Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District

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Butte Sanitary Meade Water District - Minutes of the Board of Trustees
Butte & Meade Counties
June 14, 2023

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District was held at the District Office on June 14, 2023, 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, Mike Wolff, and Dallas Conner.  

Motion by Judy Heisler, second by Penny Oedekoven to adopt the agenda, motion carried.

The Minutes of the regular May 10, 2023, meeting was read and approved on a motion by Bob Lewis, second by Garv Velder.  Motion carried. 

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

Old Business:

New Business:

  • Second reading of Ordinance No 1-2023 – An ordinance amending Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District Ordinance No 1-2022 – Water Rates. 
  • C/D update – Motion by Judy Heisler, seconded by Gary Velder to have Bob Lewis, Mike Wolff & Dallas Conner as signers on the C/D.  Motion carried.
  • Crawl Space – Dallas Conner & Mike Wolff presented information from Blackburn Basement on steps to fix the issues related to the crawl space.  The proposal needs a contractor to replace floor joists and the sill plate.  The board asked Mike to contact several contractors to see who is available.

Office Manager Report:

  • Postcards were sent out to most customers in May.  So far, the response has been positive.

Manager Report:

  • Drained and cleaned the Vale Tank looking for a leak.  The tank is fine, no leaks were found.  There ended up being a leak not far from the tank.  
  • Fixed two addition leaks,  one River Loop Road and another near Belle Fourche.
  • Tapped two new services near Nisland.
  • Hauled the generator to the shop to repair.  It was thought the trailer it has been sitting on could be used to haul the skid steer.  It is to light and is not suitable.  There is a 1996 tilt bed trailer at auction for $2,500 that is suitable for this.  Motion by Penny Oedekoven, seconded by Gary Velder to purchase the trailer.  Motion carried.
  • We will be doing initial water sampling for the PFAS in the coming weeks.
  • Mike Wolff contacted the Highway Department for clarification on secondary roads to access our lines and meters.


Motion by Bob Lewis, second Gary Velder, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 am.

ATTEST:    Dallas Conner                                       Bob Lewis 

               Clerk-Treasurer                                  President of the Board

ATTEST:    Dallas Conner                                                  Clerk-Treasurer 

                  Bob Lewis                                                    President of the Board