Thursday – March 15: The BWD Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting this morning at Wellsville Village Hall. Present at the meeting was Board President Mike Ryan, Board Members Jack Call, Cal Carney, Roy Dray, Dave Lloyd, Tim O'Hara, Bob Wines and Rick Williams. Also attending was District Manager Al DeAngelis, Legal Advisor Fred Emmerling, Office Manager Greg Stanley and Fiscal Officer Tony D'Angelo.
The Board retired into a 10 minute Executive Session for pending litigation. There was no comment made or action taken when they returned. Following the meeting Attorney Emmerling advised BWD is awaiting a decision from the Court of Appeals regarding the City of East Liverpool law suit. Arguments were heard on February 29 in Youngstown.
The cost of filling your swimming pool just got a little costlier. The Board approved a resolution adjusting the cost of water to $15 per 1,000 gallons for all bulk water sales to non-government entities. Except for government entities the approval of this resolution equalizes the rate for all bulk water sales.
Trustee Bob Wines advised sales were down a bit for the month of February. The figures were discussed at an earlier Finance Committee meeting this week and the Treasurer's Report was accepted as submitted. Tim O'Hara announced there will be a Personnel Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at 10 AM at the Water Treatment Plant. District Manager DeAngelis advised it will be necessary to have an Insurance Committee meeting in the near future to go over employee health insurance rates for next year. Office Manager Greg Stanley advised the forms to disposed of old records has been submitted to the State Auditor's Office & the Ohio Historical Society for their approval. The district has records dating back to the time the district was formed. Many of them are not required to be kept and are just taking up space. Once approval is received the records will be shredded to protect any personal information they may contain.
DeAngelis reported the annual audit has been completed with the report issued. There was no findings for recovery. Except for a couple of minor record keeping errors nothing was found.
DeAngelis also reported that the District may be subject to a rate increase from American Electric Power. A rate increase was granted to AEP by the Ohio PUCO but was then suspended. The water district is evaluating any cost saving measures they can implement.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 AM. The next regularly scheduled meeting is set for Thursday, April 19 at 9 AM. The meeting will be at Wellsville Village Hall.