Attending Members: Mary Esther Putnam (Chair); Dall Winn; Jeff Gardner; Spence Beckstrom
Also Present: Gerald Schiefer (Fire Chief); George Cropper (Treasurer); Beverly Udell (Secretary)
Absent: John Nichols;
Guests: Fred Pendleton, Rhean Pendleton, Jamie Udell, Fermin Esparza. Violet Esparza, Sharron Northington, Ford Northington, Guin Winn, Laurett Winterton, Tamara Phillips, Gene Phillips, J. Chafi, Glenn Knight, Valerie Knight, Susan Black, Kirk Smith
1. General Business:
a/b. Welcome – Meeting was opened by Mary Esther (Chair) at 6:00
c. Meeting Minutes for July 5, 2011 were reviewed. Jeff motioned to approve the minutes. Dall seconded the motion. Motion carried.
d. Pine Valley Building Permits Reviewed: N/A
Mary Esther brought out a gavel that had belonged to her grandfather, Franklin H. Stahli, who was the Washington County Mayor from 1980-81. She proudly threatened to use the gavel during the meeting.
e. Jamie Udell, Miss Rodeo Utah: Jamie presented a slide show of her competition and win of the Miss Rodeo Utah title. She came to thank the people of Pine Valley for their support over the years. Mary Esther presented Jamie with a card and flowers of congratulations.
f. Fire Chief – Gerald (see report).
Mary Esther: Mary Esther had a conversation with the County Chairman who thinks we should be able to handle the ATV problem with law enforcement. Ha-ha! She also called Neil at Washington County Solid Waste. He said that in Ivins he puts out two trash cans a week at his house, and that is what he pays $31.50 for. Anything else he takes to landfill. Pine Valley residents have that same $31.50 bill and thereby should have that same two can a week entitlement, but anything else should be taken to landfill, which is NOT the Pine Valley dump area. Mary Esther suggested that we could put bigger better signs out saying that the dump is for household goods only. However, we do not have any ordinances to back us up. The County Commission knows of our problem. It is our responsibility to inform our neighbors.
Jeff: Jeff is disappointed in the road maintenance we are getting (or rather not getting) from the County. Last year, they capped off the road, but it was so poorly done that they said they would do it over. Then instead, they changed their minds and put in the Jersey barriers at Deadman’s. We had been fighting for the Jersey barriers for over 15 years, so it should not have been a trade-off to getting the road redone when it was them who did the poor job on getting the road redone. Dirt roads are not getting worked on at all. Jeff will keep calling Wendall.
Dall: Dall is afraid that the commercial dumpers will not look at or care about our new signage. Dall suggests a fence enclosing the limb dumpsters, which are the biggest problem area. He wonders if we can get Allied Dumpsters to come to our next meeting.
i. Treasurer Report – George (see report). State Money Management Council oversees the use and investment of public funds. Twice each year we send them a report of our accounting. * This month George has paid the insurance, plus two building payments. He transferred $1500 from checking to the PVLAD account to keep paying the bills that are acquired by that district.
2 – Public Comments: Tamara Phillips – for two years all the neighbors have been requesting more 15 mph signs going up Lodge Rd. for safety reasons. Wendall Gubler that afternoon told Tamara that his guys were in Pine Valley taking care of that. However instead of adding more 15mph signs, they took down the existing signs and replaced them with 25 mph signs! When Tamara questioned it, they were told that it is the law for sub-divisions to have a minimum of 25 mph speed limits. Wendell’s men claimed that the already existing 15 mph signs must have been put up by private citizens – not true, as Pine Valley has 15 mph signs all over the town. This will be table for the next meeting until we can find out more information. * Linda Nichols had a successful liver transplant.
Jeff moved to adjourn at 6:55 p.m.. All were in favor. The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.