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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE HARBOR WATER P.U.D.
May 09, 2024

The regular meeting of the Harbor Water P.U.D. Board of Directors was called to order
by Chairman Dan Fraser at 6:30, May 09, 2024 in the administrative building, at 98069 W.
Benham Lane Harbor, Oregon
Board Attendance was taken
President: Dan Fraser “present” Vice President: Tom Beene “present”
Board Member: Jim White “present” Board Member: Herman Bloemsma “absent” Board
Member: Bill Frye “present.” Superintendent: Ken Burshem “present”
District Manager: Ami Arneson “present” Office Staff: Ariel Poston “present.” Engineer: Matt
Robart “present”
Pledge of Allegiance was said.
No Modifications, Additions or changes to the agenda, or conflicts of interest stated.
Beene made a motion to accept the agenda, White seconded, Roll Call – All in favor.
Minutes from the previous board meeting on April 11, 2024 were reviewed. Frye noted
that the date was wrong on the April minutes. Beene made a motion to accept the corrected
minutes, seconded by White, Roll call – All in favor.
May 2024 current bills, in the amount of $43,849.73 were presented, discussed, and
approved. Beene made a motion to accept and pay the bills, seconded by White, Roll call - All in
favor.
Crown Terrace easement road was discussed. Burshem showed the board pictures
of the newly installed road by Jodel, LLC. The need for the water operators to back up the
road was one of the safety concerns. Since there is no ditch for the water to run off, a 4x4
may be required when it rains. Only minor repairs could be performed because a service
truck cannot travel up the road, a crane is not feasible, and future water tank expansion
may not possible. Burshem will watch the construction of the road as Jodel, LLC is installing
cement blocks, then report to the board at the June meeting.

The board was asked to go to the lawn and approve the location that Harbor Fire
Department wants to place the flag pole. The board agreed to have them move the flag closer
to the marquee.
The renter is requesting to add his son on the rental lease. He would like to remain
there after the death of his wife. Before they are given a lease agreement, the board asks that
they fill out a renter application. As his wife was the only one listed on the old lease. The board
also asked that the renter sign up for a trash pickup service.

Superintendent Ken Burshem Report, JT & Son’s completed the tree trimming at
Coleman tank. Tank divers finished the cleaning of the Coleman tank. We lost a pump at
Pelican Bay Dr. On the inspection notice from the divers, there is a lot of blistering in the tank.
They suspect that anodes have too much electricity running through them. Crown 1 pump has
been registering high temperature. Installing three phase will enable the pumps to operate
more efficiently and at a lower temperature. Burshem will get a bid for the installation.
District Manager Ami Arneson reported the audit is still in the reviewing phase. Matt
Robart provided Arneson will a list of companies that can do a rate study for Harbor Water.
Camas engineer Matt Robart reported the following. Robart provided the board with
the Oregon Water Resources Department grant time line. HW also needs supporting
documents as to the economic value of HW to the community. Fraser will contact the port to
provide a letter. We most likely will not have to do an environmental assessment or an
archaeological survey. Due to there is very low probability that there would be any cultural
resources that would be found. The ground has been extensively disturbed during the
construction of the Ranney collector in the first place. Robarts staff continues to work on our
ordinances.
Beene followed up with Josh at House Rock Construction. They did come back and
touched up paint and caulked the nail holes.
Another reminder to the board members that need to file for election next month was
given by Fraser.
 
Revenue Fund $455,330.00
Money Market $2,338,853.95
Security $98,608.81

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM

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