Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the October 1994 Meeting

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October 3, 1994
7:00 p.m.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill


Harold Sargent                    Marc Maheux                      Warren Palmer

Peter Mitchell                      CLERK PRESENT

John Fowler                        Katharine Koniuto

President Harold Sargent called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

1. Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The minutes were approved with the following corrections:

5.e. Change letter to read letters.

6.b     Change .5 to read .5 ppm.

6.c     Add at <0.5 ppm.

2. Review & Approval of Financial Statements. Amended to add receipt of remaining federal E.P.A. grant (Wellhead) money. Approved as amended.

5. g. Creekside record drawings. Warren Palmer presented drawings showing the positions of ties and curbstops. He agreed to add the electrical cable to the drawings or to present a separate map showing the buried cable.

3. Operator's Report.

  1. Water use. An average of 54,000 gallons of water was used per day.
  2. One full day was spent raising four hydrants (#8,#10,#21,#30). The board O.K.'d the additional raising of Hydrant #29 if there is sufficient money left within the spending limits. Hydrant #17 has yet to be raised of the original five approved.
  3. Marc is currently designing a new, more efficient cooling system for both Browns River and Camel's Hump Middle Schools. He plans to present the plans to the Chittenden East School District for inclusion in the upcoming budget process. If adopted and installed, they should reduce use of district water.
  4. Bottles are needed to send copper and lead samples to Kjell Laboratories. Harold will obtain them.
  5. Backflow valves are being installed on the 24 elevated homes as time allows.

4. Customer Concerns.

  1. Peter Mitchell has two small iron pipe sections (one to an outside tap and one to an upstairs sink tap) in his household plumbing. Neither is where is would cause iron deposits in his water supply plumbing. He has a lingering iron staining problem.
  2. Philip Jacobs reported that his father, Wesley Jacobs, again owns the property that abuts the Water District property. He plans to draw off the piles of topsoil from his property. John Fowler reported that he signed a form stating that the Water District is aware that this is going to happen.


5. Old Business

a. Wellhead Approval Status. A copy of a letter from Rod Pingree to K. 

Bannister requesting Wellhead project drawings Was shared. The rest is nearly done. The remaining grant payment of $6,851 was received from the federal government (E.P.A.).

  1. b.     Project completion (close-out) status. This is dependent on the eventual approval of the Wellhead protective zones being prepared by Wagner, Heindel and Noyes, Inc.
  2. c.     Proposed rule summary of specific changes. Peter Mitchell moved to adopt the summary of proposed changes to the Jericho-Underhill Water Regulations for presentation at the annual meeting. John Fowler seconded the motion. The vote was carried unanimously. The warning for the annual meeting and the proposed changes to the regulations will be sent to THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS for publication on Mondays October 10, 17 and 24. This will also be posted in five public places (The Post Office, Jacob's Store, Big John's Store, Brick house Bakery, and Village Service gas station).
  3. d.  No word from ISO. There is still no word.
  4. e.  Waiver to reduce sampling revisited. The sampling waiver was discussed. (Pros, cons, etc.) It was decided to do one sample in December and if that was within acceptable limits and the local farms were not using the listed pesticides, to apply for the waiver. Peter will learn which pesticides are being used by the farmers.
  5. f.     Hydrant raising. Four out of five are completed. (See Operator's Report.)
  6. g.  Creekside record drawings. The board acknowledged that Warren Palmer of the Creekside Development presented for review one copy of the Record drawings. He will submit three copies in the near future. When it receives the promised Record drawings, the Board indicated it will accept them as fulfillment of its request in its March 15, 1994 letter.
  7. h.  Blacktopping. John reported that he had contacted Dan King and he had promised to look at the job. After several contacts, he has not yet done so. Impact Paving was also contacted but showed no interest in the job.

6. New Business.

  1. a.  Mill sampling. Tests show, through sampling, that the taste and odor problem is isolated at the mill. Samples taken at the Control Building and Brown's River Middle School were negative. A sample taken at the mill office showed trace amounts of two VOC's and a suggestion of presence of a

hydrocarbon (fuel). An investigation may be conducted by the Hazardous Materials Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

  1. b.  New Hydrant. The new hydrant at Brown's River Middle School(#6) doesn't drain properly. It is the school's contractor's responsibility to repair this problem.
  2. c.  Coffey water service. The person who called regarding disconnection was a renter who no longer wished to be responsible for water usage after she closed her business. As a renter, she is not responsible to the Water District, but the owner is.
  3. d.  Bill for water for fire. The board moved to not bill Philip Jacobs for the water used to fight his house fire under the discretion outlined in 23b. of the Water Regulations and because he is a customer of the District(his store).

7. Other business.

  1. Saturday, October 15 from 10-12 a.m. was set as the time to cut brush in the well area.
  2. The annual meeting will be Monday, October 24, 1994 at 7:00 p.m.
  3. The next meeting will be Monday, November 7, 1994 at 7:00 p.m.
  4. Bills to review and approve for payment. The bills were reviewed and approved for payment.
  5. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 9:48 p.m. Respectfully submitted,


Katharine A. Koniuto Clerk


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