GDPUD CONTROVERSY

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Otermat Removed As Treasurer Over Check Photo Imbroglio 

It was standing room only as the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District held a special meeting Tuesday night after allegations surfaced that board member Kathy Otermat had removed private and confidential employee information from the district office… read full story at Mt. Democrat

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/otermat-removed-as-treasurer-over-check-photo-imbroglio/

 

LINK TO ONLINE MINUTES – Full Transcript of GDPUD Meeting August 21, 2012 (Source: Evelyn Veerkamp)

 

LINK TO AUDIO RECORDING OF GDPUD August 21, 2012 – http://www.gd-pud.org/minutes/DS_08.21.12.WMA

 

LINK TO GDPUD WEBSITE

 

 

Next Meeting is September 11, 2012 9am
AGENDA REGULAR MEETING
GEORGETOWN DIVIDE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
6425 MAIN STREET, GEORGETOWN, CA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
9:00 A.M.
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MISSION STATEMENT
It is the purpose of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District to:
• Provide reliable water supplies
• Ensure high quality drinking water
• Promote stewardship to protect community resources, public health and quality of life
• Provide excellent and responsive customer services through dedicated and valued staff
• Insure fiscal responsibility and accountability are observed by balancing immediate and long-term needs
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1. CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3. PUBLIC FORUM – Any member of the public may address the Board on any matter within the jurisdictional authority of the District. Such testimony shall be limited to three minutes per person, or the President may impose such other time limit as necessary, in order to enable
the Board to complete its agenda within a reasonable period. The Board will hear communications on matters not on the agenda, but no action will be taken.
4. CONSENT CALENDAR – These items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. Action by the Board will be taken at one time without discussion.
A. Approval of Minutes:
• Conformed Agenda for the Regular Meeting of August 7, 2012
• Conformed Agenda for the Special Meeting of August 21, 2012
B. Financial Report:
• Accounts Payable for September 11, 2012
• Cash and Investment Report for June 2012
• Budget-to-actual Report for the Year Ended June 30, 2012
5. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
6. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
7. CONSIDERATION OF DATE TO END IRRIGATION SEASON – Ordinance 2005-01 requires the Board of Directors discuss the ending date of the irrigation season. The irrigation season is scheduled to end September 30, 2012.
A. Report and discussion
B. Board action
8. PRESENTATION OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM APPROVED SEPTEMBER 2011 AND COMPLETED JUNE 2012
A. Report and discussion
B. Board action
9. ELECTION OF TREASURER FOR THE DISTRICT
A. Report and discussion
B. Board Action
10. SELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO REVIEW AND COMMENT ON ANNUAL AUDIT – The Board will select two members from the public to review the draft financial audit
A. Report and discussion
B. Board action
11. DIRECTOR REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION – “Discuss the following items presented to the public with inconsistent information”
A. “Presentation of ALT retrofit to CA Dept. of Public Health that was denied by CDH”
B. “Profile of GM in Chamber of Commerce press release re: Hank speaking at chamber lunch time meeting”
12. DIRECTOR REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION – “Discuss board violation of Brown Act via serial meetings as a quorum in regard to input to recall ad by Bonnie Neeley”
13. DIRECTOR REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION – “Compliance with the California Public Records Act request”
A. Presentation and discussion
B. Board action
14. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS, REPORTS, REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONS TO FUTURE MEETING AGENDAS AND REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION OR RESEARCH TO BE COMPLETED BY STAFF – Opportunity for Board members to discuss matters of interest to them and provide input for future meetings as well as report on their District related meeting attendance as required by AB 1234.
15. CLOSED SESSION – Conference with legal counsel – existing litigation – Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Name of case: Jean Lee Choo Leow v. Georgetown Divide Public Utility District, et al, EDCSC #20100019
16. CLOSED SESSION – Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 to consider employee negotiations with the Management and Confidential Employees Association and the Business/Finance Manager. The representatives for the district are the District Vice Chair Bonnie McLane, the District Board Member Bonnie Neeley, General Manager Henry N. White and District legal counsel William Wright
17. CLOSED SESSION – Conference with legal counsel – anticipated litigation. Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 in one potential case. The anticipated litigation involves a governmental tort claim filed by Larry and Korby Battenberg.
18. ADJOURN TO OPEN SESSION – Announcement of action taken in closed session

 

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7/18/2012

Otermat recall fails

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/otermat-recall-fails/

 

 

7/6/2012

False statements

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/letters/false-statements/

 

 

6/26/22012

Otermat responds

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/letters/otermat-responds/

 

 

6/15/2012

File ward divide Georgetown PUD

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/file-wars-divide-georgetown-pud/

 

 

6/13/2012

Otermat recall efforts proceed

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/otermat-recall-efforts-proceed/

 

 

5/30/ 2012

GDPUD’s Otermat accused of compromising district

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/gdpuds-otermat-accused-of-compromising-district/

 

 

3/30/2012

Recall targets GDPUS’s Otermat

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/recall-tagets-gdpuds-otermat/

 

 

10/07/2011

Kudos to 2 GDPUD directors

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/opinion/kudos-to-2-gdpud-new-directors/