MINUTES OF THE WATER COMMISSIONERS

Monday May 14, 2018 @ 6:00 P.M.

Town Clerk’s Office

 

Members Present: Jes Alexant, Brooks Sturtevant, Marshall Ploof and Sara Rainville, secretary.

 

Guests: Evan Perry and Tiffany Legrand.

 

Meeting called to order at 6:03 p.m. by Jes Alexant. Pledge of allegiance was recited.

 

Agenda Amendments:

Move item #9 Spring Overflow use to before item #3, all members in favor.

 

Spring Overflow use:

Evan Perry and Tiffany Legrand were welcomed to the meeting. They recently purchased land on Hanna Road from Roger Gagne. In their deed it talks about use of the overflow from the Town’s spring on Webster Road. Evan stated that they have no intention of using the overflow as the gallons per-minute is very low and there is no guaranty of water at all times. They have their State septic plans approved with an onsite drilled well. There is a water line drawn on their survey map but there is another water line through the center of their lot that is not noted and seems to be draining to the surface in the area they are building their house. They plan to do drainage to divert the water as the lot is very wet.

 

Marshall does not recall the water district at any time granting Roger Gagne or anyone else additional lots being able to use the spring overflow water. Sara will copy deeds and send to the board, may need to contact an attorney for further research and clarification.

 

Brad St. Pierre has rights to the overflow of the spring from a lot & home that was previously Roger Gagne’s, Brad has recently  put in a drilled well on his lot at 4505 Hanna Road. 

 

Evan and Tiffany will talk to St. Pierre about abandoning the water lines and ROW that go through their lot from the spring overflow to his lot across the road.

 

Jes/Marshall made the motion that the water district has no objections to the overflow water line discontinuing use; vote taken, all in favor and the motion passed

 

Public Comment:

None.

 

Approve Minutes:

Brooks/Jes made the motion to approve the April 9, 2018 minutes; vote taken, all in favor, motion passed.

 

Marshall/Jes made the motion to approve the December 11, 2017 minutes; vote taken, all in favor, motion passed.

 

Treasurer’s Report & Budget Prep:

Sara presented the water commissioners with a trial balance report for FY18; checking account balance $51,549.50.

A warrant with supporting invoices totaling $1416.16 was submitted for review and signatures by the members. Discussion was had.

 

Sara stated that there are still 4 outstanding accounts from the January 1, 2018 billing to users.

 

There needs to be a curb stop installed still at 5048 Hanna Road.

 

Water Sampling/quality:

-Notice of Violation received on April 12, 2018 for failing to monitor in February of 2018 for coliform, this was already addressed with the operator by Jes.

 

Water System Upgrade Update:

Jes has not received the final design yet, he will contact John Kiernan at Otter Creek Engineering.

 

The water district has not been issued the new compliance schedule from the State of Vermont yet.

 

Source Protection Plan:

Jes is still working on, he will set up a meeting with the Planning Commission to discuss further.

 

Discussion was had on doing test wells for a backup water source on the Town land by the highway garage.

 

Water Operator:

Letter from Simon Operation Services Inc and the services they provide was reviewed by water commissioners. There was also a quote for the tank cleaning from Simon. 

 

The commissioners reviewed the draft “operator wanted” notice as well at the “RFP part-time water operator services” description that Jes had done up. Sara will send the board the wording that was used previously. The goal of the Water District is to have one of the Highway Department men become a certified water operator. The commissioners are hoping to post the water operator ad by the end of the week.

 

Other Business:

-CCR template

-Tank cleaning: Simon for $2400 for one cell, Brooks will also request a quote from Earthwater Specialist Inc.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for June 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office.

 

Motion made by to adjourn the meeting by Brooks/Marshall, all in favor, motion passed 3-0.

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.

 

Respectfully,

Sara Rainville

May 21, 2018

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

These minutes were approved June 11, 2018.