Minutes of the Meeting held On December 7, 2005

Attending Members: Ron Snow (Chairman); Gerald Schiefer (VC); Mary Esther Putnam

Absent Member: Ryon Gardner

Also Present: Steve Robinson (Fire Chief), George Cropper (Treasurer) and Beverly Udell (Secretary)

1. General Business: a/b. Welcome - The meeting was called to order at 6:05 PM by Chairman Ron Snow and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

c. Review/Approval of the 'Minutes of The Meeting' from November 2, 2005 - Approval of the minutes was given, after two typo suggestions. Gerald moved to approve based on the modifications, Mary Esther seconded the motion. All were in favor.

d. Pine Valley Building Permits Reviewed: One permit was approved this month by Mary Esther and Gerald. The owner was Monty Dunn and the request was for an add-on of a bedroom and garage to his existing house. * Mary Esther asked if it was possible to be able to get a monthly printout from the County of any building permits for Pine Valley that go through their hands.

e. Board Member Reports: * Ron - Dave Patterson (County Attorney) will come to the January meeting. The Country Commissioner's trip to Pine Valley was also rescheduled for January 2nd at 4:30. The rescheduling gives more time for SSD Board Members to review Pine Valley again and add more items to the list if necessary. * Mary Esther - talked to Deon at the County Office about some of the erroneous building permits. Deon said that she will have Kurt Gardner (Building Inspector) check into them. * Mary Esther also commented that during the recent snow and subsequent below freezing days that the roads took way too long to get cindered and therefore were dangerous. * Gerald - Called to the County Office to find out how the appointment results went regarding board members for the PVSSD. He was informed that Dall Winn was appointed and Ryon Gardner was reappointed. * The Forest Service is building the new road towards Pinto. Once they get it finished, they will close off the old road. * Burning was done on two different fires for training. Mary Esther asked if some of the wood could be given to people before they are placed in stacks by the Forest Department. Steve said "no" unless the people happen to be there when the stacking is actually taking place and ask for the wood. Once the wood has been placed in stacks, no one is allowed to touch it because it is stacked in a certain way for safe burning. * Beverly - Gave a short report of how the training conference went. Bev's expenses for the conference were approved by the Board. George explained that it costs $60.00 a year for us to be part of the "Board of Special Services", plus there are costs associated with attending the conferences. * As the new caretaker of the Wade Ranch, Beverly also asked Steve about how the Fire Department has things set up to obtain gas for the trucks over at the Wade Ranch. Steve said that they haven't gotten any gas there lately and that he will get with Beverly to determine a good system.

f. Treasurer Report: George posted a comparison from 1999 (the first year of the $100 fee) to the 2005 year. Items have obviously increased since 1999. Insurance, fuel, etc. have all gone up. Mary Esther asked how many houses we had back then. One possible way to tell would be to see how much was collected in fees for 1999 compared to 2005. * George will advertise for a public hearing to be held in January regarding the 2006 budget. He will advertise in the newspaper and also post a notice in the Post Office. George looked at both the 2004 and 2005 budgets, and based on those he was able to guesstimate a budget for 2006. * Beverly asked about the life insurance for the members of the Fire Department that had previously been paid through the Dinner Committee funds and will now be paid through the PVSSD. George said he will add that to the 2006 budget as well. Mary Esther motioned to approve the tentative budget pending the possible fee increase to $150. Gerald seconded that motion and all were in favor. George mentioned a fee of $1200 per year that was owed to us for irrigation water rental from the old fire department building. Mary Esther said she would follow through on that. We should also be receiving a $4500 check which is a reimbursement from a grant.

f. Treasurer Report: George posted a comparison from 1999 (the first year of the $100 fee) to the 2005 year. Items have obviously increased since 1999. Insurance, fuel, etc. have all gone up. Mary Esther asked how many houses we had back then. One possible way to tell would be to see how much was collected in fees for 1999 compared to 2005. * George will advertise for a public hearing to be held in January regarding the 2006 budget. He will advertise in the newspaper and also post a notice in the Post Office. George looked at both the 2004 and 2005 budgets, and based on those he was able to guesstimate a budget for 2006. * Beverly asked about the life insurance for the members of the Fire Department that had previously been paid through the Dinner Committee funds and will now be paid through the PVSSD. George said he will add that to the 2006 budget as well. Mary Esther motioned to approve the tentative budget pending the possible fee increase to $150. Gerald seconded that motion and all were in favor. George mentioned a fee of $1200 per year that was owed to us for irrigation water rental from the old fire department building. Mary Esther said she would follow through on that. We should also be receiving a $4500 check which is a reimbursement from a grant.

At 7:20 PM, Mary Esther moved for the meeting adjournment. Gerald seconded.
The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2006.


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