Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the April 1995 Meeting

2013-04-08 03:50:11


April 3, 1995
7:00 p.m.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill


Harold Sargent                           Marc Maheux                     None

Peter Mitchell                         CLERK PRESENT

                                             Katharine Koniuto

President Harold Sargent called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

1. Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The minutes were reviewed and approved with 6a. corrected from "second boiler" to read "second source of domestic hot water" and 7a. corrected from "tomorrow (3/7/95)." to read "sometime in the future".

2. Review & Approval of Financial Statement. The statement was reviewed and approved with the Professional Services line under DISBURSEMENTS divided into two lines - one to read Professional Services(Legal)-$22.50 and the other to appear under Contract Services - Wellhead Survey - $7001.69 (as it had been shown in reports from previous years.)

3. Operator's Report.

  1. a.  Water use. We are using an average of 46,000-47,000 gallons per day.
  2. b.  Meter work - completed? Marc reported that he had not had time to check the other meters whose function was in question.

4. Customer Concerns.

a. None.

5. Old Business.

  1. a.  Wellhead report acceptance - payment made. Peter Mitchell moved to accept the Wellhead Protection Area Demonstration Project report and acknowledge that payment was made for the same on March 9,1995. Harold Sargent seconded the motion. It was passed unanimously. Six copies of the report were purchased for $150. and distributed to 1.) Control Building, 2.) Trustee, Peter Mitchell, 3.) Clerk, Kathy Koniuto, 4.) President, Harold Sargent, 5.) Town of Underhill, 6.) Town of Jericho. (The Board loaned its copy to UVM Professor Paul Bierman who is conducting a study of water wells. Peter will ask that this copy be returned.)
  2. b.  SOC sampling - March 7, 1995 - results? No results have been received as yet.
  3. c.  Three homes stopped running water? The United Church parsonage, Henault, and Berard homes stopped running water on or before March 31, 1995.
  4. d.  Status of lawsuit. We are waiting to hear from the judge for a decision on our attorney's request for a summary judgment.
  5. e.  Status of well/control building project. Harold Sargent talked to Mark Smith of the Agency of Environmental Conservation. We should receive our final grant payment and closure of the project during the month of April.
  6. f.  Other.

John Fowler collected the hydrant flags and stored them in the shed at pump house #1. It was reported by Harold that the hydrant paint job was holding up well after two years.

6. New Business.

  1. Water well study - UVM (Peter). The three trustees met with the well study geology class from UVM. They gave them a tour of the control building, discussed the operation of our system, and served them a sample of the water from our system. There has been no feedback since that time.
  2. Discuss pump exercising (Sta.#1). Harold Sargent will call Marc to see about exercising the two pumps and to ask for an estimate of the cost.
  3. Other.

1. On March 11, 1995, at about 9:00 p.m., a National Guard fuel oil tanker went off the road near the intersection of Steam Mill Road and Dickinson Street in front of Browns River Middle School. Harold Sargent investigated the incident. There was less than 25 gallons of fuel oil spilled. An oil absorbent was used to collect the spilled oil and the contaminated soil was removed. The area has since been filled in and seeded. The Hazardous Materials Division of the Environmental Protection Agency was involved.

2. Harold Sargent brought to the board attention that he had encountered a customer parked in front of the gate to the control building and wells (No.2). He was walking his Golden Retriever dogs on the water district property. He spoke to the man and asked him not to park in front of the gate. Harold also noticed dog feces and asked the man to be sure to clean up after his dogs in the future. Mr. Merrill agreed to pick up the feces.

3. Harold Sargent picked up the litter around the control building.

4. Harold found an extra valve cover beside Hydrant #3. He put it in the storage building.

5. The clerk presented a copy of the racial nondiscrimination survey to be sent to all customers with the April billing. It was discussed and some additions were made.

8.   Bills to review & approve for payment. The bills were reviewed and approved for payment.
9.   Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 9:17 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Katharine A. Koniuto,



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