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Punkin Water Association

Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, July 13, 2020

Board Members Present:        Jason Butts, Jerry Bishop, Karen Popernik and John Davis (by phone)

Others present:                       Mark Woods, Attorney

Not present:                            Mike Falkner, Engineer and Douglas Hill, board member

Jason Butts called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Will wait until next meeting to approve minutes. 

Discussed the City of Oxford connection.

Discussed complaints about discolored water.  Tom Abernathy from Rural Water is meeting with John Davis soon to help with the discolored water.   

Discussion of accounts receivable. 

Motion to adjourn by Karen Popernik, second offered by Jason Butts, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at approximately 6:45 pm.

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Dee Anna Hill, Secretary/Treasurer

Punkin Water Association

Board Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Board Members Present:        Jason Butts, John Davis, Karen Popernik and Jerry Bishop

Others present:                       Mark Woods, Attorney

Jason Butts called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.

Discussed backwashing problem affecting neighboring land and the necessity of repairing. A motion was made by Karen Popernik to build a bayou and install drain pipe, estimated cost is $31,000 – $50,000.  Second motion was made by Jason Butts and approved by all those present.

A motion was made by Karen Popernik to choose the 40 year term with a 10 year reset for financing of the City of Oxford connection with Live Oak Bank. Second motion was made by Jason Butts and approved by all those present. 

Karen Popernik made a motion to mail proxy and a self-addressed envelope to all Punkin Water Association members.  Second motion was made by John Davis and approved by all those present. 

Motion to adjourn by John Davis, second offered by Karen Popernik, motion carried.

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Dee Anna Hill, Secretary/Treasurer

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Punkin Water Association

Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, May 11, 2020

Board Members Present: Jason Butts, Jerry Bishop, John Davis
and Karen Popernik
Others present: Mark Woods, Attorney
Not present: Mike Falkner, Engineer and Douglas Hill, board member

Jason Butts called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.
A motion was made by John Davis to accept the minutes from the January 13, 2020 board meetings without a reading. Second motion was made by Karen Popernik and approved by all those present.
Mark Woods gave an update on the connection with the City of Oxford. Mike Falkner is talking with MDOT about getting an easement. Also, need land for placement of meter, about 20×20 space. Mark Woods will email Mike Falkner about contacting Bennett Hill and Sandy Haynes asking for land for meter.
Jason Butts stated that the land is washing by Michael Jacobs house due to water from the water tank. It needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Jason is looking into that.
Karen Popernik made motion to amend December 9, 2019 minutes to add: “A general discussion was had concerning raising water rates and Jason Butts distributed a handout regarding the increase of water rates for Saltillo”. Jason Butts approved and second motion made by Jerry Bishop.
Motion to adjourn by John Davis, second offered by Karen Popernik, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at approximately 6:17 pm.


Dee Anna Hill, Secretary/Treasurer

Punkin Water Association

Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, May 11, 2020

Board Members Present:        Jason Butts, John Davis and Karen Popernik

Others present:                       Mark Woods, Attorney

Not present:                            Mike Falkner, Engineer and Douglas Hill and Jerry Bishop, board members

Jason Butts called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

A motion was made by Karen Popernik to accept the minutes from the March 9, 2020 board meeting without a reading.  Second motion was made by John Davis and approved by all those present.

Discussed the increased demand on the system due to many more people being at home due to the pandemic.  Members need to be mindful of their water usage as it gets hotter outside.

Discussed complaints about discolored water.  Members can send complaints/concerns to the Punkin Water email or contact any of the board members. 

Mark Woods gave an update to the City of Oxford connection.  The engineer has drawn plans and should start the bid process soon.  PWA is working on getting financing for the project. 

Discussed the work to be done on Blake Jacobs and Robin Lyles properties. Both are to be fixed very soon. 

Jason Butts made a motion to increase rates starting July 1, 2020.  Karen Popernik seconded the motion.  John Davis opposed.  The rate increase is $22.00 minimum for up to 2,000 gallons; $5.00 per 1,000 gallons for 2,001 – 8,000 gallons and $10 per 1,000 gallons for over 8,001 gallons. 

The board received 2 quotes from CPA firms to perform an audit.  The Watkins Ward Group quoted $8,250 – $10,500.  The Hagood Firm gave a quote of $6,900 – $7,900.  Karen Popernik made a motion for the Hagood Firm to an audit of the records of PWA, second offered by John Davis and all were in favor. 

Motion to adjourn by Karen Popernik, second offered by John Davis, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at approximately 7:27 pm.

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Dee Anna Hill, Secretary/Treasurer