By Sara Laub
The Gunlock Special Service District December meeting had the public hearing for the 2011 budget. The budget was approved with the desire to add financing for the park fence.
The wood fence is falling down at the park and it was discussed to repair or replace it but no decision was made. The adjoining neighbor has declared that he will not offer financial assistance to repair the shared fence.
There is a raise in price for the soda from the manufacturer company for the pop machine at the park. The park caretakers stocked up before the increase to help keep the price down longer. The raised price is unknown.
The air valves and vents for the spring were checked out and being made operable. The board members want to check the lines for blockage to allow for better water flow.
There is a new computer that has been purchased for the GSSD use. They want to keep every board member informed when emails and phone calls are made so everyone has the same information. The new computer can help with that.
The GSSD meetings will stay the same, which will be on the first Thursday of the month, except for July and August. The officer assignments have stayed the same but Dusty Leavitt will be the director over the chlorination system.
Testing on the Smith line has brought in extreme results. There is either too much chlorine or not nearly enough. It was discovered that the tank does not always provide water to the homes, but the water lines send water to the homes before it goes to the tank sometimes. The tank is being chlorinated but the lines are not. The board is in the process of figuring out how to fix this situation. Some of the tests have been positive for coliform, but since all the water going to those homes is not chlorinated, they are doing follow-up investigative tests.