GENEVA NATIONAL SANITARY DISTRICT
MARCH 11, 2013
President Kopecky called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. In addition to Kopecky, in attendance were Commissioners Decker, Kukla, Loomer, and Daily, Pat Romenesko, Pat Prahl, Doug Snyder, and Attorney Torhorst. Secretary Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Motion (Decker/Loomer) to approve the February 11, 2013 minutes. Approved 5?0. Romenesko distributed and reviewed the financial report. Motion (Kukla/Decker) to approve the financial report. Approved 5-0.
Cash Fund Replacement Total
Checking Account Balance 107,221.94 31,985.94 75,236.00 107,221.94
Money Market Account Balance 2,989.99 2,989.99 - 2,989.99
Totals 110,211.93 34,975.93 75,236.00 110,211.93
Accounts Receivable: Current >30 Days >60 Days Total
Geneva National Community Services 16,009.56 - - 16,009.56
Interlaken Service Corporation 5,369.59 5,136.39 - 10,505.98
21,379.15 5,136.39 - 26,515.54
Pat Prahl reviewed the two bids he received for replacement of the motor starters for the lift station; L.W. Allen-$23,235 and PJK Co.-$33,800. Budgeted $61,000 for this. Add to April agenda. Currently getting alarm calls from contacts sticking. The second wet well (backup system) had the pump replaced in 2008. Install transducer in wet well and rotate between the three pumps versus the two pumps now. Will be a big benefit. Lift station operating fine. Performed maintenance on building. Motion (Loomer/Kukla) to accept the Geneva National Service Report. Approved 5-0.
Doug Snyder provided a four-page handout. WalCoMet will be discussing the proposed septage receiving station at their meeting on March 12, 2013. Snyder suggests sending a Board member to discourage the Commission from moving forward with this project based on the information provided to date. Board requests that he attend, along with Prahl. Kopecky will try to attend. Map of proposed improvements ($472,871) provided. The January 2013 Septage Receiving Station Engineering Report addresses the concern that this project could have a negative impact on rates if the improvements are made and haulers don’t come. WalCoMet reviewed the report and are requesting the scope be expanded to include asphalt paving and security fencing. Their analysis shows a 5-year payback assuming that 2/3rds of the projected revenue is from septic and proposed rates that are 33% higher than competing communities are charging. Additional interviews have been conducted for the Administrator position. Geneva National and Interlaken volumes are currently 17.4% less than projected in the WalCoMet 2013 rate study; the corresponding billing is 10.1% less. WalCoMet’s volume is 24% less than expected and corresponding revenue is 4.4% less. Motion (Daily/Loomer) to accept the engineer’s report as presented. Approved 5-0.
Attorney Torhorst had no activity to report.
No public comments.
Motion (Kukla/Loomer) to adjourn at 7:00 p.m. Approved 5?0.
Debra L. Kirch, Secretary