1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL and DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Board Chair, Judy Gower called meeting to order at 8:33 a.m. Directors present; Ed. Duggan, Shannon Hughes, and Caroline Snow. Riley Morrison absent. Staff; General Manger, Susan O’Gorman, and Lynn White. Many others attended in person and by zoom.
2. ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting February 24, 2022: For review and approval.
MSC (Duggan/Snow) move to approve the agenda. Motion passed.
3. ADOPT MINUTES
Of the January 27, 2022 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval.
MSC (Hughes/Duggan ) move to approve the minutes. Motions passed.
4. 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 January 2022; and payables for February 2022.
4.2 Manager’s Report
4.3 Safety Meeting – TBD
MSC (Duggan/Snow) move to approve the consent items. Motion passed.
5. STAFF REPORTS
5.1 Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)
Kevin Brown is working on the ball field. It looks great, we will have to purchase a mound cover. Recreation paid for the trucking the material for the infield. Staff will be working on the sprinklers. Staff will be moving the Tommy Knight memorial We will contact R. Brown and see about making that area better.
5.2 Water Department Report (O’Gorman)
We pumped 10.5 million gallons last month. We had one leak on Seeley McIntosh, and it was thankfully an easy fix. Tesla has the batteries in place.
5.3 Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)
GHD and Manager O’Gorman met with the State Water Resource Control Board regarding funding. We are waiting to hear back from them.
6. Board Member Report
Board Members’ comments, announcements, reports
Ed Duggan reported on the low levels of the water reservoirs in the state.
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7.1 Board to discuss ongoing Covid-19 situation and review and approve Resolution 2022-02 regarding continuing Remote Teleconferencing Meetings.
MSC (Hughes/Snow) move to approve Resolution 2022-02. Motion passed.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1 JJA CPA, Inc. to present the WCCSD’s Financial Statements (Audit) for 2020-2021. Board to vote to accept the Audit.
Brett Jones with JJACPA, Inc. discussed the audit with the board. District is found an unmodified opinion, no exceptions, no findings.
MSC(Duggan/Hughes) move to accept the financial audit of 2020-2021. Motion passed.
8.2 Board to review agreement between Humboldt County and the WCCSD regarding grant funding through CalFire for Community Wildfire Protection Implementation. Board vote required.
MSC (Duggan/Snow) move to accept the agreement between Humboldt County and the District for the Community Wildfire Protection Implementation grant. Motion passed.
8.3 Board to review Recreation Fee Schedule and consider increasing fees at Kimtu Beach
Board vote required.
MSC (Hughes/Duggan) moved to increase daily beach parking from $3.00 to $5.00, the seasonal pass from $20.00 to $30.00. The Cedar cabin increase from $65.00 to $80.00. Motion passed.
8.4 Board to consider selling the Creekside Park playhouse as surplus property.
Board vote required.
MSC (Hughes/Snow) move to declare the playhouse as surplus property. Motion passed.
8.5 Board to discuss bus stop location near Chamber of Commerce visitor’s booth. Board to consider writing letter requesting a new location in town.
MSC(Hughes/Duggan) move that Manager O’Gorman to write a letter to Humboldt Transit Authority with CHP, Sheriff’s & District recommendations to move the bus stop to Mayfair and Country Club Dr. Motion passed.
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.
9.1 Sheriff Report
Lt. Miller reported for the Sheriff Dept.
9.2 CHP Report
Officer Gullick reported for CHP
9.3 United States Forest Service
Nolan Colegrove corresponded vía email.
9.4 W.C. Fire Safe Council
Patti Pedigo reported for the Council.
9.5 Prescribed Burn Association
Basho Watson Parks reported for PBA
9.6 W.C. Fire District
Bob Kennedy reported for the Fire District.
9.7 Health Care Report
Teri Humphrey reported for Open Door.
9.8 RREDC Report
9.9 Chamber of Commerce
Lindsey Jones reported for the Chamber.
9.10 Humboldt County Visitors Bureau
Shannon Hughes reported for Visitors Bureau.
10. 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 Items from the floor.
11. 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 (Hughes) move to adjourn the meeting at 11:48 a.m. Motion Passed.