Tesuque Water Association (TWA) Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Board Members Present: Randolph Buckley, President; Marge Garcia-Loehr, Treasurer;
and Dominick De Santis.
Board Members Not Present: Allen Lewis, Secretary
Members Present: Rebecca Allahyari
Non-Members Present: None
Operator Present: Rudy Martinez
Bookkeeper Present: Ana Berry
1)Regular Board Meeting called to Order 6:00pm
2) Verification of Quorum. Quorum
3) Approval of Minutes- August Meetings. All Board Members indicated they reviewed
and agreed to approve minutes.
4) Financial Report.
a. No unusual activity to report. Ana reported that the New Mexico State loan had
been paid off in full. Reported progress on The Aged Delinquent list over 90
days amount due to actions taken. Randy reported that $7000 had been
transferred from checking to Capital Improvement Reserve account consistent
with direction of Board at August meeting in conjunction with payoff of NM State
5) Water Operators Report
8/11/15 Satellite was off. Rebooted system
8/20/15 Cut in one meter
8/21/15 Locate on Tesuque Village Rd.
8/31/15 The meters were read and recorded on time.
Rudy reported problems over the past weekend with the Liquid Level controller on the
water tank that resulted in the tank overflowing. Contractor was addressing issue.
Randy reported that he had seen the original water well drilled in 1962 located on
Jiminez/Romero Road. The property on which the well is currently located is for sale. It
is not known at this time if the well has an easement on the property or Tesuque
MDWCA owns the land on which the small well building is located. Randy is looking
into this question. The well is not on production nor is it abandoned.
No Other activities to report this month.
6) Old Business
a) Discuss Aamodt Communication Plan/Material: Randy discussed progress on
the plan to communicate Aamodt information to Members. Initial 6
communications focused on the decision that must be made and important
information on the Regional Water System. Communication 7 began a focus on
the current state of the Tesuque MDWCA. When descriptive information has
been communicated on both alternatives, summary information will be provided
to compare the alternatives and provide a basis for arriving at a decision.
b) Discussed benefits of spending about $500 on signs that could be used to
communicate upcoming meetings of the Board. A majority argued that they
would not be effective in increasing participation at the meetings and therefore
the cost could not be justified. Conclusion was that no signs would be
purchased. Marge volunteered to make hand made signs for meetings.
c) Decided to send third follow-up letter to Members without Certificates requesting
a copy of their property survey and Deed of Trust to provide basis for issuing
Membership Certificate. Will resort to using Santa Fe County Appraisal records
to verify property ownership as backup. For those not captured by either of these
two approaches we will ask Members to execute a letter certifying that they own
property where service is being provided and are designated a Member with all
rights and obligations associated with Membership.
d) Discussed need to have a backup plan in place for key-operating positions in
case incumbent is not able to perform duties on a short term or long term basis.
Randy agreed to work with Dominick on developing a plan.
7) Motion to Close Meeting made and agreed.
Next meeting October 14, 2015 at 6PM at Tesuque Elementary Library.