Woodland Hills Sanitary District

March 2018 Minutes



The March meeting of the Woodland Hills Sanitary District was called to order at 6:30PM.


Roll Call: President Bobby Sadler established that a quorum existed to conduct the meeting.  In attendance were Lois Lund. Ed Striebel and board members Jim Stewart, Beth Haivala and Evan Hutchings.  


Adoption of Agenda: Bobby presented the agenda to the board and it was adopted by the board.


Secretary’s Report: The February minutes were reviewed.  Jim made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Evan and the vote to approve was 4-0.


Income Report: Total income for February was $9,288.  There was a payment of  $10,387 to Dakota Pump for the SCADA upgrade.  A couple of residents asked about paying their water bill in advance which is fine now that the water meters are read by Clearwater Consulting.


Water Report:   Water losses for February were 13 percent.   There was a problem in the communication system for the Lark Lane tanks.  The SCADA indicated the tank water level was OK when it was actually dropping.   The system eventually called out an alarm and Ed was able to remotely start the pump.  There was no loss of water and Dakota Pump was asked to investigate the issue.   Communications have been restored. 


Ed ran the backup well for two weeks in February and everything worked fine.


Road Report:  A tax deposit of $328 was made by Meade County.  Jim will ask B&H Asphalt for an estimate to fix the road at the intersection of Chickadee Lane and Woodland Drive.   So many people have cut the corner and it's caused road erosion.


Old Business:  Brian Walker and Tim Severson plowed Woodland Drive at the request of the district after a recent snow storm.  Normally Randy Alexander would plow Woodland Drive but he was out of town when the storm hit.  After discussion Bobby made a motion to pay Brian and Tim $200 each.  Jim seconded the motion and it was approved by a 4-0 vote.


New Business:  The board decided to table a discussion of the water structure pending Garry's return in April. 


There were 15 people who expressed an interested in obtaining natural gas service in Woodland Hills.  The board will discuss the price of service with Montana-Dakota Utilities and see if cost sharing for the trenching would be possible with VAST or Midco.


August 26 was selected as the date for the annual picnic.  


Resident Comments:  None


The meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm


Carefully submitted,

Jim Stewart

Recording Secretary