Kyle Parkhurst, President (2026), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the water plant.  Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2025), Harlan Horst (2026), Heather Lund (2024), and Mark Closterman (2024).  Also in attendance were Gary King, Water Superintendent, Diane Hulett, Clerk, and Kenney Hales, CPA.
Jeffrey Speaker made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2023 Board Meeting. Mark Closterman seconded  All members were in favor; motion carried.
There was no public comment.
Gary provided the following updates on the water plant upgrade: since a guaranteed ship date could not be provided, the original variable frequency drives purchased from Eaton were refunded and new ones have been purchased from Dupree at an additional cost of $5000; the VFDs should arrive 5/12 with installation to begin 5/15; only one raw water pump will be installed prior to the holiday with the second to be done in early June; grading was not done prior to grass seed and straw being laid so Ross Construction will redo; one load of gravel has been spread but Geoff Tavelli felt it needed a couple more.
A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Heather Lund to spread two more loads of gravel around the new water plant.  All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding runoff at the back of the building and the need to connect tile to the downspouts and bury.  Ross Construction has agreed to provide labor/equipment if the district furnishes the material.  A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Jeffrey Speaker to buy the materials required to attach tile to the downspouts.  All members voted to approve; motion carried.
Financial Report:
The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Jeffrey Speaker moved to approve the March financial reports as submitted and approve the bills and transfers. Harlan Horst seconded.  All members voted to approve; motion carried.
Kenney Hales, CPA, was in attendance to go over the 2022 Audit and answer any questions.  A motion was made by Jeffrey Speaker and seconded by Harlan Horst to accept the audit.  All voted to approve; motion carried.
Furniture for the new water plant was discussed.  The board gave permission for a desk to be purchased for the lab and requested that prices be submitted at the next meeting for chairs and a conference table.
Diane informed the board that the health insurance renewal with MO Chamber Federation, effective 6/1/23, came in with less than a 1% increase, and she provided information on dental insurance.  No changes were made to the plan.
Reorganization of the board was discussed.  Harlan Horst made a motion to retain the same officers.  Mark Closterman seconded.  All members voted to approve; motion carried.
Superintendent Report:
Gary reported that he met with Mid-States and VVA recently to discuss the increased number of 811 locates which will need to be completed prior to laying fiber optic cable at the lake.  He also informed the board that the deadline for the preliminary Lead/Copper Inventory report is due to DNR by October 2024.  With DNR’s approval, Gary obtained a notarized letter from Roger Barker verifying that during his tenure no lead service lines were installed. Gary also reported that four meters were set during the past month with no leaks being noted
A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Jeffrey Speaker 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, Heather Lund-yes. The motion was approved and the board entered closed session at 5:30pm.  At 5:45 pm, the board returned to regular session.
Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be May 16, 2023 at the water plant.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:50pm.
Respectfully Submitted,
Harlan Horst