September 7, 2011


The meeting began at 6:32pm.  Attending were Randy Alexander, Jim Stewart, Kathy Colasardo, Carol Crozman, Dick Helmstetter, Lois Lund, Ed Streibel and Ted Schultz from CETEC.


Secretary's Report:  Jim read the minutes from the August meeting and Kathy motioned to accept them with a 2nd by Jim.


Income Statement:  Expenses exceeded income by $700.  Kathy motioned to accept the income statement with a 2nd by Carol.


Water Report:  Water losses for the month were 25 percent.    The number one pumphouse remains a constant problem.  The pump continues to run dry and the board listened to Ed and Ted described the problem and the possible solution.  The pumps have a very narrow water level range to use.  As the water level in the tank drops the well is signaled to refill the tank but occasionally the water level drops below the suction level of the pump.  Air gets into the pump and suction cannot be restored.   Keeping the water in the tank at a nearly constant level would cause the well pump to cycle more frequently causing excessive wear.  This problem of the pumps running dry has been a known issue for a long time.


The permanent solution is to build a pit to hold the pumps and then give the pumps access to the water near the bottom of the tanks.  This will provide constant positive water pressure to the pumps.  This solution will fit within the planned rebuild of the lower part of the water system.  


Ted will size and price the solution and meet with the board in the next week or so.


(As these minutes went to press on September 22 the board got an estimate of $30,000 for the repair.  The board authorized the project).



Old Business: None.


New Business:  Kim Wheeler asked Jim Stewart for the go ahead to replace the existing modular home on Robin Lane with new modular.  Jim approved the request. 



The next meeting will be held October 12.  This meeting was adjourned at 8:04.

Submitted by Jim Stewart, Recording Secretary.