The special meeting of the Columbia Irrigation District Board of Directors was called to order by President Shawver at 1:00 pm.  Present at the meeting were:

Vincent Shawver, President Clancy Flynn, Manager
Neil Martin, Vice President Lila Freshment, Recorder
Dallas Ayde, Director  
Jim Gose, Director  
Sherri Thackham, Director  

2018/2019 Preliminary Budget
Mr. Flynn reviewed the Preliminary Budget and discussed corrections made with the Board.

Assessment Rates
The Board reviewed options presented for rate increases which would be required to fund the proposed budget.  The Board discussed the options.

Employee Handbook
The Board discussed proposed changes to the Employee Handbook.

Policy 3.G – Wording will be added stating the District will meet PEBB requirements for eligibility.  Office Staff portion of Health Insurance Premiums will be increased from eight to twelve percent.  Wages will be adjusted to compensate for the increase.

Policy 4.E.2 – The policy for $15.00/night alternative lodging will be removed.

Policy 5.C.1 – Change to 25% of sick leave payout at separation of employment.  Yearly payout will cease.

Director Thackham motioned to approve the changes to the Employee Handbook.  Director Gose seconded the motion.  Those in favor:  Director’s Shawver, Ayde, Gose and Thackham.  Director Martin opposed the motion.

The changes will be incorporated, and the final draft will be submitted at the September 7th meeting for approval.

President Shawver adjourned the meeting at 3:25 pm.