MINUTES OF THE WATER COMMISSIONERS

Monday March 12, 2018 @ 6:00 P.M.

Town Clerk’s Office

 

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

 

Guests: Yvon Dandurand, Peter Magnant &Dave Bennion, select board members, and Jordy Fraties. .

 

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

 

Agenda Amendments:

None.

 

Public Comment:

None.

 

Approve Minutes:

Brooks/Jes made the motion to approve the February 12, 2018 minutes, vote taken and motion passed 2-0.

 

December 11, 2017 minutes tabled.

 

Treasurer’s Report & Budget Prep:

Sara presented the water commissioners with a trial balance report for FY18; checking account balance $51,570.32.

 

A warrant with supporting invoices totaling $907.48 was submitted for review and signatures by the members. Discussion was had.

 

A warrant with supporting invoices totaling $130.73 was submitted for review and signatures by the members.

 

Late fees were applied to 12 accounts; invoices and statements were sent out March 8, 2018.

 

Repairs/leaks:

The new owner at 255 Square Road has been in contact with the Town about some plumbing repairs that they are doing, there needs to be a shutoff installed by the contractor in the house. The contractor has been in contact with water system operator Mark Brouillette to schedule.

 

Water Sampling/quality:

Jes noted that all sampling is up to date and that repeat sampling has been done for February. Jes has spoken to water operator Mark Brouillette and that he has collected the necessary samples for Otter Creek Engineering; those results are expected to be in sometime this week. Once results are in, they will be sent to Otter Creek. 

 

The Town Clerk’s Office received a call from a village water system user about the water at his home. Jes has spoken to the resident about the natural corrosiveness of the water from the spring water. Jes will set up a visit to the home to inspect and discuss further.

 

Tank overflow with the new system was discussed.

 

The State water sampling schedule was discussed, they should be sending us a new one.

 

Water System Upgrade Update:

Jes reiterated that they are waiting for the lab sample results to send to Otter Creek. Once those are in, Otter Creek can updated the preliminary engineering study with the needed information and send it to the State for final approval. 

 

The project timeline was reviewed as was the necessary steps for a public information meeting and Australian ballot vote. 

 

The holding tank cleaning has been budgeted and will be scheduled for this year, hoping to coincide with project. 

 

The Annual Water District meeting for August was discussed.

 

Source Protection Plan:

Jes is working on making suggested changes from the Planning Commission and will send to Planning Commission & Select board once complete. He is also working on compiling an outline of a more in-depth update with suggestions that will require legal input.  The topic of an alternate water source was briefly discussed.

 

Other Business:

None

 

The next meeting is scheduled for April 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office.

 

Motion made by to adjourn the meeting by Brooks/Jes, all in favor, motion passed 2-0.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

 

Respectfully,

Sara Rainville

March 12, 2018

 

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

These minutes were approved  April 9, 2018.