Dave Richards, Chairman
Tom Prosek, Vice Chairman
Chris Bremer, Trustee
Keith Hanson, Gen. Mgr./Treasurer
Kasey Carpenter, Asst. General Manager
Bryauna Alderin, Office Manager/Clerk
John Brindle, System Operator
The Salt Lake County Service Area #3 Board of Trustees meeting was called to order by Chairman Richards at 12:01 pm.
MEETING MINUTES APPROVAL – Chairman Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the January 17th, 2023, Board meeting. Vice Chairman Prosek motioned to approve, Chairman Richards seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. A copy of the minutes is attached for review.
2023 INTERLOCAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT- Ms. Alderin attended the 2023 Local District Election meeting with the Salt Lake County Clerk’s election division and other local districts to discuss the 2023 general election and Interlocal Cooperation Agreement. Salt Lake County Service Area #3 has one trustee position up for election for one 4-year term. The details of the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement are outlined in County contract CK21314. The estimated cost to the Service Area is $1000.00 (not to exceed). Mr. Hanson stated the cost has gone up since the 2021 election but is to be expected with the current financial climate. Chairman Richards asked for a motion to approve the 2023 Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Salt Lake County Service Area #3 and the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Election Division. Vice Chairman Prosek motioned, and Trustee Bremer seconded the motion, and it was unanimously carried. A copy of the election agreement is attached to the minutes.
SYSTEMS OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT-
GRIZZLEY VAULT WATER LEAK – Mr. Carpenter stated Mr. Brindle found a small water leak in the Grizzley vault. A brass nipple had corroded at the threads that created a small drip leak. A replacement brass nipple was installed, and the leak has been repaired.
TOWN OF ALTA METER UPGRADE- Mr. Carpenter discussed the Town of Alta slowly moving forward with a meter upgrade process. The Town of Alta has decided to go with Badger meter remote system like the Service Area installed over the last 2 years. The Town of Alta plans to do this in a 4-phase process with the hopes of starting May 2023 with 28 meters in the Powder Ridge subdivision.
TOWN OF ALTA FIRE HYDRANTS- Mr. Carpenter stated that he and Mr. Brindle opened the two problem fire hydrants (northside of Goldminers lodge and in front of the Buckhorn) that were lowered and insulated last summer. Mr. Carpenter stated water flowed so the lowering and insulation worked. We will continue to periodically check that the hydrants have water flow.
WEST PERUVIAN ESTATES – Mr. Carpenter stated there is an upcoming meeting with The Town of Alta, Newman Construction, SA3 and Aqua Engineering to discuss the West Peruvian Estates water line project and PRV. We are planning to move forward with this project this spring/summer.
GRIZZLY VAULT WATER TIE-IN- Mr. Carpenter discussed that along with Newman construction doing the West Peruvian Estates, SA3 would like to also get the Grizzley Vault tied into the new 4” water line that was installed 3 years ago in conjunction with the Patsey Marley water improvement project.
NEWMAN CONSTRUCTION & SA3 PROJECTS – Mr. Carpenter discussed that Newman Construction will also be looking at some SA3 projects. We would like to get a price from Newman Construction to replace the rusted pipe in the old pump station. This would involve excavating on the south side of the pump station and replacing the pipe through the wall and into the existing distribution manifold within the old pump station. Newman Construction had planned to move the access manhole in the lower canyon sewer meter flume last fall. Weather prevented completion of that project so we plan to have Newman install the new manhole this May.
3 NEW DELL COMPUTERS – Mr. Carpenter stated the Service Area purchased 3 new Dell computers for the office. Mr. Carpenter did an excellent job as the IT guy, getting the old computer information transferred and the new computers set up.
SCADA IGNITION SOFTWARE RENEWAL – Mr. Carpenter stated that we renewed the annual contract with Ignition software for our SCADA program to keep it up to date and secure.
WASATCH DRAIN TUNNEL PLC’s – Mr. Carpenter stated that through SKM, Inc we ordered new PLC’s for the Wasatch Drain Tunnel last year that we have not received yet. Mr. Carpenter stated that the manufacturer of the PLC SCADA pack we ordered had been bought out by a new company who has discontinued the product. Mr. Taylor is looking at other products to replace the PLC’s.
NEW CHLORINE ANALYZER- Mr. Carpenter stated that we received a quote from Waterford Systems for a new chlorine analyzer for the Wasatch Drain Tunnel. When we get the new chlorine analyzer for the tunnel, the old analyzer will be moved to the Peruvian reservoir to better monitor the point of entry chlorine residual as required by the Division of Drinking Water.
IRON BLOSAM PRV- Mr. Carpenter stated that the new pressure sensor installed last month in the Creekside lodge was showing that the pressure was slowly increasing overnight when the lodge is not in use. Mr. Hanson and Mr. Brindle did some trouble shooting in the distribution system and found a pinhole leak in the diaphragm of the 2” low flow PRV in the Iron Blosam vault. Mr. Hanson and Mr. Brindle replaced the diaphragm, and the system is back functioning as designed.
RWAU CONFERNCE 2/28-3/2/23- Mr. Carpenter stated that he, Mr. Brindle and Ms. Alderin will be attending the RWAU conference in St. George next week.
THANKS, FROM MR. HANSON – Mr. Hanson stated he is happy with Mr. Carpenter, Mr. Brindle and Ms. Alderin’s abilities to identify and correct issues with the distribution and treatment systems while he has been away. His confidence is high in the team’s ability to manage the Service Area.
TREASURER’S REPORT –Mr. Hanson reviewed with the Board of Trustees, the Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison report through January 31st, 2023, and the Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual January 1st, 2023, through January 31st, 2023. These reports are emailed to members of the Board prior to the Board meeting for their review. Salt Lake County Service Area #3 prepared the financial reports.
APPROVAL OF BILLS PAID- Trustee Bremer motioned to approve the bills listed on the check detail dated January 13th through February 16th, 2023, as presented by Mr. Hanson, and hereby authorized and ratified to be paid by the office manager. Vice Chairman Prosek seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Copies of the approved check detail are attached to the minutes.
ADJOURNMENT- With there being no further business, Chairman Richards adjourned the meeting at 12:33 pm.
Salt Lake County Service Area #3-Snowbird
Dave Richards/ Chairman