MINUTES OF THE WATER COMMISSIONERS
Wednesday August 14, 2019 @ 6:00 P.M.
Town Clerk’s Office
Members Present: Marshall Ploof, Brooks Sturtevant, Mike Lawyer and Sara Rainville, secretary.
Guests: Jeremy Barnum, water operator.
Meeting called to order at 6:05 p.m. by Mike Lawyer. Pledge of allegiance was recited.
Brooks/Marshall made the motion to approve the July 10, 2019 minutes with changes; vote taken, all in favor, motion passed.
Sara presented the water commissioners with a trial balance report for FY20; checking account balance $46,713.67. There is $2,700 outstanding from the July 1, 2019 billing.
A warrant with supporting invoices totaling $732.60 was submitted for review and signatures by the members. Discussion was had.
-Sampling: monthly sampling going well, also need to add lead & copper test to this months samples. Using a courier service for sample delivery to Endyne was discussed. Jeremy will do further research on options. The water department has been notified by the State that we need to test for PFA’s by December 1, 2019. Jeremy will look into further. He noted the reservoir was running over and no issues.
-Leak detection: leak detection was done on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 9:30-12:30; there was a small leak found at the Catholic Church on some connections and it has already been repaired.
Water System Project Update:
The timeline for the project was reviewed as well as the bid process and warning for the Town wide vote on the funding. The board would like to complete the project during the 2020 construction season. The board discussed holding a public informational meeting on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. and a project budget vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Town Hall from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; it will be discussed further at the next meeting.
Mike received a project management estimated budget cost from Otter Creek, all members were given a copy for review; it will be discussed further at the next meeting.
The need to increase rates further due to the upcoming project was discussed. The members will review it again at their next meeting.
Other Business & Mail:
Next month’s meeting will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Motion made by to adjourn the meeting by Brooks/Marshall, all in favor, motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
August 14, 2019
These minutes are not official until approved at the Water Commissions next regular meeting.