June 18, 2019 Minutes of the Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. In attendance were Board Members Barry Braman, Anna Riquelme, Garry Everson, Joanne Kayser, and Ruby Cosby. No shareholders were in attendance.
The minutes of the April 2019 board meeting were reviewed. Joanne Kayser moved to accept the minutes as written. Ruby Cosby seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0-0.
The minutes of the May 2019 board meeting were reviewed. Joanne Kayser moved to accept the minutes as written. Ruby Cosby seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0-0.
The May 2019 Financial Report was reviewed. Joanne Kayser moved to accept the Financial Report as presented. Garry Everson seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0-0.
The status of the grant for replacement of water meters was reviewed. Alma Sandoval, Office Manager, has provided extensive documentation to MKN as they have requested in compliance with the grant request. AMWC is awaiting final approval for MKN to begin work.
All items on the Maintenance and Repair List are being worked in order of Priority.
The Watermaster Requirement for well meters is currently being completed by SA Camp. Well meters have been installed on both wells on Site 1. The meters for the two wells on Site 2 are scheduled to be installed beginning June 19.
A back-up plan for Treatment Operators was discussed. We will contact Benjamin Melendez, a prior Treatment Operator for AMWC, to see if he would serve as a back-up for our current operators.
Spare parts have been purchased by our Treatment Operator, Ron Tice, to prevent weekend opening charge by our parts supplier in case of emergency. Barry Braman also discussed the need for proper storage and shelving for our equipment and parts.
AMWC needs a qualified electrician capable of addressing the needs of a water company. SA Camp will be asked for recommendations for an electrician.
The valves at both well sites were exercised prior to SA Camp beginning work on installing the well water meters. Barry Braman will discuss with Ron Tice on the procedure and schedule for exercising the remaining valves.
As the rates for electricity have changed, the need to conserve electricity was discussed. Filling of the tanks before peak rate time of 4:00 p.m. as much as possible was discussed. Also, the sensor to start/stop filling of the tanks should be in good working order. Barry Braman moved to replace the sensor, no matter what the cost. Ruby Cosby seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0-0.
The Annual Shareholder Meeting will be held on June 22, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Landmark Baptist Church. Tim Pendleton will discuss AMWC status and grant status. Barry Braman will discuss Watermaster Meter status and SB 998.
The check valves at Sites 1 and 2 for low pressure will be reviewed for the possible need to replace.
LIRA is not in effect yet. SB998 deals with service disconnection to water users who meet the standard established for low-income families who do not pay their bills. The deadline to incorporate AMWC adherence to SB998 is February 2020. This item is tabled for future discussion.
There are no items for Executive Session.
Ruby Cosby moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Joanne Kayser. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0-0. The meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.