A regular meeting of the Board of Directors for El Rancho Florida Metropolitan District was held on April 11, 2011, at 6:00 PM at the 755 E. SecondAvenue, Ste. 2A, Durango.  Board members present were:

Steve Swisher – President

Jack Wasserbach – Vice President

Tony Rocha – Secretary

David Shipps – Treasurer

Robin Bouche

Also present for the meeting was Marsha Moreland – Administrator.  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM.


A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the Minutes of March 2, 2011 with corrections.


A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the payables submitted.  (See attached listing.)


  1. There was no report on the Monthly System Update since Ray Smith, Water Operator, was unavailable.
  2. DWRF Loan approval –There needs to be a Public Hearing on the Water System Improvements and those minutes of the hearing need to be sent to State as a condition of the loan.
  3. Pump House Design – Bob Metzler would like to the Board to consider either a Siemen’s system or a Pall system.  Siemen system is shorter in the length of the pump house than the Pall system.  Both systems are good systems and run about the same in cost, roughly $210,000.  The pump house is approximately 25’ x 35’ in size.  The BOD will make a decision on the type of system for Bob Metzler to do design plans for.
  4. Permits for construction – 401 and 404 Permits will have to be obtained along with the possibility of a Discharge Permit as well.
  5. Re-Classification of the system – no word on that as yet.
  6. Cross Connection Policy for the State of Colorado – Each household needs to be inspected and a device put on it for preventing backflow.  Air gaps are required on all outside hose bibs.  Ray is working on the Policy along with Jack.
  7. Water Rights – Everything is filed. No additional information at this time.
  8. Source Water Protection Plan – A $5,000 grant was approved for ‘in-kind’ contribution.
  9. Testing Equipment – Since the Engineer will be testing for parameters on the water it is not clear just what tests Ray will be taking on a regular basis.


  1. A/R Report & Lien Notices – Marsha reviewed with the Board those accounts that are delinquent.  (See attached listing submitted to the BOD for review.)
  2. Proposed Budget 2011 Amendment – Until the paperwork on the loan is received it is hard to tell what areas should be amended at this time.
  3. Credit Card Payments – Marsha will be researching the process to receive credit card payments for the water billings and HOA dues.
  4. Audit Exemption is complete.


A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the attached listing of accounts payable.


The Bid from Bonds Construction for the magnesium chloride application, gravel and culvert work came in a $32,000.  The Budget for this year is $18,000.  Steve will speak with Lance of Bonds Construction on recovering gravel from the ditch, watering and grading the roads rather than the bid of $32,000.  The District’s water truck should be used to wet the roads after grading them.

There being no further discussion the meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.


Tony Rocha, Secretary