Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District

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Butte Sanitary Meade Water District - Minutes of the Board of Trustees
Butte & Meade Counties
April 10, 2024

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District was held at the District Office on April 10, 2024, at 8:00 a.m., led by the Pledge of Allegiance.  The meeting was called to order by the President of the Board, Bob Lewis at 8:00 a.m.

Unless otherwise noted, all Board action was by unanimous decision.

Members Present: Bob Lewis, Gary Velder, Penny Oedekoven, Judy Heisler, Richard Harmon, Mike Wolff, Dallas Conner and Dwight Gubbrud.  

Motion by Penny Oedekoven, second by Richard Harmon to adopt the agenda.  Motion carried.

The Minutes of the regular March 13, 2024, and special March 20, 2024, meetings were presented and approved on a motion by Judy Heisler, second by Penny Oedekoven.  Motion carried. 

The Treasurer’s Report and bills were approved on a motion by Gary Velder, second Richard Harmon.  Motion carried.

Old Business:

  • Well Update – Mike Wolff gave an update on the Well Bid.  All paperwork has been signed.  A preconstruction meeting will be in the next 2 weeks.

New Business:

  • Dwight Gubbrud – Dwight Gubbrud discussed the board’s options regarding bid award and non-signing of contract by MJ Drilling.  Motion by Gary Velder, second by Richard Harmon to issue a Notice of Default to Nationwide Insurance.  Motion carried.
  • 2024 Rates – Dallas Conner presented information to the board regarding current water rates for customers using over 10,000 gallons per billing cycle.  Motion by Richard Harmon, second by Gary Velder to raise the rate from $3.50/1000 gallons to $4.00/1,000 gallons for usage over 10,001 gallons per billing cycle.  This has been a multi-year increase to levelized usage over the 3,000 gallons included in the minimum and will bring all usage to the same price.  First reading for the proposed ordinance will be at the May meeting.  Motion carried.

Office Manager Report:

  • The District tour will be May 8th following the board meeting.  We will visit well and tank sites including the new McCoy Well.

Manager Report:

  • High density spray foam will be used for the warehouse next door to stabilize the concrete floor.  The gutters on the north side of the building will also be replaced.
  • A leak was fixed near Vale where a contractor hit the line.
  • Main break fixed north of New Dawn Center.
  • Infrastructer in place for new housing development west of Belle Fourche.  
  • Water Expo in Rapid City April 24 & 25 in Rapid City.  Todd will be attending.  Mike will be going to the manager’s meeting that is held at the same time.
  • PFAS well records back to 2013 need to be sent in.  Mike will get those and Dallas will email them.
  • Jason with FMG has started on the Junction redesign but is now waiting for final plans from the State.  This work will be done in 2024.

Motion by Judy Heisler, second Gary Velder, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 am.

ATTEST:    Dallas Conner                                       Bob Lewis 

               Clerk-Treasurer                                  President of the Board

ATTEST:    Dallas Conner                                                  Clerk-Treasurer 

                  Bob Lewis                                                    President of the Board