Attending Members: Dall Winn (Acting Chair); Jeff Gardner; John Nichols; Spence Beckstrom
Also Present: Gerald Schiefer (Fire Chief); George Cropper (Treasurer); Beverly Udell (Secretary)
Absent: Mary Esther Putnam (Chair)
Guests: Fred Pendleton; Gene Phillips; Ray Lindblom; Steve Shakespeare; Frank Davie; Scott Cragun
1. General Business:
a/b. Welcome – Meeting was opened by Dall Winn at 6:00 p.m. and the Pledge was led by Jeff.
c. Minutes: Minutes from the April 3, 2013 were read by the Board members. Jeff moved to accept the Minutes, Spence seconded that motion, and all else were in favor.
d. Pine Valley Building Permits Reviewed: N/A
e. Board Member Reports –
Mary Esther: Absent
Spence: Regarding the cattle guard fence – Gerald spoke to Wendell Gubler who has the material to fix the fence, but currently other things are more pressing on Wendell’s to-do list. Dall added that the Forestry Department had said they would to the wire, etc. The Dinner Committee is also going to put up a few dollars to help defray costs of the project. * The County Road Department are talking about chip sealing the roads coming into and also some through Pine Valley, “maybe” this summer. * Asphalt is being refurbished, maybe on a trial in Pine Valley. * Gerald said that some County Commissioners came to view the problem with the Terry road. They now better understand our problem and will work to see what they can do about it.
John: Regarding the Natural Gas Pipeline – Cindy McQuade works for Questar. She said it would cost about two million dollars to have natural gas piped up to Pine Valley. John was chuckling when he suggested that we might want to table that indefinitely. * The Forestry Department has been cutting and burning. We have not heard that Pine Valley can get any of the wood from the camping area. Gerald shared that previously someone from Pine Valley stirred the pot and caused trouble, so chances are that we will not be able to get any of the wood.
Jeff: The County did a good job of taking care of the springs around the Valley, such as putting in pipes and/or culverts. If anyone is familiar with more springs that need work, please let us know. * Dumpster dumping is still a problem. Should we put up more signage? Ray Lindblom volunteers to clean our dump. He feels that signs would not change a thing, as people have violated the dumping rules right in front of Ray.
f. Fire Chief – Gerald (see report). Gerald checked with Utah State Law, the County Attorney, the Enterprise Town Manager, as well as other official entities – and all of the confirmed that out EMTs are allowed to go 10 mph over posted speed limit while in the emergency vehicle to get to the scene of an emergency. * We have had an extra dry year. From Nov. 1 until June 1, we can still issue fire permits. During the time frame of June 1 until Oct. 31, there will be NO burning. * Gerald is looking into a brush truck from the State. Would we keep one of our old vehicles or add the fleet? That would be open for later discussion. + Bathroom floors have been tiled.
g. Treasurer Report – George (see report.) A follow-up on the discussion from last month about our building loan. George checked with Village Bank, and because hey have our existing loan they were not very interested in chatting about a new one – simply ours currently with them is already a good deal. George also went and checked out Cache Valley, but the commercial person never called George back. Spence suggested that George talk with Brad Stucki at Zions. Village has always treated us very well, and we do not have any problems there either, but we want to be diligent in checking again for the lowest possible rates. * George and Dall attended a State Auditor’s training. Between the new State Auditor and new legislation, there are now also lots of new details in just about everything – many could affect us. We need to explore further to decipher exactly what pertains to us and then administer those changes. We might want to schedule a special work meeting or invite LaGrand Bitters to come chat with us.
2 – Public Comments: Scott asked how to obtain a building permit. He is ready to add onto his house. Dall explained the process.
Jeff moved to adjourn at 6:45 p.m. All were in favor.
The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.