August 15th, 2017

at the Service Area Administration Building

PRESENT: Annamarie Borgione, Chairman

Daniel Schilling, Trustee

Keith Hanson, Gen. Mgr./Treasurer

Steve McIntosh, Operations Manager

Monica Lisenbee, Office Manager/Clerk

Kate McGuinness, Snowbird Employee

Absent: Dave Richards, Trustee


Chairman Borgione called the regular meeting to order at 12:02 p.m. Ms. Borgione then made a motion approving the meeting minutes from July 18th,, 2017. Mr. Schilling seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.


Mid Gad System: The Service Area is responsible for overseeing the Mid-Gad spring water source, although Snowbird owns the infrastructure. Due to problems which occurred with the system last winter, Mr. Hanson recently rebuilt the system, installing a Grundfos pump and new tubing. The Mid-Gad system is chlorinated and the Division of Drinking Water has changed the status of this system from a seasonal to year round source. Mr. Hanson stated that prior to the upcoming ski season; he will discuss necessary upgrades to the Mid-Gad system infrastructure with Snowbird.

Hidden Peak: As discussed at previous Board meetings, the Hidden Peak line finally thawed. There have since then, been other problems with leaks on the Peruvian snowmaking system, which resulted in pressure problems. Mr. Hanson has been working with Rusty Johnson, (Hill Maintenance), to fix these leaks and the system is now operating properly.

Creekside: Mr. Hanson explained how the Creeekside Lodge is out of our servicing boundaries; therefore it is billed as an extra-territorial user, as it is also for Mid-Gad, Hidden Peak and the Snowbird Maintenance Shop. As per our contract with Salt Lake City, these areas are allocated specific water usage. Hidden Peak is set at 2,196,000 gallons per month, the Maintenance Shop is 47,000 gallons and the Creekside Lodge is 80,000 gallons per month. Salt Lake City is monitoring usage closely. In the SLC contract, Creekside allotted 80,000 per month can exceed by 20% once or twice per year, although the total must be below 80000 x 12 months. The Creekside did exceed their usage once this winter and again last month, (using 109,000 gallons). Mr. Hanson advised Jerry Giles of the usage and evidently there has been re-vegetation going on. We will continue to monitor their usage.

Peruvian: Mr. Hanson stated the batteries on the solar system for the Peruvian chlorinator are starting to fail. The lead acid batteries were put in 2010, 2011, 2013 & 2015. We will be replacing these batteries at $80.00 each.

Lightning Events: Mr. Hanson discussed recent lightning events and the effect it has on our water system. Even with lightning protection, our reservoirs can still be damaged. A new level transducer for the Superior Reservoir was purchased for

$1,000, 00 and 4 lightning protectors for the reservoirs at $100.00 each.

Sampling Plan: The Service Area is required by the Division of Drinking Water to update our current sampling plan by the end of September 2017.

Sewer System/Alta: The Grizzly system is up and running on the new pump skid. The telemetry panel is installed and the concrete pad for the auxiliary generator has been poured. Once the generator arrives, it will be set on the pad. Alta still needs to resolve the ownership of this property.

Cottonwood Improvement crews helped with the installation of sewer vents in the Town of Alta.

Sewer System /Sewer System: Mr. Hanson has been working with Darin Hawkes of Aqua Engineering on the sewer capacity draft and will have that available for review next month.

Cottonwood Improvement crews will come up soon to TV the final section of our sewer line.

RWAU: Mr. Hanson will be sending our operator, Aaron Rugg to the Rural Water Association of Utah Fall Conference held in Layton, Utah the end of August. Mr. Rugg will be attending training for his distribution II water certification. Mr. Hanson will also attend the conference.


Mr. Hanson reviewed with the Board of Trustees, the Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison report beginning July 1st, through July 31st, 2017 and the Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual beginning July 1st, 2017 through July 31st, 2017 as prepared by Salt Lake County Service Area #3.


Ms. Borgione moved that the bills listed on the July 19th, 2017 through August 15th, 2017 payment registers, as presented by Mr. Hanson hereby be authorized and ratified to be paid by the manager. Mr. Schilling seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Copies of the approved bills are attached to the minutes.


There being no further business to be discussed, a motion to adjourn was made, seconded and unanimously carried at 12:37 p.m.

Salt Lake County Service Area #3-Snowbird


Annamarie Borgione/Chairman



Monica L. Lisenbee/Clerk