OPEN MEETING • December 15, 2020


Call to Order — Kyle Parkhurst, President (2023), called the meeting to order at 4 p.m. Due to the continued spread of coronavirus in the area, the meeting was held at the Viking Valley Association Clubhouse to allow for social distancing. Members in attendance were Troy Lesan (2021), Harlan Horst (2023), Jeffrey Speaker (2022), and Mark White (2021). Also in attendance were Charlie Zitnik with DA Davidson, Roger Barker, water superintendent, Gary King, operator, and Diane Hulett, clerk.

Approval of Minutes — Troy Lesan moved to approve the minutes of the Nov. 17, 2020, Board of Directors meeting. Mark White seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried.

Public Comment — There was no public comment.

Old Business — Roger informed the board that the district’s attorney, Tara Walker, reviewed the Bartlett & West 35% Design Bid Contract. After the revisions suggested by her were made by Bartlett & West, the contract is now ready to sign.

The final 2021 budget figures were reviewed. Jeffrey Speaker moved to approve the 2021 Operating & Capital Improvement budgets. Troy Lesan seconded. All voted to approve; motion carried.

New Business — Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Troy Lesan moved to approve the November financial reports as submitted and approve the bills. Harlan Horst seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried.

Discussion — Superintendent Report: Roger reported that maintenance has been done on the meter pits to prevent freezing. He also noted that it would be wise to issue a reminder to residents on precautions to take to avoid frozen pipes during the winter.

Executive Session: A motion was made by Mark White and seconded by Harlan Horst at 6 p.m. for the board to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Roll Call: Kyle Parkhurst – yes; Troy Lesan – yes; Jeffrey Speaker – yes; Harlan Horst – yes. Mark White – yes.

The board returned to regular session at 6:15 p.m.

Kyle Parkhurst, president, announced the next meeting would be Jan. 19, 2021, at 4 p.m. with the location to be determined later. The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Jeffrey Speaker



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