CALL TO ORDER
Kyle Parkhurst, President (2026), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Harlan Horst (2026), Mark Closterman (2024), Gary Buck (2024), and Mike Lammers (2025). Also in attendance were Gary King, Water Superintendent, Travis Toney, Water Operator, and Diane Hulett, Clerk.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Harlan Horst made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2023 Board Meeting and July 26, 2023 Special Board Meeting. Gary Buck seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried.
There was no public comment.
Mike Lammers provided additional information on the ground penetrating radar equipment previously researched. The board agreed that it would be an asset to the district for years to come. Mike Lammers moved to contract with BigMan GeoPhysical, LLC to map the district’s water lines at a cost of $9500. Harlan Horst seconded; All members voted to approve; motion carried.
The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Harlan Horst moved to approve the July financial reports as submitted and approve the bills and transfers. Mark Closterman seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried.
Propane bids were reviewed. A motion was made by Mark Closterman and seconded by Gary Buck to accept the lowest bid from Landes Propane. All members were in favor; motion carried.
Discussion was held on setting a labor rate to be charged to any party that damages the distribution system which requires district employees to spend time on the repair. A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Gary Buck to adopt Policy #2023-02 setting the rate at $100/hour per employee. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Gary King provided a letter of resignation as Water Superintendent effective 8/31/23. Harlan Horst moved to accept followed by a second from Gary Buck. All voted in favor; motion carried.
Amending the personnel manual was discussed. A motion was made by Mark Closterman to change the Water Superintendent position from hourly/non-exempt to salaried/exempt. Mike Lammers seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. A motion was then made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Mark Closterman to hire Zack Morrison as Water Superintendent effective 9/1/23. All members were in favor; motion carried.
Gary informed the board that Decker Construction recently capped off the old water plant and noted that the electrical box required to complete the security system had been installed. He also reported that the Kamstrup master meter arrived and installation will be completed as soon as the electrician can schedule a time. Gary also reminded the board that the GAC units in the old plant would need to be vacuumed out to remove the water and carbon.
Per RsMO 610.021.3, Harlan Horst moved to enter closed session followed by a second from Mark Closterman. Roll call votes were: Kyle Parkhurst-yes, Harlan Horst-yes, Mark Closterman-yes, Gary Buck-yes, Mike Lammers-yes. The motion was approved and the board entered closed session at 5:50pm. At 6:35pm, the board left closed session.
Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be September 19, 2023 at the water plant. The meeting was adjourned at 6:40pm.