Kyle Parkhurst, President (2023), called the meeting to order at 3:15pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2025), Harlan Horst (2023), and Mark Closterman (2024). Heather Lund (2024) was unable to attend. Also in attendance were Roger Barker, Water Superintendent, Gary King, Operator, and Diane Hulett, Clerk.

Harlan Horst made a motion to amend the minutes to remove the words “after investing the funds in a CD” from the paragraph which pertained to closing the Investment Account. Jeffrey Speaker seconded. All voted to approve; motion carried. Jeffrey Speaker then moved to approve the minutes of the November 22, 2022 Board Meeting. Mark Closterman seconded All members were in favor; motion carried.

There was no public comment.

Roger provided the following update on the water plant upgrade: the window trim kits were installed but leaked so have been sealed again; sheetrock is still being hung and all insulation is done except for the ceiling; phone line/computer network cables are installed; and chemical feed lines have been ran. The electrician will be back next week to make connection with the pump house and the preliminary inspection with Department of Natural Resources is scheduled for 1/4/23.
The final budget for 2023 was submitted for approval. Jeffrey Speaker made a motion to approve the budget as presented. Harlan Horst seconded. All voted in favor; motion approved.

Financial Report:
The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Harlan Horst moved to approve the November financial reports as submitted and approve the bills and transfers. Jeffrey Speaker seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried.
Roger presented current material/labor costs for new meter installations to the board. Harlan Horst made a motion to increase the Meter Installation Fee to $1200 effective 1/1/23, and to review the cost figures annually. Mark Closterman seconded. All voted in favor; motion approved.
Discussion was held regarding abandoned meter pits installed prior to the district’s formation in 1997. The topic was tabled until next meeting so more information can be gathered.
The need for security cameras at the new water plant was discussed. Harlan Horst made a motion to assign Gary to investigate security camera options for the new plant; Mark Closterman seconded. All voted in favor; motion approved.

Superintendent Report:
Roger reported that the Goose Court water line addition, scheduled to be done last week, was postponed by Decker Construction until after the first of the year. He also informed the board that the employee evaluations have been completed.
A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Mark Closterman for the board to enter closed session to discuss personnel per RsMO 610.021.13. Roll call votes were: Kyle Parkhurst-yes, Jeffrey Speaker-yes, Harlan Horst-yes, Mark Closterman-yes. The motion was approved and the board entered closed session at 4:20pm. At 5:20 pm, the board returned to regular session.
Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be January 17, 2023 at the water plant. The meeting was adjourned at 5:30pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Harlan Horst

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