IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER

DISTRICT

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


December 17, 2014


Call to Order:


Mr. Brister called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.


Directors present:


Mr. Fred N. Thomas, Jr., Mrs. Bonnie Keen, Mr. Jack Johnson, Mr. Joseph Brister, and Ms. Magda Ayala, Mr. Robert Halman. Ms. Anne Goodnight came in at 4:03 p.m.


Staff present:


Mr. Ken Thompson - Attorney, Mrs. Eva Deyo - Executive Director, Mrs. Norma Garcia - Human Resources, Ms. Oona Reyna-Rodriguez- Administration Supervisor, Mr. Bert Underwood-Water Supervisor and Mr. Gary Ferrante- Engineer with Greeley and Hansen. Mr. Derys Maldonado-Maintenance Supervisor came in at 4:06 p.m. and Ms. Jo Ann Ramey- Water Distribution came in at 4:15 p.m.


Others present:


Please see sign in sheet.


Adoption of Agenda:


Mr. Halman made a motion to approve the agenda as it has been submitted. Ms. Ayala seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


Public Comment:


Mr. Jess Clark addressed the Board with some concerns about closing streets and relocating customers of the community to streets where there was more people and close access of water to where no one lived, also talked about existing wells and for the customers to start using out houses and providing safer streets for the children and to put the accounts in alphabetical order.


Mr. Thomas responded to Mr. Clark, and stated that the District had nothing to do with sanitation and explained how the water is pumped and how the accounts are set up.


(CALL TO ORDER)


(ROLL CALL)


(MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA)

Employee recognition:


Mrs. Deyo asked to bring back next month.


PUBLIC CONCERNS:


There were none.


STAFF GOOD CAUSE ITEMS:


There were none.


BOARD CONCERNS:

Ms. Goodnight asked the Board if they could move the time to a later time. Mr. Thomas made a motion to change the Board Meetings to 4:30 p.m.

Mr. Brister seconded the motion.


Motion carried 6 to 1. Mr. Johnson voted against.


OLD BUSINESS:


Mr. Thompson briefed the Board about the Enabling Act change for the Board Members to get paid a stipend and stated that all Districts in Collier County get paid.


The Board discussed the changes in detail.


Mr. Thomas made a motion not to go over $250.00 a month. Mr. Brister seconded the motion.

Discussion:


Mr. Thomas stated that the Districts Mr. Thompson talked about are taxable. Motion carried 6 to 1. Mr. Johnson voted against.

Mr. Ferrante briefed the Board on the cost of the SR Gravity Sewer and New lift station construction cost.


The Board discussed the options in detail.


Mr. Thomas made a motion to accept option #3. (please see attachment A) Ms. Goodnight seconded the motion.


(MOTION TO CHANGE BOARD MEETING TIME)


(MOTION TO APPROVE

$250.00 TO PAY BOARD MEMBERS)


(MOTION TO ACCEPT OPTION #3 FOR SR GRAVITY SEWER &NEW LIFT STATION)


Motion carried unanimously.


Ms. Reyna-Rodriguez asked the Board she wanted clarification as to why she could not take the company car home.


Mr. Thomas explained to Ms. Reyna-Rodriguez the difference between other departments and her department of being on call. He also advised Ms. Reyna-Rodriguez that when she is left in charge by Mrs. Deyo, she then could take the company car.


NEW BUSINESS:


There were none.


CONSENT AGENDA:


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

Motion carried unanimously.


ACTION AGENDA:


Mr. Thomas made a motion to approve Resolution 15-03. Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.

Motion carried unanimously.


DISCUSSION AGENDA:


Mr. Thompson briefed the Board on the allegations against the District. He advised all Board Members and staff to not discuss anything having to do with the case with anyone. He advised all to refer them to the Districts attorney.


Adjournment:


The meeting was adjourned at 5:25 p.m.


Reconvened to hear more discussion from Mr. Clark. Adjourned at 5:32 p.m.


(MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA)


(MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 15-03)


(MEETING ADJOURNED)

Reviewed by:


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Mrs. Bonnie Keen, Secretary Date