Woodland Hills Sanitary District
July 2019 Minutes
The July meeting of the Woodland Hills Sanitary District was called to order at 6:34pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
Roll Call: President Bobby Sadler established that a quorum existed to conduct the meeting. In attendance were Lois Lund, Dylan Striebel (Clearwater Consulting) and board members Beth Haivala, Peggy Severson and Jim Stewart. John Knight was not able to attend.
Adoption of Agenda: Bobby presented the agenda to the board and it was unanimously adopted.
Secretary’s Report: The June 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 June was $4,589. Three accounts were unpaid.
Water Report: Water losses for March were 18% Dylan reported there were four communication failures of the SCADA system over the last month. Two were caused by modem failures resulting in an on-site visit by Clearwater Consulting to reset the modems and operate the pumps manually. Dakota Pump proposed replacing the current 3G modems with 4G units and gave the district a discount because of the ongoing issues. Total cost was $400. The other two failures were caused by nearby lightning strikes which knock out the PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers - a computerized industrial microprocessor based controller that executes discrete or sequential logic in industrial environment). Dakota Pump suggested installing a Phoenix Contact TVSS device for surge protection. (TVSS stands for Transient Voltage Surge Suppression. TVSS devices protect equipment from short duration, high voltage events. The most common are associated with nearby lightning strikes or switching of large loads. TVSS units work by clamping voltages to a safe level before equipment is effected or destroyed.) The fee for purchase and install of the TVSS unit was $375. Jim made a motion to go approve the proposal, Bobby seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
said a service line leak of 0.17 gallons per minute was discovered at
The backup well has been online for the past month with no problems. The main well is now back in service. Lois asked if the water from the backup well had more hardness (mineral content) than the main well as she noted that she had to cycle her water softener more frequently. Dylan said he would get a water hardness report for the next meeting to see if there is a difference.
Report: The large amount of rain in
Woodland Hills has caused a lot of gravel to wash off
oral history of the road district goes like this: Back in the early 80's the country was paving
Peaceful Pines Road. The Woodland Hills
residents made a deal with the county to split the cost of paving
the end of the discussion Garry Colasardo suggested that water bars on
Pogorelski also requested that the board reconsider the excavation of the dirt
Old Business: Bobby though Jim was lining up someone to replace the door and frame to the well house building. Jim thought Bobby was doing that. So Jim and Bobby agreed that Bobby will (fer sure) make some calls for the job.
New Business: The board said goodbye to Beth and welcomed new board member Peggy Severson. Peggy said she was thrilled to be on the board but used different words to convey her thrill.
Board member comments: None.
Resident comments: Bruce and Tammy Heying were in attendance and
asked about the excavation of the dirt along
also asked about the stones or bricks that were lining some of the new
mailboxes that have been relocated from the Lanes to
The board adjourned the meeting at .