MINUTES OF THE WATER COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday June 10, 2020 @ 6:00 P.M.

Conference Call

 

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

 

Guests: Dave Bennion-Selectboard.

Meeting called to order at 6:05 p.m. by Mike Lawyer. Pledge of allegiance was recited.

 

Agenda Amendments:

None.

 

Public Comments:

None.

 

Approve Minutes:

Motion made by Brooks/Marshall to approve minutes from May 13, 2020; vote taken, all in favor, motion passed.

 

Treasurerís Report:

Sara presented the water commissioners with a trial balance report for FY20; checking account balance $218,750.90. Currently there is $1,006.70 outstanding from users.

 

A warrant with supporting invoices totaling $84,620.45 for the current loan payoff was submitted for review and signatures by the members.

 

A warrant with supporting invoices totaling $23,490.93 for June bills was submitted for review and signatures by the members.

 

Discussion was had about the $50 weekend charges at Endyne on Friday samples, Marshall has spoken with Jeremy. Brooks will also speak to Jeremy and copy the water commissioners and Selectboard.

 

Motion made by Brooks/Marshall authorizing chair, Mike Lawyer to sign the warrants on behalf of the board, vote taken, all in favor, motion passed.

 

Sara spoke with Garrett Baxter, an attorney at VLCT about water disconnects, and he advised there is currently a moratorium on municipal water disconnections due to the declared state of emergency that we are in and Act 92.Notes will be sent on July statements encouraging users to keep their accounts current to avoid future fees and/or disconnections of service.

 

Board reviewed the Schedule of Rates and Charges that was updated and approved at the May 2020 meeting.

 

The 2019 CCR was discussed that is to be included with the July 1, 2020 user bills.

 

Water Operator:

††††††††† -sampling-Marshall stated all is going well.

††††††††† -training is now available for water operators

††††††††† -leak detection is schedule for Friday, June 12, 2020 with Brent & Jeremy. Marshall

††††††††† stated there is a leak and Terry Pilonís on Main Street, it will be looked into further.

††††††††† -coliform sampling plan was completed and the State suggested changing a couple ††††††††† of sample locations due to their close proximity. Marshall and Jeremy have spoken††††††††† and Jeremy will notify the State they would like to leave the locations as is due to ††††††† COVID-19.

 

Water System Project Update:

Mike had an update from John at Otter Creek Engineering. Ron Desroches is planning to mobilize by the end of June.The board discussed the project timeline and would like to continue as originally planned, not wait till Fall.

 

Marshall stated the spring is doing well, still running over.

 

Other Business & Mail:

All board members are all in favor of having next monthís meeting in person.

 

The next monthly Water Department meeting will be on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Motion made by Brooks/Marshall to adjourn the meeting by, all in favor, motion passed.Meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m.

 

Respectfully,

Sara Rainville

June 10, 2020

 

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

These minutes were approved on July 8, 2020.