TWIN LAKES NEWS
Twin Lakes Water District 95-C
May 22, 2006
Twinlow Camp, Twin Lakes, Idaho
The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm by the Chairman, Don Ellis.
17 people attended the meeting.
The minutes for the 2005 meeting were read. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Mike Nelson and seconded Terry LaLiberte. The motion was carried.
Reports for 2003-2004:
Treasurer: Susan Park gave the financial report for 2005-2006.
Balance on hand May 15, 2005 $26,038.71
Balance on hand May 15, 2006 $31,847.08
Revenue totaled $6,812.86, Expenses totaled $998.46.
Susan Park reported that our balance in checking was $6,909.98 and $24,937.10 in the Local Government Investment Pool.
A motion was made to accept the treasurer’s report by Mike Nelson and seconded by Terry LaLiberte. Motion was carried.
Correspondence: No correspondence, except regular bills and statements were received.
Water Master: Dan Park, Watermaster reported that he was not activated during the 2005 season.
Snow Survey Report: Gordon Sylte the snow course was measured twice. In February the moisture content of the ground was wet, there was 5’ of snow, 37” snow water equivalent.
Lake and Creek Conditions: Tim Sullivan reported that the lake level was 10.8 on the new staff gauge, 10.2 based on the old gauge. The outflow was 2.8 on the outflow gauge.
Gordon discussed the creek conditions and stated that he and volunteers would be placing the clay purchased last fall in holes along Willadsen’s field and would purchase additional clay to placed south of Sturgeon Road.
Flow Meters for Fish and Rathdrum Creek: Chairman Don Ellis, reviewed the motion from last year, and said that the committee formed last year would gather information and make a recommendation to the officers whether to go forth with construction of the gauges. Members of the committee were: Don Ellis, Dan Park, Gordon Sylte & Mike Nelson.
Muddling and Repairs: Gordon Sylte noted that this is an ongoing problem that requires annual attention. We should continue with the yearly budget already approved.
SnowTel Site: Gordon Sylte reported that the Flood Control District had made an inquiry to the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Boise. As a result, the NRCS sent representatives to scout a preliminary location for the proposed site and meet with representatives of the Flood Control District. They provided a presentation that Flood Control could use to inform other groups about the costs and benefits of an automated SnoTel site. Gordon Stephenson, a commissioner of the Flood Control District, gave the NRCS presentation to those present.
The proposed SnoTel site would include a pillow snow depth gauge, a soil moisture sensor, rainfall measurement equipment and temperature measurement equipment. It would take 2-3 days to be built by a team from the NCRS. The cost of the site would be approximately $25,000. Annual monitoring and maintenance costs are $2,500 and would be absorbed by the NCRS in exchange for the data from the site.
Gordon Sylte noted that the the NCRS needed an answer whether we wish to proceed with construction of the SnoTel site by June 1, 2006. Don Ellis reviewed the motion approved last year and it was concluded that the earlier motion, authorizing payment of matching funds to the Flood Control District will allow the project to proceed.
Budget for 2006: Susan Park presented the proposed budget for the fiscal year. The proposed budget was the same as last year. The budget was discussed and a motion was made by Terry LaLiberte and was seconded, to adopt the proposed budget of $6,000 for the fiscal year, 2006-2007. Motion was carried.
Election of Officers:
Nominations were taken for the following offices:
Watermaster Dan Park nominated by: Dean Primmer
Secretary/Treasurer Susan Park nominated by: Susie Ellis
Vice-Chairman/President Mike Nelson nominated by: Terry LaLiberte
Chairman Don Ellis nominated by: Mike Nelson
A motion was made by Chuck Kinsey, and seconded by Gordon Sylte to cast a unanimous ballot for the above nominees. The motion was carried.
A motion to adjourn was made by Susie Ellis and seconded by Dean Primmer. Motion was carried.
Next meeting will be May 21, 2007.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.
Susan Park, Secretary