Woodland Hills Sanitary District

March 2019 DRAFT Minutes


Please note these are draft minutes and subject to change pending review and approval at the April 2019 district meeting.  Please email any comments to Jim Stewart, webmaster@whills.org.


The March meeting of the Woodland Hills Sanitary District was called to order at 6:32pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.


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 Garry Colasardo. 


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


Secretary’s Report: The February minutes were reviewed.  Bobby made a motion to approve the minutes, 2nd by Beth and the vote was 4-0 to approve.


Income Report: Net income for January was $6,172.   Two residents missed their February payment and one resident is past due from January.  Lower late fees are now in effect.  Morford Electric installed a thermostat in the Lark Lane building.  The lot at 7506 Junco was sold and past due loan assessments were paid.  The new owner, a resident of Woodland Hills, has no plans to build on the lot.


Water Report:   Water losses for February were 16.2%.  On February 27, Tom Kurtenbach called Ed to report no water at his home.  Ed logged into the SCADA system and started the booster pump to begin filling the Lark Lane tanks.  The SCADA system had a communication failure between the Lark Lane tanks and pump house #1 (near Junco and Woodland Dr).  Dakota Pump was called to trouble shoot the problem and after several visits the failure was caused by a faulty RJ45 cable.  It was replaced and there have been no communication failures.  Ed had been remotely starting and stopping the booster pump while the problem was being diagnosed.  


A resident had a frozen service line and the freeze may have affected the meter.  Ed will check on that.


Road Report:  The board approved (4-0) a payment of $250 to Randy Alexander for the extra time he spent plowing Woodland Drive after the March 13 blizzard.  The board will ask Randy if he will also plow the lanes after major storms for an extra fee. (March 22 note: Jim chatted with Randy about this and he said it was ok with him).


Old Business:  None

New Business: none


Board member comments: 


Garry mentioned that the state of South Dakota is going to conduct a firewise tree thinning project and letters were sent to homeowners encouraging them to sign up for the free program.   Garry asked that the whills.org web site post some info on this program.


Jim noted a camper and canoe trailer parked near pump house #1.  It's presumed to belong to a resident who recently moved away and probably did not want to chance moving the items down the Peaceful Pines "S" curves while they are snow-covered.  Lois has the resident's new address and the board will send a letter to confirm.


Resident comments:  none 


The board adjourned the meeting at 7:05pm.


Carefully submitted,

Jim Stewart

Recording Secretary