Wednesday December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 P.M.

Virtual Call


Members Present: Mike Lawyer, Brooks Sturtevant, Marshall Ploof and Sara Rainville, secretary.


Guests: None.


Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mike Lawyer. Pledge of allegiance was recited.


Agenda Amendments:



Public Comments:



Approve Minutes:

Motion made by Brooks/Mike to approve minutes from November 11, 2020; vote taken, all in favor, motion passed.


Treasurerís Report:

Sara presented the water commissioners with a trial balance report for FY21; checking account balance $118,162.18. Currently there is $1,347.16 outstanding from users.


A warrant with supporting invoices dated December 9, 2020 totaling $10,643.58 for bills was submitted for review and signatures by the members.


Motion made by Brooks/Marshall authorizing Mike to sign warrants; vote taken, all in favor, motion passed.

FY22 budget reviewed line by line, updated Repair & Maintenance expense line for a building over the new vault; and all members approved FY22 budget.


Water Operator:

††††††††† -sampling- Mike received notice from Jeremy that all samples for the month and ††† quarter have been completed.

††††††††† -Operator in-person trainings are currently on hold; there are options for virtual ††††††††† trainings.

††††††††† -Sampling policy-All members in favor of sampling policy that states monthly ††††††††† samples must be completed by the 15th of every month. Mike will notify Jeremy of ††† such.

††††††††† Sanitary Survey-awaiting final report from the State of VT.

††††††††† -monthly State of VT operator form discussed.


Water System Project Update:

The Mission Program was discussed; still some inconsistencies.


Punch list work was reviewed.A change order was received. Change order #1 for $1,800 for 3 valves & installation. Motion made by Brooks/Marshall to approve change order #1 in the amount of $1,800 and authorize Mike to sign approving; vote taken, all in favor, motion passed.


Payment request #3 received from Desroches Construction Services in the amount of $44,038.93. All members in favor of paying request #3.


††††††††† Spring Upgrade: none


††††††††† Alternate/Additional Water Sources:

New source development information from John Kiernan at Otter Creek Engineering was reviewed including steps and timeline. All members are in favor of moving forward with additional source exploration options.Mike will attend the December 16, 2020 Selectboard meeting to update them on the topic.†††


Other Business & Mail:



The next monthly Water Department meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.


Motion made by Brooks/Marshall to adjourn the meeting by, all in favor, motion passed.Meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.



Sara Rainville

December 9, 2020


These minutes are not official until approved at the Water Commissions next regular meeting.