Minutes of Regular Meeting of Southern Black Hills Water
Sentinel Federal Credit Union, Custer, South Dakota
Thursday, Sept 26, 2019
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Southern Black Hills Water System was held at the Sentinel Federal Credit Union, Custer, South Dakota on Thursday, Sept 26, 2019.
Chairman Wick called the meeting to order at approximately 1:00 p.m.
ROLL CALL– The following Board Members were present: DeFries, Wick, Seaboldt, Baird, Peplinski and Smith. Absent board members were Beard and Kraus. Others in attendance were Kale McNaboe and Don Peterson.
AGENDA – Motion by Peplinski, 2nd by Smith to approve the agenda. Motion approved unanimously.
MINUTES - Motion by Smith, 2nd by Peplinski to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 28 2019. Motion approved unanimously.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Don Peterson presented the treasures report for August. The report was reviewed by the board members. Motion by Peplinski, 2nd by Seaboldt to approve the August report as read and transfer $15,000 to Savings. Motion approved unanimously
Highway 79 Project
Kale McNaboe presented the Board his Highway 79 project presentation which will be given to the public at the Hermosa School on 28 September. The presentation provides information on possible water tower sites, water pipeline possibilities and map information for the areas around Spring Creek and Paramount Point. The information will be used for discussion with the area home owners and to determine the support of the project by area homeowners.
Kale McNaboe discussed the platting procedures for the Rushmore Ranch water point and where we are in the process at this time.
Don Peterson informed the Board that the Generator at the Blue Water Tower was struck by lightning on August 31. The Insurance covered the cost of repairs of $5176.56 minus the $1000 deductible.
Don Peterson informed the Board that an existing transducer was able to be used at the Casey wellhead precluding the SBHWS from having to buy another one.
Don Peterson informed the Board that the Forest Service is working on the approval of pumping 300 gpm thru the pipeline going thru their area.
Don Peterson informed the Board that the five year agreement plans for water end in 2020. Don will work with our lawyer Talbot Wieczorek to update our reconnection fees and procedures documents.
Don Peterson informed the Board that he received a request to move the water bill payment date to a later time due to financial hardship by one of the SBWS clients. After discussion, the board decided that by moving the date for one person would create problems and was determined not to be feasible.
Don Peterson informed the Board that he received a request for water in the Canyon Rim area and that the pipeline into the area would be installed by the area resident. Possibly 10 new customers would utilize the line once the pipeline is installed. The only stipulation was that the users would not be subject to water fees until the system onto their properties was actually used.
Don Peterson informed the Board that the Annual meeting is being scheduled for 5 Oct 2019 at the Pringle Community Center. Bob Seaboldt, Dan DeFries and Bob Peplinski are up for re-election
Motion by Peplinski, 2nd by Baird to move into Executive Session. Motion approved unanimously.
Motion by Smith, 2nd by Peplinski to move out of Executive Session. Motion approved unanimously.
Motion by Baird, 2nd by Smith to approve the 2020 Budget. Motion approved unanimously.
The next meeting of the Southern Black Hills System Board will be October 24, 2019, 1:00 PM at Sentinel Federal Credit Union in Custer.
ADJOURNMENT - Motion by Seaboldt, 2nd by Peplinski to adjourn the meeting at approximately 3:20 PM. Motion approved unanimously