REGULAR MEETING – December 5, 2012

The El Rancho Florida Metropolitan District Board of Directors held their regular monthly meeting on December 5, 2012 at 6:20 PM right after the Budget Hearing for 2013.  The meeting was held at 755 E. Second Avenue, Suite 2A, Durango, Colorado.  Those board members present at the meeting were:

Steve Swisher – President
Jack Wasserbach – Vice President
Tony Rocha – Secretary
David Ships – Treasurer
Robin Boucher – Director

Also present at the meeting were: Rex Emenegger – Homeowner, Rick Johnson- San Juan Engineering, Marsha Moreland – Administrator to the Board and Robert Ludwig – Water Operator.  The meeting was called to order at 6:20 PM by the President.

MINUTES: The November minutes were unavailable for approval.

WATER REPORT:   Robert stated that he would like a tee to be able to pump from the old system to the new.  The cost is $2500 for the tee, 8” valve, fittings and for Bonds Construction’s work involve.  For transition from the old to the new, the valve will be great to have as well as using it as a surge valve.  The work is a slight change from Bonds’ original cost.  When the system is switched over to the new, it could possibly drain down the whole system.  Marsha will notify as many residents by e-mail and the others she will call about the start up on Thursday the 13th at 8:30 AM.  The power transfer will be on Monday the 17th to a three phase power.  This will not affect the residents.    Thursday the 20th the new pump house will be in full working order.  The District may want to consider ‘green power’ if there is a savings.

Rick Johnson wants to have 3-4 down cast (LED) lighting for the bridge at a cost of $2,000.  Pond pumps are running on 120 but can be put to 220 power.  These could be set on a time system.  Rick said they are not safe the way it is running now and the upgrade would cost approximately $1,000.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:  A motion was made, moved and passed approving the payables submitted at this meeting.

BUDGET 2013:

  1. A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the Resolution to Amend the 2012 Budget and approve the Appropriation of additional funds for 2013.
  2. A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the Resolution to Adopt the 2013 Budget.
  3. A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the Resolution to Appropriate Funds for 2013.
  4. A motion was made, moved and passed to set the Mill Levy for 2013 to 29.035 mills.

Robert stated that he would like to consider doing hydrants, additional valves and air check valves in 2013.  He will work on gathering information on what those costs would run for the Board to consider.

There being no further discussion the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Tony Rocha, Secretary