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LAKE FOREST PARK WATER DISTRICT
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 09, 2006
Commissioners present: Gordon Hungar, William Currie and Timothy Davis.
Others present: Roy Blackwell, Operations Manager; Dan Mundall, Engineer and Jackee Zweekhorst, Office Manager.
Dr. Hungar called the meeting to order at 9:03 am.
Dr. Hungar would like to change the Board meeting on February 13, 2006, to February 10, 2006, due to a conflicting schedule.
The Commissioners approved the agenda.
Mr. Currie moved and Dr. Hungar seconded adopting the minutes of the December 21, 2005, Board meeting as written. Motion passed.
Ms. Zweekhorst reported that after payment of vouchers the funds had the following balances: Maintenance Fund at $199,893.28, Capital Improvement Fund at $542,616.39, PWTF at $541,648.42 and Market Rate Account at $293.23. Revenue for the month of December totaled $27,526.78 with $16,999.43 from water sales, $2,659.17 in Capital Improvement Fees, $2,659.17 in Washington State Excise tax, and $3,735.59 in interest payments. Vouchers No.090987 through No.091030 in the amount of $51,008.10 were authorized for payment.
Mr. Davis moved to accept resolution 307 as requested by the Washington State Auditor. Mr. Currie seconded. The Commissioners approved Resolution 307.
Ms. Zweekhorst reported that the District has not raised the Capitol Improvement Fee since January 1, 2004. The Commissioners agreed that the rate should be increased by 3 percent to $6.94 a month. The Commissioners would like Ms. Zweekhorst to prepare the resolution for the next board meeting so that the rate increase will appear on the next billing.
Ms. Zweekhorst reported that the annual excise payment is due January 31, 2006. The Commissioners requested that Ms. Zweekhorst contact the Department of Revenue to find out if the PWTF loan payments qualify as a deduction prior to payment of the annual tax.
Ms. Zweekhorst reported that there is a Brightwater meeting on the proposed back up well sites scheduled at the District office January 10 at 10:00 am.
Mr. Blackwell reported that the lead and copper samples came back acceptable from the lab, and the results were sent to the Department of Health.
Mr. Blackwell had a discussion with Frank Zenk from the City of Lake Forest Park regarding a possible joint connection plug for our generator so that the City would be able to use the generator during an emergency situation.
Mr. Blackwell reported that seven out of the eight artesian wells are re-plumbed; all eight wells will need to be restored. The estimated completion date for this project is February 10.
Mr. Blackwell would like Mr. Larkins to work four days a week six hours a day; the Commissioners approved the increase in hours.
Mr. Blackwell would like to hire Mike Blackstock as a part-time employee; the Commissioners approved hiring Mr. Blackstock.
Mr. Blackwell reported that all electrical work including trailer, pump house, Variable Speed Drive and start/stop system for the shallow wells will be completed the first of March. The standpipe, including interior work and exterior painting, will be completed June first.
Mr. Blackwell stated that the Frank Zenk from the City of Lake Forest Park contacted him regarding the NIMS project. NIMS is a Federal Government incident reporting system. Mr. Blackwell will be reviewing the materials and completing what needs to be done for the District to comply. A resolution supporting NIMS needs to be provided and approved at the next meeting.
Mr. Blackwell reported he would be attending a class on Cross Connection from January 10-12. Mr. Blackwell’s Cross Connection test will be February 7.
The staff reported that a letter was received from Shoreline Water District with reference to the proposed Franchise Fee between Shoreline and the City of Lake Forest Park. A discussion was held regarding the letter and future intentions of the District.
Mr. Mundall stated that the District should draft a Human Resources policy; a discussion was held. Ms. Zweekhorst stated that she would research the Insurance Pool for guidelines and rules and create a Human Resources policy that would fit the District’s needs.
Mr. Mundall stated that the District needs a Resolution for Confined Space Entry; Ms. Zweekhorst stated that she will provide the Resolution for approval at the next meeting.
Mr. Mundall reported that the PWTF pipe location has been selected, a discussion was held on the PWTF Phase III.
Mr. Mundall will be leaving for vacation on January 11 and returning on January 30.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 11:28 a.m.