Pine Valley Historic Advisory Committee (PVHAC)
Minutes of the Meeting Held On December 5, 2002
Attending Members: Fred Pendleton, Bruce Bergeson, Trinilee Christensen,, Beverly Udell,
Ryon Gardner (PVSSD)
Ex-officio Member~ John Willie, Washington County
Absent Members: Jay Ence, Mark Wells, Bob Herpel
Interested Parties: Steve Robinson
Pledge of Allegiance was said at 6:05 PM, and the meeting was called to order at 6:07 PM by
Fred Pendleton, Chairman. The meeting followed the previously posted agenda.
1- The Minutes from the committee meeting on November 7, 2002 were approved. Bruce
moved to accept and Ryon seconded the motion.
A- John Willie gave his report on "Ground Water Protection". He quoted from a
study that was started in 1998. For that study, developed areas (where people lived) suggested
certain acreage sizes in reference to septic tanks. This was not a very accepted practice. In
2000, John did his own study, based on the basin of valleys, then counted potential development
based on lots available (both built on and not built on). Since Pine Valley has the Santa Clara
river running through it, a big concern is not ground water, but pollution of the surface water. If
we want to avoid a sewer system in the valley, we need to take care not to build in the
meadows. John also stated that water wells in Pine Valley can be dangerous because of their
location in regards to septic tanks.
B- Bob Herpel wasn't able to present his typed report because he was absent.
C- Fred read a letter from the college in regards to their building in Pine Valley, which stated
that the particular building in question was not available for public use. The letter was written
because of questioning by Pine Valley residents on whether or not the town could use the
building for town meetings, etc. There are certain times that the town needs a bigger building
than the fire station to meet in. Discussion then continued on different meeting needs that
could occur and options for meeting space to house them. Nothing was settled, just ideas passed.
3- Land Use Report - is about 90% complete. Still needed was the report by Mark Wells.
Hopefully the LUS will be finished by the next meeting.
4- Survey Discussions - A survey from Centerville was viewed to see if any of their questions
might be useful in our survey. Discussion ensued about how to rate the answers of the Pine
Valley survey once it is returned. Do the answers from permanent residents get rated on a
different scaling system then answers from vacationers? The survey should be ready to go out in
the January mailing done by the PVSSD. Other possible questions were regarding the Heritage
Center usage and concerns over ATV use in the Valley. Concern was raised over "opening the
can of worms on the survey relating to ATV use". Bruce suggested maybe just posting a
question on the survey saying something like "What are your areas of concern for the Valley",
instead of addressing directly the ATV use issue. Discussion continued on the survey as to how
to keep it to one page (front and back) to keep down on costs. Fred will make a draft of the
survey and mail it to each of the committee members for further review. It was agreed that due to
time factors on the mailing of the survey, that another meeting of the PVHAC was warranted to
do one final additional reading of the survey before it gets printed for mailing. The new meeting
will be held on Monday, January 6th, at 6:00 PM.
5- Report on the PVSSD meeting from 12-3-02. Fred said that nothing of importance was said
at the meeting that needed to be reported to this committee.
6- Extra Business: None
Trinilee motioned a close to the meeting at 7:45 PM, Bruce seconded, and all were in favor.
Next meeting will be held on Monday, January 6, 2003, with another meeting held at the regular
scheduled date of January 8, 2003.
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