Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

January 12, 2023


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Salida Sanitary District was called to order by President Gary Horton at 6:00 p.m. in the Salida Sanitary District Boardroom.  Other Directors present were Gary Dew, Lana Moore, Donna Murphy, and Brad Johnson.  Others present were Attorney Stewart W. James, District Manager/Engineer Antonio Tovar, and Secretary Linda Walker.


Members of the public were invited to address the Board, but no comments were made.


The minutes of the previous regular meeting held December 8, 2022 were unanimously approved as submitted.


Bills of the District totaling $130,586.59 were presented for payment.  A motion was made by Director Moore, and seconded by Director Murphy, and on vote unanimously carried to adopt Resolution No. 1755, “Resolution Authorizing Payment of Bills.”


District Manager-Engineer Antonio Tovar reported the following:


1.      Construction bids were opened for the Covert Liftstation Upgrades Project on January 12, 2023.  The District received 2 bids.

2.      In late December, the sewer collection system experienced an overflow in the vicinity of Kiernan Road and Toomes Road.  The problem was traced to fats, oils, and grease solidifying and clogging a sewer main.  An estimated amount of 6-10 gallons were spilled and recovered.  Crews have followed-up with inspections and no further problems have been found.


Resolution Number 1754, “Resolution Establishing Spending Limit For District Manager-Engineer” was reviewed by the Board. After some discussion, it was determined that no amendments are necessary to Resolution Number 1754.


Attorney James expressed his thoughts on the qualifications candidates for his replacement should possess.  He suggests the candidates should have some experience with Special Districts similar to Salida Sanitary District.  Director Murphy moved to appoint Stewart James, Antonio Tovar, and Linda Walker to a committee, for finding a new attorney for Salida Sanitary District.  The motion was seconded by Director Moore, and on vote unanimously carried.


As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned.






President of the Board