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Taycheedah San. Dist. No. 1, Johnsburg San. Dist., Calumet San. Dist., Taycheedah San. Dist. No 3 and Taycheedah Town Board
Thursday, September 6 2007
TIME: 5:00
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Joint meeting

AGENDA

The above noted entities will meet to discuss and attempt to resolve intra-district issues pertaining to operations, maintenance and repairs of the shared sewer system.




Brenda A. Schneider
District Recording Secretary


Please note, upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, please contact Brenda Schneider at 921-5224.


MINUTES


The Commissions of the Calumet Sanitary District, Johnsburg Sanitary District, Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 and Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 3 and the Taycheedah Town Board met on Thursday, September 6th, 2007, at 5:00 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall.
Members present were:
Calumet Sanitary District (CSD): President Dick Wehner, Alice Lemke and Dave Burg
Johnsburg Sanitary District (JSD): President Franz Schmitz, Dennis Lefeber and Ken Schneider.
Taycheedah Town Board: Supervisors John Abler and Mike Wirtz. Absent were: Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Tim Simon and Jim Bertram.
Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 (TSD#1): Commissioner Karen Schwengels. Absent were: President Dan Deuster and Dennis Thome.
Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 3 (TSD#3): President Bill Gius, John Rickert and Mike Sabel.
Also present: Kathy Diederich, Town of Taycheedah Treasurer; and Brenda Schneider, Town Clerk and Recording Secretary for Johnsburg and St. Peter Area Sanitary District.

Kathy Diederich called the meeting to order at 5:10 p.m.

The group reviewed Mrs. Diederich’s analysis of TSD#1s operation & maintenance expenses:

• The analysis illustrates the cost-sharing of operation & maintenance expenses based upon percentage of flow at the south end of TSD#1 (Winnebago Drive lift station) and the cost-sharing of expenses allocated to the specific lift station then shared according to the percentage of flow contributed by each district at each lift station (Gladstone Beach, Brookhaven Beach and Winnebago Drive).
• She verified the expenses paid by TSD#1 during the first and second quarters of 2006.
• She did not make a determination as to the validity of the expenses applied; such as whether or not the specific maintenance and repair expenses are cost-shareable.
• She obtained total district flows for each of the districts. It is the same flow information that is used by the City of Fond du Lac for treatment billing purposes.
o The flow information was used to calculate the percentage of flow from each district at the south end.
o TSD#1’s flows have been estimated by the City due to a faulty flow meter at the Winnebago Drive lift station. TSD#1 replaced the doppler meter with a mag meter in January, 2007.
• The estimated flows from each district, at the Gladstone Beach and Brookhaven Beach lift stations, was based upon TSD#1’s pump run time data. She fully acknowledged the pump run time is suspect; however, it is the only basis currently available.
• The analysis applies total wages for inspection and maintenance personnel to the specific lift station that incurred repair expenses during the specific quarter.
o TSD#1 Commission has not required documentation from inspection and maintenance personnel as to time spent, location of the work or detail of work performed.
o The inspection and maintenance personnel have recently been given log books in which to record detailed information.
o The districts agreed, at a previous joint meeting, to cost-share 30% of inspection wages and 85% of maintenance wages. It was further agreed that the 30% & 85% of wages would be cost-shared based upon percentage of flow at the south end.
• Mrs. Diederich verified the electricity expenses. The bills decrease as the flows increase at the three lift stations. This is due to the size and capacity of the pumps. The smaller the pump; the longer it needs to run.
• The analysis shares repairs and maintenance costs based upon purchased capacity.
• The analysis indicated that if expenses were cost-shared at the applicable lift stations; TSD#1 would pay less of the total expenses. Subsequently, all three of the other districts would pay more than if expenses were cost-shared at the south end only. Calumet would be most impacted; then Johnsburg; and finally TSD#3 the least.
September 6, 2007 Calumet Sanitary District 2.
Johnsburg Sanitary District
Taycheedah Town Board
Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1
Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 3

• Mrs. Diederich did a second analysis using the assumption that the pumps are running more than necessary due to age and inefficiency. She decreased the estimated gallons of flow at the Gladstone Beach and Brookhaven Beach lift stations. The second analysis indicated that the TSD#1 would pay an even smaller share of the expenses.

Group discussion:
• The SSES study will inevitably require TSD#1 to install meters at the Gladstone Beach and Brookhaven Beach lift stations.
• Inspection and maintenance wages can only be applied based upon the previously agreed 30/85%, respectively, and cost-shared based upon percentage of flow at the south end for wages incurred prior to 7/1/07, due to lack of work detail. Inspection and maintenance wages after 7/1/07 could be cost-shared based upon applicable location of work.
• Calumet and TSD#3 would need to agree to amend their current agreements for the cost-sharing of O&M expenses at each lift station based upon metered flow.
o Each district will need to consider a future amendment at their individual meetings.
o Johnsburg does not have an agreement.

The group recessed for lunch.

Continued group discussion:
• Calumet would be willing to consider applying the current contract to the past billings after verifying the validity of the costs.
• Calumet would agree to cost-share maintenance expenses based upon purchased capacity.
• Calumet would agree to inspection and maintenance wages based upon the previously agreed percentages and then cost-shared based upon the percentage of flow at the south end.
• Calumet would agree to amend their agreement to cost-share at the lift stations under the condition TSD#1 pays for the meters and absorbs the total costs of their generators.
• Insurance-Mrs. Diederich recommends cost-sharing insurance based upon percentage of purchased capacity.
o The Town owns capacity in the treatment plant and City-owned shared sewers; not the TSD#1 and FdL#2-owned shared-sewers. The Town will not contribute toward TSD#1’s insurance costs.
• There is a difference of opinion as to the applicability of Section XVI, of the City of Fond du Lac and the OSG Agreement, to the side-agreements approved prior to and after 2000.
• The merging of TSD#1 and TSD#3.
• Next step:
o Allocate costs based upon percentage of flow at the south end until meters are installed at Gladstone Beach and Brookhaven Beach. Allocations would shift to the three lift stations after the first full quarter of metered flows.
o Mrs. Diederich will verify and recalculate past O&M bills based on the following cost components:
 Maintenance wages--85% of total wages paid prior to 7/1/07--cost-shared based upon flows at the south end. Actual wages paid for time spent at each lift station location after 7/1/07.
 Inspection--30% of total wages paid prior to 7/1/07--cost-shared based upon flows at the south end. Actual wages paid for time spent at each lift station location after 7/1/07.
 Repair and maintenance expenses:
• Capital improvements-based upon purchased capacity (CSD). TSD#3 needs to verify to the wording in their current agreement.
• Monthly maintenance--based upon percentage of flow.
• Telephone—based upon percentage of flow.
• Electricity—based upon percentage of flow.
• Insurance—based upon percentage of capacity owned.
September 6, 2007 Calumet Sanitary District 3.
Johnsburg Sanitary District
Taycheedah Town Board
Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1
Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 3

• The following issues have recently been resolved :
o The amendment to the capacity purchase agreement between Johnsburg Sanitary District and TSD#1 and FdL#2 has been accepted by TSD#1.
o The amendment to the capacity purchase agreement between Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 3 and TSD#1 and FdL#2 has been accepted by TSD#1.
o TSD#1 reimbursed JSD, via the amendment to the agreement, for a portion of the costs to construct the sewer within TSD#1’s boundary (Hwy. 151 and Fisherman’s Road).
o TSD#1 reimbursed TSD#3, via the amendment to the agreement, for a portion of the costs to construct the sewer within TSD#1’s boundary (Deadwood Point Road).
• Most, if not all, of the districts agreed Kathy Diederich.should be compensated for her research and expertise. All four districts will consider splitting her fees equally.
• It may be impossible to achieve fair due to differences of opinion.

The parties established the next meeting for Thursday, October 4th, at 5:00 p.m., at the Johnsburg School Hall. TSD#3 will host the next meeting.

The meeting concluded at 8:00 p.m.



Attest:_____________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Taycheedah Town Clerk








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