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 14, 2019 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 minutes of the December 10, 2018 Meeting
3) Approve the Financial Reports and Checks as listed for bills in December, 2018.
4) Public Comment
5) Discuss/Approve Galveston County Tax Office Assessment & Collection Fee Charge.
6) Engineers Report
7) Water & Plant line report
8) Recess into executive session, pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code regarding pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer.
9) Vote on anything discussed in executive session
James Wistinghausen ,General Manager
January 9, 2019
The regular meeting of the Bacliff Municipal Utility District was called to order at 6:00pm on November 12, 2018 at the Districts regular meeting place at the District Office, 4302 12th Street, Bacliff, Texas by President Brad Bingham
Brad Bingham ,Dale Patterson, Don Rodgers, Victor Medina, Tony Poynor
Also present were: James Wistinghausen, General Manager, Yvonne Manis, Office Manager, Steve Don Carlos, District’s Attorney, Ron Bavarian, Districts Engineer,Tim Applewhite, District’s Auditor
Guest Present: John Wade, Shannon Kitchens
Call Meeting to order
The meeting was called to order and everyone stood for the Pledge to the Flag
Approval of Minutes of the October 8, 2018 Meeting
A motion was made by Don Rodgers to approve the Minutes of the October 8, 2018 meeting, seconded by Dale Patterson. 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 Don Rodgers . Motion carried unanimously.
John Wade complimented the District on the work they were doing on capping the open lines. He asked if there was any new information regarding trimming the trees around the street lights. They discussed this and talked about asking the county to see what they could do. He asked the status on the sign. He was told we are in litigation regarding the sign company.
Engage Auditor for Year ending December 31, 2018
Mr. Tim Applewhite spoke to the Board regarding the 2018 audit. He then presented an engagement letter for their services for the next three years ending in December 31, 2020. A motion was made by Victor Medina to keep McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot PLLC as our auditors for 2018, 2019, 2020, seconded by Tony Poynor. Motion carried unanimously.
Audit for Texas Water Development Board
Mr. Tim Applewhite presented the Board a letter from the Texas Water Development Board and spoke to them regarding the audit that is requested for 2018. There was discussion and Yvonne Manis stated she had a proposal from Burton Accounting, P.L.L.C. regarding TX Water Development Board additional audit. A motion was made by Victor Medina to engage Burton Accounting, P.L.L.C. as our additional auditors, seconded by Don Rodgers. Motion carried unanimously
Change in District Ordinance 2018-002
The Board discussed and a motion was made by Tony Poynor to accept the Ordinance Changes with changes that were discussed, seconded by Don Rodgers. Motion carried unanimously.
Authorization to Maintain TCDRS Plan Provisions for 2019
A motion was made by Don Rodgers for Authorization to Maintain the Rate presented to the Board with TCDRS Plan Provisions for 2019, seconded by Dale Patterson. Motion carried unanimously.
Engineer Ron Bavarian stated he was completing the record books on the New Ground Storage Tank for James.
Water and Sewer Report
James Wistinghausen presented his Water and Sewer report to the board. He stated there have been no violations this month.
New and Old Business
None at this time
Recess into Executive Session
The Board recessed into Executive session at 6:45pm and returned at 7:12pm for discussion.
Vote on anything discussed in executive session
After coming out of recess a motion was made by Victor Medina to approve Employee’s a bonus and Raises from recommendation reports presented by James and Yvonne, seconded by Don Rodgers Motion carried unanimously
Another motion was made by Victor Medina to approve Attorney Steve Don Carlos’s recommendation regarding the case on Thomas Kelly, seconded by Don Rodgers Motion carried unanimously
Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 P.M. by Dale Patterson, seconded by Tony Poynor. Motion carried unanimously.
Approved by: Brad Bingham President