Woodland Hills Sanitary District

                                                September DRAFT 2021 Minutes

 

Please note these are draft minutes and subject to change pending review and approval at the October 2021 district meeting.  Please email any comments to webmaster@whills.org.

 

Roll Call: The meeting was called to order at 6:31pm, September 8, 2021.  In attendance were Lois Lund, Ed Striebel (Clearwater Consulting) and board members Garry Colasardo, John Knight, Jim Stewart and Bobby Sadler. 

 

Adoption of Agenda: The agenda was adopted unamiously.

Secretary’s Report:  The August minutes were skimpy, no quorum last month.

Income Report

August highlights:    

 

Water Report: 

 

Water Loss

Statistics

Gallons

Pumped

Gallons

Sold

Loss

Rate

August 2021

  818,054

758,100

7.3%

August 2020

  629,334

  542,900

13.7%

August 2011

  808,100

  583,606

27.7%

August 2006

1,014,300

  744,370

26.6%

 

Ed noted that the hour meter for the main well  rolled over to 10,000.   The meter only has four digits and the least significant digit (right-most) is dropped meaning that the hours are measured in 10's of hours.  The board approved the purchase and installation of a new meter that has more digits so that hours are accurately recorded.   

 

The backup well was on-line for the past three weeks with no issues. 

 

Road Report: No tax deposits.

 

Old Business:  None.

 

New Business: Jim brought up the idea of having three board members instead of five.  South Dakota law governing sanitary districts allows for three to five trustees for districts with less than 500 connections.  Jim said a quorum of two trustees would be needed to hold a meeting.  Currently we need three.  The suggestion was discussed and no action was taken.  The board will stay at five members.

 

Gary Hansen submitted a proposal to apply asphalt millings to the first 300 feet of Lark Lane to reduce the erosion of gravel onto Woodland Drive.  Last year's application did a good job and a second coat should further reduce the problem.  The board will send a note to the Lark Lane residents seeking cost-sharing of the estimated cost of $1,209.

 

The South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance (SDPAA), the district's insurance provider, submitted a review of the district's insurance coverage.  The policy includes a 6% inflation guard in coverage for the upcoming year.  The board did not have any changes to make and Jim will sign and send the proposal to SDPAA.

 

Board member comments:  None

Resident comments:  None

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:10pm. 

Carefully written up to the best of his ability by Jim Stewart.