Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the September 1994 Meeting


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JERICHO-UNDERHILL WATER DISTRICT
September 7, 1994
7:00 p.m.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill

TRUSTEES PRESENT                          OPERATOR PRESENT       GUESTS PRESENT

Harold Sargent                                       Marc Maheux                             None

Peter Mitchell                                      CLERK PRESENT

John Fowler                                       Katharine Koniuto

President Harold Sargent called the meeting to order at 7:10p.m.

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

3.b. Two new recorders changed to read Two new circuit boards for the recorder.

2. Review & Approval of Financial Statements. Approved as presented.

3. Operator's Report.

  1. Water use. An average of 50,000 gallons of water was used per day.
  2. Recalibration has been finished on the tank level recorder, the pump on and off recorder and the alarm circuit recorder.
  3. The saturator has been cleaned. This has resulted in a return to the proper fluoride levels.
  4. Maintenance is needed in the well area to trim trees and clear out vines, etc.
  5. No prices have been obtained yet for the blacktop patch needed at the fire station, Odium's and Malaney's.
  6. Curb stops at Odium's, J. Nadeau's, and the shut-offs at Kingsbury's and the fire station has been corrected.
  7. The new fire hydrant installation at Browns River Middle School has been completed. The old one is to be disconnected. Harold Sargent noted that a statement from the contractor, Wright and Morrissey, as to what was done is needed.

4. Customer Concerns.

a. Peter Mitchell asked about non-soluble iron deposits in the water at his home when it stands. He was advised to check the plumbing at his house for iron pipes.

5. Old Business

  1. Was $10.00 fine from state withdrawn? A copy of the letter stating we do not have to deduct state taxes will be sent to them along with a request for the removal of the fine.
  2. Wellheads grant status. There has been no further word at this time.
  3. Project completion (close-out status)? This depends on the Wellhead grant status.
  4. Sally & Bill Baldwin request - status? Harold Sargent contacted them and told them they may petition for service if they are not too high an elevation. They may ask for membership if the boundaries of the district are adjusted. There has been no response back from the Baldwins.
  5. Backflow letters sent. The letters are to be sent out.
  6. f. Advertisement of approved rule changes. The board passed a resolution to advertise the changes in the regulations Sections 11,14,16,19,25,26,27, and 28
  7. g. Corrected bill from state drinking water program. The bill has been reduced to $88.88 due to the Monthly Water System Operators Report.
  8. h. ISO hydrant testing - Harold. The hydrant flow was tested and found to be:
    1. Hydrant #5 (by the school) - 1800 gpm.
    2. Hydrant #13 (Hartwick Development) - 1300 gpm.
    3. Hydrant #31 (Meadow Lane) - 1200 gpm.
    4. Hydrant #24 (United Church) - 1900 gpm.
    5. Hydrant #21 (Malaney) - 2000 gpm.
    6. ISO will send us a report of their findings. The fire department rating of 7 also includes the water system in Jericho.

i. Cu and Pb Samples. The last copper and lead sample results are in.

6. New Business.

a. Annual report. Harold Sargent will write the annual report.

b. Harold submitted No, and NO, results of '93 to D.E.C. on 8/9/94. Susan Stewart of D.E.C. received and entered the test results. All results were less than 0.5 ppm. This was verified by phone.

c. Sample for No, for 1994 was collected by Harold in August. This sample has also been received and entered.

d. Annual meeting date. A motion was made and passed unanimously to hold the annual meeting on Monday, October 24, 1994 at 7:00 p.m.

e. Proposed rule (Housekeeping) changes - resolution. See Old Business Section f.

f. Waiver to reduce sampling opportunity. We can apply for this waiver by November 1, 1994. Harold Sargent will look into the matter further. Tabled until the October regular meeting.

g. Maintenance at well. The members of the board will go to the well site for brush cutting, etc. on a Saturday in October.

7. Other business.

a. The maintenance agreement for the computer would cost $223. Peter Mitchell advised against purchasing it. The Board concurred.

b. Global positioning satellite technology was discussed briefly.

c. The next meeting will be Monday, October 3,1994 at 7:00 p.m.

8. Bills to review approve for payment. The bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

 

9. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Katharine A. Koniuto

Clerk/Treasurer

 

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