Woodland Hills Sanitary District
December 2019 Minutes
December 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 Garry Colosardo, Jim Stewart and John Knight.
Adoption of Agenda: Bobby presented the agenda to the board and it was unanimously adopted with an addition by Jim for a mention of the 2020 budget.
Secretary’s Report: The November minutes were reviewed and unanimously approved.
Net income was $4,979.
Gallons pumped was 441,049.
Gallons pumped a year ago 387,707.
Water Report: Water losses for November were 25 percent. If we get a warm stretch of weather Ed will call on the South Dakota Rural Water Association to use their leak detection equipment to find the source of the loss. Otherwise we will plan on doing leak detection in the spring.
An inorganic compound water test is due and once completed will be good for nine years.
November 30 a power failure tripped the water system and SCADA sent an alert
about a pump failure. Ed assumed once
power was restored everything would return to normal. However, on December 1 the SCADA system
alerted Ed to a low water level in the tanks at
Road Report: The road account received a $5,981 tax deposit. Schulze Landscaping was paid $270 for plowing on Oct 22.
was discussion of the plowing service following the November 30 snowstorm that
dropped about 12 to 17 inches of snow in the subdivision. Randy Alexander was in attendance and was
asked he would assist with plowing if we get another large snow fall. He agreed to plow
Old Business: Lois had prepared some information regarding an early payoff of loan #2 which is the $5.86 special assessment on the water bill. The loan has a balance of $86,126 and paying it off early would save about $24,000 in interest. The board decided to take no action until leak detection and possible repair is performed. Ed mentioned in his experience that we should consider if an early payoff would have any effect on future loan or grant requests that our district might make.
New Business: Jim presented some 2020 budget numbers and will present more complete numbers after December closes. Generally, revenue was lower than budgeted but expenses were also lower than expected. Water sales came in at $53,275 and were projected to be $61,222. Expenses were $59,294 compared to a budget of $66,386.
Board member comments: None.
comments: Sue Jones and other
The board adjourned the meeting at .
Carefully noted and written up the best of his ability by Jim Stewart