Metro – July 16, 2018 -Special Meeting of the Board


 The El Rancho Florida Metropolitan District held a Special meeting of the Directors on July 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM. at 750 Pioneer Circle.   The meeting was called for the purpose of reviewing the DOLA application and for the Board of Directors formally taking action on the ‘scope’ of the project, the Engineering process and proceeding with the application.  The following Board members attended the meeting:

Steve Swisher – President
Robin Boucher – Vice President
David Shipps – Treasurer
Jim Belcher – Secretary
Ken Charles – Director

Also present were:  Tom Riley – Water Operator and Marsha Moreland –Administrator.  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM.

Ken Charles reviewed the application with the Board and Staff.  The financial status of the District and its reserves were discussed to be sure there was money to meet the match required by DOLA.  Engineering for the completion of the District’s   Water System Improvements Project, PH.3 is $35,000.   A contract from Goff Engineering is needed for the Final Design plans.  It was agreed by the Board to move forward with the application.  The project will not include the LPAWD Emergency Hydrant or agreement.  Ken explained that the monthly water bill w/o the mill levy is $130 – $150 a month and with the levy is $50 more a month for water.  This will be part of the presentation to DOLA.  Presentation for the grant would be in November with a decision in December by DOLA.  The District will have their attorney, Floyd Smith, review the low bidder for insurance, legal verbiage and understanding that all aspects of the job are covered.  The following motions were entertained:

A motion was made, moved and passed to do the whole project of $950,000 with a match of $495,000 not to exceed $500,000 match.

A motion was made, moved and passed to turn Goff Engineering loose on preparing the engineering
docs not to exceed $27,500.

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.

Jim Belcher, Secretary