Board Meeting Minutes 10-28-21

WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thursday, October 28, 2021
8:30 a.m.
Regular Meeting

MINUTES

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

Board chair, Judy Gower called meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.   All Directors present: J. O’Hara, E. Duggan by Zoom; S. Hughes and R. Morrison.    Staff: General Manager, Susan O’Gorman, by Zoom Lynn White.    Attendee’s,  Officer Brooks and Yurok Officer.   Others by Zoom.    

  1. ADOPT AGENDA

Copy of Agenda for this meeting October 28, 2021:  For review and approval.

MSC (Duggan/O’Hara) move to approve the agenda.   Motion passed. 

  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
    • 3.1 Board to discuss ongoing Covid-19 situation and California AB 361, and review and approve Resolution 2021-08 regarding Remote Teleconferencing Meetings. 

MSC (Duggan/Hughes) move to accept California AB 361, Resolution 2021-08.   Motion Passed. 

  1. ADOPT MINUTES

Of the September 23, 2021 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.

MSC (Hughes/Duggan) move to accept the minutes of Sept. 23, 2021.   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.

  • 5.1 Financial Statements for September 2021; and payables for October 2021.
  • 5.2 Manager’s Report
  • 5.3 Safety Meeting – TBD

Director Duggan pulled 5.1 to ask about the trash bill.  District pays $100.00 per month towards trash.   Recreation pays the balance.   Trash comes from parks, beach, campground and downtown.    We also need at times to make dump runs to Hoopa PUD with larger stuff.      

MSC (Duggan/Hughes) move to approve the consent items.   Motion Passed.   

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

Susan Ornelas attended the last Recreation committee meeting on Oct. 6th.   She is working on the Prop 68 Rural Grant.    Kevin Brown will be hauling sand to update the softball field.    The Bike Park had loads of dirt hauled in.   It is covered and ready to use.  

  • 6.2 Water Department Report (O’Gorman)

Last month we pumped 30 million gallons.    We had several leaks, we are glad Kevin is back.    Tesla’s Battery project has taken quite a long time and is still not complete.     When it is completed, we hope it will save us $20,000.00

  • 6.3 Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)

Wastewater is progressing and almost to the bid stage.    We received the approved amendment to our grant with SWRCB.    We hope they approve our disbursement request.  

  1. Board Member Report 

Board Members’ comments, announcements, reports

No reports. 

  1. NEW BUSINESS
    • 8.1 Staff recommends Board review proposed Humboldt Country redistricting maps and consider writing letter of recommendation to Board of Supervisors.

Board gave Manager direction to write a letter to the board of supervisors, stating we want to stay with our northern river communities and McKinleyville.    

  • 8.2 Board to discuss possible option of purchasing property surrounding existing Bussell Tank.

The board asked Manager to do more research on this topic.  

  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.

  • 9.1 Sheriff Report

Deputy Brooks reported for the Sheriff. 

  • 9.2 CHP Report

No Report

  • 9.3 United States Forest Service

No Report

***  Board moved 9.6 Health Care 

  • 9.4 Health Care Report

Teri Humphry reported for the Open Door Clinic.  

  • 9.5 W.C. Fire Safe Council

Joe O’Hara reported for the Fire Safe Council.

  • 9.6 W.C. Fire District

Bob Kennedy reported for the Fire District. 

  • 9.7 Health Care Report – See below 9.3
  • 9.8 RREDC Report

Riley Morrison reported for RREDC 

  • 9.9 Humboldt County Visitors Bureau

Shannon Hughes reported for the Visitors Bureau

  1. 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 Report

  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.

Board to discuss price considerations in making an offer to purchase property surrounding existing Bussell Tank.

*E. Duggan left at 10:12 a.m. 

Manager O’Gorman was given direction. 

12. ADJOURNMENT

MSC (Hughes/Morrison) moved to close meeting at 10:14 a.m.    Motion Passed.