Call To Order:



The Meeting of the Southwest Lincoln County Water District was called to order at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday,

May 10, 2018 by Chairman Donald Tucker.


Present: The Board members present were Donald Tucker, Robert Whitson, Jon Culton, William Turner and Gary Hodges.  Also present were Pete Gintner, Corey Blake, Andy Bacigalupo, Richard Esler, David Whitlock and Carla Young.


Conflict of Interest: Donald Tucker asked if there were any “Conflicts of Interest”. None were stated.
Minutes: The minutes of the April 11, 2018, regular board and budget committee meetings were reviewed.   Gary Hodges made motions to approve both minutes as presented; William Turner seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.


Bills: The Board discussed the bills for April 2018. Robert Whitson made a motion to approve the bills; Gary Hodges seconded the motion and the bills were approved for payment.


Treasury Report:


The Treasury Report as of April 30, 2018, was as follows: the balance of the investments 3/31/18 of $552,535.44 was comprised of—General Fund, $65,199.32; Construction Fund, $95,947.52; Equipment Fund, $10,838.64; Water Works Fund, $246,464.25; Revenue Bond Fund, $162,043.40 and SDWRF Reserve Fund, $2,936.87.   With the addition of interest for April of $947.14 and an addition of $30,000 to the General Fund, the balance in investment accounts is $614,377.14 as of April 30, 2018.


Budget Hearing:


No comments were made by any attendees of the meeting.
Rate Hearing: Carla Young presented options for increased water rates.   These options were discussed. William Turner made a motion to approve a 5.5% increase on the base rate; Gary Hodges seconded the motion and the rate increase was approved with only Donald Tucker voting nay. In the future, the Board would like the office staff to save any articles in the newspaper regarding water rate increases by other water entities.








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Master Plan: David Whitlock informed the Board the District/PUD received the $20,000 grant. Carla Young presented the documents for signature.   David Whitlock will get proposals from The Dyer Partnership and Civil West for updating the Master Plan.


Employee Reviews:


Donald Tucker asked for volunteers to do performance reviews for Carla Young and David Whitlock.   Gary Hodges and Robert Whitson volunteered. Mrs. Young and Mr. Whitlock will provide them with the performance review forms and updated job descriptions. Carla Young will email the Personnel Policy to all Board Members and Pete Gintner.


Adjournment: Robert Whitson made a motion to adjourn; William Turner seconded the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 A.M.








Secretary, Board of Commissioners