WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thursday, January 27, 2022
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1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
Members of the audience are invited to make comments regarding any subject appropriate to Willow Creek Community Services District. Whenever possible, comments should be made on items appearing under a specific agenda item. We are interested in public comments now or at the time the issue is discussed, although we may not discuss or take action on such items during this meeting.
1.1 Swear in new Director C. Caroline Snow Caroline Snow was sworn in. Welcome.
Board Chair, J. Gower called meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. All director present; S. Hughes, R. Morrison, C. Snow, and E. Duggan. Staff, General Manager, Susan O’Gorman, and Lynn White. Others in attendance in person and by zoom.
2. ADOPT AGENDA
Copy of Agenda for this meeting January 27, 2022: For review and approval. MSC (Duggan/Hughes) move to accept the agenda. Motion passed.
3. ADOPT MINUTES
Of the December 16, 2021 regular meeting. Minutes in Board folder for review and approval. MSC (Morrison/Duggan) move to approve the minutes. Motion 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 December 2021; and payables for January 2022.
4.2 Manager’s Report
4.3 Safety Meeting – TBDMSC (Duggan/Hughes) move to approve 4.1, 4.2, 4.3. Motion passed.
5. STAFF REPORTS
5.1 Parks & Recreation Report (O’Gorman)Creekside Park was hit hard by the last storm. Veterans Park did reasonably well. We do have a snag in the picnic area at Veterans Park, Todd Watkins will be taking down. The Campground did well. Staff hopes to but a BBQ and tables by the soft ball field. We are still going for grants for the parks. The grant thru Cal Fire for Fire Safe council’s fire prevention, might be happening. If it comes through, it will run through the District.
5.2 Water Department Report (O’Gorman)The deadline for the backup generators for pump stations has been extended. We are extended to the end of the year.
5.3 Wastewater Report (O’Gorman & Stevens, GHD)We went out to bid for wastewater. Bid opening was yesterday, Jan. 26. Apparent low bidder was Mercer Fraser. There were three bidders in total.
6. Board Member Report
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7.1 Board to discuss ongoing Covid-19 situation and review and approve Resolution 2021-12 regarding continuing Remote Teleconferencing Meetings.MSC (Hughes/Morrison) move to approve Resolution 2022-1. Motion passed.
7.2 Board to review request by David & Anne Avelar for a new water meter in Bigfoot subdivision, at 475 Forest View Drive. Without a building permit, this request must be approved by the board.MSC (Morrison/Hughes) move to approve the new water meter at 475 Forest View Drive. Motion Passed 4-1.
7.3 Staff recommends Board review proposed fencing by the Museum, between Museum and Commons Park. Board vote required.MSC (Morrison/Snow) move to denied permission at this time for construction of fence. Motion passed. Ed Duggan recused himself.
8. NEW BUSINESS
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
9.2 CHP Report
Sergeant Gullick reported for CHP
9.3 United States Forest Service
9.4 W.C. Fire Safe Council
Patti Pedigo reported for the Fire Safe.
9.5 Prescribed Burn Association
9.6 W.C. Fire District
Bob Kennedy reported for the Fire District.
9.7 Health Care Report
9.8 RREDC Report
Riley Morrison reported for RREDC
9.9 Chamber of Commerce
Lindsey Jones reported for the Chamber
10. Humboldt County Visitors Bureau
Shannon Hughes reported for the 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.
Ronnie Colby said the bike tract is being used and everyone is loving it. He wanted to ask if it is possible to have the county building department report here and to update our website.
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.
11. Property negotiations on payment for Wastewater Treatment Plant property Manager given direction to proceed with final payment out of county tax funds.
11.2 Property negotiations Bigfoot pump station easement.
Manager given direction to proceed with easement with property owners.
11.3 Property negotiations for Bussell Water Tank property No action taken.
MSC (Duggan / Morrison) Meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.