Ellen Songer joins Burney Water District Board

BWD Manager Willei Rodriguez with new Board Member Ellen Songer

Ellen Songer became a Board Member of the Burney Water District (BWD) at their monthly meeting on Thursday evening December 13 at the Burney Water District Office. BWD Manager Willie Rodriguez administered the oath of office.

Ms. Songer will replace Tanya Taylor. The Board passed a resolution commending Ms. Taylor for distinguished devotion and service.

Ms. Songer became a Burney resident 44 years ago. She raised her son and daughter in Burney. She is a former Manager of US Bank. Before working for US Bank she also worked for three years at Tri Counties Bank.

Ms. Songer said, “I have always been part of the community. This is my home and I want to do whatever I can to serve.”

Ms. Songer will be a member of the Finance Standing Committee and the Public Relations Standing Committee.

The Board also elected Jim Hamlin to serve as Board President and Britta Rogers to serve as Vice President.

Amongst other business:

The Board passed a motion to change the Swimming Pool Oversight Committee to the Swimming Pool and Parks Oversight Committee.

The Board also passed a motion to pass a $250 allocation for writing and publication of a history of the Burney Water District and a statement of future projects and goals to better inform customers of the District’s work and vision for the future.

Manager Rodriguez also informed Board members of several upcoming California Service District Association training meetings and asked them to check their calendars and let him know what meetings they could attend. BWD member attendance at these meeting helps to reduce insurance costs for the District. The cost for attendance can be funded by grants.

Mr. Rodriguez also reported that the new billing and payment system is now operational. Customers can now make credit card, debit card, and online payments. There will be a $2 processing fee for electronic transactions.

For more information please visit https://www.burneywater.org/ or call BWD at 335-3582.

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