Utility Board

Utility Board Minutes 2/24/2009



February 24TH, 2009

6:00 p.m.


1.         Chairman Buddy Qualls conducting

The regular meeting of the Monroe City Utility Board was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Buddy Qualls.  Prayer was offered by Board member Perry Payne.


                        Chairman- Buddy Qualls

                        Board members- Johnny Parsons, Perry Payne, R.K. Nielson, Craig                             Mathie

                        City Council member – Jean Okerlund-Vigil

                        City Treasurer – Allison Leavitt

Approval of minutes of previous meeting

A motion was made by Board member Perry Payne and seconded by Board Member Johnny Parsons to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2009 Utility Board Meeting with grammar corrections made.  All were in favor.   Motion carried.

2.         Business items

            (A) Discussion of names to recommend to City Council to fill the vacancy on the            utility board.    

                        Matt Mills

                        Mike Mills

                        Pat Murdock

                        Dave Dastrup

                        Oscar Winget

            These names will be given to the council for consideration.



            (B) Discuss the Monroe City Irrigation System Capital Facilities Plan Summary presented at last meeting

Continued discussion on irrigation project from last meeting, fencing around the irrigation pond and water tanks is the main priority, the installation of new distribution lines to improve pressure and eliminate dead end lines.

As far as the pumping station, concerns are that the city would only gain about a week of watering from the shares in the Monroe Canal Co.   During a wet year we would not need the water and on a dry year there would not be enough water to pump. Board member Payne suggested that if there was enough grant monies left over to do the pumping station that would be fine, because down the road the city may benefit from it, however, if the grant monies would not cover the cost he does not see where the city can afford to pay for it at this time.     

Board would like a more detailed break down on cost for new distribution lines, from Darrin Robinson at Jones DeMille.  All costs are combined on the bid sheet at this time.


            (C) Review letter written by Councilmember Lamar Ogden in regards to the water line outside the city limits that service Glen Phillips and Thomas Jenson.         

Presented a copy of the final letter that Council member Lamar Ogden will deliver to Glen and Sandy Phillips and Tom & Carolee Jenson’s to each board member. 

Concern was expressed about language stating that the city would have “ownership” of these lines, and not to state “as in the past”. This information will be passed on to Council member Ogden. 

Next meeting will be held in two weeks


3.         Adjournment

A motion was made by Board member Johnny Parsons and seconded by Board member Perry Payne to adjourn.  All were in favor. Motion carried.



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