IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER

DISTRICT

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


April 15, 2015


Call to Order:


Ms. Goodnight called the meeting to order at 4:29 p.m.


Directors present:


Mr. Fred N, Thomas Jr., Mr. Jack Johnson, Mr. Joseph Brister, Ms. Magda Ayala and Ms. Anne Goodnight. Mrs. Bonnie Keen entered the room at 4:31 p.m.


Staff present:


Mr. Ken Thompson, Mrs. Eva Deyo, Mrs. Norma Garcia, Mr. Salvador Garcia, Mr. Lance York, and Mr. Gary Ferrante with Greeley and Hansen. Ms. Jo Ann Ramey entered the room at 4:35 p.m.


Others present:


Please see sign in sheet.


Adoption of Agenda:


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

Motion carried unanimously.


Employee recognition:


The Board recognized Mr. Salvador Garcia as Employee of the Month for November 2014 and Mr. Lance York as Employee of the Month for January and February 2015.


PUBLIC CONCERNS:


Mr. Jess Clark had questions about the well on Main Street.


Mr. Thomas explained to Mr. Clark that there was no connection with the well on Main Street and the District.


(CALL TO ORDER)


(ROLL CALL)


(MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA)


STAFF GOOD CAUSE ITEMS:


There were none.


BOARD CONCERNS:


There were none.


OLD BUSINESS:


Mr. Thompson briefed the Board on the USDA loan and grant application for Twenty Million Dollars, and stated that one of the things that was brought before the Board a few months ago was the for Mr. Tom Boardman to do a title search on 140 units that need clarified title on.


Mr. Thompson asked the Board to authorize for $12,000 to $15,000 so that Mr. Boardman could give a title opinion as to whether or not the District has right of way. Mr. Thompson explained that it was all throughout the District.


Mr. Thomas made a motion to authorize the Executive Director and Mr. Thompson to handle the necessary business to make sure it happens efficiently so that the District can get the USDA monies.


Mr. Brister seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Mrs. Deyo asked for the Board to authorize her to fill out the proper paperwork for USDA as the Board had authorized her to fill out for FDEP.


Mr. Thomas made a motion to authorize the Executive Director to fill out the proper paperwork for USDA.


Mrs. Keen seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS:


There were none.

(MOTION TO AUTHORIZE STAFF TO MAKE NECESSARY STEPS FOR THE RIGHT OF WAY)


(MOTION TO AUTHORIZE STAFF TO FILL OUT PROPER PAPERWORK FOR USDA)

CONSENT AGENDA:


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

Motion carried unanimously.


ACTION AGENDA:


Mrs. Deyo briefed the Board on the Deep Injection Well Piping Project. The Board discussed the Deep Injection Well Piping Project in detail.

Mr. Thomas made a motion to authorize the Executive Director and the Attorney to take the necessary steps to get the process going with the cost not to exceed $220,000, with the idea that the District needs to proceed to see if the District can get some of the liability covered by USDA.


Motion died due to lack of a second.


Mr. Brister made a motion to authorize staff to go through the permitting process to get the work started at a max of liability not to exceed $220,000 for the job itself for the bid.


Mr. Thomas seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Thomas made a motion to approach USDA and others that may be involved to help find a way to help the District pay for the project, or anybody the District can get monies from.


Mr. Brister seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Johnson made a motion to have the Attorney review the Deep Injection Well Piping project and bring back any findings.


Mr. Thomas seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

DISCUSSION AGENDA:


Mr. Thompson gave the Board updated information on the Enabling Act.


Mr. Thompson mentioned to the Board that the District should look into how to change the

(MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA)


(MOTION TO AUTHORIZE STAFF TO START PROCESS OF PERMITTING)


(MOTION TO APPROACH USDA OR OTHERS FOR MONIES)


(MOTION TO HAVE ATTORNEY LOOK AT THE DEEP INJECTION WELL PROJECT)

Enabling Act on how to surplus property and explained the difference between land and

personal property.


Mr. Thomas made a motion to have the Attorney look into possibility to give the District the power on being more flexible on getting rid of the land.


Mr. Brister seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Adjournment:


Meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m.


Reviewed by:


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Mrs. Bonnie Keen, Secretary Date


(MOTION TO INSTRUCT ATTORNEY TO LOOK INTO THE ENABLING ACT )


(MEETING ADJOURNED)