IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT

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

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May 17, 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., Mr. Jack Johnson, Ms. Anne Goodnight, Ms. Magda Ayala, and Mr. Robert Halman.


Staff Present:


Mr. Kenneth Thompson, Mrs. Eva Deyo, Mrs. Norma Garcia, Ms. Andrea Sanchez, Ms. Oona Reyna-Rodriguez Mr. Roy Herrera, Mr. Lance York, Ms. Jo Ann Ramey and Mr. Gary Ferrante with Greeley and Hansen.


Others Present:


Please see sign in sheet.


Next was Agenda:


Mr. Thomas made a motion to approve the Agenda as it has been submitted with the addition of moving up to 2.F. Staff Good Cause as 2.F.1. USDA documents and 2.F.2. Ave Maria-Boundaries.


Mr. Halman seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Next was Employee of the Month:


Mrs. Deyo introduced Mr. Roy Herrera as the Employee of the Month for March 2017.


(ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS)


(MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA)


(EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH)


Public Concerns:


Ms. Christy Betancourt stated that she had questions and concerns about the projects Phase 1-4, but would email it to staff at a later time.


Staff Good Cause Items:


Mrs. Deyo asked the Board to approve Amendment No. 2 Letter of Conditions for the water main replacement project. She also explained the letter of conditions in detail.


The Board discussed it in detail.


Mr. Thomas made a motion to approve Amendment No. 2. Ms. Goodnight seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


Mrs. Deyo explained to the Board that Ave Maria wanted to extend their services to part of the District's boundaries.


Mr. Thompson stated that the Board should object at this time to their request and gather more information.


The Board discussed the boundaries in detail


Mr. Thomas made a motion to object at this time and instruct staff to gather more information.


Ms. Goodnight seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Board Concerns:


Ms. Goodnight advised the Board that she received a call from a cross country coach Mr. Benny Martinez from the Immokalee High School, and that he wanted to use the District's property to run and prepare for their cross country run.


The Board discussed the issue in detail. The Board gave direction to staff to look into the liabilities and bring it back to the Board.


(MOTION TO APPROVE AMMEND- MENT NO. 2 LETTER OF CONDTIONS)


(MOTION TO OBJECT TO AVE MARIA'S REQUEST FOR BOUNDARIES)

Old Business:


There was none.


New Business:


There was none.


Consent Agenda:


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

Motion carried unanimously.


Action Agenda:


Mrs. Deyo explained in detail Resolution 17-05 -Investment Policy. Mr. Thomas made a motion to approve Resolution 17-05.

Ms. Goodnight seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Mrs. Deyo explained in detail Resolution 17-06-Safety Manual Addendum. Mr. Thomas made a motion to approve Resolution 17-06.

Mr. Halman seconded the motion.


Discussion:


Mr. Lance York approached the Board and asked if the women in the office had to wear them (safety vest).


Mr. Brister stated no, and that, that policy was already in effect, but the District was including the same rule within the fenced in boundaries due to an incident that happened at the property and the employees were not wearing the hats, vest, or steel toe boots. He also stated that, that work was no different from doing work off the property.


Motion carried unanimously.


(MOTION TO APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA)


(MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 17-05 INVESTMENT POLICY)


(MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 17-06 SAFETY MANUAL ADDENDUM)

NEXT WAS ATTORNEYS REPORT:


Mr. Thompson briefed the Board that Mr. John Short was terminated and that Mr. Short filed a request to file a grievance before Board, but Mr. Thompson stated that he sent a letter to Mr. Short advising him that there was no grievance procedure, but was more than welcome to speak as a public member under public concern. He noted that Mr. Short was not present.


Mr. Thompson briefed the Board about FDEP coming out to the District on May 12, 2017. Please see attachments "A", "B", "C".


Mr. Ferrante briefed the Board of FDEP's visit in detail.


The Board discussed attachment "B" in detail and went with option #1 without the flow meter.


The Board asked staff to schedule a workshop with FDEP as soon as possible.


Mr. Ferrante presented the Board a map Ms. Ramey would like a motion to replace the water lines on South First Street.


The Board discussed it in detail.


Mrs. Deyo stated that she would like to send it to USDA and amend the project, for the cost of $37,000.


Mr. Johnson made a motion to include the amendment in the USDA project. Ms. Goodnight seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously. Next was Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 5:43 p.m.


Reviewed by:


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Bonnie Keen - Secretary Date


(MOTION TO MAKE AN AMENDMENT TO USDA PROJECT)


(MEETING ADJOURNED)