- CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Board Chair, J. Gower called meeting to order at 6:00p.m. All directors present; E. Duggan, C. Snow, S. Hughes and R. Morrison. Staff; General Manager, Susan O’Gorman and Lynn White. 9 people in attendance, others on Zoom.
- ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting November 17, 2022: For review and approval.
MSC (Duggan/Hughes) move to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
- ADOPT MINUTES
Of the October 27, 2022 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.
MSC (Duggan/Morrison) 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 October 2022; and payables for November 2022.
- Manager’s Report
- Safety Meeting – Trench Safety & general PPE
No Items pulled for discussion.
- STAFF REPORTS
- Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)
We have not received the Admin Guide on the Rural Rec and Tourism grant. We are just waiting. We are in leaf collection. Staff is letting them pile up to save on labor, plus they are pretty. Recreation purchased another cyclone rake for the other side of the mountain for Veterans Park, New signs are up at Creekside Park. Staff is working on clean up in the lower meadow at Creekside.
- Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
The month of Oct. the treatment plant pumped 20.3 million gallons. We have a huge leak at Veterans Park, the water is off. The leak has been isolated. Steven Braun is learning the meter routes. He has 4 down. The generator project is coming along nicely. Whitson’s has started the work. The tow behind is here, just needs to be wired so we can use it. This was all made possible thru a Cal OES grant. Staff repaired leaks up Peach Tree and out at the Rite Spot this month.
- Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)
We will be awarding the grant at the Dec. Meeting. The State grant went from 5.3 million to 10.8 million and USDA grant went from 1.2 to 3.1. We are good to go.
- Board Member Report
Judy Gower would like to put meeting time on the next agenda.
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS
- NEW BUSINESS
- Board to review request from Hoopa Valley Tribe PUD on a letter of support for a Technical Assisance Grant through the California PUC. The purpose of the grant is to devlope plans and requirements for fiber technology in Willow Creek.
Board gave direction to General Manager to write a letter of support.
- Proprosed Water Rate Increase, Propostion 218 Public Hearing
Informational flyers were mailed to all water account holders and associated property owners on September 28th, 2022 (more than 45 days ago)
Board to vote on Ordinance 46 if less than a majortity of protest votes are received.
The board had this topic on 7 agenda’s this year. The flyers were mailed out on Sept. 29th, 2022, there is 45 day waiting period for study and written communitcation. General Manager, Susan O’Gorman did a presention on the flyer that was sent out. The 218 process has come to a close. Board Chair opened the meeting to Public Comment at 6:44 p.m. We did received 7 letters of protest and one during the meeting. After much discussion, Board Chair went to Last Call at 7:39 p.m. Board went to vote. MSC(Morrison/Hughes) moved to approve Ordinance No. 46 Water Rates. Motion passed.
- Staff recommends having a Holiday/Award dinner for District staff on December 9th.
Board to confirm date.
The date is good.
9. 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
Josh McCall reported for the Sheriff Dept.
- CHP Report
- United States Forest Service
- W.C. Fire District
- W.C. Fire Safe Council
- Lower Trinity Prescribed Burn Association
- Health Care Report
9.8 RREDC Report
9.9 Chamber of Commerce
Shannon Hughes reported for the Chamber.
- ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR
Marc Rowley said it might be time to get all agencies and organizations together with everything coming up. Maybe the C.S.D. could host the meeting.
Jeffrey Lytle, wanted to know why we do not say the Pledge of Allegiance.
- 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 ( Morrison/Snow) move to adjourn the meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 8:01 p.m.