Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the December 1996 Meeting

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December 2, 1996
7:00 p.m.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill

TRUSTEES PRESENT                       OPERATOR PRESENT                          GUESTS PRESENT

Harold Sargent                                      Marc Maheux                                        Sally Yankee

Peter Mitchell                                     CLERK PRESENT

Michael Sacco                                      Katharine Koniuto

President Harold Sargent called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

  1. Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The November 4, 1996 minutes were reviewed. Under Old Business (4.a.2.) the word to was changed to read slightly. The minutes were approved as corrected.
  2. Review & Approval of Financial Statements. The Board reviewed the financial statements. All were approved unanimously.
  3. Operator's Report.
  4. Water use.- 48,000 - 49,000 gals. average daily use.
  5. Other.

1. The Underhill-Jericho Fire Department recently opened a fire hydrant to extinguish a fire, but did not notify the water district that they had done so. We must be notified each time a hydrant is opened.

2. We are buying chlorine, three 15 gallon drums of liquid chlorine at a time.

3. Chlorine tests are averaging 0.5 ppm.

4. Customer concerns.

  1. Sally Yankee, a water district customer, had written a letter to the district expressing her concerns about the notification process in case of a boil water event. In response to her letter Harold invited her to attend the meeting and share her thoughts with the board. She was present. Harold explained to her the protocol for notifying customers. He further explained that by the time the customers are notified, corrective measures have already been taken. When asked for suggestions as to how to better notify customers, Ms. Yankee suggested a mailing to each individual customer.
  2. A resident in the Jeri-Hill Apartments for the elderly inquired as to how long we would be putting chlorine in the water. She is allergic to the chlorine and cannot bathe in the water with the chlorine in it.

5. Old Business.

  1. Maple Ridge (Sacco) update. Harold will contact our lawyer regarding the status of the paperwork.
  2. Computer billing progress. (Ready for January billing?) The clerk reported that she is entering the addresses of customers with Post Office boxes or out of town addresses and is hoping to get the lists of new addresses from the Town Clerks' offices. She is still hoping to be ready for the January billing, but can't be positive of that at this time.
  3. Wonderhill Estates easement update.(Cemetery Association). The Board has received easement deeds from the Underhill cemetery Association. It is currently being recorded by the Town of Underhill.
  4. Ditching old pump house area. More ditching is needed along the access


road to the old pumphouse site. A motion was made and unanimously carried that we assume the responsibility for that ditching and said ditching be done in the Spring.

  1. e.  Decide whether to continue chlorination. (2 months are up) The board has met the state obligation of chlorinating for two months after a boil water event. A motion was made and unanimously carried to reduce the amount of chlorine added to the water to a trace amount through the Spring flushing which will follow the close of school. Then chlorination will be discontinued with weekly testing while the chlorine dissipates. When no chlorine is present, eight to ten samples will be collected throughout the district to monitor for bacteria.
  2. f.  Other. All hydrant flags are up except one and that is due to be placed tomorrow (12/3/96).

6. New Business.

  1. a.  Connection request on Maple Ridge. (Bernasconi) The Bernasconi's have met all the requirements for connection to the water district. We are awaiting their check for $1200. before taking further action on the connection.
  2. b.  Appeal by United Christian Assembly Church to reduce RPZ requirement to a double check valve arrangement - Fire Connection. No appeal has been received to date.

b. Other.

The Sanitary Survey results have been received and the board will review them at the next meeting.

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

8. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 9:08 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Katharine A. Koniuto

Clerk /Treasurer




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