Woodland Hills Sanitary
December 2023 Minutes
Call: The December 8, 2023 meeting was called to
order at 6:33pm and was held at the Black Hawk Fire Department meeting hall.
attendance at the meeting were board members Garry Colasardo, John Knight,
Jared Nooney, Peggy Severson and Jim Stewart.
Also attending were Lois Lund and Mike Towey from Towey Design Group.
of Agenda: The
agenda was adopted with a 5-0 vote.
Report: The November minutes were approved with a
quiet month for the water system. One
resident had a service line repaired while another resident suspects a line
problem and is arranging for a repair.
was a tax deposit of 6,117.02 for November.
7:00pm a presentation by Mike Towey began.
About 40 residents were in attendance as Mr. Towey reported on the
condition and proposed fixes for Woodland Drive and the lanes. The rough estimate to fix drainage and
pavement issues on Woodland Drive is $525,000. The road district is solely funded by a property tax that will
bring in about $16,000 in 2024. So the
funds are insufficient to fund all the desired repairs. One resident described how a Meade County
subdivision had some success securing repair money from the county and the
board will look into that for our situation.
discussion ensued about the condition of the lanes. Some of the lanes are in good shape because the homeowners have
shared the upkeep cost while other lanes are in disrepair. Some of the homeowners who have kept their
lanes in good repair are not willing to spend money to repair the lanes they
don't live on. Other lane residents
commented that too few people live on a lane to adequately share the cost.
was general agreement that Woodland Drive will need some work and residents
generally agreed on an assessment that would pay for the upkeep. Again, the lanes vs Woodland Drive remained
an issue. Mr. Towey will put together a
cost estimate to repair all the lanes separate from Woodland Drive. The residents were in general agreement
that $50 a month would be a reasonable fee but some lane residents would only
agree to pay a fee if the lanes are repaired.
Towey will put together plans that will show us how much and how fast $50 a
month will fix things and the same at $100 a month. A future meeting will be held to continue the discussion.
member comments: None.
Resident comments: none
meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm.
report was prepared by Jim Stewart, Secretary WHSD.