Annual Meeting

Twin Lakes Water District 95-C

May 16, 2005

Twinlow Camp, Twin Lakes, Idaho




The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm by the Chairman, Don Ellis.


14 people attended the meeting.


The minutes for the 2004 meeting were read.  A motion to approve the minutes was made by Terry LaLiberte and seconded Mike Nelson. The motion was carried.


Reports for 2003-2004:


            Treasurer:  Susan Park gave the financial report for 2004-2005.


Balance on hand  March 15, 2004                  $34,015.70

Balance on hand  May 15, 2005                     $26,038.71


            Revenue totaled 6,708.15, Expenses totaled 14,745,84.


Susan Park reported that our balance in checking was $1,891.95.74 and $24,146.76 in the Local Government Investment Pool. 


font-size: 11pt;">A motion was made to accept the treasurer’s report by Gordon Sylte and seconded by Roger Schramm. M otion was carried.


            Correspondence:  No correspondence, except regular bills and statements were received.


        p;    Water Master:  Dan Park, watermaster reported that he was not activated during the 2004 season.  He presented a overview of the watershed.


Snow Survey Report:  Gordon Sylte reported that due to low snow pack, he was unable to get to the snow courses to measure them. 


He reported that the lake has filled to the level of 10.4 measured as 11.0 on the scale on the newly constructed Twin Lakes dam.



Old Business:


Lake and Creek Conditions: Gordon Sylte reported that  the clay that had been delivered last year had been put into the holes near Willadsen’s meadow.  Work release prison labor was used  to place the clay in the holes.


New Dam Completion:  A report was made on the construction of the new dam and the installation of items purchased by the district for control, level measurement and flow measurement.




New Business:


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.


Flow Meters for Fish Creek and Rathdrum Creek: The need for meters to measure flow at Fish Creek and Rathdrum Creek at Sylte Ranch was discussed.  A motion was made by Mike Nelson, seconded by Susie Ellis that the Twin Lakes Water District 95-C give the President authority to form a committee to investigate flow meters for Fish Creek and Rathdrum Creek at Sylte Ranch. It will be the responsibility of the committee to report their findings and make recommendations to the elected officers. Motion was carried. Volunteers assigned to the committee were:  Mike Nelson, Dan Park, Gordon Sylte and Don Ellis.


A second motion was made by Mike Nelson, seconded by Terry LaLiberte that the elected officers of Twin Lakes Water District 95-C have the authority, at their discretion, to spend up to $12,000.00 related to the recommendations of the Flow Meter Committee. Motion was carried


Evaporation Meters:  Possible purchase of an evaporation meter was discussed. Mike Nelson reported that his research showed that in our case, an evaporation meter would not accurately represent data for both lakes.  He proposed that we could get equally accurate data by using charts and graphs to estimate the evaporation.


SnowTel Site:  Gordon reported that the Flood Control District was interested in constructing a SnowTel site for our drainage.  He presented the idea that we could work with several agencies to raise the $20,000 cost for this site.  Gordon suggested that possible contributors could include: Twin Lakes Flood Control #17, Twin Lakes Water District 95-C, the Soil Conservation Service, Inland Paper, and the City of Rathdrum. A motion was made by Susie Ellis, seconded by Mike Nelson, that the Twin Lakes Water District 95-C allocate in matching funds to the Flood Control District #17 for their purchase of equipment for establishment of a SnowTel station. Motion was carried.


Other Automated Instrumentation:  This item was carried forward to our next meeting, without discussion.


Budget for 2005: 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 by Brian White to adopt the proposed budget of $6,000 for the fiscal year, 2005-2006. Motion was carried.



Election of Officers:


Nominations were taken for the following offices:


Watermaster                           Dan Park                     nominated by: Chuck Kinsey

Secretary/Treasurer               Susan Park                 nominated by: Susie Ellis

Vice-Chairman/President       Mike Nelson                 nominated by: Maimie Moore

Chairman                                Don Ellis                      nominated by: Maimie Moore



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 Gordon Sylte. The motion was seconded by Mike Nelson. Motion was carried.


ize: 11pt;">Next meeting will be May 22, 2006.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.






Susan Park, Secretary

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