Central County Water Control District Meeting Minutes

Editor’s Note: The following minutes were prepared by the Central County Water Control District Secretary Carolyn Hester and have not been changed in any way.

The regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors for Central County Water Control District was called to order on August 26, 2015 at 7pm by Bruno Naranjo, Chairman. Others present were Joel Case and Toby Lee, Supervisors, Bill Kisker, Assistant Treasurer, Angela Hill, Attorney for the District, Larry Bennett, Consulting Engineer, Carolyn Hester, Secretary and Interested landowners.

A quorum being present the meeting proceeded.

Mr. Lee made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meetings. Mr. Case seconded the motion. Motion was carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Mr. Kisker reported that during the month of July the Districts total disbursements were $309,982.27. During the month of July the District collected no taxes.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT:

Appropriation Request for Florida legislative Budget Year 2015-16. District staff will be looking into all subjects appropriate to ask for.

Employee Salary Study Proposal from Ron Zimmerly, Three Z Enterprises, Inc. There was a discussion on this proposal.

Mr. Lee made a motion to accept the proposal from Three Z Enterprise Inc. Mr. Case seconded the motion. Motion was carried.

ENGINEER’S REPORT:

The construction is progressing slowly due to rainy weather, work on culvert extensions is to be completed this week. The levee construction will be complete by end of September.

We are recommending payment of pay request #5 for Phase 2 from Edens.

Fish farms doesn’t look like they are discharging into our swells.

MANAGER’S REPORT:

There was a discussion held on the reservoir permitting paperwork.

Mr. Naranjo – We need to put up warning signs saying berry pickers are only landowners.

Gentleman in audience asked about the width of the buggies. There was a discussion held.

Ms. Hill- We might be able to get a grant for marking the wetlands. There was a discussion.

Mr. Lee made a motion to include delineate and mark the wetlands. Mr. Case seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mr. Lee made a motion to approve the permitting process. Mr. Case seconded the motion. Motion carried.

At the last meeting Supervisor Lee asked for a list of roads that I put together for Fugi. There was a discussion held on this.

The culvert crossing canal #2 and South Riverside is collapsing in the middle.

Mr. Naranjo have we done that in house.

Ms. Hester we have done it in house we just need to decide which way you want to do it. There was a discussion held.

Mr. Naranjo – Close the road and go ahead and start repairs.

I have some equipment that I would like to put out for surplus: the old ford tractor (doesn’t run), old gator (broke in two) and a 6 ‘bush hog.

Mr. Lee made a motion to surplus the equipment. Mr. Case seconded the motion. Motion was carried.

I have been asked to open the Clubhouse one night a month to 9 pm, for activities such as movie night, and other activities geared toward children and families. There was a discussion.

Mr. Case made a motion to open the Clubhouse one night a month. Mr. Lee seconded the motion. Motion was carried.

The next thing is just for information if you can help spread the word. The post office is having a problem with people leaving mail in boxes for a length of time, the mail will be taking back to the post office for three days and then they will send it back to sender.

Ms. Barrett with the Clewiston Library has asked to use the Clubhouse to set up a partial library service. She wants it to be open two nights a week.

Mr. Naranjo – Table this issue until next meeting.

Deputy Perez stop by and asked me to let you all know that the Brian Hass Memorial Golf tournament will be held on November 7th. In the past Benny would personally donate some money to this. And he wanted me to let you guys know.

This month we had a little over 8” of rain.

CLUBHOUSE MANAGER’S REPORT:

Everything is well going good. Mowing has been kept up to schedule.

Here is the quote for the projects that we talked about at the budget meeting. It’s going to cost around $5,000.00.There was a discussion.

Ms. Hill we need to approve the pay request #5 for Phase 2 from  Edens Construction.

Mr. Lee made a motion to approve the pay request #5 for Phase2 from Edens Construction. Mr. Case seconded the motion. Motion was carried.

VISITOR:

Juilette Cruz is asking to use school for after school tutoring. There was a discussion.

The Board asked Ms. Hester to check with John Perry to see if she is covered.

Christine Wickham – Thinks the culverts should be 1st. Kids summer program.

Wants the Board to talk to the audience.

Pastor Hermmann – 255 S. Hacienda any use of this property is used under CCWCD jurisdiction. Please inform public in the future.

Mr. Lee made a motion to adopt the budget as proposed. Mr. Case seconded the motion. Motion was carried.

Mr. Lee made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Case seconded the motion. Motion was carried.

The next regular meeting of the Central County Water Control District will be held on September 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Montura Ranch Estates.

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