CALL TO ORDER
President Shawver called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Present at the meeting were:

 

Vincent Shawver, President Curt Strifert, Secretary/Manager
Neil Martin, Vice President Lila Freshment, Recorder
Dallas Ayde, Director Jeff Sperline, Sperline Raekes Law*
Sherri Thackham, Director (Video Conferencing*)
Marilyn Dickenson, Director

Guests: None.
 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Martin motioned to approve the agenda as submitted. Director Thackham seconded the motion. Motion carried.

 

 PUBLIC COMMENT
None.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
President Shawver moved the meeting into Executive Session at 9:12 a.m. for 20 minutes, with two extensions for five and ten minutes to discuss potential litigation. The meeting was moved to open session at 9:46 a.m.

CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of July 15, 2022
Director Thackham motioned to approve the minutes of July 15, 2022. Director Martin seconded the motion. Motion carried.

July Vouchers

Voucher 01 Reimburse Revolving Fund $ 202,171.84
Voucher Total $ 202,171.84

The Board reviewed and discussed the July Vouchers. Director Thackham motioned to approve the vouchers as submitted. Director Martin seconded the motion. Motion carried.

June Financial Statement
The Board reviewed and discussed the June Financial Statement.

Work Orders by Division
The Board reviewed and discussed the work orders in their respective divisions.

OLD BUSINESS

Department of Natural Resources Update
Mr. Strifert was informed by the Department of Natural Resources that they have sent an official response by mail. The District should receive it soon.

Owens Pit Interlocal Agreement

Mr. Strifert reported that the Interlocal Agreement has been approved by the County with one change that needs to be approved by our Board. The price of the rock will increase from $1.20 to $1.50 per yard with a 5% administrative fee. Director Martin motioned to approve the Owens Pit Interlocal Agreement with the change in the cost of buying the rock. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Approval of Policy Revisions
Copies of the revised policies were presented to the Board for review and approval.

Director Thackham motioned to approve Policy 3.0 – Records Management. Director Dickenson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Director Thackham motioned to approve Policy 3.3 – Capital Improvements. Director Dickenson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Union Contract
Mr. Strifert reported that the Union accepted District’s offer. The contract is for four years with a cost-of-living increase for the first year of 4% and 3% for the following years and an annual clothing allowance of $800 per year. When we receive the contract from the Union it will be presented for approval at a future board meeting.

Grant #R23AS00008
Mr. Strifert reported that the grant application has been submitted for the eight Rubicon gates. Mr. Strifert reported he received notification that the District was not selected for the Drought Contingency Plan Grant. Most of those were awarded to California, Arizona, and Colorado.

NEW BUSINESS

Operations Report
Mr. Strifert reported that our field crew has been very busy completing work orders. Operations staff have also been working to remove aquatic weeds in Lateral #1 and at the end of the main canal with the excavator. The excessive heat has been putting extra pressure on pump motors. One of the pump station motors at the Lakes had to be pulled and sent in for repair. It was reset yesterday and is being wired in today. Mr. Strifert reported that Frank Tiegs’s water carriage contract is expiring at the end of this year. Mr. Strifert will negotiate a three-year contract with a 4% annual increase.

Budget – 2022/2023 Fiscal Year
Mr. Strifert presented the Fiscal Year 2022/2023 Draft Budget. Director Martin motioned to approve the Fiscal Year 2022/2023 Budget and a 3% rate increase to assessment rates. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Directors Martin, Ayde, and Dickenson approved. Director Thackham opposed. Motion carried.

LID #52
Director Thackham motioned for the District to share the cost of repairing the LID #52 pump station with costs to the LID of $6,693.09. Director Martin seconded the motion. Motion carried.

 

DIRECTOR DISCUSSION
Director Shawver discussed tree removal.

ADJOURNMENT
President Shawver adjourned the meeting at 12:04 p.m.