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MINUTES – December 2010

TWA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 8, 2010




Board Members Present:  Gretchen Goff, President; Randy Buckley, Vice-President; Jamie Painter, Treasurer; Maria C. Bustamante, Secretary; and, Richard Fisher, Webmaster.


Member Present:  Luke Grizzaffi

Operator Present:  Rudy Martinez

Bookkeeper Present:  Ana Berry

Roll Call and Verification of Quorum:  Gretchen Goff verified a quorum.

Approval of Minutes from November 8, 2010, Meeting:  Approved after reading of the Minutes.


  1. Ana Berry handed out the Well History Summary Report dated December 8, 2010, as well as the Profit and Loss Report for November, 2010.
  2. It was agreed that Customer No. 002 be put on the shut-off list.
  3. As far as the Board knows, El Nido Restaurant has not hired an engineer.  Gretchen Goff will call the attorney, Christina Bruff, and ask her to send Tim Vimot and Carlton Cloquit a letter.  Currently, El Nido is using the water from an illegal well.  Jamie Painter had given Tim Vimot a deadline of October 15, 2010, to hire an engineer.  Rudy Martinez stated that the State Engineer wants the well capped.
  4. Gretchen will also ask Christina Bruff what TWA’s recourse is when a customer’s bill is over sixty (60) to ninety (90) days overdue.  Randy Buckley believes a letter from Christina Bruff to the customer would be the best thing to do when this happens.  Jamie Painter thinks TWA should first    give the customer a payment deadline before Christina Bruff sends a letter.

5.  Customer No. 002 consistently has current and late fees over sixty (60) days.  Ana Berry spoke    the customer and told him he must pay the late fees first, then the current amount due.  Ana has reminded him many times that he needs to pay the entire bill, including late charges  He continues to ignore her demands.  TWA is in agreement that it should shut off his water until the bill is paid in full.  Ana will call him and tell him he must pay the entire sum due by December 29, 2010, or the water will be shut off.

6. Randy Buckley believes TWA needs a policy regarding customers who are consistently late paying their bill.

7.   Ana Berry stated she has not put a lien on Customer No. 070’s property.

8.  Rudy Martinez said he received a telephone call that there was a water leak from outside faucets at a home.  He went to the home and turned the water off.  He feels the packing was compressed.  When valves have been in the ground for a very long time, it tends to compress the packing.  The alternative is to dig and put new packing or adjusting the operating nut.

9. Rudy Martinez brought a proposal for the cleaning of the tank.  Preferred Tank and Tower gave TWA an estimate of $995.00 to inspect the tank with a robot, inspect the exterior and prepare a report.  Since we need the inside of the walls  cleaned, this proposal will not work.  Liquid Engineering, who we’ve used in the past, gave TWA an estimate of $2,355.00 to inspect the tank and clean the inside walls.  This estimate does not include the repair of the tank, if it is needed, but the cost of any repairs would be minimal.  TWA agreed to have the tank cleaned by Liquid Engineering and Rudy will call them to schedule this.  Rudy believes that the cleaning will extend the tank’s life for another fifteen (15) years.



Next Meeting:  The Board agreed the next meeting of the TWA Board will take place on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., at the Tesuque Elementary School.5