Kyle Parkhurst, President (2023), called the meeting to order at 4:15pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2025) and Heather Lund (2024). Harlan Horst (2023) and Mark Closterman (2024) were unable to attend. Also in attendance were Gary King, Superintendent, and Diane Hulett, Clerk.

Heather Lund made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 17, 2023 Board Meeting. Jeffrey Speaker seconded All members were in favor; motion carried.

There was no public comment.

Gary provided the board with the following updates on the water plant upgrade: there is a leak in the roof above the wall which separates the plant and lab area which Bartlett&West has been notified about; the dropped ceiling in the lab area is now complete with the office and hallway left to do; the Open House held on February 3, 2023 was well attended with nothing but positive feedback given on the new plant.
A bid from North MO Satellite & Security for the security system was submitted for review. The item was tabled so Kenny DeWitt can attend next month’s meeting to answer questions on the system.

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. Heather Lund seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried.
Due to the recent retirement of Roger Barker as Water Superintendent, the need to update the district bank accounts was discussed. A motion was made by Heather Lund and seconded by Jeffrey Speaker to remove Roger Barker from all bank accounts and add Gary King, plus create a new debit card and cancel the old one. All voted to approve; motion carried.
The cost to asphalt the drive once the plant upgrade is complete was discussed. Bartlett&West will only allow $10,000 to be paid out of the construction contingency to go toward driveway repairs. The board requested that Gary inquire if the funds would be released to the district to put toward repairs at a future date.
Gary informed the board about the need for aluminum scaffolding to be installed on top of the filter units to provide a safe walkway to wash off the settling tubes. Jeffrey Speaker made a motion to purchase walk planks from Associated Scaffolding at a cost of $392 each. Heather Lund seconded. All voted in favor; motion approved.

Superintendent Report:
Gary reported that due to learning from our supplier of long lead times with brass, he recently placed an order to stock up on supplies since the inventory was low. He also reported that two leaks were repaired last week with no problems. Gary also noted that the chemical feed pumps are not working properly so D&F Services has ordered rebuild kits to see if that will correct the problem.
Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be March 21, 2023 at the water plant. The meeting was adjourned at 5:20pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Jeffrey Speaker