October 16th, 2023

9567 E. By-Pass Road

Snowbird, Utah 84092


                                           Dave Richards, Chairman

                                           Tom Prosek, Vice Chairman

                                           Chris Bremer, 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 12:01 pm.


Meeting Minutes approval – With a grammar correction and a correction to Election Cancellation Chairman Richards abstaining from the vote. Chairman Richards made a motion to approve the corrected minutes from the September 18th, 2023, Board meeting. Trustee Prosek seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. A copy of the minutes is attached for review.



2024 PRELIMINARY BUDGET DISCUSSION – Mr. Carpenter discussed the preliminary budget process, stating this is the second of 3 revisions for the 2024 preliminary budget and 2023 amended budget. Mr. Carpenter reviewed the three preliminary budget options showing a 0%, 5% and 10% rate increase. Mr. Carpenter briefly discussed the rate increases that Salt Lake City Public Utilities and Cottonwood Improvement district had for 2023 and will have for 2024. Mr. Carpenter discussed the Snowbird snowmaking percent increase greater than 5% due to the continuous increases from SLC public utilities over the years. The Board asked Mr. Carpenter to refine Snowbird snowmaking rates for the November board meeting.  Mr. Carpenter will continue to revise the preliminary budgets for the next board meeting. Copies of all 3 preliminary budget options are attached for review.






Town of Alta West Peruvian Estates Project – Mr. Carpenter stated the project is almost complete. Paving still needs to be done, Newman will be paving once some better weather arrives. Mr. Carpenter is working with Nick an engineer from Aqua Engineering to get the operating permit from the State. Mr. Carpenter reviewed the project photos. A big thank you to Mr. Brindle and Mr. Wilz for their hard work on this project.


Alta Grizzly vault generator issues- Mr. Carpenter discussed that the generator has been having starter issues at the Grizzly vault. Mr. Brindle was up there this morning with a Jenco generator tech and the generator was serviced and is back in operation.


Town of Alta Gas Meter for Grizzly vault- Mr. Carpenter stated there is still no Dominion gas meter installed for the Grizzly vault. The service area has done what it can to move the gas line project forward. Mr. Carpenter stated Mr. Gouldner from the Town of Alta will continue to work with Dominion to get a meter installed, hopefully before winter.


 Town Of Alta Bay City filter media replacement – Mr. Carpenter reviewed a quote from Pureflow for replacement media for Filter A in the Bay City water treatment plant. The current plan is to replace this media spring 2024. The media replacement is about every 3 to 3.5 years. Filter B was done in 2021.


Town Of Alta remote water meter project– Mr. Carpenter stated that the remote meter project was put on hold due to the projects for the Service Area going on. With those projects complete, Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Brindle have started gathering meter sizing for the Grizzly subdivision. The Town of Alta will purchase more remote meters and hopefully get some installed before it snows.


Wasatch Drain Tunnel upgrades 2023- Mr. Carpenter discussed Mr. Hogan from Pureflow came up Tuesday after the last board meeting to assist in loading the new media. Mr. Carpenter reviewed photos from the media replacement project. Mr. Carpenter stated there was an issue with a chlorine injector quill, we have ordered a new quill from Waterford and that has been installed. Mr. Carpenter stated over all the project went well and the treatment plant is back in operation.


SA3 multiday internet issues – Mr. Carpenter briefly discusses the internet issue during the last week of September. Ms. Alderin was in contact with Utah Broadband and Mr. Jeppson from SKM to get the issue resolved. Ms. Alderin explained that the internet issues were caused by old Utah Broadband communication equipment and some firewall issues on our end. The internet was back up Wednesday evening. Mr. Jeppson from SKM is putting together a quote for a new sonic firewall as ours has become obsolete.


KeyBank – Mr. Carpenter discussed that KeyBank bill pay is now being used for our bill paying. Ms. Alderin explained the process of approvals through this new system and asked the board to reach out if they need assistance getting familiar with the new process.


10/7/23 Valet building Gas alarm- Mr. Carpenter stated that Saturday October 7th, there was a gas alarm and he and Mr. Brindle both came up the canyon to resolve the alarm and were met by bumper-to-bumper traffic beginning at Tanners Camp ground. It took them 1.5 hours to get to the office. Mr. Carpenter stated this could be a huge issue if it were a chlorine gas leak. Mr. Carpenter put automatic gas valves on the 2024 capital list to assist with this potentially serious problem in the future if we are unable to be on property in a timely manner.


Peruvian source waterline replacement cost vs budget- Mr. Carpenter received the final invoice from Newman construction for the project. The Total cost is $66,344.62. Mr. Carpenter stated that the new invoice is agreeable and will be paid on the next check run.


Annual valve exercising – Mr. Carpenter stated Mr. Brindle and Mr. Wilz have started exercising valves before winter.


Waterline break at new construction Blackjack Rd. – Mr. Carpenter discussed that Friday October 13th the construction crew dug up a 2” water line. Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Wilz responded and got the water shut off and the repair was made and all residents were back in water that evening.


Source Protection Plan- Mr. Carpenter discussed that the Source Protection Plan is required by the State and is to be revised every 5 years. Mr. Carpenter is working closely with Mr. Hawks from Aqua Engineering on this update. Mr. Carpenter stated that the big change for our Source Protection plan is the addition of the new Hidden Peak building. Aqua Engineering will also be assisting us with our CCap (sewer system evaluation and capacity plan) which is a state required document that also has to be revised every 5 years.


6” meter for PRV by Powderbird- Mr. Carpenter stated we finally received the 6” water meter for the PRV vault by Powderbirds. Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Brindle will work to get that installed, as well as the new meter for the PRV vault by the view, as the current siemens meters have not been working.






Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Carpenter reviewed with the Board of Trustees the Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison report through September 30th, 2023, and the Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual January 1st, 2023, through September 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 – Approval of the bills listed on the check detail dated September 15th - October 13th 2023 as presented by Mr. Carpenter, and hereby authorized and ratified to be paid by the office manager. Vice Chairman Prosek made a motion to approve. Trustee Bremer 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 1:24 pm.


Salt Lake County Service Area #3-Snowbird                                             



Dave Richards/ Chairman



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Bryauna Alderin/Clerk



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