IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT

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

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ANNUAL MEETING NOVEMBER 19, 2014


The Board of Commissioners held the Annual Meeting at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 South First Street, Immokalee, FL 34142.


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


Mr. Thomas called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m.


Next was Roll Call:


Mr. Thomas asked for a roll call.


Board Members Present:


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


Staff Present:


Mr. Kenneth Thompson , Mrs. Eva Deyo, Mrs. Ofelia Gonzalez, Mr. Hector Ramos, Ms. Oona Reyna-Rodriguez, Ms. Olga Gonzalez, Mr. Derys Maldonado, Mr. Derick Galvan, Mrs. Theresa Medina and Mr. Gary Ferrante with Greeley and Hansen.


Others Present:


Mrs. Cherryle Thomas, Mrs. Nydia Ramos, Mr. Gabriel Cortez, Mrs. Rosa Maldonado, Mr. Jimmy Keen, Mrs. Barbara Brister, Ms. Marlene Ayala, Mr. William Deyo and Mr. Gabino Medina.


Next was Agenda:


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

Motion carried unanimously.


(ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS)


(MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA)

Action Agenda:


Mrs. Deyo asked the Board for a motion to approve Resolution 15-01 A. Mrs. Goodnight made a motion to approve Resolution 15-01 A.

Mr. Brister seconded the motion.


Discussion:


Ms. Reyna-Rodriguez addressed the Board with her concerns about taking the District vehicle home. She stated that she ran the whole District and seven employees in the office, so she should take the District vehicle home. She also stated that she never asked for the car before, because she had children and now they are older. She stated that she had to address the Board about the vehicle and now the Board was saying she could not take the vehicle home, she asked why not and what was the difference between her and the other supervisors.


Mr. Thomas stated that the difference was that the other supervisors on call respond to the plants in emergency situations and problems that occur and that Ms. Reyna- Rodriguez only handles the office staff which only works during the daytime hours.


Motion carried 4 to 1. Mrs. Keen opposed.


Mr. Thomas asked for motion to approve Resolution 15-02.


Ms. Ayala made a motion to approve Resolution 15-02- Amendment of Fiscal Year Budget Resolution 15-02.


Ms. Goodnight seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Thomas asked for motion to approve the Directors Evaluation.


Mrs. Keen made a motion to approve the Directors Evaluation and a Merit raise. Mr. Brister seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


Public Concerns:


There was none.


(MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 15-01 A)


(MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 15-02)


(MOTION TO APPROVE DIRECTORS EVALUATION)

Staff Good Cause Items:


There was none.


Board Concerns:


There was none.


Old Business:


There was none.


New Business:


There was none.


Consent Agenda:


Mr. Brister made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Mrs. Keen seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


Next was Election of Officers:


Mr. Thomas turned the meeting over to Mr. Thompson, so that all Board Members could participate in the election process.


Ms. Ayala made a motion to nominated Ms. Goodnight as Chairman. Mrs. Keen seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


Ms. Ayala made a motion to nominate Mr. Brister as Vice Chairman. Seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Brister made a motion to nominate Mrs. Keen for Secretary. Ms. Ayala seconded the motion.


(MOTION TO APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA)


(ELECTION OF OFFICERS)

Motion carried unanimously.


Ms. Goodnight made a motion to nominate Mr. Thomas as Treasurer. Mr. Brister seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.

The new slate of Officers for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District are as follows: Chairman ............................... Ms. Anne Goodnight

Vice-Chairman ...................... Mr. Joseph Brister.

Secretary ................................ Mrs. Bonnie Keen

Treasurer................................ Mr. Fred N. Thomas, Jr.


Mr. Thompson then turned the gavel back to Mr. Thomas, so that he could Chair the remainder of the meeting.


Next was Employee of the Year:


Mrs. Deyo announced that Ms. Olga Gonzalez was Employee of the Year for 2013- 2014, and awarded her with a plaque, a shirt with her name and a gift certificate of

$50 and 8 hours off with pay. Mrs. Deyo also gave a speech honoring Ms. Gonzalez for Employee of the Year. The Board congratulated her.


NEXT WAS ATTORNEYS REPORT:


There was none.


Next was Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned. Reviewed by:


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Bonnie Keen - Secretary Date


(EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR)


(MEETING ADJOURNED)