Call to Order and roll call: Chairman Jim Haynes opened the meeting at the Waterlife Discovery Center at 2:00 pm and a roll call confirmed that Brent Sleep, Dianna Erickson (via phone) and Kass Larson were also present.
Others Present: Operator Brad White and Treasurers Julia MacDonald and John Austin.
Public Hearing: Chairman Haynes opened the public hearing on the District Crossflow Connection Policy at 2:00 pm. With no comments from the public, Mr. Sleep made a motion to adjourn the hearing, which was approved following a second by Mr. Larson.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes for the February 20, 2019 meeting were unanimously approved as submitted following a motion from Mr. Sleep, and second by Ms. Erickson.
Water Reclamation Report: Chairman Haynes presented the report and noted the increasing water levels resulting from the warm weather on snow levels.
Treasurer’s Report: The Board heard from Ms. MacDonald for the month of February, the fifth month of the FY 2018-19 fiscal year. She also presented the monthly and year-to-date totals, with a comparison to the current budget. The Board discussed paying down LID debt as individual accounts are retired, since interest earned on the payoffs is less than that on the LIDs. After discussion, the Board directed staff to work with the bank on that issue.
Maintenance Report: Mr. White discussed his activities for the month, and maintenance issues he had worked on. The Board discussed pump issues and maintenance on the backhoe.
Engineering Report: In the engineers’ absence, Chairman Haynes presented the report (attached), noting there were no pending action items.
Mr. Larson then made a motion, seconded by Ms. Erickson, to adopt Ordinance #19-01 for the Southside Water and Sewer District Crossflow Connection Policy. Motion passed unanimously. Chairman Haynes then read a summary of Ordinance #19-01, and the summary was adopted by the Board unanimously, following a motion by Mr. Larson and second by Ms. Erickson. Mr. Larson made a motion to suspend the rule requiring the Ordinance to be read on three occasions. Mr. Sleep seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Approve FY 2019-20 Budget Hearing Date: The Board discussed the budget process and set the public hearing on it for July 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Tom Bangle - Liability Agreement: The Board discussed the attached agreement. After discussion the Board directed staff to bring changes to the agreement, as discussed, to the April meeting.
Roundtable with County Planners and Commissioners: Mr. Larson and Mr. Sleep updated the Board on the meeting, which centered on the building permit process and the Districts not knowing about county approved permits. Mr. Larson stated the Commissioners are looking to return to the previous process of District sign-offs for building permits.
Adjournment: A motion by Mr. Sleep, seconded by Mr. Larson, was made to adjourn the regular meeting of the Board of Directors at 3:16 pm. Motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully Submitted and Approved:
John Austin, Julia MacDonald
Chairman of the Board