Dave Richards, Chairman
Tom Prosek, Trustee, Vice Chairman
Chris Bremer, Trustee
Keith Hanson, Gen. Mgr./Treasurer
Steve McIntosh, Operations Manager
Kasey Carpenter, Assistant Gen. 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 – With a correction made to a punctuation error, Chairman Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the August 15th, 2022, Board meeting. Trustee Bremer motioned to approve, Trustee Prosek seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. A copy of the minutes is attached for review.
2023 PRELIMINARY BUDGET DISCUSSION – Mr. Hanson discussed the preliminary budget process, stating this is the first of 3 revisions for the 2023 preliminary budget and 2022 amended budget. Mr. Hanson stated he spoke with Cottonwood Improvement District and Salt Lake City Public utilities regarding rate increases. Sewer costs will increase by 11% and Water costs will increase by 5%. Mr. Hanson presented two preliminary budget options 5% and 7%. Mr. Hanson stated all numbers need refining, himself and Mr. Carpenter will continue to revise the preliminary budget for the next board meeting. Copies of both preliminary budget options are attached for review.
SYSTEMS OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT-
MID GAD SPRING REHABILITAION – Mr. Hanson stated the project started August 22nd and 14 Days into the project it is near 90% complete. There has been 400 feet of perf piping and 200 feet of solid piping laid. Mr. Hanson stated the spring rehab has been an interesting challenge, but the project is moving along smoothly. Mr. Carpenter, Mr. Brindle and the Snowbird team have done a great job. Mr. Hanson stated the old pipe was rotten and overgrown with tree roots. The new collection area will increase flow by a couple gallons per minute.
AUGUST 2022 SANITARY SURVEY - Mr. Hanson briefly reviewed the 65-page Sanitary Survey report result that was done August 9th, 2022. Mr. Hanson stated that there were zero deficiencies found.
WEST PERUVIAN ESTATES – Mr. Hanson stated he had a pre bid meeting with 3 contractors to look at this project and certain unknown challenges came to light. The Town of Alta contracted Newman Construction to come and expose the lines at the entrance to the estates so that we can better understand the project.
LOWER SEWER METER- Mr. Hanson stated the new meter at the lower sewer is functioning well. Newman Construction is having some challenges with the Rocky Mountain high voltage project but still planning to move the lower sewer manhole to a safer access point out of the road.
GRIZZLY WATERLINE- Mr. Hanson stated the Schrontz estate has accepted the Town of Alta’s offer regarding the 4” HDPE water line connection. Mr. Hanson stated Newman Construction will get the 4” water connection to Grizzly Gulch completed before winter.
SA3 ROOF PROJECT – Mr. Hanson stated the SA3 office roof is 100% complete with backfilling, access road removal and revegetation.
MEADOWS PUMP STATION- Mr. Hanson stated all of the parts have arrived to complete the new panel. Mr. Hanson will meet with SKM tomorrow morning to schedule the cut over to the new equipment, most likely will be scheduled for installation in October.
WATER SAMPLING- Mr. Hanson discussed water sampling, as required by the Division of Drinking water. SA3 has to do pesticide sampling in 2 consecutive quarters one sample was taken in July and the second in October. Mr. Hanson stated that 25 Lead and Cooper samples for the Service Area and 20 samples for Alta were taken this year.
INFORMATION REQUEST- Mr. Hanson informed the board of a request received by Ms. Alderin from Mr. Evan Johnson in regards to fire hydrant flow testing. This information is being gathered for a water issue in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Mr. Hanson stated the documents will be gathered and sent to Mr. Johnson.
TREASURER’S REPORT –Mr. Hanson reviewed with the Board of Trustees, the Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison report through August 31st, 2022, and the Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual January 1st, 2022 through August 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 August 11th through September 15th, 2022 as presented by Mr. Hanson and hereby authorized and ratified to be paid by the office manager. Trustee Bremer 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 1:13 pm.
Salt Lake County Service Area #3-Snowbird
Tom Prosek/Vice Chairman