OPEN MEETING — September 18, 2018


CALL TO ORDER: Kyle Parkhurst, President (2020), called the meeting to order at 4 p.m. Members in attendance were Troy Lesan (2021), Jeffrey Speaker (2019), Arlo Aschbrenner (2020), and Randy Tague (2021).  Also in attendance were Roger Barker, water superintendent, and Diane Hulett, clerk.

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Troy Lesan moved to approve the minutes of the Aug. 21, 2018, Board of Directors Meeting. Randy Tague seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried.

 PUBLIC COMMENT: There were no visitors in attendance for public comment.


Water tower repairs are scheduled to begin the first part of October. Mid-States will use magnetic mounts to relocate their internet antenna to avoid interference with any repairs.

 Roger and Gary will have all radio read meters installed by the end of this week and the billing software conversion is nearing completion. Customers should watch their bills in the future for new payment methods that will be offered, as well as the option to receive bills by email.  

 The application for an emergency connect grant did not meet the criteria for drought stricken districts and was denied. There will be another opportunity in the spring of 2019 to apply for grant money through DNR.


Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Arlo Aschbrenner moved to approve the August financial reports as submitted and approve the bills. Troy Lesan seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried.

 Reorganization of the board was done with the following officers being appointed: Kyle Parkhurst, president; Troy Lesan, vice-president; Jeffrey Speaker, secretary.

 Bank signature cards were updated.

A motion was made by Jeffrey Speaker and seconded by Randy Tague to purchase a UTV at Roger’s discretion.  


Superintendent Report: Roger Barker reported that the latest eColi testing came back showing 1 colony reported, with anything under 100 considered normal. The eColi test sampling will be complete this month.

Kyle Parkhurst, president, announced the next meeting would be Oct. 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the water plant. Troy Lesan moved to adjourn at 5:30 p.m. Jeffrey Speaker seconded.  All members were in favor; motion carried.


Respectfully Submitted,
Jeffrey Speaker 



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