Kyle Parkhurst, President (2023), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2025), Harlan Horst (2023), Heather Lund (2024), and Mark Closterman (2024). Also in attendance were Roger Barker, Water Superintendent, Gary King, Operator, and Diane Hulett, Clerk.

Heather Lund moved to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2022 Board Meeting. Jeffrey Speaker seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried.

There was no public comment.

Roger updated the board on the status of the water plant. Yard piping is in and the interior plumbing for the filter units is mostly done with the tentative startup date to test the units scheduled for the week of November 14th. Progress is being made on the interior walls/rooms and some preliminary electrical work has been completed. Delivery of the variable frequency drives for the raw water pumps has been delayed until March 2023 so other options are being researched.
Roger reported that the water line extension for Goose Court is still on hold. Decker Construction has been scheduled for the third week in November, dependent on whether the corrected easement is received before then.
Preliminary information for the uniform policy was presented. A final draft on the new policy will be presented at the next meeting.

Financial Report:
The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Jeffrey Speaker moved to approve the September financial reports as submitted and approve the bills and transfers. Mark Closterman seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried.
Current market rates on CDs were discussed. Harlan Horst made a motion for Diane to invest $40,000 from the Investment Account at the best rate with the shortest term after gathering local rate/term information. Jeffrey Speaker seconded. All voted in favor; motion carried.

Superintendent Report:
Roger reported that he, Gary and Travis attended the Safety Fair held in St. Joseph last week. Roger also noted that he will be attending the MRWA Fall Conference next week.
A motion was made by Mark Closterman and seconded by Harlan Horst for the board to enter closed session. Roll call votes were: Kyle Parkhurst-yes, Jeffrey Speaker-yes, Harlan Horst-yes, Heather Lund-yes, Mark Closterman-yes. The motion was approved and the board entered closed session at 5:15pm. At 7:00 pm, the board returned to regular session.
Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be November 22, 2022 at the water plant. The meeting was adjourned at 7:10pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Harlan Horst

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