1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Vice Chair, E. Duggan called meeting to order at 8:33 a.m. Directors present, R. Morrison, S. Hughes, and C. Snow. J. Gower was absent. Staff: General Manager, Susan O’Gorman and Lynn White by Zoom. Others by Zoom.
2. ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting June 23, 2022: For review and approval.
MSC (Morrison/Snow) move to approve the agenda. Motion Passed.
3. ADOPT MINUTES
Of the May 26, 2022 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.
MSC (Snow/Hughes) 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 May 2022; and payables for June 2022.
4.2 Manager’s Report
4.3 Safety Meeting – TBD
Accepted as submitted.
5. STAFF REPORTS
5.1 Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)
Watkins Tree Service took down some hazard Trees at Creekside Park. A disc tournament was held, and the new course was a hit. Staff got new picnic tables up at Commons and Veterans Park. The wooden ones are old and falling apart and the concrete ones are also falling apart. The bike park is done and so is the ball field. Staff had a welder some plates on so you can now lock the bathrooms. An old picnic table was moved out behind the Commons Park for the homeless population to use. We are hoping they will stay out of the park and not harassed the people working or visiting.
5.2 Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
We pumped 1 million gallons of water yesterday. Summer is here. We had a difficult leak in the Bigfoot Subdivision this month. The Hodgson Hill Hydrant project is just about paid for by the residents.
5.3 Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)
This is still in the State’s hands. We are just waiting.
6. Board Member Report
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7.1 Board to review Water Rate Study, prepared by Trinity Valley Consulting Engineers. Board to vote on proposed rates and initiate the proposition 218 notification process.
Manager was given direction to proceed with the process.
7.2 Staff to present draft Budget for fiscal year 2022-2023. Board to approve letter directing Humboldt County Auditors Office to allow property tax funds withdrawal per budget.
Board vote required.
MSC (Hughes/Morrison) move to approve the budge for 2022-23 and allow the Willow Creek C.S.D. to withdrawal funds as needed per our budget. Motion passed.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1 Staff recommends replacing old pump and motor at Bigfoot pump station with new set. This will provide backup redundancy by having two modern pumps. Estimated budget is $15,000.
Board vote required
MSC (Morrison/Snow) move to approve the purchase of a new pump. Motion passed.
8.2 Board to vote to accept lowest responsive and responsible bidder on the WCCSD Generator project.
Board vote required.
(Snow/Hughes) move to approve the contract Whitson’s Inc. as the low bidder at $126,960.00. Motion passed.
8.3 Staff recommends review of possible Community Services District powers, detailed in California Government Code. Staff recommends exercising the latent power of wastewater collection & treatment and request process initiation with the Humboldt LAFCo.
Board vote required.
MSC (Hughes/Morrison) move to exercise the laten power of wastewater collection and treatment
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
9.2 CHP Report
Officer reported for CHP
9.3 United States Forest Service
9.4 W.C. Fire Safe Council
9.5 W.C. Fire District
Bob Kennedy reported by email.
9.6 Health Care Report
9.8 Chamber of Commerce
Shannon Hughes reported for Chamber of Commerce
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 this month.
Meeting adjourned at 9:51 a.m.