Members Present: The following Directors were present and acting:
- Jodi Lightfoot, President
- Ronald Krall
- Gary Osteen
- Brock Knez
- Mike Lomas (absent)
- Kasey O’Halloran
- Mary Andre, CDC
Call to Order: The Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Timbers Water & Sanitation District was called to order by President Lightfoot on July 12, 2021 at 6:05 pm, noting a quorum was present.
Consent Agenda: The Board reviewed the regular meeting minutes, financial statements, cashflow sheet and the AR report from June 2021. Upon motion duly made by Dr. Krall and seconded by Mr. Knez, it was
RESOLVED to approve the consent agenda.
Invoices: Invoices for June 2021 were reviewed. The Board requested the removal of payment to Western Bio (it was intended for Timbers HOA not the District) and approve paying Tim Gibbon’s quarterly payment pending Ms. O’Halloran’s review. Upon motion duly made by Dr. Krall and seconded by Ms. Lightfoot, it was
RESOLVED to approve payment of the open invoices.
Transfer of funds from TWSD to TWSWA Enterprise:
$10,000 transfer was requested and unanimously approved.
District Manager Update:
Mrs. O’Halloran updated the Board on Mr. Fitzgerald’s and Mr. Gibbons’ work this last month. BOD removal rate was at 99% last month. There were some UV light and programming issues. These have been resolved and were warrantied light bulbs. Mr. Gibbons’ stated that consumption is down from about 30,000 gallons of water use a day to about 13,000 gallons. The well however only produces about 8000-9000 gallons a day.
Old Business: Water Rights and Abandonment Discussion–– Ms. Sherman sent an email update stating:
The Division Engineer’s Office received our objection to the Abandonement List. We will hear back by December 31, 2021. The Division Engineer’s Office received our proposed decree for the conditional water rights. I am pretty confident and hopeful that this will be granted in the next month or so. We will be getting the plat for the Star Subdivision to look for the easement.
Springs – There is an unknown spring in the District. If the Board would like to apply for water rights to this water, the Board will have to trace where the water is coming from. Ash Lesniak has been asked to dig into a pipe that is believed to be connected to the spring to see if there is water in the pipe. He will report back to the board at the next meeting.
Dam Easement Discussion – CDC sent out detailed maps for the easement, however, it has not been fully reviewed by the Board yet. Tabled until next meeting.
WWTF Project completion – Aslan has made little progress on the punchlist. The list has not changed much since the last meeting. CDC is still working with Aslan on a completion date.
Reclamation – Mr. Fitzgerald has been monitoring the pond level and it has been continuing to decline since the land application completed. Aslan is planning to work in September on the dewatering and reclamation. CDC is seeking a firm commitment from Aslan that they will complete this project this year. If they cannot make that commitment, CDC stated that a competitive bid would have to go out. Ms. Lightfoot asked why the pond cannot be dewatered now. It was discussed and decided that a stake needs to be placed in the pond to see its actual depth. CDC was asked to work with John Fitzgerald on making this happen.
Pond Levels – Ms. Lightfoot stated that Mr. Gibbons did what he could to block the stand pipe at the pond but the original pipe is corroded so water is leaking anyway. The pond is holding more water than it was before however, once the creek water stops flowing in, the level will return to what it was prior to this effort. The Board would like the water restrictions for residents to stay as is for now and will reevaluate at the next meeting.
With business concluded and upon motion duly and unanimously approved, it was RESOLVED to adjourn the regular meeting the Timbers Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors at 7:05 pm, this 12th day of July 2021.
Respectfully submitted, Kasey O’Halloran
District Manager, Timbers Water and Sanitation District