Custer County Water & Sewer District


Custer County Water & Sewer District
713 Pleasant Street
P.O. Box 967
Miles City, MT 59301

The Board of Directors of the Custer County Water and Sewer District held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 4th, 2020 via teleconference due to COVID-19.

Members Present:

Don Bundy, President; Jerry Schlepp, Vice-President; Verdie Lavin, Secretary;
Jason Higgins, Board Member; Jerry Backlund, Board Member; LeRoy Meidinger, Board Member

Members Absent:

Bill Jensen, Board Member

Wilhelm Land Surveying Staff Present:

Cory Wilhelm, Manager/Operator/Secretary


Gary Ryder, CCWSD Attorney

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m., by Don Bundy, President.


Verdie Lavin motioned to accept the April 6th, 2020 meeting minutes as corrected. Page 3 in the adjournment paragraph stated “Verdie Lavin motioned to pay the vouchers” which was changed to “Verdie Lavin motioned to adjourn the meeting”.
Jerry Backlund seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Executive Session

LeRoy Meidinger motioned to enter executive session at 7:06 p.m. Jason Higgins seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

LeRoy Meidinger motion to leave executive session at 7:20 p.m. Verdie Lavin seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Gary Ryder left the meeting at 7:20 p.m.

Financial Report

There is $173.60 in the S/C & Other account that came from the Custer County Freeholder’s in October, 2005 that is earmarked for legal fee’s regarding annexation.

CD Investment #7 matures 6/9/2020
Verdie Lavin will research the proposed interest rates and terms for rolling the CD over. He will present this at the next District meeting.

Matt Smith Watervalve

Cory Wilhelm submitted the insurance claim from Matt Smith’s accident with our air release valve. MACO has issued the District a check less the $1,000 deductible and will be working with Matt Smith to get reimbursed including our deductible.

Matt Lothspeich Proposed Subdivision

Cory Wilhelm submitted a proposed plan for water and sewer for this proposed subdivision. Cory explained that the City would be accepting the water and sewer that lies within the City street and the District could accept the water and sewer on the private property. The Board agreed that this sounds like a good plan and will proceed with the proposed project.

Fire Hydrant – Main/South Haynes

Cory Wilhelm has been working with the City of Miles City, Curb-box Specialist, and Spencer Jarett on installing a cut in water valve and replacing the broken hydrant. Construction will happen on 5/6/2020.


Jerry Schlepp motioned to pay the vouchers. Jerry Backlund seconded the motion.
The motion passed unanimously.  


City of Miles City (Baker Road Sewer)$1,080.10Check #7910
City of Miles City (Locates)$337.50Check #7911
Mid-Rivers Communications$47.39Check #7912
United States Postal Service$55.00Check #7913
Underground Utility Notification Center$37.68Check #7914
Wilhelm Land Surveying$7,500.00Check #7915
Gary Ryder$650.00Check #7916
Energy Laboratories$22.00Check #7917
Montana Dakota Utilities$276.23Check #7918

Meeting Time

The next meeting will be Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.


Don Bundy adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted:

Cory Wilhelm, Manager/Operator/Secretary

Donald Bundy, President