Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the March 1991 Meeting

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March 4, 1991 Minutes                                                  

The monthly meeting of the Jericho-Underhill Water District was held on March 4, 1991 in the basement of the United Church of Underhill. President David Damkot called the meeting to order at 7:06 P.M. Those present were David Damkot, trustees Doug Keith and Harold Sargent, clerk Evelyn Sargent and operator Marc Maheux.

The minutes of the previous meeting on Feb 4, 1991 were reviewed and unanimously approved.

The financial reports of the District and the reports of the District's construction project were reviewed and unanimously approved with one correction. Under 'Receipts' for February 'Repair Refunds' should be $0.00, the year to date figure is correct.

A letter dated Feb. 15, 1991 from Peter Hartwick was reviewed. Mr. Hartwick was formally requesting the District to supply his development, titled Valley's Edge off Raceway Road with water. This development will consist of 23 single family and 11 multi-family units, with construction to proceed at not more than 8 units per year. A motion was made by Doug Keith to provide water for the first eight living units, and upon receipt of the payment of the distribution connection fee and service connection fees for the first 8 units and receipt of a specific time-bound request for the next phase, future guarantees for water will be considered. The motion was seconded by Harold Sargent and unanimously passed. The Board agreed it will also need a copy of Mr. Hartwick's final construction drawings and specifications for review and approval. The clerk was asked to draft a letter to Mr. Hartwick for Mr. Damkot's signature as per request stated above. Harold Sargent made the motion to declare the moratorium that had prohibited new connections be lifted. Doug Keith seconded the motion and it was unanimously passed.

The operator, Marc Maheux, had several items to report. Of the 20 new water meters the District purchased, several were used to replace bad meters at Walter Stoddert's, Scott Spear's, James Nadeau's (Tratnack property), Rench Tire, Inc. (old Underhill Garage), Marion Gleason's, John O'Brien's and a meter that had frozen at John Perrotte's. The meter at John O'Briens was tested and was noted to meet the tolerance standards. The clerk was asked to re-bill Mr. O'Brien basing the use charge on the outside reader. Marc said he adjusted those outside readers that did not agree with their respective meters. Marc purchased 20 traffic cones, as previously directed by the Board, (two of which have already been stolen from a work site On Meadow Lane), and he is looking into the purchase of a dolly for moving heavy chemical drums. The Erie box was replaced in front of the United Christian Assembly Parish House (former XYZ Club bldg.) and the curb stop has been re-set. There was a leak on Meadow Lane 100' beyond the hydrant in front of Smith-Reese property. The 1 1/2" galvanized pipe had corroded a 3/8" hole. He suggested the Board should consider replacement of that old line in the near future.

Marc introduced the idea of setting up a master key lock system which would access several locations with a single key. A motion was made to start with the gate locks, storage shed and the two pump houses. A motion was made to do so by Harold Sargent and seconded by Doug Keith. The motion was unanimously passed.

David Damkot stated that Al Mosey recommended we purchase and install a trans-ducer/receiver system that will constantly indicate the water level in the new well. The Board gave general concurrence to the need for the device.

Under old business Harold stated he still needs the well head protection plan map in order to start drafting the wellhead protection management plan. Dave reported that Jeff McDonald contacted Ground Water Associates asking for a plan or a cost estimate to furnish same. They sent a cost estimate to Webster-Martin. The Board suggested Webster-Martin should be responsible for furnishing this map and plan. The Board agreed it should discuss the necessity of keeping all three telephone signal lines with Marc.

Harold reported that Wagner, Heindel & Noyes, Inc. completed the evaluation of the hydro-jetting to determine whether any benefit was realized as a result of it in developing the gravel packed well. The report stated basically that the water flow into the well was much less turbulent after hydro-jetting, than prior. However, there was no increased yield as a result of the hydro-jetting.

The list of various problems generated from the January 1991 meter readings was reviewed. All but two items have been rectified, Mr. Baxter's claimed low pressure problem and reading of the Mill meter. The Board will try to coordinate the Mill's meter reading on a future Saturday.

The bills were reviewed and signed. There was concern regarding a very high electric usage at the old pump house (No. 1). The clerk was asked to contact Mr. Hurley of CVPS to ask for an explanation.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 P.M.

Respectfully submitted:


Evelyn O. Sargent, Clerk




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