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Carl Casey, Financial Officer with Mariposa County, provided a printout of the financial results for the last nine fiscal year ends, plus the budgeted amount for the current fiscal year (7/04 to 6/05) and the three months results through the end of September 2004. Operating figures are broken out in three areas: Roads, Sewer and Water.
Had an excess over revenues for the 03/04 fiscal year end of $15,842 and a three month excess of revenues of $1,320. The budget for the 2004/2005 fiscal year is a loss of $5,147.
Much discussion over the inability of Mariposa County to provide detail regarding how the $69,300 of "Maintenance Roads" was spent. Approximately $33,000 was spent on a specific road repair project in May/June 2004. No depreciation was charged for Roads in the 2003/2004 fiscal year.
Had a loss of $5,427 for fiscal 03/04 and an excess of revenues over expenses of $7,993 for the three month period ended 09/30/04. Budget for the 2004/2005 fiscal year is a loss of $6,635.
Had a loss of $13,970 for the 2003/2004 fiscal year but an excess of revenues over expenses of $12,512 for the three months ended 09/30/04. A loss of $38,000 is projected for the 2004/2005 fiscal year.
Revenues for water expenses have been insufficient in each of the last 6 years and we have shown a cumulative loss of $159,000. A water rate increase is necessary but Carl Casey said he was too busy to work on it until early in 2005. Any proposed rate increase will need to be reviewed by the Committee and then passed by the Board of Supervisors.
Operating Utility Capital Reserves were $84,887 at fiscal year end 06/30/04.
Dana Hertfelder had referred the drafting of an ordinance to restrict the transfer of water outside the Yosemite West Maintenance District to the Mariposa County Counsel. (Follow up on an item discussed at the last meeting.)
Dana is following up on the possibility of the Yosemite West Maintenance District acquiring the school district land at the bottom of Yosemite West for potential expanded sewer plant needs.
The Environmental Protection Agency grant for the Yosemite West Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) is still in limbo. The EPA has problems with the environmental report but Mariposa County insists they are not required to do a new one. The county is still pursuing the grant. (Not necessary to complete the Yosemite West WWTF. There are sufficient funds in the bond assessment to complete the project.)
The current water treatment to reduce the corrosiveness is not working, so Mariposa County is going to hire a consultant to provide alternative treatment methods. Currently our water has a "ph" of 5.2 - 5.8.
The project is currently on schedule and on budget. Mauldin-Dorfmeier started construction in early August 2004 and hopes to complete it by December 1, 2004. Completion is weather dependent and there have been several snowfalls so far, but Mauldin-Dorfmeier has continued working.
They have completed all the excavation for drip fields 2 & 3, and 1 should be easier as it is on an existing terrace. They have made good progress on structure completion. Next big issues are moving the clarifier on-site (requires a crane) which they hope to complete by late October 2004.
The headworks part of the project has moved more slowly than expected due to concrete "cure times".
The YWMDAC asked Dana when the WWTF would be complete and when the building moratorium would be lifted. Completion would optimistically be in December 2004, but if we get heavy snow it could be delayed to late spring/early summer 2005. The contractor is working actively in-spite of inclement weather.
After the plant is on line and operates for 30 days, then the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors can officially accept the project as complete and the contractor will be paid his retentions. After the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors accepts the project as complete and the plant operates satisfactorily, then the Public Works can request the California Regional Water Quality Control Board to lift their Cease and Desist order. After that is accomplished the Mariposa County Public Works can go to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and ask that the building moratorium be lifted. The process would most likely take about 90 days if all goes smoothly.
Dana then discussed with the YWMDAC the feasibility and desirability of the Yosemite West Maintenance District purchasing a sno-cat for access to the wewer plant and water pumps in the winter. Access is critical and our existing methods have been insufficient. During the last year we hired a sno-cat when we needed access. Because the bond assessment process went more smoothly than expected and construction has been without any major disruptions, Dana expects that there may be enough funds out of contingency funds to purchase a sno-cat.
The YWMDAC made a motion that the Yosemite West Maintenance District purchase a sno-cat for winter access to the sewer plant and water pumps. It was passed.
Next meeting date was scheduled for December 10, 2004.Back to << Yosemite West Maintenance District Advisory Committee
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