Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the January 1994 Meeting

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Minutes of January 3, 1994                                        

The monthly meeting of the trustees of the Jericho-Underhill Water District was held on Monday, January 3, 1994 in the basement of the United Church of Underhill. Harold Sargent called the meeting to order at 7:07 P.M. Also present were trustees Peter Mitchell and John (Bob) Fowler and clerk/treasurer Evelyn Sargent.

1. The minutes of the previous meeting held on December 6, 1993 were reviewed and accepted.

2. The Cash Flow statement was reviewed and accepted. Of special note was the cost of a delivery of 3 drums (with no freight charge) of Aqua -Mag and the purchase of 20 new meters.

3. Operator's Report: Marc Maheux was not in attendance but had verbally reported to Harold.

  1. Water use was 45,000 per day. The slightly higher use may be explained by a leak at Mrs. Howard's home (burst frozen pipe in cellar), water allowed to run to keep it from catching and higher use by the mill since it is totally switched over to district water except for log spraying.
  2. Marc discovered a frozen drain at the Control Building (#2) at the end of the discharge pipe (outside). He thawed out the pipe. He found lots of stones in the wire mesh which he feels may indicate a break or loose joint in the drain line.
  3. As stated above, Greenmont Lumber has switched totally to district water (except for summer log spraying).
  4. Marc also noted that a second house is being started at Creekside (Warren Palmer's development).

4. Customer concerns:

  1. Harold reported a call from the Vincent's on Willow Lane regarding a leak by their meter. Harold went down with tools and tightened up a leak on their side of the meter. Mrs. Vincent mentioned they occasionally smell sulfur, and she said one other neighbor also noticed it (sulfur odor). Harold did not detect any sulfur odor at their tap.
  2. One of the homes at Valley's Edge reported a slug of brown water that resulted in rusty deposits in their dishwasher.

5.   Old Business:

  1. The report from Wagner, Heindel and Noyes was reviewed and discussed. Peter did not feel they had made changes in the report except to include the maps. Harold will contact Kenneth Bannister regarding this report.
  2. Peter said his daughter Mary would be willing to type the District's Regulations on the computer. Upon motion, made and seconded, it was established that a payment of $8.00 per hour would be offered to have this done.
  3. The Browns River Middle School's installation of a dual check (testable) back-flow device and compound meter has been completed. Harold will take a look at the work done. The meter and new sprinkler system is in service as of January 3, 1994. Bob will check the new compound meter to see if it reads in gallons.
  4. Harold will attend to submission of the information required to close out the construction project.
  5. The letter dated December 30, 1993 to Warren Palmer developer of Creekside, was noted.
  6. Harold will submit the required documents to the State regarding the lead and copper testing.
  7. Harold will contact Marc and request a firmer estimate for installing a Watts No. 7 backflow device and outside reader on the 20+/- homes higher up on the system.
  8. Peter is looking into purchasing a Face Shield for use at the Control Building #2.

6. New business:

  1. Harold reported that he called Stan Wilbur of Webster Martin and requested a proposal to remove H2S from the new well waters.
  2. The alkalinity tested at 89 mg/l.
  3. A motion was made and seconded to instruct the clerk to pay $100.00 to the United Church of Underhill for use of the building for meetings.
  4. Harold contacted Robert Hill to do the district's plowing as he has done in the past. Robert will pick up a key from Marc to the gate at Pump House #2, it was suggested we keep the gate locked as long as possible. Pump House #1's access will be opened only in case of an emergency.
  5. Bob Fowler learned that the Vermont Public Safety Department in Waterbury has a 480 volt 3 phase generator that can be used in an emergency by calling 1-800-347-40488. It is available 24 hours a day.

7. The monthly bills were reviewed and authorized for payment.

8. The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 P.M. Respectfully submitted:


Evelyn Sargent, Clerk


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