Flo Water Readies Proposal for RWS

2018 FLO WATER BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF -- Attorney Patricia Coy, Joe Graves, Lela Patterson, Phillip Bounds, Mark Collins, Barbara Johnson, Joshua Mudd, Buck Buchanan, President Mike Meade, Doris Pittman, and Mike Wheeler.

Directors of the Flo Community Water Supply Corporation (FCWSC) met Thursday, June 21st, for their regular monthly meeting. All were present, and President Mike Meade presided.

Patricia Coy, the attorney who advises FCWSC, presented the final figures to the board on the cost to adopt the approximately 33 water meters belonging to Rodell Water Supply (RWS) Corporation. This has been a process, initiated by RWS owner Steve Torno, over a year ago. Torno was not present at the meeting.

Torno?s proposal was to give this portion of RWS to FCWSC and pay any and all costs that would come from the transfer. The board approved a figure determined by Coy for the cost to FCWSC to adopt the meters into their system. The cost includes legal expenses, reconstruction of the lines and connection to FCWSC, and replacing the meters, among other expenses. If this cost determination is accepted by Torno, a contract can be written for final approval of adopting the meters into FCWSC.

Field Manager Mark Collins presented the board with his monthly report. The pump and motor at the Russell Plant was lost. Repairs have been made at a cost of $11,500. There was one major leak on County Road 292 and numerous small ones. Collins said he has been busy with lead and copper sampling and installing new meters.

Administrative Manager Lela Patterson reported on the Texas Rural Water Association Conference (TRWA) that she and Office Assistant Caroline Salinas attended in San Antonio recently. ?I always learn a lot at these conferences,? said Patterson, ?and I want to thank the board for allowing us to attend.?

Patterson also reported on her work on the new budget and plans for the annual Customer Appreciation Lunch that will be held Saturday, June 23rd.

Prior to the regular meeting, directors met to work and plan the budget for 2018 ? 2019. In the regular meeting, it was voted to table the item until the adjustments discussed earlier could be added. The budget will be put on the July agenda for consideration and possible approval.