The El Rancho Florida Metropolitan District Board of Directors held their regular monthly meeting on September 21, 2011, at 6:00 PM at 755 E. Second Avenue, Suite 2A, Durango, Colorado. Board members present were:

Steve Swisher – President

Jack Wasserbach – Vice President

David Ships – Treasurer

Robin Boucher – Director

Also present at the meeting were Ray Smith, Water Operator and Marsha Moreland – Administrator to the Board. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by the President.


A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the minutes of August 3, 2011 as revised.


Ray reported that he has been doing the testing and will report further at the next meeting. The District currently is in violation with regard to the interim measures being in place as required by the State. A CT Calculation (contact time calculation) needed to have been done and has yet to be completed. After the CT Calculation is completed the Jocelyn Mullen, the State Inspector, will give the District a 3 log requirement inactivation requirement for specific pathogens. The consideration of the interim measures including Ultra Violet treatment is approximately $40,000.

A motion was made, moved and passed that Ray will get the CT Calculation for Jack then Jack will get with local engineers to decide which one will do the Interim Measure Plan for the District by the date required. The Lead & Copper, Volatile Organics came back OK.


Marsha reported that there is one account that is delinquent requiring a Shut Off Notice. There are still two liens filed, one on Ferraro and one on Dahlstrom. The water is off and the meters are pulled on the two with liens filed on.


A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the payables for the month of September as listed. (See attached)


A discussion followed on the complex requirements the State has and the need for the District to comply with those requirements in a timely fashion. There is concern that Ray does not have the time needed to meet all those deadlines based on previous performance.

A motion was made, moved and passed to interview Robert Ludwig, whose treatment license is a Class A, for the position of water operator for the District. The interview will be on Friday, Sept. 23, and the Board will hire Mr.Ludwig at that time.


Robin Boucher presented the assessment of the grader and the water truck done by Kurt’s Repair. Both pieces of equipment appear to be in very good condition. The grader needs the cutting edges replaced in 20-30 hrs. of operation and will need a full service with an estimated cost of $1300. The water truck needs a full service, one rear tire, steering linkage work and a new steering box for an estimate of $1800. Marsha will allow for the two expenses in the 2012 budget.

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