The Summerland Sanitary District
Board Meeting Agendas / Minutes
The Summerland Sanitary District Board meets every second Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the District’s office at 2435 Wallace Avenue.
Agendas for upcoming Board meetings or special committee meetings are posted on the District’s bulletin board located outside the front gate and on the community bulletin board at the Summerland Post Office.
All of the Board meetings are open to the public; members of the public are given an opportunity to address the Board with questions or concerns during these meetings.
The District complies with the Ralph M. Brown Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you would like to attend a Board meeting and require a disability-related modification, accommodation, or other special assistance to participate, please contact the District office at (805) 969 4344 at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Click HERE for access to PDF files with Agendas and Minutes of the Board of Director Meetings.
The Summerland Sanitary District has to meet stringent guidelines regulated by National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit No. CA0048054. Under these guidelines, an annual report must be submitted for each calendar year to the State Water Resources Control Board. The following are the annual reports submitted:
District Financial Information
The Summerland Sanitary District’s budget is compiled to represent a complete fiscal year, starting on July 1st and ending on June 30th of the next calendar year. The budget consists of three major categories: revenues, operation and maintenance expenses, and capital expenses. The District also has a reserve fund in which monies are kept for emergency needs or to cover basic operating needs should unanticipated increases in expenses occur.
Staff prepares the budget, and with input from the Finance Committee, presents it to the Board of Directors during an open public board meeting for review. Under review, the Board of Directors recommend changes if necessary. Once the reviewing process is complete and changes made if needed, the Board of Directors vote to approve the budget and staff enables the new budget upon the beginning of the fiscal year.
Each category is itemized into separate sub-categories so staff can more easily keep track of revenues and expenses, and make changes to future budgets if necessary to reflect needs and priorities. The sub-categories within the Operations and Maintenance budget consist of salaries and employee benefits, and services and supplies. Services and supplies are the District’s projected expenses to run the treatment facility and collection department on a daily basis. Capital expense funds are projected District’s expenses to maintain, upgrade or repair infrastructure or special projects.
Annually, the District engages an independent firm to prepare and audit the financial statements of the agency in accordance with Federal Government Auditing Standards.
Special District Financial Transaction Report
Summerland Sanitary District files a financial transaction report annually with the State Controller. To find the District’s most recent Financial Transaction Report you can go to the ByTheNumbers website and search for the latest report. This report includes compensation disclosure (Government Code Section 53891). The compensation information can be found on the Transparent California Website under Summerland Sanitary District or you can search by name.