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September 18, 2018 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.  In attendance were Board Members Tim Pendleton, Joanne Kayser, Karen Kayser, Garry Everson, Ruby Cosby, and Anna Riquelme and Site Manager, Kari Lee.  No shareholders were in attendance.


The minutes of the July 17, 2018 board meeting were reviewed and discussed. Joanne Kayser moved to accept the minutes as written. Garry Everson seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 6-0-0.

The minutes of the August 21, 2018 board meeting were reviewed and discussed. Joanne Kayser moved to accept the minutes as written. Garry Everson seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 6-0-0.


The August 2018 Financial Report was reviewed and discussed by the Board. Anna Riquelme moved to accept the Financial Report as presented. Karen Kayser seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 6-0-0.


Old Business:

a. The pump pressure issue; The plan of action that was developed to resolve the problem was discussed.  Ruby Cosby moved to replace the check valve at Site #2.  Garry Everson seconded the motion.  The motion passed by a vote of 6-0-0.  The work will be done by William Curry at an estimated cost of $2,900.00.

b. The required tri-annual water testing for lead and copper levels at point of delivery was completed.  All results were within good levels.  The only sample that was high in copper was determined to be caused by the homeowner’s recent installation of copper pipes throughout the interior of the house.


New Business:

a. Clean-up, painting, and maintenance needs of the site were discussed. These areas will be worked by staff on an on-going basis.

b. The MIOX pump was replaced at Site #2 at a cost of just over $5,000.00. The check valve on well #4 is off. The estimated cost to replace of $1,750.00 was discussed. Karen Kayser moved to replace the check valve. Garry Everson seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0-0.


Company Status:

Kari presented a list of items that need attention and that will need to be included in the annual budget.


Also, the fire hydrants and valves are being painted and numbered. A maintenance log listing the location, dates exercised, and all information pertinent to maintenance has been created. Bollard posts for the hydrants are on hold.

The generator fuel level indicator needs to be replaced.

The pump houses need general maintenance and painting. 

The electrical panels need to be updated.

Both brine tanks are now cleaned twice yearly. Wash sinks at both sites are needed, and the installation will be designed in the future.


Executive Session: 

Employee issue.


Ruby Cosby moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Joanne Kayser. The motion passed by a vote of 6-0-0.

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PLEASE NOTE: All Averydale employees have employee badges with photos to identify themselves.

If someone approaches you stating they are from the water company, please, ask them to show you their employee badge.

If you ever have any questions, please call the office at 661-946-2256.


Averydale employees will NEVER ask you to pay your bill out in the field.


All payments are to be made at the office by check, cash, money order or debit/credit card.


It is our goal to provide clean water and the best service to our customers while keeping you informed of all the new laws and changes coming from the governing agencies that we, as a company, must adhere to.


We always encourage any questions you may have about any of these processes.

The board would like to remind every shareholder that if you have an issue or question pertaining to AMWC, please call the office, bring your concerns to the office in writing, or attend a board meeting in person

(with 24 hrs written notice per AB240).


AMWC’s Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the office and are open for “eligible persons” to attend upon written request that must be received in the office (via mail, email or personal delivery), at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting per AB240 (Section 2.14305.2(b)).

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