The Board of Directors of Brooktrails Township Community Services District met in special session on June 3, 2002 in Brooktrails Community Center. Acting Chairman Tony Orth called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Acting Chairman Orth asked District Counsel Neary to comment on a message received from President Skezas, who was concerned about a Brown Act violation regarding notice of special meetings to members.
General Manager Chapman explained that District Secretary, Joanne Cavallari, had mailed an agenda to President Skezas on Friday, May 31, 2002 and had left a voice message on his telephone answering machine on Friday afternoon. Also, because President Skezas had confirmed that he would be able to attend the Fire Department Committee meeting scheduled for Monday June 3rd, General Manager Chapman assumed that he would be able to attend the Board meeting, as well. District Counsel Neary confirmed with the other Board members that they had received notice by telephone on Friday afternoon, and that the agenda was posted as required by law. He concluded that the special meeting had been properly noticed.
A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
B. ROLL CALL
Roll call showed the following Directors present: Pohlson, Horrick, Venturi, and Orth. Also present were General Manager Chapman and District Counsel Neary. President Skezas was absent.
C. ADDITIONS/ ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA - None
D. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS - None
E. SPECIAL PRESENTATION - None
F. PUBLIC HEARING - None
G. PUBLIC COMMENTS - None
H. CONSENT CALENDAR - None
I. ACTION AGENDA
1. CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE DISTRICT'S CALPERS AGREEMENT TO ALLOW EMPLOYEE'S RETIREMENT BENEFIT TO BE CALCULATED ON A ONE YEAR FINAL COMPENSATION BASIS
Director Pohlson left the table because of a conflict of interest, as her husband is an employee of the District.
General Manager Chapman provided a chronological summary of the events leading up to the scheduling of the meeting. He explained that there must be twenty days between the Resolution of Intention and the final Resolution which is scheduled for June 25th, which necessitated the need for a special meeting.
He reviewed the change proposed to the CalPERS contract, and the effect it would have on the budget. He corrected a statement in the staff report which inferred that the Director of Emergency Services was not included in the CalPERS program, noting that he is included in the program, but the contributions for him are paid by the State.
Director Orth spoke in favor of the amendment, noting that there was no COLA increase provided for the employees this budget year. Director Venturi also spoke in favor of the amendment.
In response to a question from Director Horrick, Fire Department Committee member, Bill Jack who was present in the audience, and Director Venturi confirmed that many other local agencies are changing to the one-year final compensation basis.
Director Horrick reported that he would be on vacation on June 25th, when the final resolution was scheduled for approval. General Manager Chapman offered to set up teleconferencing so that he could participate in the CalPERS matter and the Budget.
District Finance Assistant, Pat Wilson, encouraged the Board members to approve the proposed Resolution, noting that it would cost approximately $30 per month per employee.
Director Venturi moved to adopt Resolution No. 2002-11, a Resolution of Intention to Approve an Amendment to The District's Calpers Agreement to Allow Employee's Retirement Benefit to Be Calculated on a One Year Final Compensation Basis. The motion was seconded by Director Horrick and the vote was taken as follows:
AYES: Directors: Horrick, Orth, Venturi
NOES: Directors: None
ABSENT: Directors: Skezas
ABSTAIN: Director: Pohlson
Resolution No. 2002-11 Adopted
J. SPECIAL REPORTS - GENERAL MANAGER
K. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Director Horrick moved to adjourn and Acting Chairman Orth declared the meeting of June 3, 2002 closed at 7:21 p.m.
MICHAEL V. CHAPMAN
Secretary to the Board of Directors
CHARLES A. ORTH