BIG BEND WATER AUTHORITY
1313 1st Ave SE, P O Box 670
Steinhatchee, FL 32359
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
December 05, 2019
BBWA Board Members present: W.C. Mills, Margaret Corbin, Stan Ridgeway, Howard Hart, Sean Murphy and Wendell McKinnon Absent: Charlie Norwood
BBWA Employees present: Mark Reblin, Cindy Wood, Keith Reed, Garrett Dodd and Laura Valentine
Also present: BBWA Attorney Mark Logan
Call to Order: Board Member Howard Hart called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance: Board Member Hart gave the Invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, also led by Board Member Hart.
Approval of Agenda: Chairman Hart asked to postpone number IX. A. BBWA Resolution Asset due to the fact that BBWA Engineer Mike Murphy wasn’t present to discuss it. BBWA Attorney Mark Logan advised that we can go ahead proceed on with it. Board Member McKinnon made a motion to approve the agenda Board Member Mills seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.
Approval of BBWA October 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes: Board Member Mills made a motion to approve the October 24, 2019 minutes, Board Member Ridgeway asked could there be a discussion. Board Member Ridgeway stated after looking over the minutes he noticed that there were quite a bit of discussion that was left out of the minutes. Attorney Logan advised that according to the Attorney General minutes are a brief summary not a blow by blow account and there are public records, notes and recordings of the Board’s meetings are all available as public records. Attorney Logan noted that the process used to generate the minutes for approval by the Board involves the clerks sending a draft of the minutes which is then reviewed and edited by counsel. Board Members may always seek to add or edit the proposed minutes subject to approval by the Board via vote. Attorney Logan did suggest having some type of recording device available was important for the record and for transparency. Board Member Mills added that he would like to see more in the minutes as well. Board Member Ridgeway requested that we have a recording device that is kept in this office. Board Member Murphy added that he as well noticed that there were some discussion left out of the minutes, he as well wants