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JUNE 8, 2023


The regular meeting of the Harbor Water P.U.D. Board of Directors was called to order by Chairman Dan Fraser at 6:30, June 8, 2023 in the administrative building, at 98069 W. Benham Lane Harbor, Oregon

            Board Attendance was taken

Chairman: Dan Fraser “present” Vice Chairman: Tom Beene “present”

Chairman: Jim White “present” Chairman: Herman Bloemsma “present”

Chairman: Bill Frye “present.” Superintendent: Ken Burshem “present”

District Manager: Ami Arneson “absent” Office Staff: Courtney St.John

“present “, Evie Lampley “present”

Others in attendance: Matt Robart-Camas and Diana Duncan- home owner


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, Bloemsma seconded, Roll Call – All in favor.

                        Minutes from the previous board meeting on May 11, 2023 were reviewed.  Beene made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by Bloemsma, Roll call – All in favor. 

            The month’s current bills, in the amount of $89,556.56 were presented, discussed, and approved. Bloemsma made a motion to accept and pay the bills seconded by Beene, Roll call - All in favor. 

            Superintendent, Ken Burshem, reported he spoke to Pacific Seafood’s manager, Brett.  He reminded him, currently we are running on two pumps. If we are ever down to one pump, we would have to shut him off.  Ken had invited Brett to the meeting, to address any comments or concerns, but he did not make it.  Brett had told Ken, if Harbor Water causes him too much trouble, Pacific Seafood would move their operation to Charleston.  Ken reminded the board Pacific Seafood is a great revenue for Harbor Water.  A motor on Hallway blew up.  Ken had a spare one to replace it.  Siskiyou pumps are ahead of schedule.  We may have the pumps back quicker than three months.  The roofers were a no show again. 

            Courtney reported, the carpet has been replaced in the office.  Her last day is June 21st.  Evie Lampley has been hired to replace Courtney. 

            The land the Ranney collector sits on is owned by South Coast Lumber.  Harbor Water has a lease for the property.  Ami spoke with Brandon from SC, they have no problem with us going forward with our Ranney Collector project, they just ask that we keep them in the loop. 

             Engineer, Matt Robart reported that he has received a few calls from funding agencies.  Office of Emergency Management of Oregon is handling the federal grant we currently have with FEMA.  The final approval from FEMA will be no later than Feb 2024, but is hopeful it goes through quicker. Oregon Business who handles state grants, will be down on June 20, 2023 for a question-and-answer session with the board members, Matt, and staff.  Matt feels there are additional grant options to help with the Ranney Collector project.

             Home owner Diana Duncan came in to discuss her late fees.  Beene made a motion to reverse her late charges of $45.00, in return, for her paying her bill on time from now on.  Seconded by Bloemsma, Roll call – All in favor. 

             Bloemsma mentioned it has been a while since we have done a rate study.  Frye made a motion that the district hire a company to do a rate study, seconded by Beene – Roll call – All in favor. 

             Bloemsma remarked we do not have a treasurer.  Frye will investigate what it entails, and decide at a later meeting.      


Revenue Fund $461,739.84

Money Market $2,269,266.12

Security $97,653.24


            Meeting adjourned at 7:28 PM

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