WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, September 23, 2021
COVID-19 notes: This meeting will be held by ZOOM.
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- CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Board Chair, J. Gower called meeting to order at 8:34 a.m. All directors present; E. Duggan, J. O’Hara, By Zoom, R. Morrison and S. Hughes. Staff, District Manager, Susan O’Gorman and L. White by Zoom.
Others by Zoom.
- ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting September 23, 2021: For review and approval.
MSC (Hughes/Duggan) move to approve the agenda. Motion passed.
- ADOPT MINUTES
Of the August 26, 2021 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.
MSC (Duggan/Hughes) move to approve the minutes. 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 August 2021; and payables for September 2021.
- 4.2 Manager’s Report
- 4.3 Safety Meeting – TBD
MSC (Duggan/O’Hara) moved to approve the consent items. Motion passed.
- STAFF REPORTS
- Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)
Staff did not hold a Recreation community meeting this month. Staff will have one beginning of Oct. if the fire camp is still at Veterans Park it will held on the office lawn. Staff will work on getting a date for the special meeting regarding the Commons Park, Chamber booth.
- 5.2 Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
The treatment facility pumped 35.5 million gallons last month. During the Knob fire our treatment plant really performed well. We almost crossed the 2 million gallons per day mark. Staff was on hand should anything had gone awry. It was a test for sure. We had some leaks this month. One was downtown in front of Coast Central Credit Union and quite a gusher. Staff had to turn the water off and only one business (the old River Song) downtown was without water.
- 5.3 Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)
Staff signed agreement with Roger Brown for the utility easement for the wastewater pump station. YAY!
GHD can now proceed. We hope to go out to bid end of Oct. or first of Nov.
- Board Member Report
Judy Gower reminded everyone about the Brown Act.
Ed Duggan reported that most river accesses are now open.
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS
- NEW BUSINESS
- 8.1 Staff recommends Board review proposed fencing by the Museum, between Museum and Commons Park.
Board vote required.
After much discussion, the board agreed to table this discussion.
- 8.2 Staff recommends hiring consultant Susan Ornelas to complete an application for the Proposition 68 Rural Recreation & Tourism grant. Estimated budget of $6,000.
Board vote required.
MSC (Hughes/O’Hara) move to approve the funds to pay Susan Ornelas to complete our application for grant funding. Motion passed.
- 8.3 Board to review and approve Resolution 2021-07 regarding application for the Proposition 68 Rural Recreation & Tourism grant, due November 5, 2021.
Board vote required.
MSC (Duggan/Hughes) move to approve Resolution No. 2021-07 Proposition 68 Rural Recreation & Tourism Grant. Motion Passed.
- 8.4 Staff recommends Board and Staff celebrate the year with a harvest potluck.
Board to select day for event.
Staff will watch the weather and try to plan something at the end of Oct.
*J. Gower left meeting at 9:41 a.m. Vise Chair E. Duggan chaired the rest of the meeting.
- 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
- 9.3 United States Forest Service
Susan O’Gorman received a Report via email from Nolan Colegrove
- 9.4 W.C. Fire Safe Council
Joe O’Hara reported for the Fire Safe Council
- 9.5 W.C. Fire District
Bob Kennedy reported for the Fire District.
- 9.6 Health Care Report
Teri Humphry reported for Open Door
- 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.
Lindsey Jones talked about the Chamber of Commerce and the Capitol’s Christmas Tree making an appearance in Downtown Willow Creek.
- 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.
MSC (O’Hara/Hughes) move to adjourn meeting at 10:05 a.m. Motion Passed.