Whitworth Water District No. 2

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Board Meeting Minutes

  July 6, 2017

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The meeting was called to order by Irene Anderson, Chairperson, at 4:30 p.m.  Those present were Dennis Brown, Secretary-Treasurer; Rick Koller, Commissioner; Chris Johnson, Commissioner, Susan McGeorge, Tim Murrell, Tom McInerney, Tom Davis and District Counsel, Brian Werst.

Chris Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes of June 15, 2017.  The motion was seconded by Dennis Brown and Irene Anderson.  Rick Koller abstained from voting due to his absence at the last meeting.


Old Business

Annexation Hearing - Bernhill - Kamiakin Lane - Hardesty Ridge Lane - Rae Lane Area - Susan McGeorge opened the Hearing for the Annexation of Bernhill - Kamiakin Lane - Hardesty Ridge Lane - Rae Lane area.  Susan stated that the annexation notifications had been posted and published in accordance with Washington State Laws.  Susan also said that she had not received any phone calls about the Annexation.  With no one present and no objections Susan presented the Board with Resolution 17-09, Annexation Resolution, for Bernhill - Kamiakin Lane - Hardesty Ridge Lane - Rae Lane area.  The motion was seconded by Rick Koller and approved unanimously.

New Business

AWWA - Annual Conference -
Irene Anderson discussed her recent trip to Philadelphia for the 2017 AWWA Annual Conference.  Irene mentioned that the conference was completely different than the past conferences that she has attended.  Irene said that there were some very interesting topics, for instance she learned a lot about SCADA systems.  Tom Davis and Susan McGeorge joined in on a discussion about SCADA systems and the upgrades that have been done within the District in the last couple of years.  Irene also mentioned that she went to an event with Neptune, the company that supplies water meters for the District, down on the waterfront and that it was very nice.

Surplus List - Susan McGeorge mentioned that the Candy Machine Model 100 in the employee break room cannot be repaired and needs to be declared surplus so it can be sold or disposed of.  Dennis Brown made a motion to declare the Candy Machine Model 100 surplus.  The motion was seconded by Chris Johnson and approved unanimously.

Open Forum

Chris Johnson -
Chris Johnson stated that we need to talk about the Manager transition.  A short discussion followed and it was decided that there will be a Special Meeting next Friday, July 14, 2017.

Tim Murrell - Tim Murrell briefly mentioned a tour he had with Deputy Merritt and Tom Davis and that he was generally pleased with the condition of the facilities he had seen.

Tom Davis - Tom Davis mentioned an issue he was having with reporting crimes and not getting a response.  A discussion ensued about the possible avenues to take to get a response.  Dennis Brown suggested working with SCOPE.

Financial

1.   Reimbursement Medical Expense - Tim Murrell - Susan McGeorge mentioned invoices had been received from Tim Murrell for the reimbursement of medical expenses (COBRA).  Rick Koller made a motion to approve the medical expenses (COBRA) for Tim Murrell as requested.  The motion was seconded by Chris Johnson and approved unanimously.

2.   Dennis Brown presented and made a motion to approve Payroll Vouchers 34411-34416 in the amount of $26,585.06, withholding and FICA in the amount of $11,470.19, with a net payroll of $27,998.64.  The motion was seconded by Rick Koller and approved unanimously.

3.   Dennis Brown presented and made a motion to approve Payroll Vouchers 34417-34421 in the amount of $11,537.03, withholding and FICA in the amount of $11,773.55, with a net payroll of $28,423.97.  The motion was seconded by Rick Koller and approved unanimously.

4.   Dennis Brown presented and made a motion to approve Expense Vouchers 34422-34475 in the amount of $50,357.89.  The motion was seconded by Chris Johnson and approved unanimously.

5.   Dennis Brown presented and made a motion to approve Construction Vouchers 1110-1116 in the amount of $451,308.95.  The motion was seconded by Rick Koller and approved unanimously.

Executive Session

At 5:18 p.m. Irene Anderson announced that the Board of Commissioners is convening to Executive Session to meet with counsel to discuss potential legal action against the District pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i).  The Executive Session will conclude at approximately 5:28 p.m.

Irene Anderson brought the Board out of Executive Session at 5:28 p.m. after discussing potential legal action against the District.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:29 p.m. by Irene Anderson.


Respectfully Submitted,

Tom McInerney

Dennis Brown, Secretary-Treasurer

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