August 2017 Minutes
MILLERS CREEK SPECIAL DISTRICT
AUGUST 21, 2017, MINUTES
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Chair Rene Pulido.
ROLL CALL: Board Present-Rene Pulido, Derik Flint, Barbara McMorrow, Jonathan Wright, Louis Joseph, Sharon Johnson. Not present: Chris Rose. A quorum was present. Others Present- Attorney Wayne Flowers, Gary Hall, Chris McMorrow, and Joe Wagner.
JULY MINUTES: Motion by Jonathan Wright to approve the July Minutes was seconded by Derik Flint. The vote was unanimous in favor.
TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s Report was provided by Sharon. The current bank account balance is $72,143.76. Derik moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Sharon seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous in favor. An invoice in the amount of $520. (WEF-120267, Lewis, Longman, Walker) was presented for approval, along with the monthly $15.00 (Intuit). Sharon also presented three invoices from Daily Record/Financial News in the amounts of $254.(July 2017), $37.(April 2017), and $54.50 (April 2017), totaling $345.50. A motion by Derik was seconded by Jonathan to approve payment of all invoices. The vote was unanimous in favor.
ATTORNEY UPDATES: Attorney Flowers advised the board of a recent legal opinion whereby board members cannot discuss board matters on Facebook.
SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATES: 1) Jonathan Wright, along with Joe Wagner and Chris McMorrow met with Pastor Lee to discuss the possible use of his church property for dredging purposes. Pastor Lee indicated the church may be interested. After extensive discussion, Jonathan Wright was authorized to meet with the church board at their next meeting. The outcome of said meeting will be discussed at our next meeting. Attorney Flowers reminded the board any such arrangement with the church must be a quid pro quo arrangement. 2) Barbara McMorrow advised that she and Gary Hall are scheduled to meet with Councilwoman Lori Boyer on September 5, 2017
AUDIT: Chris has indicated the search for a CPA to conduct our audit is ongoing. Sharon shared her recent conversations with two local CPA’s. Raymond Bateh, CPA, who had previously spoken with Chris Rose, indicated the audit cost would most likely run between $8,000.-$10,0000. Rene will reach out to his CPA to see if he may be able to conduct the audit. If so, Rene will connect the CPA with Chris Rose for further discussion.
NEW BUSINESS: Jonathan suggested we consider another Millers Creek Clean Up Day. Preliminary options were discussed. The matter will be discussed further at our next meeting.
There being no additional business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:35 P.M.
REMINDERS: Future meetings will be held monthly on the third Monday of each month. The September meeting will be held on September 18, 2017. The legal address for “MCSD” is Millers Creek Special District, Sharon Johnson, Secretary, P.O. Box 47375, Jacksonville, FL 32247.