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December 18, 2018 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 pm. In attendance were Board Members Barry Braman, Joanne Kayser, Karen Kayser, Garry Everson, Ruby Cosby and Site Manager, Kari Lee. No shareholders were in attendance.

The minutes of the November 18, 2018 board meeting were reviewed. Ruby Cosby moved to accept the minutes as written. Karen Kayser seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0-0.

The November 2018 Financial Report was reviewed. Karen Kayser moved to accept the Financial Report as presented. Garry Everson seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0-0.

Old Business:


New Business:

a.Barry looked into the different fire hydrant locks that are available and the cost. However he still needs to check with the local fire chief as to which ones are “legal” for us to use. The average cost per lock is about $100 which will be a small outlay in the beginning but it will help keep water from being stolen. The other advantage to the water not being stolen is any water that is stolen will increase our usage and may put us over our allotted gallons with the water master which in turn will cost the company in fines. A suggestion was made to buy and place a few at a time instead of all at once since there are 61 fire hydrants. The vote was tabled until the January 2019 Board meeting.

b.Effective January 2019, the monthly Board stipends were raised from $40.00 a month to $50.00 a month for those board members that wish to take a stipend. It was further passed that the officers of the board would receive the $50.00 a month regardless of attendance at the monthly meeting due to all the other activities and duties they perform throughout the month. Lastly, a $25.00 stipend will be given to whichever board member carries the emergency phone for that month. This stipend will be given in addition to the $50.00 stipend. The regular monthly stipends are to remain voluntary. Effective in January 2019 6 of the 7 board members have opted to receive the stipend.

Ruby made a motion to accept all these changes to the board stipends. Joanne seconded the motion. Vote passed 5,0,0

Co. Status:

a.MIOX pump is scheduled to be installed

No Adjournment to Executive Session was necessary as there weren’t any Shareholders in attendance.

Executive Session:


No Adjournment to General Session as no Shareholders in attendance.

Ruby Cosby moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Karen Kayser. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:41 pm.

Just a reminder that the Averydale website,, will provide you with all kinds of information such as: how to: start, stop service or change account details. Upcoming events, how to report a leak, board meeting minutes, payments, water rates, conversion chart, conservation tips, community and water news, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: All Averydale employees have employee badges with photos to identify themselves.

If someone approaches you stating they are from the water company, please, ask them to show you their employee badge.

If you ever have any questions, please call the office at 661-946-2256.

Averydale employees will NEVER ask you to pay your bill out in the field.

All payments are to be made at the office by check, cash, money order or debit/credit card.

It is our goal to provide clean water and the best service to our customers while keeping you informed of all the new laws and changes coming from the governing agencies that we, as a company, must adhere to.

We always encourage any questions you may have about any of these processes.

The board would like to remind every shareholder that if you have an issue or question pertaining to AMWC, please call the office, bring your concerns to the office in writing, or attend a board meeting in person

(with 24 hrs written notice per AB240).

AMWC’s Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the office and are open for “eligible persons” to attend upon written request that must be received in the office (via mail, email or personal delivery), at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting per AB240 (Section 2.14305.2(b)).

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