Kyle Parkhurst, President (2023), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the VVA Clubhouse, lower level.  Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2022), Troy Lesan (2024), and Heather Lund (2024).  Harlan Horst (2023) was unable to attend.  Also in attendance were Roger Barker, Water Superintendent, Gary King, Operator, Diane Hulett, clerk, and Bartlett & West employees, Geoff Tavelli and Jim Rinner.


Troy Lesan moved to approve the minutes of both the January 11, 2022 Special Board Meeting and January 18, 2022 Board of Directors Meeting. Heather Lund seconded.  All members were in favor; motion carried.


There was no public comment.


Jim Rinner and Geoff Tavelli informed the board that Bartlett & West is still waiting on final approval of the design from DNR.  The engineers have provided all additional information requested by DNR at this time.


 Financial Report:

The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed.  Jeffrey Speaker moved to approve the January financial reports as submitted and approve the bills and transfers.  Troy Lesan seconded.  All members voted to approve; motion carried.

The 2022 Viking Valley Association Equipment Lease Agreement was submitted for review.  A motion was made by Jeffrey Speaker and seconded by Heather Lund to approve.  All voted to in favor; motion carried.

Preliminary figures for the second Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract were submitted by Bartlett & West which showed an increase of $224,632.00.  Line items were discussed in detail to determine possible ways to trim costs.  Revised figures will be submitted as soon as possible in the event final approval is received from DNR allowing the GMP#2 contract to be signed.


Superintendent Report:

Roger reported that the new truck was delivered.  He also informed the board that DNR recently visited the plant to test manganese levels after a concern was submitted to the agency regarding black buildup on faucets. The district had previously reported information in the Lake Viking News on manganese test results taken at three locations, all of which were below normal levels, after two owners had contacted the district about this issue.  A Sunshine Law request provided the address of the concerned party, along with the full report from DNR, which indicated manganese test results from samples taken by the agency were in line with those previously reported by the district.  All test results have been well below the recommended levels.

A motion was made by Troy Lesan and seconded by Jeffrey Speaker for the board to enter executive session.  Roll call votes were:  Kyle Parkhurst-yes, Jeffrey Speaker-yes, Heather Lund-yes, Troy Lesan-yes.  The motion was approved and the board entered closed session at 5:30pm.  At 6:30pm, the board returned to regular session.

Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be February 15, 2022 at the water plant.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:40p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jeffrey Speaker

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