Woodland Hills Sanitary District
November 2019 Minutes
November meeting of the Woodland Hills Sanitary District board was called to
order at on
Roll Call: President Bobby Sadler established that a quorum existed to conduct the meeting. In attendance were Lois Lund, Ed Striebel (Clearwater Consulting) and board members Peggy Severson, Garry Colosardo, Jim Stewart and John Knight.
Adoption of Agenda: Bobby presented the agenda to the board and it was unanimously adopted.
Secretary’s Report: The October minutes were reviewed and unanimously approved.
Net income was $3,518.
Gallons pumped was 446,424.
Gallons pumped a year ago 387,707.
Report: Water losses for October were 20 percent. Ed noted that if water loss trend continues
upward then it would be time to call for a water listening device to check for
leaks in the spring. The South Dakota
Rural Water Association has leak detection equipment. A service line leak has been discovered at
Road Report: A tax deposit of $668 was received. Expenses for the road account included $208 to Simon for snow plowing and a loan payment to the Seversons for $5100.
canceled the snow removal contract after plowing once. Simon says their equipment is too large for
the size of our roads. A new contract with
Schulze Landscaping was unanimously approved and the hourly rate will be
$135. Schulze will plow whenever we get
four or more inches of snow.
residents were attendance and wished to discuss road policy. John Zogorski reviewed his work on
Board member Jim discussed the road tax levy which is the only source of funds for road work. Right now the property tax mill levy for the sanitary district roads is maxed out. The 2020 tax will bring in $14,800 for roads. An opt-out resolution would have to be passed to raise the levy and the board would probably need to have definite project plans and budgets in place before calling for an opt-out.
Jim also discussed having a special assessment for plowing activity on the water bill that would be paid into the road account. The other board members were opposed to the idea. When the Sanitary District was formed the road district was dissolved and became part of the Sanitary District. At that time the board's legal counsel advised that water and road receipts could not be mingled. Because the assessment would appear on the water bill that could be considered mingling. The idea was tabled and Jim will seek further legal advice.
problem of run off coming down
got two estimates for road repair from B&H Asphalt. The first is to resurface about 80 feet of
Crozman brought up the expense of plowing both
Jones noted the relocation of the Chickadee and
Old Business: Bobby has arranged for a repair on the well house door but the person who was to perform the repair has departed for warmer weather until spring. Ed said the current door will suffice for the winter so Bobby will arrange the repair then.
Gravel barrels will be refilled and the barrel near Chickadee will be moved to Eagle.
New Business: None
Board member comments: None.
Resident comments: Carol Crozman asked if the board would consider paying off the second special assessment (5.76 a month). If that loan is paid perhaps residents would be more comfortable with the idea of a small monthly fee for snow removal. The suggestion will be taken under advisement.
The board adjourned the meeting at .
Carefully submitted to the best of his ability: