The meeting was called to order by Mike Deck at 4:12 PM. Those in attendance were board members (Mark Johns, Nick Bennett, Rick Moeller and Bob Champ) and Water System Operators (Frank Hauke and Dick Winters). Mary Wagner (Bookkeeper) was also present. No members of the public were present.
The minutes of the 9 January 2006 meeting were discussed. Nick Bennett made the motion that we approve the minutes of the 9 January 2006 meeting. Mark Johns seconded the motion, which was approved unanimously.
Mary Wagner had e-mailed the financial packet to the board (Balance Sheet, P&L ytd comparison, P&L budget vs. actual and the transaction report). Also e-mailed were the usage comparisons. Mary noted that a couple of accounts were still not paid. By law we can only charge 12% interest on delinquent accounts. This is the interest rate we are charging. Mike noted that we have an automatic and perpetual lien against properties whose accounts have not been paid in full. We can also notify the county assessor and place the property on the tax delinquent list. This is more costly for the property owner. At this juncture, it was decided to continue charging interest and continue monitoring the delinquent accounts.
The file of the 2005 minutes was given to Mary to forward on to the auditor.
Frank e-mailed the following report to the board and presented it at the meeting.
WINTERS/HAUKE STATUS REPORT - FEBRUARY 2006
There was some uncertainty as to whether there were backflow devices installed on the meters. Terry will be contacted regarding this matter and if there are any regulations that we are not complying with.
Mark noted that the pump house door could be replaced with a new one for about $200. He will look into doing this.
The location of the meter has been staked and it is believed the easement is being finalized. No updated schedule has been received from Terry.
Three storage facilities were contacted and the price ranged from $32/mo. to $48/mo. for a 5x5 foot space. This space would be enough to hold about 36 standard file boxes. It was decided to table this discussion until the next meeting.
The call for nominations was published in the Daily Camera on 6 February 2006. The current directors up for reelection were given a nomination form. Nick Bennett made the motion that the designated election official (Bob Champ) be authorized to cancel the election if there are not more candidates that positions to be filled by the 63rd day before the election (28 February 2006). Mark Johns seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
American Water Works Association
Belonging to this group or others like it was discussed. No action was taken.
Director’s Comments and other matters to come before the Board
Rick Moeller brought up Water Quality. Lafayette’s Consumer Confidence Report would address this issue and Mike brought up that Consumer Reports also has checked bottled water vs. commercial water in the past. Filter problems were also discussed and it was noted that they can be problematic.
A motion was made to adjourn by Nick Bennett, seconded by Mark Johns and unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 PM.
The above is respectfully submitted by the secretary…Bob Champ, February 14, 2006.