MINUTES OF THE WATER COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 P.M.

Town Clerk’s Office

 

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

 

Guests: Dave Bennion, Selectboard and Jeremy Barnum, water system operator

 

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

 

Agenda Amendments:

None.

 

Public Comments:

None.

 

Approve Minutes:

Brooks/Mike made the motion to approve the September 11, 2019 minutes; vote taken, all in favor, motion passed.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

Trial balance report for FY20 was reviewed; checking account balance $46,420.98. There are 9 outstanding accounts from the July 1, 2019 billing that were sent disconnects notices. Disconnects are scheduled for the week of October 28, Monday-Thursday; door tags will be left at houses due to be shut-off on Friday, October 25, 2019.

 

A warrant with supporting invoices totaling $122.58 was submitted for review and signatures by the members. Discussion was had.

 

Water Operator:

            - Monthly sampling is being completed; Jeremy has the supplies for the PFA sampling, it will be done when routine sampling is completed in October. Water level      at spring is good.

            -Metal detector was tabled until Marshall is in attendance.

            -Hydrant flushing will be set up with Jeremy and the fire department, tentatively           scheduled for the week of October 21, 2019.

 

Water System Project Update:
           
-public informational meeting October 30, 2019 and Australian ballot vote November            5, 2019. Informational sheet for the public meeting was reviewed, Mike will add the      info meeting and vote date to it. Absentee ballots will be available starting October          10, 2019 at the Town Clerk’s Office.         

 

Water Rates:

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:

None.

 

-Public informational Meeting on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the FELCO Room.

-Water System Project Vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Town Clerk’s Office from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

-Next month’s meeting will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Motion made by Brooks/Mike to adjourn the meeting by, all in favor, motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.

 

Respectfully,

Sara Rainville

October 9, 2019

 

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

These minutes were approved on November 13, 2019.