Dave Richards, Chairman
Tom Prosek, Trustee, Vice Chairman
Keith Hanson, Gen. Mgr./Treasurer
Steve McIntosh, Operations Manager
Kasey Carpenter, System Operator
Bryauna Alderin, Office Manager/Clerk
The Salt Lake County Service Area #3 Board of Trustees meeting was called to order by Chairman Richards at 12:05 pm.
MEETING MINUTES APPROVAL – With no corrections to be made, Chairman Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the July 18th, 2022, Board meeting. Trustee Prosek motioned to approve, Chairman Richards seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. A copy of the minutes is attached for review.
NEW SYSTEM OPERATOR- Mr. Hanson welcomed John Brindle to the Service Area #3 as the new System Operator. Mr. Brindle will be working closely with Mr. Carpenter and Mr. McIntosh.
SYSTEMS OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT-
SCADA UPGRADE- Mr. Hanson stated that on July 26th two engineers from SKM came to the SA#3 office and upgraded the SCADA system.
LOWER CANYON SEWER METER - Mr. Hanson, Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Brindle installed the new sewer meter at the mouth of the canyon. Mr. Hanson stated that there were some challenges with the install due to the new meter base not functioning properly. A different meter was installed and the system is functioning properly. Siemens Industry will replace the meter that was not working.
GRIZZLY WATERLINE- Mr. Hanson met with the engineers for the Schrontz estate at the end of July regarding the Grizzly water system in Alta, specifically to come to an agreement to get the 4” HDPE water line that was installed 3 years ago put in to service to the Grizzly tank. No agreement has been made as of now. Mr. Hanson stated he has spoken to Newman Construction regarding timing to install the lines which would take approximately 1 week.
PUMP STATION LEAK- Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Brindle found a water leak inside of the pump station. The leak was on the steel line coming from the Peruvian reservoir, which is relied upon heavily this time of year. Mr. Hanson stated that Snowbird’s Hill Maintenance traveling welder was able to come over and weld a patch on the steel pipe. The issue was resolved within a couple of hours of finding the leak. Due to the age of the steel piping SA3 will look at the costs of replacement for spring/summer 2023.
ALTA TOWN COUNCIL- Mr. Hanson discussed his meeting with the Town of Alta council members about their long-term planning and budgeting for their water system. Mr. Hanson stated the meeting went well and will continue to assist in upgrading the Towns water infrastructure.
WEST PERUVIAN ESTATES- Mr. Hanson stated that Alta is getting ready to start the West Peruvian Estates waterline project. Mr. Hanson briefly reviewed engineered plans. Mr. Hanson has a bid meeting with the Town of Alta and engineers on site next week, estimated project costs are $371,000.00. Mr. Hanson did state that it is possible due to the approaching winter season that this project may be pushed to spring 2023.
MID GAD SPRING IMPROVEMENT- Mr. Hanson discussed the Mid Gad spring project with Snowbird that will begin August 17th. Mr. Hanson stated that the Service Area holds the water contract for the Mid Gad spring and Snowbird is the owner of the infrastructure. The Service area is assisting Snowbird in the installation of up to 400’ of piping for the new spring collection area. Projected project time is 6 weeks. The Service area will be reimbursed for all labor and supplies provided for this project by Snowbird.
MEADOWS AT SUGARPLUM- Mr. Hanson stated that on August 5th, Mr. McIntosh informed Mr. Hanson that the contractors for the home under construction in the Meadows had broken the stop and waste to the home. Mr. McIntosh went up and turned the water off, checked the source to make sure no contamination had occurred and helped install a new stop and waste. Mr. Hanson stated that during this they also found the base of an abandoned Fire Hydrant from original construction. The Service area has marked the abandoned Fire Hydrant base.
2022 SANITARY SURVEY- Mr. Hanson discussed the completion of the field and administrative duties for the 2022 Sanitary Survey, a 3-year audit of the water system. Mr. Hanson stated that the surveys for SA#3, the Town of Alta, and the Mid Gad water systems were all completed August 9th by three engineers from the Division of Drinking Water and a woman from the Salt Lake Valley health department. In preparation for the survey, Mr. McIntosh, Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Brindle have been working to make sure everything is ready. Mr. Carpenter led his first Sanitary Survey with the engineers and did a great job. Mr. Hanson stated that there were a couple of small findings but no serious infractions were found. Mr. Hanson stated he will share results with the Board members once he receives them.
SA3 ROOF PROJECT– Mr. Hanson stated that the roof drain repairs preformed last fall functioned well through winter and runoff and he is comfortable with filling it in with dirt and revegetating the roof and access road. The equipment will be here this afternoon, this should be completed by the end of the week.
SNOWBIRD UPPER CIRCLE GREASE TRAP– Mr. Hanson stated that Snowbird’s Journeyman plumber, Tyler Nerdin, is very responsive and helpful. Ms. Alderin mentioned to him last week that there was a foul smell in the upper circle area at the Snowbird center. Mr. Nerdin called a company up to clean the grease trap again (this area was cleaned in the spring) 1000 gallons of grease was removed from this trap. Mr. Nerdin then decided to camera the line coming out of the grease trap and found that the line is slightly damaged (indented ˝” or so). Mr. Hanson stated the damage is not significant enough to repair, but that we will keep an eye on it. Mr. Hanson also stated that Snowbird’s Village Maintenance Manager Matt Rodgers will reeducate the restaurant staff on grease traps.
LOWER SEWER MANHOLE RELOCATION- Mr. Hanson discussed that beginning next week Newman Construction will be replacing the Rocky Mountain Power Quarry feed from the Grit mill to stick rock in the downhill lane. In conjunction with this project Newman Construction with be relocating the lower sewer flume manhole out of the roadway.
MEADOWS SEWAGE PUMP STATION- Mr. Hanson discussed that we are still awaiting one part to complete this project that has been on order for 8 months. Mr. Hanson stated that this part allegedly shipped this week.
ALTA SEWER METER RELOCATION – Mr. Hanson discussed the Alta sewer meter relocation from the Fire Station to the Snowbird Cogeneration building for better accessibility to the meter. Mr. Hanson Stated that we will install the new meter once the replacement meter arrives from Siemens and Flare construction completes their project and no longer has equipment in the way.
CAMERA/CLEANING SEWER LINES- Mr. Hanson stated that the Service Area is planning with Cottonwood Improvement District to schedule this.
TREASURER’S REPORT –Mr. Hanson reviewed with the Board of Trustees, the Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison report through July 31st, 2022 and the Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual January 1st, 2022 through July 31st, 2022. These reports are emailed to members of the Board prior to the Board meeting for their review. Financial reports are prepared by Salt Lake County Service Area #3. Copies of the financials and the Deposit and Investment report are attached to the minutes.
APPROVAL OF BILLS PAID- Trustee Prosek motioned to approve the bills listed on the check detail dated July 15th through August 11th 2022 as presented by Mr. Hanson and hereby authorized and ratified to be paid by the office manager. Chairman Richards seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Copies of the approved bills are attached to the minutes.
ADJOURNMENT- There being no further business to be discussed, Chairman Richards motioned to adjourn the meeting at 12:59pm.
Salt Lake County Service Area #3-Snowbird