Board Meeting Minutes 09-22-22

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

Board Chair, J. Gower called meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.  Directors present; E. Duggan,                 R. Morrison, and S. Hughes, with C. Snow absent, but attended by zoom.    Staff; General Manager Susan O’Gorman, and Lynn White.    Other attended by Zoom and in person.     

  1. ADOPT AGENDA

Copy of Agenda for this meeting September 22, 2022:  For review and approval.

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

  1. ADOPT MINUTES

Of the August 25, 2022 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.

MSC (Hughes/Morrison) move to approve the minutes.  Motion passed. 

  1. 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.

  1. Financial Statements for August 2022; and payables for September 2022.
  2. Manager’s Report
  3. Safety Meeting – TBD

No items were pulled.   Board approved the consent items.  No motion made. 

  1. STAFF REPORTS
    1. Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)

Veterans Park received a Rural Recreation &  Tourism Grant for 1.98 million dollars.  We were instructed to wait until we have a signed contract to proceed.   The district will then put out a RFP for about 1 month then, the process will begin.    Staff is working on the new Disc Golf Course at Creekside Park.  This will be paid by the Per-capita Grant.    TVCE will be helping Manager O’Gorman.  We also hope to put in a pit toilet and a piece of playground equipment.      Caltrans is going to be hosting  a Dump Day here in Willow Creek.     It will be a one-day event.  The date and all information will be put out by the  Chamber of Commerce when it is available.  

  1. Water Department Report (O’Gorman)

We pumped 35.4 million gallons last month.   We are working on hydrant testing.   We have some that need repairs since the fire.   One hydrant needs to be replaced.   

  1. Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)

The District was awarded another 1.9 million from the USDA.   We are just waiting on the state.   They are working on it and routinely  send emails on updates to Susan.   We are just in a waiting game. 

  1. Board Member Report 

Ed Duggan asked about LAFCO election.   We have not from them yet.   Judy Gower asked if the roads at Kimtu will be fix by the USFS.   Manager O’Gorman will be doing a walk through  this next Wednesday.  

  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  1. Staff to update Board on Water Rate increase progress. Staff to recommend scheduling public hearing on November 17th, at the Regular Board meeting.

The 218 public meeting will be at the regular November 17th board meeting.   Flyers will be out by Oct. 3rd for public review.    The flyer will have the date and time of the meeting on the front.  

  1. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Staff recommends developing wood permit program for Creekside Park. Last winter’s storm has left more firewood than the WCCSD can use. Board to discuss and confirm permit program details. 

Manager O’Gorman will work out a waiver, and voucher for residents.   One thought was 2 loads per resident.   Possibly we can get wood cut and delivered to seniors.    We have talked with our insurance.   Wood cutters would have to sign a waiver  and get vouchers stating where the wood came from  before starting work.  All will go thru the district office.    Everything is behind a locked gate.    When this is all worked out, a notice will be at the bottom of the bills.  

  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.

  1. Sheriff Report

Lt. Josh McCall reported for the Sheriff Dept.  

  1. CHP Report

No Report. 

  1. United States Forest Service

No Report. 

  1. W.C. Fire Safe Council

Patti Pedigo reported for the Fire Safe Council. 

  1. W.C. Fire District

Samantha Smith reported for the Fire Dept.  

  1. Health Care Report

No report. 

  1. RREDC Report

Riley Morrison Reported for RREDC. 

  1. Chamber of Commerce

                                                    Shannon Hughes reported for the Chamber. 

  1. ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR

Olivia Lopes  wonders if  the dozer fire lines that are around the town could be used for walking trails.  This would also keep them open and maintained.   There are lots of people interested.     

Lindsey Jones reported that the Board of Supervisors Humboldt Visitors Bureau and Lodging Alliance will be talking about funding to Chamber of Commerce’s in Humboldt County.    The Willow Creek Chamber needs money, please attend. 

  1. 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.

  1. ADJOURNMENT

MSC (Morrison/Hughes) move to adjourn the meeting.   Meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.