IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER

DISTRICT

1020 SANITATION ROAD IMMOKALEE, FLORIDA 34142 (239) 658-3630


January 21, 2015


Call to Order:


Ms. Goodnight called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.


Directors present:


Ms. Anne Goodnight, Mr. Fred N. Thomas, Jr., Mrs. Bonnie Keen, Mr. Jack Johnson, Mr. Joseph Brister, Ms. Magda Ayala, and Mr. Robert Halman.


Staff present:


Mr. Ken Thompson - Attorney, Mrs. Eva Deyo - Executive Director, Mrs. Norma Garcia - Human Resources, and Mr. Gary Ferrante- Engineer with Greeley and Hansen.


Others present:

There were none.


Adoption of Agenda:


Mrs. Keen made a motion to approve the agenda as it has been submitted. Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


Public Comment:


There was none.


Employee recognition:


Mrs. Deyo asked to bring this back next month.


PUBLIC CONCERNS:


There were none.


(CALL TO ORDER)


(ROLL CALL)


(MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA)

STAFF GOOD CAUSE ITEMS:


There were none.


BOARD CONCERNS:

Ms. Goodnight asked the Board if they could move the March 18, 2015 Regular Meeting to a later date.


Mr. Thomas made a motion to change the Board Meetings from March 18, 2015 to March 25, 2015.


Mr. Brister seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Thomas made a motion to change the format on the Agenda, taking "Public Comment" off of certain sections.


Mr. Brister seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Ms. Goodnight explained that she had asked the Director to publish a change in the amount of time that the Board will give each person during the meetings, for an issue. Any person speaking to the Board will be limited to three (3) minutes.


OLD BUSINESS:


There were none.


NEW BUSINESS:


There were none.


CONSENT AGENDA:


Mr. Halman made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Mrs. Keen seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


ACTION AGENDA:


There were none.


(MOTION TO CHANGE BOARD MEETING DATE)


(MOTION TO CHANGE THE AGENDA)


(CHANGE IN THE AMOUNT OF TIME ALLOWED EACH SPEAKER)


(MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA)

DISCUSSION AGENDA:


Attorney's Report


CRA SIDEWALK CONTRACTOR

Mr. Thompson discussed an issue with the CRA Sidewalk and Stormwater Project. The amount is $194,000 for the CRA contractor, Quality Enterprises, to relocate a water line on a project that is supposed to start in the next 30 days. Mr. Thompson advised that he had looked up the Florida Statutes, and that the District could not spend money in excess of

$200,000, on a construction project without going out to bid. It is a requirement of the County that the District relocate water mains, because they are in their right-of-ways.


Mr. Thomas made a motion to approve the $194,000 to Quality Enterprises. Mr. Brister seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


PROPERTY ON NE 11TH STREET

Mrs. Deyo discussed two pieces of property that the District owned on 11th Street SE. It was property that the District acquired through the foreclosure process. A company that makes Tiki Huts would like to purchase the property, in order to store materials. There were a lot of problems with the property, because it had originally been a dump site.


Mr. Thompson asked to the Board to give Mrs. Deyo permission to hire an appraiser in order to begin the negotiation process. He recommended Scott Wegscheid in LaBelle, who had recently done work for the Collier County Housing Authority.


Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve the hiring of an appraiser, and for Mrs. Deyo to begin the process, and bring it back to another meeting.


Mr. Thomas seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

EXTRA FEE FOR ATTORNEY

Mr. Thompson asked the Board for a $5,000 fee to cover his role in the new Special Assessments for the N 15TH ST/SR 29 Sewer Line. It is outside of his current contract amount.


Mrs. Keen made a motion to approve the $5,000 fee. Ms. Ayala seconded the motion.

The vote was in favor, six to one, with Mr. Thomas in opposition.

(MOTION TO CONTRACT WITH QUALITY ENTERPRISES FOR $194,000)


(MOTION TO APPROVE THE HIRE OF APPRAISER, AND TO GIVE MRS. DEYO AUTHORITY TO BEGIN THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS)


(MOTION TO PAY MR. THOMPSON

$5,000 IN FEES)

CRAWFORD FARMS

Mr. Thompson discussed a letter that the bank of the current tenant in the sprayfield, Crawford Farms, had requested. He indicated that the bank had originally asked for a very detailed contract, however he called them to determine what was really needed. He asked for authority for Mrs. Deyo to sign the letter, and not the contract that they had originally requested.


Mr. Thomas made a motion to give Mrs. Deyo authority to sign the letter for Crawford Farms, bank.


Mr. Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

CUSTOMER REQUEST

The Board briefly discussed a letter that was provided by the customer that came last month, Mr. Jess Clark.


Mrs. Keen made a motion to not give the customer more information than what could be obtained through the regular public information.


Mr. Halman seconded the motion.


The vote was in favor, six to one, with Mr. Thomas in opposition.


Adjournment:


The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m.


Reviewed by:


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Mrs. Bonnie Keen, Secretary Date


(MOTION TO GIVE MRS. DEYO APPROVAL TO SIGN LETTER FOR CRAWFORD FARMS)


(MOTION REGARDING CUSTOMER LETTER)


(MEETING ADJOURNED)