WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, August 26, 2021
COVID-19 notes: This meeting will be held IN PERSON.
Attendees will be required to wear a mask unless they are speaking.
We will also have a ZOOM meeting option with AUDIO ONLY.
TELECONFERENCE Via ZOOM & TELEPHONE:
Use ZOOM Meeting ID: 414 162 5718 (https://zoom.us/j/4141625718)
or DIAL IN: 1-669-900-6833 (press *9 to raise your hand to speak and *6 to mute / unmute)
- CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Board Chair, J. Gower called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. All Directors present; E.
Duggan, S. Hughes, J. O’Hara and R. Morrison. Staff, General Manger Susan O’Gorman, and
L White. Others in attendance, Barbara Darst and with audio Zoom.
- ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting August 26, 2021: For review and approval.
MSC (Duggan/O’Hara) move to approve the agenda. Motion passed.
- ADOPT MINUTES
Of the July 22, 2021 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.
MSC (Duggan/O’Hara) move to approve the minutes from July 22 nd . Motion passed.
- 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 July 2021; and payables for August 2021.
4.2. Manager’s Report
4.3. Safety Meeting – Chlorine Safety
MSC (Duggan/O’Hara) move to approve the consent items, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3. Motion passed.
- STAFF REPORTS
5.1. Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)
The bike track is on pause. Veterans Park is rented out to the fire camp. We must put the
bike park on hold for the moment. The County wants a study done because we are within 100
ft of a water stream.
STAFF REPORTS, cont.
5.2. Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
For the month of July, we pumped 40.2 million gallons of water. We had some leaks; staff have
them repaired. Manager O’Gorman and Opie McBroom fixed a leak yesterday, it might have
been leaking quite a while. Manager O’Gorman is still working on water rates. Tesla is here
working on the electrical for battery back-up.
5.3. Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)
We are close to an agreement with landowner for the pump station.
- Board Member Report
Ed Duggan reported 299 is going to be open at certain times and will be shuttled with a pilot car.
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7.1. Given the rise in Covid-19 cases, Board to discuss options for future board meetings.
Board meetings will be fluid. We will play it by ear and hold accordingly to what happening with
- NEW BUSINESS
8.1. Staff recommends purchase of new maintenance truck for the Recreation Department.
Board vote required.
MSC (Duggan/Morrison) move to approve $40,000.00 to put towards a new truck. After
purchase we will bring back to the board to see where the funds will come from. Motion
- 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 Reed reported for the CHP.
9.3 United States Forest Service
9.4 W.C. Fire Safe Council
Barbara Darst reported for the Fire Safe Council.
9.5 W.C. Fire District
Bob Kennedy reported for the Fire District.
9.6 Health Care Report
9.7 RREDC Report
Riley Morrison reported for RREDC.
9.8 Humboldt County Visitors Bureau
Shannon Hughes reported for the Visitors Bureau.
- 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 or zoom.
- 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. General Manager contract renewal
MSC (Duggan/O’Hara) move to renew Manager O’Gorman’s contract for 5 years. Motion
MSC (O’Hara/Duggan) move to adjourn the meeting at 10:01 a.m. Motion passed.