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APPROVED MINUTES  SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

                        

  • MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Present:  Biggs, Duckels, Kattuah, Kinkle, Poggi

 

  • PUBLIC COMMUNICATION:  None

 

  • APPROVE MINUTES:   August 21, 2017

Motion to Approve Minutes:  Duckels; Second:  Poggi

Motion carried

 

  • ACCOUNTING:

 Finances—No financials, Accountant Brooks on vacation

 Warrants—No discussion

 

  •  DISCUSS AND APPROVE: BUDGET 2016-2017 YEAR END ADJUSTMENTS:

 

ADDITIONS TO INCOME:                             4010   Direct Assessments                         $15,000.

                                                        4400   Equipment Rental                            $10,000.

                                                        4700   Grant Revenue                                $10,000.             $  35,000.

 

FROM ACCOUNTS:                                      6090   Amador                                            $35,000.

                                                        6354   Maintenance                                   $  2,400.

                                                        6410   Elections                                         $20,000.

                                                        6520   Equipment Purchases                    $  7,200.             $  64,600.

                                                                                                                                                                    $  99,600.

TO ACCOUNTS:                                           6030   Health & Safety                                $     600.

                                                        6040   Volunteer Reimburse                      $  3,200.

                                                        6113   Station Utilities                                $     100.

                                                        6114   Station Maintenance                       $     700.

                                                        6210   Licenses Fees                                 $     600.

                                                        6355   Radio Purchases                             $17,900.

                                                        6540   Building Construction                      $76,500.             $99600.

 

Motion by Poggi to Approve 2016-2017 Year End Adjustments as itemized; Second:  Duckels

Roll Call Voice Vote:  Biggs, Duckels, Kattuah, Kinkle, Poggi—Aye

Motion carried

 

  • CHIEF’S REPORT:  Captain Leslie Drexel

A.      Captain Drexel reported fire activity has calmed down, however Engine #62 has broke down and is sitting at Station #62, as it had issues after being rented out last month.  Captain Drexel will look at the last work performed to determine if it is still under warranty. 

 

B.      Having the Jaws of Life (hydraulic rescue tool) at both stations was a good plan. 

 

C.     Captain Drexel said there will be some additional grant funds. 

 

D.     Another person came in to get a volunteer application. 

 

  • VOLUNTEER’S REPORT:  Volunteer Mota reported one volunteer is no longer active, due to taking employment outside of the area.  The volunteer must turn in their uniform to receive their final check.

 

  • GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: 

 

A.      General Manager Poggi is working on the job description for the position of (unpaid volunteer) Assessment Clerk this week.

 

B.      The Chairperson needs to learn to prepare warrants on the warrant program

 

C.     The air conditioning needs repairs and the lights have been flickering—tried changing out tubes.

 

 

  •  DISCUSS AND APPROVE: Changing Novembers Board meeting to Monday November 13,    Cancelling Novembers Meeting, or leaving it as scheduled for Monday November 20th.

            Motion by Duckels to change the November Board Meeting to Monday, November 13, 2017; Second:  Poggi

            Motion carried

 

  •   DISCUSS AND APPROVE:   Gann Limit Appropriations Limit for 2017-2018, $400,017.94

          Motion by Kinkle to Approve the Gann Limit report; Second:  Duckels

          Roll Call Voice Vote:  Biggs, Duckels, Kattuah, Kinkle, Poggi—Aye

          Motion carried

 

  •  STATION #63:  Update

A.      General Manager Poggi informed the Board that the bid package was sent to the District’s legal counsel, Brant Bordsen, who approved the documents and returned them to AEC. 

 

B.      Tim at AEC wants to use a standard AIA boilerplate contract, but our legal counsel is asking for additional protections for the District.

 

C.     GM Poggi informed the Board of a need to hire a payroll inspector (independent auditor) to verify contractors’ wage payments meet requirements—Tim from AEC is to provide additional information.

 

  •  Little Hoover Commission Releases Special Districts Report (Silvio Poggi)

           Director Poggi informed the Board of the recent Special Districts Report prepared by the Little Hoover Commission, and made the following points

 

A.      The Commission is pushing for every special district to have a reserve fund policy which identifies reserve funds and their intended use (Director Poggi to draft a policy for the District)

 

B.      Each LAFCo is supposed to study/review the special districts within its boundaries every 10 years.  Our District had its last review in 2008 and will be coming due for another review next year.

 

C.     The Commission is recommending that each special district have a website, with a link to the LAFCo minutes, a link to state reports, information on how to run for the board of directors, and more.

 

13.   BOARD AND STAFF MEMBERS’ REPORTS:

A.      Director Biggs stated that the next JPA meeting will be September 27, 2017 at the Loma Rica/Browns Valley Bi-Agency Station at 7pm.

 

B.      Director Poggi informed the Board that the California Supreme Court ruled on Prop 218 that the 2/3 majority to approve a tax only applies if a government agency is asking for the

increase; if a citizen’s group puts the initiative on the ballot, only a simple majority is needed to pass the increase.

 

C.     Director Poggi informed the Board that former Supervisor, Hal Stocker, called him to discuss Harold Kruger’s column in the Appeal Democrat; however, Director Poggi had not seen the OpEd article.

 

D.     General Manager Poggi stated that she received a check in the amount of $11,000 from CalFire as a refund on the Amador Contract.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED 7:50p

Respectfully submitted

Kim Biggs—Vice Chair