Willow Towers site.  

5.3 Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)

There is not much happening in Wastewater.   We are waiting for the State and USDA to let us know what arrangements they have come up with.  

6. Board Member Report 

Ed Duggan reported the Governor put in effect water restrictions.   So far, they do not affect us.  

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7.1 Board to review existing Chapter 5 Board Policy, Recreation Department. Entire policy and any proposed changes to be made into Ordinance #46.

Board vote required.

MSC (Morrison/Hughes) move to approve Chapter 5 with amendments.   Motion carried.  

8. NEW BUSINESS

8.1 Board to vote on ballot for Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Board members. Board vote required.

MSC (Hughes/Gower) move to nominate Ed Duggan for LAFCO with Caroline Snow as alternate.  Motion carried.   

8.2 Board to review Water Rate Study, prepared by Trinity Valley Consulting Engineers. Board to discuss a water rate increase which would include a public notification process pursuant to proposition 218.

A draft report was given to the board to review.  A more defined draft will be handed out next month.  

9. 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

Patti Pedigo reported for the Fire Safe Council. 

9.5 W.C. Fire District

Bob Kennedy via an email. 

9.6 Health Care Report

No Report

9.7 RREDC Report

Riley Morrison Reported. 

9.8 Chamber of Commerce

No Report

9.9 Humboldt County Visitors Bureau                                                                               Shannon Hughes reported. 

10. ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR     The fish derby is on June. 25th,  at Fish Lake.   Basho Parks said he his holding a meeting VFW May 14, Cal fire, HOES, PG& E and others.   Regarding the past fires and storm.    Community Action Plan.

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

12. ADJOURNMENT 

MSC (Duggan/Snow) to adjourn the meeting 10:05 a.m.   Motion carried.