CALL TO ORDER The Board meeting of the Columbia Irrigation District, July 1, 2016 was reconvened by President Shawver at 3:00 pm.  Present at the meeting were:

Vince Shawver, President Howard Ellison, Interim Manager
Jerry Sleater, Director Bonnie Kulp, Recorder
Jim Gose, Director

Guests: Stan King, Shiela Thackham, Sherry Thackham


President Shawver stated the purpose of the meeting was to finalize the wage and conditions of employment for the new manager, Howard Ellison. Mr. Shawver talked with Sheryl Brandt from Enduris and she suggested either issue a letter with terms of employment or include the terms in the minutes.  Mr. Shawver felt the minutes would be suitable. He also stated it is an “at-will” positon and Mr. Ellison may or may not need insurance depending on research with Medicare.

Director Gose submitted a document to be included in the minutes about the sequence of events leading up to the selection of Howard Ellison as the new manager. Document attached to the minutes. Attachment

Director Shawver stated the terms of employment will follow the Employee Handbook which includes medical, retirement, deferred compensation, vacation/sick, and holiday pay.

After a lengthy discussion on what Mr. Ellison should be paid, Director Sleater made a motion to pay an annual salary of $70,000. Director Shawver seconded the motion.  Directors Shawver and Sleater voted yes.  Director Gose voted no.  Motion passed.

President Shawver commented on Board absenteeism. If a Director cannot attend the meeting, the president needs to be informed about it in advance. He stated he would have had an idea what dollar value Director Morrell was thinking about for wages if he had known Morrell was not going to attend the meeting.

There being no further business before the Board, President Shawver adjourned the meeting at 3:30 pm.