Metro – June 7, 2017


REGULAR MEETING – June 7, 2017


The El Rancho Florida Metropolitan District held their regular monthly meeting on June 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM.   The following Board members attended the meeting:

Steve Swisher – President
Robin Boucher – Vice President
Mike Arries – Secretary
Jim Belcher- Director


Also, present for the meeting were: Robert Ludwig & Tom Riley – water operators; Rex Emenegger – grader operator and Marsha Moreland – administrator.  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM.



Eight meters will be replaced this month.  There was a 13% water loss reported which may be due to the broken meters that need replacing.  Record keeping in the pump house is being done on a more regular basis weekly now.

No word from La Plata Archuleta Water District (LPAWD) on an intergovernmental water agreement between the Districts.

Amy Huff, District’s water attorney, has the water rights assigned to ‘emergency well at 50 gpm.  The infiltration gallery is at about 200 gpm.  If production dropped the district could ‘claim an injury’ on it by other users of the aquifer.  The district has ‘lots’ of water.  The water decrees should be done now by Amy Huff.

The new ‘Kennedy’ fire hydrants were approve for on the new water line in the fall or sooner.  Rex will see if he can get a contractor to put them in sooner than Bonds Construction.


  1. Accounts Payable – A motion was made and passed approving the list of payables submitted to the Board.
  2. Accounts Receivable – There was one shut off done last month. Payment in full was received.  Water is back on.



  1. There were 100 belly dumps of gravel on the roads by Bonds Construction. The Board is pleased with the condition of the roads except on Sundance Circle where extra solution was put down by Desert Mountain.

There check will be withheld until Robin has a chance to see if they will make any compensation for the ‘gooey’ road condition there caused by too much solution.

  1. Rex reported that speed ‘bumps’ cost $700 to slow down the traffic. While the speed ‘humps’ cost $1100 to slow the traffic.  It was discussed at length and the consensus of the Board was to go with using the orange barrels:  the district has them already; no more expense and they do slow the traffic.
  2. Marsha reported that the Fishers at the corner of CR510 asked if the District would replace the gravel that was depleted by moving the mail boxes for water line work. The work was done by La Plata Archuleta Water District when putting in their line down CR 510.  Robert will see if he can get LPAWD to down gravel at the mail box unit.


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.


Mike Arries, Secretary