Greater Pine Island Water Association Inc.



                                             REGULAR MEETING

April 24, 2018




Present:    John Cammick, President; Ross Halbleib, Vice President; Paul

                Brown,  Treasurer; Tim Saulsbery, Secretary; William Deile;

                Edward Serrell; Mike Dreikorn (via video cam); Laurie Adams,

                General Manager; Renee' Clark,  Recording Secretary; Rich

                Parsons, Financial Manager.


Absent:      John West; Will Peratino


Also Present:   Beverly Grady (via video cam); Frank Potter


The meeting was called to order at 3:00 PM. by President Cammick.  After considering the proposed agenda, Mr. Deile moved, seconded by Mr. Brown for approval of the agenda.  The motion carried unanimously.


The minutes of the Annual Meeting of February 27, 2018, Re-Organizational Meeting of February 27, 2018, and the Special Meeting of April 3, 2018 were presented for approval.  Mr. Deile moved, seconded by Mr. Brown for approval of all three meeting minutes as presented.  The motion carried unanimously.


The Treasurer's Report was presented by Rich Parsons and accepted.   Exhibit 16   (February)   Exhibit 17  (March)     Also presented was the Management Letter from new auditors Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein P.A.   Exhibit  18


The Operations Reports were presented.  Exhibit 19 (February)  Exhibit 20 (March)


The General Manager’s Report was presented.   Exhibit  21  Mrs.  Adams reported:


1.      Water sold is down 4.6% from 2017 although there has been little

        rain; “unaccounted for water” spiked in March and is being


2.     GPS units have been installed in all company vehicles to track vehicle


3.     Work has begun on new technology for phone service & data

      transmission between the ROP, Center, & Scallop stations.

4.     Rezoning of the new property is progressing.

5.     Matlacha Isles line upgrade excepted to begin second week in May.

6.     Dog park at St James Substation is tabled for now due to no interest

      by Lee County or Calusa Land Trust.

7.     GPIWA & Fire Dept working together to fund sandblasting and

       painting of 100 fire hydrants per year.


Mrs. Adams reported that a 13 year employee  was terminated recently. 


Mrs. Adams presented Exhibit 22  as a proposed new “Capitalization Policy”  as per the auditor’s recommendation.  Mr. Brown moved, seconded by Mr. Deile for adoption or the “Capitalization Policy” as presented.  The motion carried unanimously.


Exhibit 23 was presented as renewal options for employee health insurance and other benefits.  Dr. Halbleib moved, seconded by Mr. Deile for approval of:


1.      Renew major medical with Fidelity Security, administered by Meritain,

       Aetna Choice HSA  network deductible plan of $4,000/$8000

2.     Renew dental insurance with Renaissance

3.     Renew Long Term Disability and Life Insurance with Lincoln Financial


The motion carried unanimously.


The Board agreed the next Regular Board meeting would be held on June 26th at 10:00 AM.


There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at

3:45 P.M.




                                                            Tim Saulsbery, Secretary