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Regular Meeting:  October 17, 2011

 

 

 

                                                       MINUTES

 

 

 

Item 1)  Meeting Call To Order:

 

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

 

   Item 2) Public Communications--none 

   Item 3) Approve Minutes:

 

A)   Minutes For Regular Meeting of August 15, 2011

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                     Second:   Battaglia

 

      Passed unanimous voice vote  

 

   Item 4) Resignation of Director David Stipp:

 

A)   Motion to Accept and Adopt Resignation Letter of District Director David Stipp

 

Motion to Approve:  Battaglia                 Second:   Birney

 

      Passed unanimous voice vote  

 

B)    Board directed General Manager to post the open position

 

C)    Motion to schedule a Special Meeting on November 7, 2011 to review application(s) for open position

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                     Second:   Biggs

 

      Passed unanimous voice vote  

 

   Item 5) Accounting:

 

A)  Accountant Brooks reviewed financial statements with the Board

 

 

Item 6) Fiscal Year 2010-2011 End of Year Close Out

 

A)   After discussion of revenue and expenditures for fiscal year 2010-2011, the Board elected to move $40,000 into reserve for a water tender

 

Motion to Approve:  Biggs                      Second:   Birney

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah – Aye

 

 

Item 7) Chief’s Report

 

A)   Captain Robinson reported that the Amador Contract will start October 31, 2011, and that the State closed all non-Amador stations effective today

 

Item 8) Water Tender

 

A)   The search for a used water tender has not been successful; Chief Williges will have specifications for a new water tender by the January meeting, at the latest

 

Item 9) Station 62 Maintenance

 

A)   Captain Robinson provided a list of repair/maintenance items needed for Station 62.  The Board approved garage door maintenance and purchase of a hose tester, purchase not to exceed $3,000.

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                     Second:   Battaglia

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah – Aye

 

Item 10) Volunteers

 

A)   Two new prospects took applications in the past month, but they have not returned; other volunteers are still in training

 

Item 11) General Managers Report – Sue Cerf

 

A)   Update to By-Laws: 

Article II, Section 5 to be amended that General Manager shall receive a Board Member’s written letter of resignation and place such notice on the next regular Agenda;

 

Article II, Section 6—General Manager to discuss with Attorney to determine when a Board Member can be removed for excess absences

 

Motion to Approve:  Biggs                      Second:   Birney

 

      Passed unanimous voice vote  

 

Item 12) Purchase of New District Office Items

 

A)  General Manager requested purchase of new tract lighting over the desk area and a new desk scanner—price of both items not to exceed $500

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                     Second:   Biggs

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah – Aye

 

Item 13) Five Year Plan Committee

 

A)  As Chief Williges was not available, discussion was tabled to the next regular meeting; however it was brought up as a reminder that Mitigation Funds must be used or earmarked within five years of receipt

 

Item 14) Signs

 

A)   Bids were received, reviewed and discussed, with a motion made to accept the bid from HUPP Neon, subject to final approval of wording (CDF vs Cal Fire) from Chief Williges

 

Motion to Approve:  Birney                     Second:   Biggs

 

      Vote:  Battaglia, Biggs, Birney, Kattuah – Aye

 

   Item 15)  Closed Session – Personnel

 

A)   Chairperson Kattuah closed the session at 8:50pm to discuss the resignation of General Manager Sue Cerf

 

B)    Chairperson Kattuah to check the CSDA (California Special Districts Association) website for information regarding written job description for position, to be discussed at the Special Meeting on November 7, 2011

 

Motion to Accept Resignation of General Manager Sue Cerf

 

Motion to Approve:  Biggs                      Second:   Battaglia

 

      Passed unanimous voice vote  

 

C)    Chairperson Kattuah reopened the session at 9:05pm

 

   Item 16)  Board and Staff Member Reports

 

A)   Director Biggs reported that the next JPA meeting will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 7pm at Foothill Fire (Brownsville)

 

 

Adjourned 9:12 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson