Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District

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Butte Sanitary Meade Water District - Minutes of the Board of Trustees
Butte & Meade Counties
May 8, 2024

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District was held at the District Office on May 8, 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 Todd Williamson.  

Motion by Judy Heisler, second by Richard Harmon to adopt the agenda.  Motion carried.

The Minutes of the regular April 10, 2024, meeting was presented and approved on a motion by Judy Heisler, second by Gary Velder.  Motion carried. 

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

Old Business:

  • Well Update – Mike Wolff gave an update on the Well Bid.  A preconstruction meeting was held and pipe is on location.  Weather permitting, drilling should start in the next 30 days.

New Business:

  • First reding of Ordinance No 1-2024 – An ordinance amending Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District Ordinance No 1-2023 – Water Rates. 
  • City of Newell – Tara Tennis came to talk to the board about possibly contracting with Butte-Meade Water for help in the Town of Newell billing and finance office.  The board agreed to help the Town of Newell with payroll, A/R & A/P until the Town can hire individuals for their office.

Office Manager Report:

  • The need to update meter deposit policy to include a separate deposit amount for rentals was discussed.  Dallas will talk with Dwight and report back.
  • Landscaping –  Putting irrigation liner vs concrete was discussed.  Todd Williamson will get quotes so a decision can be made.

Manager Report:

  • Fixed a few leaks in the Vale System. 
  • The motor has been set at Vale, still working on wiring.
  • Additional information has been sent in for the PFAS settlement.  
  • Material for Junction work is in.  Still waiting on the State for final plans.
  • The yearly survey has been completed for DANR.
  • The antenna at the Reid well will be fixed soon.  Electricity to it needs to be shut off first.

Motion by Penny Oedekoven, second Judy Heisler, 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