WWCSC BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING
Friends of Ives Pool/WSCS
Board Meeting, 20 October 2008
Palm Drive Hospital
In attendance: Alan Siegle, Virginia Porter, Lynn Deedler, Roger Klein, Eric Fritsch. Ricardo Freitas, Pool Manager.
Members of the Public: Lyn Lemaire,
Meeting called to order at 6:35 pm.
Minutes of 29 September mtg. approved as amended.
Public comment .(Old Business)
Ricardo and the Board discuss possible ways to expedite the hiring of additional lifeguards.
Bathhouse floors are hazardously slippery. Ricardo has covered the floors with sufficient mats to render them temporarily safe. Lynn is following up with the contractor, STS, to remedy this situation.
Lynn hopes to have an acceptable solution by week’s end. He will keep us posted.
Lynn tells the Board that the new bench surfaces that he proposes for the locker rooms will cost more than the Board has already approved and requests that the Board approve the additional amount ( Benches will total $3,200).
Motion: The Board approves spending $3,200 for the purchase of new benches and directs Lynn to order them. Motion passes unanimously.
After subsequent discussion, which Lynn introduced at the end of the meeting, regarding the installation of the benches, Virginia moves that the Board rescind the previous motion until such time that the Board reaches agreement regarding the co-ordination of painting with the installation of the new benches. Eric seconds.
This motion passes 4-1, with Lynn voting no.
No news to report on this front. Virginia to consult with Ricardo regarding implementation of this procedure.
Alan reports that he, Ricardo, Chris Condon, Rich Emig and City staff met at the pool to discuss the chlorine generator. Chris suggests that we conduct a study to determine the current patterns of energy use (a major cost of our generating system) for Ives pool and that of Ridgeway, to help us determine the potential for cost savings were we to install a system similar to that now in use at Ridgeway. We will need to have an electrician install the requisite instrumentation. Alan will follow-up and report back to the Board.
Virginia will send out a draft letter by e-mail for Board review.
Virginia, Alan and Ricardo will meet to review contract and report to Board at next meeting.
The Board agrees minutes should reflect at a minimum those present, all motions, votes, and all Board actions.
We agree that discussion of personnel matters should, in general, be shielded, though Lynn argues that we should publicly record the awarding of bonus pay for exceptional performance.
This discussion is a reiteration of standing Board policy: no action taken.
We agreed to meet next on Monday, 17 November at 6:30pm. We are looking for a new meeting place. The Youth annex and the Library meeting room are possibilities.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50pm.
Eric Fritsch, Secretary