Call To Order:




The Meeting of the Southwest Lincoln County Water District was called to order at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday,

March 8, 2017 by Chairman Donald Tucker.

Present: The Board members present were Donald Tucker, Robert Whitson and Gary Hodges. Also present were Pete Gintner and Carla Young. Jon Culton and William Turner were absent.


Conflict of Interest: Donald Tucker asked if there were any “Conflicts of Interest”. None were stated.


Minutes: The minutes of the February 8, 2017, regular board meeting were reviewed. Gary Hodges made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; Robert Whitson seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.


Bills: The Board discussed the bills for February 2017. Gary Hodges made a motion to approve the bills; Robert Whitson seconded the motion and the bills were approved for payment.


Treasury Report:


The Treasury Report as of February 28, 2017, was as follows: the balance of the investments 1/31/17 of $492,295.83 was comprised of—General Fund, $60,296.78; Construction Fund, $94,320.97; Equipment Fund,  $22,315.56; Water Works Fund, $242,286.10; Revenue Bond Fund, $70,858.61 and SDWRF Reserve Fund, $2,217.81.   With the addition of interest for February of 465.57, the balance in investment accounts is $492,761.40

as of February 28, 2017.


PUD Formation:


Pete Gintner explained the future steps for formation after the voter’s approval. Mr. Gintner also addressed concerns regarding the name change on the District’s bonds issued in 1997.  Carla Young will get a registered voter list from the County.  Corey will draw up a brochure to give to customers and Megan, David and Carla will call voters to inform them of the upcoming vote.


Water Projects Grant: Carla Young is working on a Water Resources grant to replace all the District’s meters.   This is needed to decrease loss of water and revenue.  Ms. Young will also file a SDAO Internship Grant application to help pay for temporary part-time help with this project.


Budget Committee Meeting:


Carla Young suggested having the Budget Committee Meeting on April 12, 2017, before the regular Board meeting.   The Board approved this date.





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Water Rate Hearing: Ms. Young suggested having the Hearing to consider a rate increase on April 12, 2017. The Board approved this date.  Carla Young will have figures supporting an increase of 3-5% to the Board by April 7, 2017.


Adjournment: Gary Hodges made a motion to adjourn; Robert Whitson seconded the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 10:32 A.M.








Secretary, Board of Commissioners