Happy New Year!
Here is the agenda & Board Package for our Regular Board Meeting:
REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 – 2pm
7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942-0427
Interesting Items: Item 6, PDF Page 37 (changes are in red): Public Hearing to Receive Comments on Miscellaneous Fees and Charges Proposed for 2015 in the Policies and Procedures Manual. During the December 17th meeting, the Board did not approve the changes proposed, since Director Scalzitti and I had many questions on the changes. We agreed to simply set the date for January 7th to discuss the changes or any concerns with the changes at the Public Hearing.
Director Scalzitti and I met with staff on Monday, December 22 for nearly 2 hours and went over all the proposed changes.
The changes were very extensive, new fees, and changes in fees: service charges – new same day service fees; fire flow meter charges complicated structure simplified; and new processes temporary meter program & fees; meter and lateral fees will be based on estimate to allow for better customer service; photocopy changes in cost; CD cost changes.
We were given a presentation on the excel spreadsheet type of format that was created to determine better estimates of costs and also why some of the new fees were created. Staff explained the reasoning for the changes and answered our many questions. It was very much appreciated and needed, should have been in a workshop or separate meeting.
Item 7 PDF Page 248: Board Authorize to Hire a New Independent Auditor.
Item A, ii, our new Board President DeAna Verbeke will be making Committee Assignments
The last storm brought Lake Cuyamaca 0.48 inch of rain & 6 inches of snow!
Lake Jennings is hosting Kids Fish Day, Tomorrow, 6am, prizes at noon, kids up to 15 free – Saturday, January 3rd https://www.facebook.com/LakeJenningsRecreation
As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.
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Author: Kathleen Hedberg
Civil Engineer in 4th Term as a Helix Water District Board Director and Past President of the Board!