To: The Board of Directors of the Bacliff Municipal Utility District, Galveston County, Texas, and to all other interested parties. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Bacliff Municipal Utility District will hold a regular meeting Monday,
January 11, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. at the Bacliff Water District Office, located at 4302 12th Street. Bacliff, Texas for the purpose of consideration and action upon the following matters.
1) Call Meeting to Order
2) Approve the special minutes of the November 16, 2020 Meeting
3) Approve the minutes of the December 14, 2020 Meeting
4) Approve the Financial & Investment Reports & Checks listed for bills in December
5) Approve the Bacliff VFD Financial Reports & Monthly Minutes for December as presented.
6) Public Comment
7) Approval of Revocable Easement
8) Discuss/Approve 2021 Proposed Budget
9) Engineers Report
10) Water & Plant line report
11) Discuss New and Old Business
12) Recess into executive session, pursuant to Section 551.071 & Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code, regarding employee evaluations.
13) Vote on anything discussed in executive session.
Jan. 6, 2021
The Regular Board Meeting was called to order at 6:00pm by President Brad Bingham at the District’s Regular Meeting Place, District Office 4302 12th Street, Bacliff, Texas.
Board Members: Present: Dale Patterson, Brad Bingham, Victor Medina, Tony Poynor, Don Rodgers
Also present were: James Wistinghausen, General Manager, Steve Don Carlos, District’s Attorney, Chana Mills
Call Meeting to order
The meeting was called to order and everyone stood for the Pledge to the Flag
Approval of Minutes of the September 14, 2020 Open Meeting
A motion was made by Victor Medina to approve the Minutes of the September 14, 2020 Open Meeting, seconded by Tony Poynor Motion carried unanimously.
Approval of Minutes of the September 14, 2020 Meeting
A motion was made by Dale Patterson to approve the Minutes of the September 14, 2020 meeting, seconded by Victor Medina. Motion carried unanimously.
Approval of Financial & Investment Reports
A motion was made by Don Rodgers to approve the Financial & Investment Reports and Bills paid of the previous month seconded by Tony Poynor. Motion carried unanimously.
Approval of Bacliff VFD Minutes & Financial as Presented
A motion was made by Victor Medina to approve the BVFD Minutes & Financial for month of September 2020, as presented seconded by Tony Poynor. Motion carried unanimously.
John Wade asked if Bacliff MUD ever participated in Halloween on Grand, he thinks it would be a good idea. James said no, the District would have to buy candy and pay employees to be there. Brad asked John about possible boat removal on Blvd, and he will look into it.
Consider and Approve Request for Increase in Reserve Water Capacity from GCWA
A motion was made by Dale Patterson to decline and not increase the Reserve Water Capacity from GCWA, seconded by Tony Poynor. Motion carried unanimously.
Discuss and Approve Going out for bid on 2005 Ford Pick Up and 1998 Case Backhoe
A motion was made by Don Rodgers to go out for bids on the 2005 Ford Pick Up and the 1998 Case Backhoe, seconded by Victor Medina. Motion carried unanimously.
Engineer, Ron Bavarian spoke by phone about the widening project on Hwy 146. At this time, it looks like possibly 1500 ft of 6”in water line, that includes one fire hydrant, will need to be re-located and 600 ft of 2”in sewer line.
Water and Sewer Report
James Wistinghausen gave his Water and Sewer report to the Board. He discussed the electrical work that was done at the plant and the large expense. James showed pictures of the wrecked truck that was in the shop getting repaired at this time. He mentioned that we will have to start using a different type of meter, because they are not making the current ones we use anymore.
New and Old Business
Tony Poynor mentioned the balance in the street light account compared to the amount that is owed monthly and collected. James Wistinghausen told the Board that the District has almost finished the work on Gordy Rd and have installed 3 fire hydrants. By doing the work ourselves, it has saved the District approx. $25,000.00. James told the Board that the BVFD bought a 2005 Fire Truck from Kemah for $65,000. This truck uses foam and less water, and BVFD is excited about the purchase.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:43p.m. by Victor Medina, seconded by Don Rodgers. Motion carried unanimously.
Approved by: President, Brad Bingham