WELLSVILLE - The Buckeye Water District held its regular monthly meeting Thursday and complete business within 45 minutes.
Trustees spent most of the meeting tucked in an executive session to discuss pending litigation. No action was taken on the matter in open session.
The board is working on a final budget and will require a special meeting to conclude the process.
The BWD's Finance Committee called for the 10 a.m. July 26 session, and the full board will participate.
"With the revised budget, everything is going good, and we are a little tight right now, financially," Trustee Robert Wines said about the financial standing.
Wines said the purpose of Tuesday's meeting is to approve the final budget. The board will meet at the water treatment plant.
After looking over the more recent financial statements, Michael Ryan, president of the BWD board of trustees, offered a compliment.
"The financial reports are getting to a place where you can easily understand them," Ryan told Wines and the other trustees.
In a separate piece of businesses, district Manager Al DeAngelis said he's working to obtain an easement for an access road in Salineville. The village sold off the property, and an easement is being negotiated, DeAngelis said.
Trustee Gene McGaffick reported work is underway at the water treatment plant to put in some tanks for Chesapeake Appalachia LLC.
Two months ago, the board unanimously approved allowing Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to use some property for storage of water tanks.
DeAngelis said, at that time, that the surface user agreement allows the company to use the front of the property for up to five years.
Under the agreement, the district will receive payment for any water used by the company, he added.
"They are going to put in (storage) tanks and they will utilize some water if they need it," DeAngelis said after the May vote.
Chesapeake Appalachia LLC is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy of Oklahoma City, one the nation's leading natural gas drilling companies. The company has been active in securing mineral rights leases in the county over the past 18 months.