PUD BOARD MEETING AGENDA
July 14th, 2015
- 5:30 pm: Regular Board Meeting
- Approval of May 12, 2015 Minutes and Consent Agenda
- Public Comment – 5 minute time limit per person
- Patsy Busick – Presentation of Financial Statements
- Ben Beseda – Engineer Report
- Jeb Miller –District Manager Report
TRAINING SEMINARS & CLASSES:
BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS:
PUD BOARD MEETING MINUTES
July 14th, 2015
PRESENT: Tom Ashmore, Marla Skroch, Rod Peterson, Dick Kessler, Jeb Miller and Ben Beseda. Chris Meyers attending on behalf of Tom Peachey, Attorney of Record. Mike Elmore and Patsy Busick absent.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
Board meeting called to order at 5:32 PM by President Tom Ashmore.
FINANCIAL REPORT: Financials approved as presented.
ENGINEER OF RECORD REPORT: Ben Beseda presented his Engineer of Record Report:
City Site Team Meeting: One new project in the PUD came through the city site team process. This proposal is for a youth center. The location is on West 7th Street behind Ray Schultens. The proponent is Acclaiming Christ Through Sports International (ACTS). ACTS is a non-profit entity. Their mission statement is to “provide, present, and promote the gospel of Jesus Christ, using sports as a way of communicating with youth; to equip youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy lifestyle choices, especially concerning abstaining from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and regarding sexual abstinence until married; to disciple youth in the Word of God in small groups; and to establish youth into the local church.” They have proposed a very large facility. The initial phase of development is planned over the course of the next year. The PUD does not have a waterline in this section of 7th Street. The nearest existing line is the dead end in 7th Street at the Sunrise Estates apartments. Ben doesn’t know if they have the wherewithal to make this facility happen but they do appear serious. PUD should plan for the best way to serve the facility. A new line in 7Th Street from the existing line south to Myrtle and then west on Myrtle to a connection with the existing at 8th has been discussed in the past. Other options for service do exist. The facility will require hydrants and significant fire flow ability. It is possible that ACTS may request a donation or other assistance from the Board to help further the project.
Peter Erickson: This gentleman is in the process of purchasing approximately 15 acres above the Kingsley Reservoir. The property consists of four legal lots and lies within the National Scenic Area. The land is outside of the city but is within the PUD. He plans to reconfigure the property to better fir the building sites to the property. Zoning does not allow for any more than the existing four lots. He plans to build on one and sell the others over time. The PUD can serve the sites from the distribution line out of the Cherry Heights Reservoir which was installed as part of the Intertie Project. This project will take time to occur but should provide a couple new services over the next couple years.
Second Street Project: Ben prepared documents for the three private water service line easements. These easements are required to get water to several properties that do not front Second Street. The easements became necessary when the water line and meter locations were moved from the I-84 side of the properties to Second Street. The PUD will insure the easements get recorded and then install the new services to a connection point with the existing service. Once complete and accepted the service will be completely private beyond the meter location on Second Street. When these services are complete a significant portion of the old mainline along I-84 can be abandoned.
No other new items came to Ben’s attention this month.
DISTRICT MANAGER’S REPORT: Jeb Miller presented his District Manager’s Report.
Jeb presented the PowerPoint presentation showing the charts and graphs of water sold, revenue, LGIP Quarterly Balances and Water Loss.
Other slides shown were of the leak on Eric Court. Another slide of new employee, Brendon Adams, was presented to the Board.
Jeb has been learning the Customer Service and CUSI tasks in the office. He has noticed numerous outdated customer comments on accounts that are now being deleted.
The Board requested the locks at the office compound be changed. Jeb will get that done immediately.
OLD BUSINESS: No information on the easements and right-of-ways documents for the Columbia Crest Trailer Park. Include in the August 11, 2015 agenda.
NEW BUSINESS: None.
TRAINING SEMINARS & CLASSES: None.
BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS: Marla commended Jeb for his good work on the upcoming budget.
With no further business, motion by Dick Kessler, second by Rod Peterson to adjourn meeting. Motion approved 4 ayes, 0 nays. Meeting adjourned at 6:22 PM. Submitted By: Jeb Miller, District Manager
Approved as to content at regular meeting held August 11, 2014. By: Tom Ashmore, President Board of Director