Pine Valley Special Service District Meeting (PVSSD): Minutes of the Meeting held On December 5, 2012

Attending Members: Mary Esther Putnam (Chair); Dall Winn; Spence Beckstrom; John Nichols

Also Present: Gerald Schiefer (Fire Chief); George Cropper (Treasurer); Beverly Udell (Secretary)

Absent: Jeff Gardner

Guests: Fred Pendleton; Violet Esparza; Fermin Esparza; David Codding; Laurett Winterton; Ford Northington


1.  General Business:

a/b. Welcome – Meeting was opened by Mary Esther at 6:00 and the Pledge was said by all.

c. Minutes: Minutes for the November 14, 2012 meeting were reviewed by the Board members. John motioned for approval of the Minutes as written, Dall seconded that motion and all else approved.


d. Budget Proposal for 2013 – George: (See Spreadsheet) There was one change to the proposed budget from last meeting, which was to move $10,000 from the PVSSD over to the account of the PVLAD. There were no further comments from the Board concerning the 2013 PVSSD budget. Mary Esther opened the official budget meeting and asked for comments or questions from the audience. There were no further comments, so Mary Esther closed the budget meeting. Spence moved to accept the 2013 Pine Valley Special Service District budget, including the one change. John seconded that motion and all else were in favor.

e- Pine Valley Building Permits Reviewed:  N/A

f. Board Member Reports –

Mary Esther:

Dall: More P.V. patches have been ordered.

Spence:  Made an inquiry in November about the cattle guard repair. Still waiting on the County Road folks to do the initial repairs. Wendell Gubler has now been put in charge, however it is not a very high priority as far as work needing to be completed in the County. Gerald said he would speak to Wendle about it further.

John:  Wendell Gubler has done a nice job in getting patches on some Pine Valley roads. * Would like to see an update from Kevin Keyes each month.

Jeff: Absent

f. Fire Chief – Gerald (see report).  Laurett gave a recap of the EMT Conference in Salt Lake. It was attended by Gerald, Laurett, Rhodell and Beverly.* Gerald spoke about the article concerning the Pine Valley Firemen and EMTs that comes out in the January issue of Straight Tips Magazine. * Should firemen/EMT pay that we receive from the government go directly to the personnel that worked the job, or should it become property of the fire department (as has been the practice in the past)? The common feeling is that the money earned should go to the personnel that earned it. * Gerald has signed up for a Fire Fighter Instructor Course with UFRA. * Our of the 150 fulltime Pine Valley residents, 33 of them are on the Fire Department. * The Post Office and Fire Station parking lot was recently “based”. It is still in need of more.

g. Treasurer Report – George (see report for November.)

2 –   Public Comments:  N/A


Spence moved to adjourn at 6:55 p.m. All were in favor.


The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.