Beecher Metropolitan District
an equal opportunity organization

Minutes

The Regular meeting of the Beecher Metropolitan District Commission was held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the District office located at G-1057 Louis Avenue, Mt. Morris Township. 

Ms. Bradford called the meeting to order at 6:00.

 

Present:                                                                                  Guests:                                  

Mrs. Hawthorne (formerly Ms. Bradford)                                Kevin Forbes

Ms. Simpson                                                                           Dana Smith

Mr. Ballard - Absent                                                                Ja’Van Johnson

Ms. Self                                                                                   Mr. Sumpter

Ms. Blanks                                                                             

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 
Agenda Approval

Mr. Forbes informs the Board that he would like to amend the agenda to include the #5 well bid approval.

Mrs. Hawthorne makes a motion to approve the meeting agenda with the added agenda item of the #5 well bid approval.

Ms. Simpson seconds the motion.

Roll call vote taken:  4 Ayes

 
Guest Comments – Agenda Items Only

None

 
Minutes Approval

Mrs. Hawthorne makes a motion to accept the minutes from the regular meeting on 3/08/17.

Ms. Simpson seconds the motion.

Roll call vote taken:  4 Ayes

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None

 

NEW BUSINESS

USDA Water Phase 1 Pay Application #5 Approval
Mr. Forbes explains that a motion is needed to approve the pay application for $345,586.45. 

Mrs. Hawthrone makes a motion to approve the pay application for $345,586.45 for USDA Water Phase 1 Pay Application – 5th approval.

Ms. Simpson seconds the motion.

Roll call vote taken:  4 Ayes

#5 Well – Overhaul

The USDA has approved both bids to overhaul the #5 well up to $55,000.  We are still evaluating the bids.  In order to avoid a special meeting we are seeking approval to accept a bid up to $55,000 for the overhaul of well #5.

Mrs. Hawthrone makes a motion to approve a bid to overhaul well #5 well up to $55,000.

Ms. Simpson seconds the motion.

Roll call vote taken:  4 Ayes

 
Financial Report

The cash on hand is $2,077,224.93 as of 4/07/17.

Mrs. Hawthrone makes a motion to accept the cash on hand.

Ms. Simpson seconds the motion.

Roll call vote taken:  4 Ayes

The bills paid in March, 2017 total $589,121.90 – Any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Hawthrone makes a motion to accept the bill paid in March in the amount of $589,121.90.

Ms. Simpson seconds the motion.

Roll call vote taken:  4 Ayes

The bills needing approval for payment April 13, 2017 total $12,932.70 – Any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Hawthrone makes a motion to approve the bills for payment 04/13/17 totaling $12,932.70.

Ms. Simpson seconds the motion. 

Roll call vote taken:  4 Ayes

 

BOARD COMMUNICATION

Personnel Committee

Mrs. Hawthrone enquires about the union contracts and hiring help for the back.

Mr. Forbes explains that we are still working on both of these issues.

Finance Committee

Nothing to report

 
Administrative Report

Administrative Report is discussed. 


GUEST COMMENTS 
None


MEETING ADJOURNMENT

Mrs. Hawthrone makes a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:12.

Ms. Simpson seconds the motion.

A roll call vote was taken:   4 Ayes

 

                                                                        ____________________________________

                                                                                  Sidney Hawthrone, President

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