Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the June 1990 Meeting

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Minutes of June 4, 1990

The monthly meeting of the Jericho-Underhill Water District was held on June 4, 1990 in the basement of the United Church of Underhill. President David Damkot called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Those present were Mr. Damkot, trustees Doug Keith and Harold Sargent, clerk Evelyn Sargent, operator Marc Maheux, Robert Hudson of Binex Co., and Stan Wilbur of Webster-Martin.

The minutes of the last meeting on May 7, 1990 were reviewed and accepted.

The treasurer's 'Cash Flow Statement' was reviewed and accepted. The May 31, 1990 financial report of the 'Water Supply and Distribution System Improvements Project' was also reviewed and accepted. It was noted that the Board must act upon the Bond Anticipation Notes on their maturity of July 31, 1990.

Mr. Robert Hudson voiced his concern regarding the District's regulations that require a base fee charge for each living unit and business. He feels that charging each unit a base rate of $25.00 should be eliminated. The Board responded by explaining the various methods that could be used and why they felt that the present rate system was the most equitable for our water system. Basically, the Board suggested the base fee rate system to insure that it will always bill for sufficient funds to pay off bonded indebtedness.

System operator, Marc Maheux reported on the progress he had made with the well point re-development and valve repair for well point near the pump house (south). He had made up a chart showing statistics on each of the 10 wells. A new hydrant has been installed on Raceway (opposite Willow Lane) to replace the defective one. Marc said he would notify the Fire Department. The valve on Rte 15 did not have to be replaced. The Steam Mill hydrant repair is scheduled for Wednesday morning (June 6, 1990). Red Hed has been contacted and will be available to assist if needed. The leak situation on Palmer Lane was discussed. The trustees will meet Saturday (June 9th) at 9:00 A.M. to look over the situation and speak with Mr. Bleakley regarding resolving problems we are having getting the repairs done. A new lock has been installed on the storage tank hatch cover. Pump #2 does not work and needs to be fixed for back-up. Marc was asked to schedule this work. A schedule for hydrant flushing and measurement of hydrant flows needs to will also put together a set of distribution maps. Painting of the hydrants was discussed, with a suggestion that reflection paint be used on the hydrant head only.

Stan Wilbur was in attendance and discussed well development. Hydro-Group contacted the Board regarding the scheduling of hydro-jetting. The engineers asked for Hydro-Group's work schedule to complete their contract. Jeff McDonald's cost estimate to connect up the test well was $24,400.00. Three contractors have indicated an interest in doing this work. Dave will answer Hydro-Group's letter of May 29, 1990 in which they stated they were martialing material and equipment, to jet the well. The Board agreed to reduce Hydro-Groups retainage from 10% to 5% and issue them a check for this amount. Under other old business Harold made note that Ken Mitchell had done a good job graveling and grading the access road to Well Site #1. In questioning the taxes paid to CVPS for work they did for us at the new well site, itapppears that there is a question regarding the exact percentage that should have/paid. Harold will continue looking into this matter. Hydrant painting consideration was postponed for later discussion. We have 28 hydrants and Doug will discuss a numbering system at a future Board meeting. 

A letter was read from Carol B. Zelazny who is considering the purchase of the Dearstyne property. She proposes to make it into a two family house immediately and later establish a children's museum in the barn. A copy of our Rules and Regulations have been sent to her, but we need to find out if her service line is large enough to support proposed uses before the board can rule on her request for water.

The bills were reviewed and signed. The meeting adjourned at 10:40 P.M.


Evelyn 0. Sargent, Clerk



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