Attached is the agenda and board package link for our Regular Helix Water District Board Meeting:
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2 p.m.
7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942-0427
During the month of October we decreased water use 22% compared to 2013 and since June we have an overall cumulative decrease of 27% meeting the 20% California mandate on Helix.
Interesting Agenda Items:
Agenda Item 6 – The Helix Water District Board of Directors Discuss Board Decorum (from October 7, Water Rate Hearing)
No Board Report Provided – should be an interesting discussion….
Agenda Item 7 – Public Hearing for the Policies and Procedures Manual Annual Review (pdf Page 69)
Why set it for 4pm and not for 5pm so the PUBLIC can attend the PUBLIC HEARING?
Agenda Item 9 – Authorize the General Manager to Execute Two Amendments for Professional Services between Helix Water District and Raftelis Financial Consultants for the Cost of Service Study (Water Rate Study) (pdf Page 73)
I have a meeting with the General Manager tomorrow to go over the amendment changes, as there is much confusion in the dates in the Board Report of when the request was made by Raftelis (Amendment 1 - Report states March 6, but letter from Raftelis is February 25, with no follow up on dates of the additional meetings). It is also curious that Amendment 2 – came after the final report (October 7) was issued on October 23rd, was there forewarning of the increase in cost? Change of scope since August 20, 2014? I hope to get the facts tomorrow and clear up in public with discussion at the Board Meeting on Wednesday.
As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.
Blog is on my website of past meetings & comments…check it out!
Kathleen Coates Hedberg, P.E., M.P.H.
Director, Helix Water District Board
11263 Explorer Road
La Mesa, CA 91941
Thomas Paine Liberty Torchbearer Award Winner
Per the request of the Helix Water District Board on May 16, 2012, the following language is to be added by all Board Directors in all outgoing Director correspondence. "This correspondence, and any documents attached hereto, reflects the individual opinions and positions of the above-named Director and does not represent the opinions or positions of the District's Board of Directors or the District. Pursuant to Section 9.1-11(A) of the Helix Water District Policies and Procedures Manual, individual Directors, except as otherwise authorized by the Board, shall have no power to act for the District or the District's Board of Directors."
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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!