Mt. Zion Public Service District convened a special
meeting at West Fork Park, Arnoldsburg, on Monday, after Judge David
Nibert ruled that a temporary injunction was dissolved.
The meeting was called to order at 5:10 p.m. The first
item approved was to remove the signature authorizations of Wilma Mace
and Roberta Hartshorn at Calhoun Banks, and to authorize the signatures
of Sharon Postalwait, Shirley Mace and Roscoe Gainer.
Board members authorized combined billings for November
and December. Norma Collins said, “The bills (for water) will be out on
schedule on December 10.”
Saundra Ballengee asked the public to “Please bear with
us during this time. If you have any questions about your bill, I am
available (in the office behind the Pit Stop) after 2 p.m. throughout
The board authorized waivers of late fees for November
and December billings until Jan. 15.
Collins reported on the progress of cross-training of
individuals to use the computer and Appalachian Software, Inc. programs
for billing. She said that Ballengee, Shirley Mace, and herself were
trained and the technician told the trainees that it should take the PSD
about three billing cycles to get the bills corrected and up to date.
Collins said, “Saundra (Ballengee) is going to have a
lot of clean up work on the accounts receivable.”
The board received a report on the progress of
assembling records of the PSD needed to respond to PSC inquiries.
Collins said that she is working to get the board
minutes for the PSC, but has not yet found minutes for 2007. She has
also been going through the last five years of bank statements.
She said, “I believe we have everything to go to him
(attorney Tom Whittier) to go ahead and send to PSC.”
Collins told the board that accounts payable “have not
all been balanced, but the bottom line is $62,552.96 in open invoices”
and “As of today, your water account has $11,907.84. The meter deposit
has $9,708.70. And for some reason, the sewer account is overdrawn
$1,005.90. We just found this out today. Why it’s overdrawn, we just
After a 30-minute executive session to receive advice
from counsel in regard to litigation pending, the board approved that
Robert Rodecker of Charleston be retained for counsel for the litigation
with Ron Lane, Inc.
Norma Collins was authorized to send a letter to J.F.
Allen Company asking for Mt. Zion PSD to be reimbursed for the cost of
263,000 gallons of water that was lost in a water leak, when the company
allegedly broke a water line while working on a section of Rt. 16
between Mt. Zion and Millstone.
The meeting adjourned at 6:23 p.m. Mt. Zion PSD will
meet on Monday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m., at West Fork Park.