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BACLIFF MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
1 of 2 Meeting Minutes
September 11, 2017
Opening:
The regular meeting of the Bacliff Municipal Utility District was called to order at 6:03pm on September 11, 2017 at the Districts regular meeting place at the District Office, 4302 12th Street, Bacliff, Texas by President Brad Bingham.

Board Members:

Present: Brad Bingham, Dale Patterson, Don Rodgers,
Victor Medina, Tony Poynor

Also present were: James Wistinghausen, General Manager, Yvonne Manis, Office Manager,Steve Don Carlos, Districts Attorney, Ron Bavarian, Districts Engineer

Guest Present:
J. Connor

Call Meeting to order

The meeting was called to order and everyone stood for the Pledge to the Flag

Approval of Minutes of the August 14, 2017 Meeting

A motion was made by Don Rodgers to approve the Minutes of the August 14, 2017 meeting seconded by Tony Poynor. Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Financial Reports

A motion was made by Tony Poynor to approve the Financial Reports and Bills paid of the previous month seconded by Victor Medina. Motion carried unanimously.

Public Comment

J. Connor had questions about his water bill, and why the deposit was nonrefundable until you move out. It was explained that the District bills a month behind, so by the time you close out your account you will still owe for one and sometimes two months bills. The total owed is taken out of your deposit and the balance is billed or refunded to the customer the first working day of the following month. He also wanted to know about our water inspection report. The District takes monthly samples and reports to the TCEQ monthly. Every year the District is required to send out a CCR Report that you receive in your bill every year and is available on our website at bacliffmud.net.

Bill Fees and Deposits Due to Disaster

The Board discussed Deposits will not be waved and a motion was made by Victor Medina to forego all penalties and fees for the Bills due in the month of September only, seconded by Dale Patterson. Motion carried unanimously.


Hurricane Harvey Disaster

The Board discussed Disaster and a motion was made by Tony Poynor for the month of September only, anyone with proof of storm damage on cutoff list cannot be cut off, seconded by Victor Medina. Motion carried unanimously.


Bond Construction Payment #20 to R & B Group, Inc., for New 1.0MG Ground Storage Tank & Water Plant Improvements.

A motion was made by Don Rodger to deny payment to Bond Construction Payment #20 to R & B Group, Inc., for New 1.0MG Ground Storage Tank & Water Plant Improvements at this time, seconded by Dale Patterson. Motion carried unanimously.



Engineers Report

Engineer Ron Bavarian reported R & B contractors have cleaned up the stains from the brick on the pump building, and Matt has been out and inspected the brick. In regards to the spots on the ground tank, there have been calls made, at this time no progress. R & B Contractors are still missing paper work, holding up the final payment and closing and settlement of the contract. The District will not pay anything more without proof of contractors bills and subcontractors paid in full regarding R & B Contract. Ron stated we should hold off on the Phase 18 project for now. He would like for us to add 5,000 feet or more to the project when the District starts the sewer replacement on the right of ways. James stated he wondered if there is a way to get Gov. or county to pay to replace old service lines for low income land owners.

Water and Sewer Report

James Wistinghausen presented the Water and Sewer report to the board. We had one violation last month. He talked about the generator at the sewer plant went out and we had to rent one until we could get it up and running. The cost for the rental is very costly around $25,000. The power was off at Jackson St. lift station for a few days, it has been restored. The pump on 15th Street lift station burned up and was replaced.

New and Old Business

Discussed Galveston County is going to start picking up trash as soon as possible, they have started in some areas. Bacliff had 44in of rain that was measured. Brad asked about the sign, there was a discussion and Steve Don Carlos was asked to look into the legal matter. James talked about Jimmy Clark, a longtime employee who passed away Aug. 22, 2017, his Funeral was held on Sept. 6, due to the storm. There was talk of the Bacliff VFD dance that was still going to be held on Sept. 23 with no charge and would not include a benefit.

Adjournment:

Meeting was adjourned at 7:05 P.M. by Don Rodgers, seconded by Dale Patterson. Motion carried unanimously.


Approved by: Brad Bingham, President



BACLIFF MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
2 of 2 Meeting Minutes
September 14, 2017


Opening:
The Open Meeting of the Bacliff Municipal Utility District was called to order at 6:02 p.m. on September 14, 2017 at the Bacliff Municipal Utility District at, 4302 12th Street, Bacliff, Texas by President Brad Bingham.

Present:
Board Members present: Dale Patterson, Brad Bingham, Victor Medina
Board Members absent: Don Rodgers, Tony Poynor

Also present were: James Wistinghausen, General Manager, Yvonne Manis, Office Manager

Guest Present: None

Adopt Proposed 2017 Rollback Tax Rate of 0.331174/$100

A motion was made by Dale Patterson to Adopt the Proposed 2017 Rollback Tax Rate of 0.331174/$100 seconded by Victor Medina. Motion carried unanimously.


Adjournment:
Meeting was adjourned at 6:07 p.m. by Victor Medina seconded by Dale Patterson, Motion carried unanimously.

Approved by: Brad Bingham, President