Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the April 1996 Meeting

2013-04-16 02:40:07


April 1, 1996
7:00 p.m.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill


Harold Sargent                                           Marc Maheux                           None

Peter Mitchell                                      CLERK PRESENT

Michael Sacco                                      Katharine Koniuto

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

  1.   Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The minutes from the February 5, 1996 and March 4, 1996 were reviewed and each was approved unanimously.
  2.   Review & Approval of Financial Statement. The statement for March 1996 was reviewed and approved unanimously.
  3.   Operator's Report.
    1. Water use.- 53,900 gals. average daily use.
  4. Other.
    1.   (Fluoride) - There has been a decrease in the fluoride content of our water. Marc reported he needs to let the fluoride crystals be used up and then will resupply the tank, clean the pump, etc.. He will turn the fluoride pump up 25%-35% to correct the situation for the time being.
    2.  The leak on Palmer Lane near Joan Stoddert's house was repaired on March 29 and April 1, 1996.
    3.  Marc gave Harold data regarding the Source Protection Plan. He suggested setting up a volunteer program to survey all customers to gather the data needed. Harold has a copy of a sample Source Protection Plan. After all board members have seen this copy, Marc suggested that a special meeting be set up to discuss only the Source Protection Plan.
  5. Customer concerns - None.
  6. Old Business.
    1. Installation of backflow prevention devices - Harold. There are 22 devices to be installed. Bobby Latuch's firm is available to install them. He has purchased the necessary parts and has requested an advance to cover a portion of that purchase. After a discussion among board members, it was moved that we advance $500. to Mr. Latuch toward the purchase of those parts. The vote was carried unanimously.
    2. Letter from Warren Palmer Re: Creekside. We have received a letter from Warren Palmer stating that the curbstops are on property that was sold along with the homes to new homeowners. The Board discussed the possibility of going on homeowners' property to shut off the water if necessary. It also would be possible to dig and shut it off at the corporation stop if access was denied. On the advice of the Board's lawyer, the Board decided not to provide water to Mr. Palmer's last house (sixth) now under construction until it receives the $1200. connection fee and a quit claim deed of the water line and hydrant serving the property.
    3. Source Protection Plan progress. - See 3.b.3.
    4. d.  G.M.W.E.A. meeting - April 25. The board approved paying $20 for Harold to attend this meeting and $10. for dues.
    5. e.  License to operate. The board approved paying $60 for Harold's license.
    6. f.  Getting set up for computer billing. The clerk reported that Roger is working towards the computer billing process. The board suggested doing a dry run with sample bills for members of the board at the next meeting.
  7. f. Other old business.

1. Wonderhill Estates Project. We have received a letter from Alonna Bolio who owns the Post Office property requesting that we share attorney costs. We have rejected her request as we don't want to set a precedent of sharing lawyers' fees. Harold also mentioned that there is a small tree that will need to be removed or moved from the area where the hydrant will be placed.

7. New Business.

a. Running water program ended March 29. The program has been completed for this year and participants have been so notified.

b. Recommended projects - priorities. PRIORITY LIST 1996

  1. Storage shed roof, etc.
  2. Source Protection Plan.
  3. Harriman connection.
  4. Completion of Maple Ridge project.
  5. Boulders for fence extension - DONE.
  6. Wonderhill Estates hydrant. PRIORITY LIST 1997
  7. Paint the storage tank ($25,000 ??)
  8. Poker Hill Project (900 ft. - $45,000)

c. Picking up hydrant flags. Peter Mitchell and Michael Sacco will do this.

d. Other new business.

    1. 1.  Fixing up the storage shed. We have received an estimate from Richard Eldred of Palmer Lane for this project. The materials will cost about $300. and he will charge $21/hr. for labor for a total of $800-$1,000 for the project. It was moved to have Richard Eldred do this project for a cost of between $800 and $1,000, but not to exceed $1,200. The vote was unanimously carried.
    2. 2.  The board discussed our present outside reader system. They are easily broken. There is a system available that the inside meter can be read from the outside by a computer "gun". All the meters would have to have new heads installed. This will be investigated further.

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

9. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 9:32 p.m.


Respectfully submitted, 


Katharine A. Koniuto, Clerk




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