December 14, 2021

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Ash Creek SSD                                   Board Meeting                                    December 14, 2021

Present: Richard Hirschi, Kelly Wilson, Justin Sip and Lynn Chamberlain.

John Bramall and Kevin Tervort asked to be excused.

Staff: Michael Chandler, Fay Reber, Darrel Humphries, Gary Wilcox, Mario Campos, Heath Ruesch, Logn Murphy and Kim Spendlove

Audience: Kristy Murphy, Kay Chamberlain, and Jodi Wilcox

Prayer and Pledge:  Fay Reber

Public comments: None

Chairman Lynn Chamberlain thanked those who had served on the board whose terms are expiring. Lynn, Dick, Kevin, and John will all be leaving at the end of the year. He thanked the board and the staff. Mayor Hirschi thanked the Lynn for his time as chairman.

The minutes from the October 28, 2021, meeting were discussed.

The meeting was opened to the public for comments on the amended 2021 and proposed 2022 budgets.

Ther were no public comments.

The public hearing was closed, and the meeting went back to regular meeting.

Mike talked about the owners of the East LaVerkin bench being interested in developing the land. The budget has been changed to include $200,000.00 for engineering to get the sewer up on the bench from LaVerkin. The fall of the land will require at least two pump stations. He wanted to work with LaVerkin and possibly Virgin to get the sewer to the area. Richard asked if the district would be putting a sewer line in front of all the homes or new subdivisions. Mike said the developers would be responsible for extending the sewer to the subdivisions. The district will only be installing a main sewer line and pump stations to the area. Mike felt there would be more federal money available in the future. There was some discussion about where the current federal money was going. Mike talked about some of the difficulties the district and Virgin will have with growth in the area. An agreement will need to be made between the city and district to become body politic for the proposed projects. The board talked about other municipalities who have talked to the district about possible sewer collection and treatment.

Mike talked about the completion of the engineering for the Confluence Treatment Plant being done in 2022. He talked about the additional manpower needed when the project is built.

Mike talked about the Sanitary Sewer Management Plan. He is still working with the county to get some numbers on population. The plan sets how the district will operate and take care of emergencies. If there is a problem, the state would look at the management plan to see if the district followed procedures.

Justin Sip came into the meeting.

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Motion by Kelly Wilson to approve the minutes as written. Second by Richard Hirschi. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Motion by Richard Hirschi to adopt the district’s Sanitary Sewer Management Plan. Second by Kelly Wilson. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

The 2021 amended budget was the same as that presented in the previous meeting with some small adjustments. The largest adjustment was a reduction in the amount of impact fee revenue because there had been fewer homes built in the fourth quarter. The cost of living increase for wages in 2022 had been adjusted to a six percent cost of living increase for all employees. An additional three percent increase would be split evenly among all full-time employees. Mike also requested merit increases of one-dollar an hour for Gary Wilcox and Jason Stevens, and two-dollars an hour for Heath Ruesch because of additional responsibilities they had taken on. An increase of two dollars and fifty cents and hour was requested for Darrel Humphries since he was graduating with his bachelor’s degree. This increase would be equivalent to passing the grade four certification tests.

Motion by Kelly Wilson to adopt the amended 2021budget. Second by Justin Sip. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Motion by Justin Sip to adopt the 2022 budget. Second by Richard Hirschi. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A Motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 5:45


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that this

Ash Creek Special Service District Board

will hold its regular meeting and public hearing on

Tuesday the 14 day of December 2021 at the Ash Creek Office

Building at 1350 South Sand Hollow Road, Hurricane, Utah 84737


Commencing at 5:00 PM


  1. Call to Order Lynn Chamberlain


  1. Justin Sip Pledge of Allegiance & Prayer.


  1. Public comments: Public Participation (no action will be taken on any item until it is properly agendized). Citizens wishing to speak during public participation are asked to go to the podium, state their name for the record and limit comments to a minimal duration and/or no longer than three (3) minutes.


  1. Board comments and declaration of conflicts of interest.


  1. Discussion and approval of minutes from the October 28, 2021 meeting.


  1. Public Hearing 3min/person     The meeting will be opened to the public for comments on the amended 2021 and proposed 2022 budgets.


  1. Fay Reber 10 minutes                Consideration and adoption of resolution amending the 2021budget.
  2. Consideration and adoption of resolution adopting the 2022 budget.
  3. Discussion of legal matters.


  1. Michael Chandler 15 minutes               Consideration and adoption of resolution adopting the district’s sanitary sewer management plan.
  2. Superintendent’s report on operational matters.



Posted this 9 day of December 2021

Michael Chandler, Superintendent