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CRR SRD MEETING

2/8/23, 4:41 PM

CRR SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT (SRD) MEETING

Today’s SRD meeting was called to Order by SRD Chairperson Sue Haley at 10:00 AM.

After Flag Salute, Roll Call was held, all Commissioners present-Ann House, Dana Pierce along with CRR Road Supervisor Jordan Jones.

Ranch Water Company General Manager Frank Day in attendance.

Chair Haley Followed the AGENDA

TWO ITEMS OF INTEREST OLD BUSINESS-SRD Apron Project Report

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Ms. Haley provided a very brief update regarding the acquisition of SDC funds for the Apron Project. She stated:

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“We’re trying to seek funding for SDC funds. Matt Powlison presented that at the last Commissioners meeting at the County.”

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Haley plans on attending the March 1 Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meeting along with Jordan Jones for personally making the case that the Apron Project qualifies as a safety project.

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Interestingly, Haley failed to report that she had made two separate SDC funding request that were presented by Powlison at the same meeting.

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Project # 1, dealt with the Apron Project

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Project # 2 involved seeking SDC funds to move the Water Vault on Sundown Canyon Road.

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HOT TOPIC-Sundown Canyon Road/SDC Funds

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Some Highlights:

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The Public Comments portion of the meeting turned lively with Frank Day, General Manager of the Ranch Water Company, questioning Ms. Haley about using SDC funds to move the Water Vault on Sundown Canyon Road.

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She replied: “There’s a hundred grand left of SDC funds and we were going to see if we could get that in addition to the $191,000 dollars that we’re seeking out of SDC funds to do the Apron Project, which by the way, is ready put out to bids-just waiting for the Commissioners to approve…”

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Frank Day explained the importance of communicating and working together as opposed to hearing things via the grapevine. He stated, “It’s going to get out, if it gets presented to the County, it’s going to get out, that’s just the way it is.”

The discussion continued and also included comments/questions from residents Dale Wiley and Michelle Hussey.

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Haley was asked, how many homes are on Sundown Canyon Road and she replied:

“I sent letters to 30 people that live down there.”

Day interjected: “There’s 22 actual buildings.”

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Haley added: “There were 30 property owners because Judy (Manager Judy Lapora) gave me the list and I sent the letters to 30 property owners.”

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Frank Day told Haley that the rebuilding of Sundown Canyon Road would require meeting County Codes and Haley replied: “It doesn’t have to meet any County Codes.”

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Day retorted: “Sue, the road has to meet County Codes” and she repeated, “No it doesn’t and I’m not going to argue with you.”

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Day’s response: “Sue, you are not God-you do not have full control over the roads on the Ranch…”

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Commissioner House weighed in and confirmed Haley’s second project request-SDC funds for the removal of the Water Vault was never discussed by the SRD Commissioners at any time or at any meeting.

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Though Haley admitted not talking with her Colleagues on the SRD Commission, she did confirm talking with the HOA. She stated:

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“I just sat in Judy’s office, with a couple of people, Jordan and Kari Vickery-just happened to be there and said this is what I’m proposing and I want to see if we can get the County and the HOA on board with it.”

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Haley confirmed the Water Company was excluded from the conversation and only “pitched it to Judy.”

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The discussion ended with Haley apologizing and the meeting adjourned at 10:50 AM.

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*VIDEO ATTACHED

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After the meeting RM had an opportunity to speak with Frank Day.

Day stated:

“I enjoy working Commissioners Haley, House and Pierce. However, I think sometimes, things are said or done as a reactive measure and we don’t really understand the outcome until later.

Things happen, that’s the way it is and I know that the Water Company and myself will continue to have a good working relationship with Sue and the Board in the future.”

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