February 20th 2024

9567 E. By-Pass Road

Snowbird, Utah 84092


                                    Dave Richards, Chairman

                                    Chris Bremer, Vice Chairman

                                    Tom Prosek, Trustee

                                    Kasey Carpenter, 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.


*Note the January board meeting was cancelled due to weather conditions*


Meeting Minutes approval –With one correction made, Trustee Bremer made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 11th, 2023, Board meeting. Chairman Richards seconded the motion and it carried unanimously. A copy of the minutes is attached for review.


Open and Public meeting laws - As an annual requirement governed by the Utah State Legislature, a current public officer (Trustees), are required to annually review the “Open and Public Meeting Act” (Utah Code Title: -52-Chapter 4). Mr. Carpenter presented Salt Lake County Service Area #3’s 2024 annual review of the laws regarding open and public meetings. This was a video provided by the Office of the State Auditor. A link to the Open and Public meetings review is attached to the meeting minutes. Office of the State Auditor - Training Portal (


2024 State Auditor Fraud Risk assessment – Mr. Carpenter presented the Fraud Risk assessment, completed by Ms. Alderin. The 2024 assessment for Salt Lake County Service Area #3 scored 335/395 which puts the Service Area #3 at a Low risk level for 2024. Ms. Alderin emailed the Board with updated copies of the Conflict-of-Interest Policy & Form and the Ethical behavior Pledge annual signature requirements for the Fraud Risk assessment. A copy of the 2024 Fraud Risk assessment is attached for review.


SA3 Bylaws Chairman/ Vice Chairman selection- As per section 3.2.1 of the SA3 Bylaws, the Board discussed the chair and vice chair positions. Chairman Richards will continue in his position of Chairman. Trustee Bremer will carry the position of Vice Chairman for the year 2024.



Town of Alta – Mr. Carpenter stated the replacement filter media for Bay City arrived unexpectedly today. Mr. Carpenter said he will coordinate with ET technologies to get the filter media replaced within the next month.


Town of Alta Grizzley communication issue – Mr. Carpenter stated that the Town of Alta approved the money to fix the radio communication issues for the Grizzley system. The Town of Alta went with Option 1: purchase new radios and change the communication loop direct from bay city.


Capital project planning with the Town of Alta and Mr. Hanson – Mr. Carpenter briefly discussed that he met with Town of Alta administrators and Mr. Hanson to discuss 2024 capital construction project needs. Mr. Carpenter stated the Town of Alta has allocated money for engineering costs for future infrastructure improvements.


Gas room Chlorine/SO2 automatic shut off- Mr. Carpenter stated that the auto gas shut off device arrived and is installed. Mr. Carpenter is working with Mr. Taylor from SKM to get it programed into the SCADA system, but it is functional to shut gases off in an emergency.


Meadows Pump station- Mr. Carpenter discussed that the Meadows pump station motor to pump #2 was pulled in the beginning of December and he finally heard back from Nickerson. Mr. Carpenter stated it would cost approximately $7000 to rebuild the current pump motor which was purchased 2nd hand from Cottonwood Improvement District in the 1990’s. In waiting for the rebuild quote Mr. Carpenter researched new Smith & Loveless pumps and received a quote of $17k. Mr. Carpenter discussed with Chairman Richards and it was decided to purchase the new pump over rebuilding the current pump again. Lead time for the new motor is 10 weeks and Mr. Carpenter will keep the board informed on progress with this project.


Hidden Peak Water issues – Mr. Carpenter discussed an issue with the water delivery system. The water line that delivers the raw water to the treatment plant continues to freeze in the bollard pit due to the electrical breaker tripping and turning off the heat tape on the water line. It was found that a new electrical panel installed by snowbird over the summer was causing the issue. Snowbird electricians have corrected the tripping issues and the heat tape has remained functional.


FCC License expiration – Mr. Carpenter stated the Service Area #3 FCC license expired last fall. Mr. Taylor suggested a third-party company SKM uses to apply for the FCC licenses at a reasonable cost. Mr. Carpenter stated that in working to get the FCC license renewed there was an issue that another company had purchased exclusive rights to that frequency. Mr. Carpenter stated due to this issue SA3 will be getting a new frequency and will need to reprogram all the radios to this new frequency. The cost will be higher than planned but is a necessity of the operation.


RWAU Conference Feb 26- March 1st 2024- Mr. Carpenter, Ms. Alderin and Mr. Brindle will be attending the Rural water association conference in St. George next week. Mr. Brindle will be taking a waste water class. Mr. Carpenter and Ms. Alderin will attend regular classes to keep current certifications.


Night Operator position open- Mr. Carpenter stated that one of the night operators, Mr. Hamlett, has resigned due to a new position at Snowbird. We are currently looking for a replacement and have posted the job.


Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Carpenter 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, 2024, through January 31st 2024. These reports are emailed to members of the Board prior to the Board meeting for their review.


Approval of Bills paid – Approval of the bills listed on the check detail dated December 8th, through February 15th 2024, as presented by Mr. Carpenter, and hereby authorized and ratified to be paid by the office manager. Chairman Richards made a motion to approve. Vice Chairman Bremer seconded the motion and it carried. Copies of the approved check detail are attached to the minutes.


Adjournment - With there being no further business, Chairman Richards adjourned the meeting at 1:07 pm.












Salt Lake County Service Area #3-Snowbird                                      



Dave Richards/Chairman


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Bryauna Alderin/Clerk



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