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Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District

Regular Meeting:  July 18, 2011

 

MINUTES

 

 

Item 1)   Meeting Call To Order:

 

A) Roll Call:  Present:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Stipp 

 

  Item 2) Public Communications--none 

  Item 3) California Special Districts Association (CSDA)

 

A)    Presentation made by Catherine Lemaire of CSDA regarding benefits of membership; no action taken – item held over for August meeting

 

  Item 4) Approve Minutes:

 

A)  Minutes For Regular Meeting of June 20, 2011

 

Motion to Approve:  Stipp                       Second:  Battaglia

 

      Passed unanimous voice vote   

 

Item 5) Accounting:

 

A) Financials:  Not provided by County—item held over for August meeting

 

B) Warrants:  No discussion

 

Item 6) Audit 2009/2010:

 

A)  General Manager to change information on Page 6 as there is no new fire station at this time

 

Item 7) Fiscal Year 2011/2012 Operations Budget – Second Draft/Adoption

 

A)    Draft amended to add $900 to line item expense for Dues in the event the District decides to join CSDA

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                      Second:  Battaglia

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Stipp-Aye

 

 

Item 8) Chief’s Report:

 

A)  Chief Williges requested the Board review the current water tender operator/driver reimbursement policy to be in line with the State’s hourly reimbursement fee.  This change would require an amendment to the District’s bylaws and administrative manual.  Station 61’s septic failed; repair involved a large digging project at the station

 

C)  Two new volunteers have been recruited; however two volunteers quit during training.  In light of this continuing issue, Chief Williges recommended that volunteers complete the minimum training requirements prior to their physical evaluation.

 

Item 9) Kibbe Road Station – no discussion

 

Item 10) Resolution 2011-02 Federal Excess Personal Property

 

A)  Loma Rica/Browns Valley CSD authorizes Chairperson Kattuah to accept the agreement between the State of California Department of Forestry for the loan of the Air Trailer

 

Motion to Approve:  Stipp                        Second:  Birney

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Stipp-Aye

 

Item 11) Resolution to Collect Benefit Assessment for Fiscal Year 2011/2012

 

A)  Director Stipp asked the Board to look into suspending collection of the benefit assessment as he feels the District has sufficient operating funds—discussion held over for August meeting

 

Motion to Approve collection of Benefit Assessment for FY 2011/2012:  Birney     

Second:  Biggs

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah-Aye        Stipp-No

 

Item 12) Volunteers

 

A)  Chief Williges reported that there are currently five volunteers responding to calls; with four volunteers in various stages of training

 

Item 13) General Managers Report – Sue Cerf

 

A)  GM Cerf reported that The Territorial Dispatch is willing to accept articles written by the Board regarding business updates;  she will check also check with the Rabbit Creek Journal

 

Item 14) Signs

 

A)  Bids received were not as requested; GM Cerf to request revised bids and also contact ZAPP for a bid for repair as they manufactured the original signs

 

Item 15) Water Tender

 

A)  Chief Williges provided specifications for a new water tender for the Board to review

 

Item 16)  Closed Session – Personnel Salary

 

A)  Close session – Chairperson Kattuah closed the meeting at 8:50pm

 

B)    Directors discussed request for salary raise by Sue Cerf for General Manager position; Board recommended salary increase of $200 per month and also to remind General Manager that she can be reimbursed for mileage incurred while on District business

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                      Second:  Stipp

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Stipp-Aye

 

C) Open session – Chairperson Kattuah opened the meeting at 9:01pm and announced the Board had voted to increase the GM salary by $200 per month.

 

Item 17) Board and Staff Members Report -- none

 

 

 

Adjourned 9:10 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson