- CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Board Chair, J. Gower called meeting to order. All directors present; S. Hughes, E. Duggan, R. Morrison and C. Snow. Staff, General Manager, S. O’Gorman, and L. White. Other by Zoom and in person.
- ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting October 27, 2022: For review and approval.
MSC (Morrison/Snow) moved to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
- ADOPT MINUTES
Of the September 22, 2022 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.
MSC (Hughes/Duggan) move to approve the minutes. Motion carried.
- 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.
- Financial Statements for September 2022; and payables for October 2022.
- Manager’s Report
- Safety Meeting – TBD
No items were pulled. Board approved the consent items. No motion made.
- STAFF REPORTS
- Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)
Watkins Tree Service came in for the annual tree trimming. Staff had them lift the canopy up. Veterans Park use is up. We ordered another left bagger for the other mower. One for each side of the hill. Tony O’Rourke will finish Creekside Park survey. We have not received any USFS funds from fire camp yet.
- Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
Treatment plant pumped 24.7 million gallons last month. Staff is working on hydrants, and some are in need of repairs and some will be replaced. The first one replaced was at the Bigfoot Mobile home park. Manager O’Gorman will keep an eye out for Cal OES for grant to help with our hydrants.
- Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)
The final budget is going through the final stage for signatures through the SWRCB. We need 12 and 6 have already signed. Almost done! Then we will get the notice to proceed awarded. Manager O’Gorman is working on an addendum to the EIR for LAFCo.
- Board Member Report
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS
- Staff to update Board on Water Rate increase progress. Information mailers have been sent out. The public hearing is scheduled for November 17th, at the Regular Board meeting.
Flyers were mailed out before September 29. The proposed rate study & increase is on our website.
7.2 The District has been awarded a Proposition 68, Rural Recreation & Tourism grant for Veteran’s park, staff recommends review of Request for Proposal (RFP) for a park designer team.
Staff is waiting to receive the state contract. Then we will send out an RFP.
- NEW BUSINESS
- Staff recommends the District collaborate with Caltrans to complete a Free Large Item Dump Day in Willow Creek on November 5th, at the airport strip at Big Rock. The District will pay the dumping fees and then Caltrans will reimburse the District.
Board vote required.
MSC (Morrison/Snow) move to collaborate with Caltrans on the Free dump day. Motion carried.
- 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.
- Sheriff Report
Lt. McCall reported for Sheriff.
- CHP Report
Sgt. Gulick reported for CHP
- United States Forest Service
- W.C. Fire District
- W.C. Fire Safe Council
Patti Pedigo reported for the Fire Safe Council.
- Lower Trinity Prescribed Burn Association
- Health Care Report
- RREDC Report
Riley Morrison reported for RREDC.
- Chamber of Commerce
Shannon Hughes reported for the Chamber.
- ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR
Pattie Pedigo reported that Barbara Darst found out that they can get paid $250.00 Adopt a Highway for trash removal.
- 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.
MSC (Duggan/Morrison) moved to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:01 p.m.