Pine Valley Special Services District Meeting (PVSSD): Minutes of the Meeting held on September 6, 2017

Attending Board Members:   Dall Winn, John Nichols and Allen Cannon

Also Present:  Rick Peetz, Treasurer; Rachel Carignan, Secretary

Absent:  Steve Shakespeare, Mary Esther Putnam and Herman Nordbruch

Guest:  Bruce Bergeson, Frank Davie, Guinn Winn, Larry Gardner, Gerald Schiefer, Ford Northington, Janece Gardner, Lee E. Snow, Ray Lindblom, William Hoy, Susie McArthur and Reed McArthur.


Dall called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.  John led the Pledge of Allegiance and Allen led the prayer.

The Minutes of the August 2, 2017 Meeting were read by each Board Member.  John motioned to accept the Minutes, Allen seconded the motion and all else were in favor.

Building Permits to Review

A Building Permit was presented for Aaron Sandvik by contractor Robb Feltch at 196 South, 580 West.  It was approved and signed by John, Allen and Dall.

Guest:  William Hoy presented details of his Insect Museum.  The name of the building will be The Hoy Entomological and Education and Cultural Center.  He is hoping to buy a building where he can house 5000 Insects of his personal collection.  He is presenting his project for approval from the town.  It will be opened to the public.  The building will sit next to the cabin he is living in.  He handed out materials for all to see.  He will have books on insects for educational purposes.  His degree is in Yellow Jackets.  He has an Outreach Program that takes him into the schools.  He talked about a donation box that would help with the expenses of running the museum.  Allen suggested Mr. Hoy and the property owners should check with The County for approval.  Allen thanked Mr. Hoy for showing us his project, as did all of the board,

Lee E Snow reported on the escalating Marmot population in the Valley.  They are destructive  to roads, pastures, creek banks, fields, house foundations, etc.  Dall offered to contact the proper State Authority and see what can be done.

A complaint from the audience against outside lighting all night, was brought up.  It was suggested to talk with the owner.

Board Member Reports

Allen   Asked that we take action on a list of Rental Units in the Valley from our last meeting with the County Commissioners.  Once we have the listing of the eleven units with owners, we can take to the County Attorney.  Then the County Attorney can take action for licenses.  Frank brought up the two signs the board approved and has called the County for them.  A motion was brought up for two additional signs, and was not approved.

Dall Winn   brought up the Fireman’s Appreciation Dinner and it was agreed to hold this on Oct. 26, 2017 at 6:00 with the same menu as last year.  He also mentioned the RAP Program which has money for projects.

Fire Chief Report   Rick presented the fire report for July and August.  We had four trainings during the two months.

Treasurer Report:  Rick had sent out late reminders for the impact fees not yet paid and some have come in.  Rick explained some of the different reports he has to fill out for the state.  Rick read and explained the “Balance Sheet” dated August 31, 2017, the “Profit & Loss Sheet” dated August 2017, the “Profit and Loss Detail Sheet” dated August 2017 and the “Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual Sheet” dated January through August.  Financials were motioned by John, and seconded by Allen, all else approved.

Allen motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 pm.  John seconded and all were in favor.

The next scheduled PVSSD meeting will be October 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm.