IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT

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

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February 15, 2017


The first item on the agenda was the Call to Order:


Mr. Brister called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.


Next was Roll Call:


Mr. Brister asked for a roll call.


Board Members Present:


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


Staff Present:


Mr. Kenneth Thompson, Mrs. Eva Deyo, Mrs. Norma Garcia, Ms. Andrea Sanchez, Ms. Oona Reyna-Rodriguez, Mr. Gary Ferrante with Greeley and Hansen and Mr. Jeff Tuscan with Tuscan & Company.


Others Present:


Please see sign in sheet.


Next was Agenda:


Mr. Thomas made a motion to approve the Agenda as it has been submitted. Ms. Goodnight seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


Next was Employee of the Month:


The Board recognized Mrs. Norma Garcia as Employee of the Month for November 2016 and Ms. Andrea Sanchez as Employee of the Month for December 2016.


(ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS)


(MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA)


(EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH)

Public Concerns:


Mr. Juan Barrera asked the Board to consider the fees assessed to his account. He stated that he did not do any damage to his meter.


Mr. Brister asked Mrs. Deyo if Mr. Barrera had ever had any other problems and Mrs. Deyo stated "no".


After reviewing photos submitted by staff the Board discussed the fees in detail. After much discussion from the Board and Mr. Barrera,


Mr. Thomas made a motion to waive the fees in its total of $352.40 for address 1343 Lincoln Ct, Immokalee, FL 34142.


Mr. Brister seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Staff Good Cause Items:


There was none.


Board Concerns:


Mrs. Deyo informed the Board that, Growth Management would be attending next month's meeting to discuss the sprayfield usage.


The Board asked Mr. Ferrante to do the tests in the sprayfield early so that they can receive the reports early.


Old Business:


Mrs. Deyo stated that they still don’t have any documents from USDA.


New Business:


There was none.


Consent Agenda:


Ms. Goodnight made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Mr. Thomas seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


(MOTION TO WAIVE FEES FROM CUSTOMER ACCOUNT- 1343 LINCOLN CT)


(MOTION TO APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA)


Action Agenda:


Mr. Tuscan went over the Audit in detail. The Board discussed the Audit in detail.

Mr. Thomas made a motion to approve the Audit. Ms. Goodnight seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


NEXT WAS ATTORNEYS REPORT:


Mr. Thomas made a motion to authorize Mrs. Deyo to sign Tuscan & Company contract for three years.


Mrs. Goodnight seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Thompson advised the Board that the County is buying some property in Arrowhead are trying to get the assessment fees waived.


The Board discussed it in detail and decided not to waive the fees.


Ms. Reyna-Rodriguez asked the Board what should staff say to a customer if they missed the deadline for the Agenda.


The Board advised Ms. Reyna-Rodriguez that they will still hear the customer, but that if they feel they cannot make a just decision for lack of information the Board will bring it back to the next meeting.


Mr. Thomas stated the purpose of having the customer placed on the Agenda is so that the public is aware that the Board will be making a decision. He stated that the public has the right to speak up on the decision making.


Ms. Goodnight stated that she would like to have as much information on the customer so that she may drive by the property and make a good decision.


Next was Adjournment:


Meeting adjourned at 5:12 p.m.


(MOTION TO APPROVE AUDIT)


(MOTION TO AUTHORIZE MRS. DEYO TO SIGN TUSCAN CONTRACT)


(MEETING ADJOURNED)


Reviewed by:


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Bonnie Keen - Secretary Date