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 12:02 pm.
MEETING MINUTES APPROVAL – With the correction that Vice Chairman Prosek adjourned the meeting and not Chairman Richards, Chairman Richards asked for a motion to approve the corrected minutes from the April 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.
SYSTEMS OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT-
TOWN OF ALTA POWER– Mr. Carpenter discussed that after the last board meeting the Town of Alta experienced another power outage due to a lightning strike hitting a power pole at the Snow Pine Lodge. Mr. Carpenter stated the outage caused the Bay City treatment plant to shut down. Rocky Mountain Power had power restored by the end of the day.
MID GAD WATER SOURCE BAC-T WATER SAMPLE– Mr. Carpenter stated that the monthly water samples taken April 18th from the Mid Gad source came back with a presence of Total Coliform. Mr. Carpenter stated that the Mid Gad restaurant was closed at this point and had been for a couple of weeks. Mr. Carpenter discussed that the chlorine had run out due to higher water flows. Mr. Carpenter stated that he and Mr. Brindle recharged the system with chlorine and retested according to state requirements and all testing came back absent of Total Coliform. Mr. Carpenter stated that due to the re testing and the restaurant being closed, there was no violation issued from the State. Mr. Carpenter is hopeful with high water flows this spring it will flush the source so this will not be an issue in the future.
IRON BLOSAM WATER LEAK – Mr. Carpenter stated that a plow driver from Snowbird informed him and Ms. Alderin that there was a large amount of water flowing into the Iron Blosam Lodge parking lot. Mr. Carpenter tested the water for chlorine and determined that it was treated water. Mr. Carpenter and the Maintenance crew from the Iron Blosam were able to track it to a broken irrigation line that was not shut off in the fall and had frozen and split. Mr. Carpenter stated that the water shut off is located in the 2nd floor pathway that had not been cleared of snow for a couple of months so after a large amount of shoveling and ice chipping the water shut off vault was found. The water has been shut off and the Iron Blosam will address the issue once the snow melts.
2022 FINANCIAL AUDIT – Mr. Carpenter discussed the April 25th Audit. Mr. Rowley, our accountant from Keddington & Christianson and the auditor Mr. Stewart from Gilbert & Stewart came to the office and worked with Ms. Alderin for the day. Mr. Carpenter briefly reviewed the 2022 capital project section of the management discussion letter. The Audit presentation will be at the June 20th Board meeting.
MORE ROAD CLOSURES – Mr. Carpenter stated that there were more road closures due to weather/mudslides. Ms. Alderin and Mr. Brindle spent a couple of nights up in the canyon. Mr. Carpenter stated that he had received a call from UDOT May 1st regarding an overflowing manhole in the roadway by tanner camp ground. Thankfully, it was realized that it was an electrical vault with no drain. Mr. Carpenter stated it was once again helpful to have people staying up canyon. When the mudslide occurred it buried 2 sewer manholes which Mr. Brindle and Ms. Alderin were able to locate and mark to hopefully prevent any damages from happening while the mudslide was being cleared.
PUMPHOUSE SO2 LEAK – Mr. Carpenter discussed that Mr. Brindle found a leak in the gas room at the pumphouse. Mr. Carpenter stated that it seems the leak was cause by the SO2 regulator gasket failing during the switch from empty to the full bottle. Mr. Brindle cleared the room of hazardous air and Mr. Brindle switched the SO2 regulator out with the SO2 regulator from the empty bottle. Mr. Carpenter stated that the switch fixed the issue. They will continue to monitor the SO2 regulators and gaskets.
TOWN OF ALTA POWDER RIDGE WATER METERS- Mr. Carpenter stated that the remote meter installation project at Powder Ridge is moving forward. Mr. Carpenter met with the property manager to walk through and verify meter sizing. Mr. Carpenter stated the new meters from Badger have been ordered by the Town of Alta and he and Mr. Brindle will install the majority of meters. A few of the more complicated installs will need to be done by a plumber.
LOWER CANYON SEWER FLUME – Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Hanson went and inspected the lower canyon sewer flumes and it was found that the spring runoff is pushing grit and rock debris into the manholes. Mr. Carpenter stated that there was 4”-6” inches of debris in the main sewer flume. Mr. Carpenter called Cottonwood Improvement District to bring the vacuum truck up to clean out the debris. Mr. Carpenter is working with Cottonwood Improvement District to get a TV truck up in the near future to inspect the lower sewer to see where all the debris is coming from. The Service Area 3 will continue to monitor and clean out these manholes if debris builds up.
WASATCH DRAIN TUNNEL UPGRADE 2023- Mr. Carpenter discussed the Tunnel upgrade project. Mr. Carpenter stated 15 automatic actuators have been ordered from Sierra Automation and 13 valves ordered from Ferguson. All will be replaced with this upgrade project. Mr. Carpenter stated the lead times are reasonable and we should get the product in a timely matter.
PERUVIAN PUMP STATION – Mr. Carpenter stated that Newman construction will be replacing the steel pipe for the Peruvian source in the pumphouse. The steel pipe will be replaced with HDPE pipe. Mr. Carpenter stated there has been some issues with Newman being able to find the appropriate valves. Mr. Hanson stated that adapters have had to be made to move forward with the project.
TANNERS CAMP GROUND RESTROOMS – Mr. Carpenter discussed that he was emailed by the SLC Watershed people regarding the avalanche that destroyed the bathrooms at Tanners campground this winter. SLC Watershed is concerned that there could be a breach to the sewer system and it could be taking on water and debris into the sewer system. Mr. Carpenter stated the Service Area will go assess the situation this week.
PURFLOW FILTER REPRESENTATIVE – Mr. Carpenter discussed that a rep from Pureflow will be flying out to assist in acid washing of the Wasatch Drain Tunnel filter media and checking the depletion levels of the current media to see if additional media is needed. Mr. Carpenter will update the board with results at the June board meeting.
2023 ELECTION CANDIDATE DECLARATION – Ms. Alderin reviewed the Declaration of candidacy for the upcoming election in which the Service Area has one trustee position up for election. Ms. Alderin stated that from June 1st – June 7th qualified persons may declare their candidacy at the Service Area office with the clerk, Monday – Friday during business hours.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Mr. Carpenter reviewed with the Board of Trustees, the Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison report through April 30th, 2023, and the Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual January 1st, 2023, through April 30th, 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, April 14th through May 12th, 2023, as presented by Mr. Carpenter, 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 1:09 pm.
Salt Lake County Service Area #3-Snowbird
Dave Richards/ Chairman