WOODLAND HILLS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING MINUTES for April 10th, 2007
President Jim Stewart brought the meeting to order at 6:30pm. Attending were Jim, Kathy Colasardo, Ev Hutchings, Gary Hansen, Loren Stanley, Ed Streibel & Lois Lund.
Kathy read the minutes from March’s meeting. A motion to accept made by Jim, 2nd by Gary. Minutes passed.
Expenses higher this month due to the purchase of more replacement meters & quarterly water testing. Motion to accept income statement by Ev, Jim 2nd.
Water System Report
Nick Jackson of SD Rural Water System was in Woodland Hills & did his inspection of our water system. His inspection resulted in nothing as all he basically did was drive through the sub-division & noted a couple areas where there wasn’t any snow. He had failed to connect with Ed during this inspection so Ed wasn’t satisfied with the results. Ed will contact someone else in the agency who has a more sophisticated listening device to check the curb stops & to do a more thorough inspection. Gary motioned to accept, 2nd by Ev.
Old Business none
Randy Alexander purchased the 10 acres at the end of Tanager. The lot has one water-right and the board had already decided against selling additional water rights a few months ago. Randy would like to sub-divide into 3 lots. Randy came to April’s meeting to discuss an idea of having his own water tank on the property that he would purchase himself. Water lines from this tank would go to the 3 homes. The 6000 gallon tank would be filled with water from the WH water line that Randy would pay for & sell to the other 2 homes. A discussion & vote took place after Randy left that for numerous reasons this was not a good idea & was voted down.
The reasons the board voted down the idea were:
1) Capacity – the system is suffering from leaks with a nearly 50 percent water loss and adding more users to the system would exacerbate the problem.
2) Liability – if the tank were to become contaminated who would be liable for damages? WHCA supplied the water but the tank would be privately owned.
3) Engineering – with the proposed tank at a lower elevation, any kind of leak or valve failure could cause the upper storage tanks on Lark Lane to drain into the new tank.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30pm
Kathy A. Colasardo