Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the September 1996 Meeting

2014-10-04 07:28:44


September 9, 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 7:04 p.m.

  1. Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The minutes were reviewed and unanimously approved.
  2. Review & Approval of Financial Statement. The statement for August 1996 was reviewed and approved unanimously. The clerk noted the $122.52 in the Hook-up Fees line. This was the final payment and accrued interest from Patricia Bartlett for the hook-up at Browns River Little School.
  3. Operator's Report.


    • a.  Water use.- 46,000 gals. average daily use.
    • b.  Request approval of Source Protection Plan. - We have received acceptance from the state. A motion was made and carried unanimously to accept the Source Protection Plan. A letter from the Board stating this will be added to the report. Things needed to keep the report up to date were discussed. Erecting signs identifying the wellhead area was also discussed.
    • c.  Other.


    1. 1.  Marc attended Ed Moore's 2 day class in DBase 3. He found it informational.
    2. 2.  Marc had not been able to get to the work on Maple Ridge yet.
    3. 3.  Marc shared some advertising information on a new kind of service pipe.

4.    Customer concerns.

a. Iron - samples collected (Buchanan, Brunelle, Wells No. 1 & 2). Results? We have not received the results from the second set of samples taken as of this date.

5.    Old Business.

  1. Maple Ridge project(Finalization). A discussion was held regarding the finalization of the project. A possible second line to the Sacco house was suggested in case something happened to the first one. The Saccos are asking for an agreement that the Water District would take care of the repairs if something happened to the line. Harold will contact our lawyer, Vince Paradis regarding a proposal for the Saccos.
  2. b.  Getting set up for computer billing. The clerk and her husband attended the 2 day class given by Ed Moore in DBase 3. There was no tuition for the class. The clerk has suspended entering address data into the Quickbooks data bank until the new addresses have been finalized.
  3. c.  Wonderhill Estates hydrant project update. No legal documents have been received as yet from the 3 property owners. A discussion was held regarding the liability if something should happen in that line. The line has never been flushed since it was installed. The potential risks of an unflushed line were discussed. The board was concerned about doing any work on the line until we officially own it.
  4. Pb and Cu sampling completion. Seven lab reports have been returned. Six are within acceptable limits. One(B. Martin) had an elevated reading of lead(Pb). The reading at this site in previous years has been within acceptable limits. Harold Sargent resampled at this site.
  1. Brush cutting project. Harold has contacted Dave Keszey to cut the brush at the upper reservoir, main reservoir and well site No. 2 (near Browns River). It has not been done as of this date. Cliff Hill has cut the hay at Pump House No. 1. Ken Mitchell has ben keeping the access road to Well Site No. 1 mowed and offered to mow the roadway and yard inside the fence and gate so Harold left the gate open.
  2. Other. None.

7. New Business.

  1. Date of annual meeting.(October 15th, Tuesday?) A motion was made and unanimously carried for the annual meeting of the Jericho-Underhill Water District to be held on Tuesday, October 15, 1996 at 7:00 p.m.
  2. Pump House No. 1 ditching - Request by Ken Mitchell. The road to Pump House No. 1 needs to be ditched. Harold explained to the board the exact location of the needed ditching. Gary Lunderville has done the work in the past. A motion was made and unanimously carried to spend up to $500. for the needed ditching.
  3. Approval of a warning. A motion was made and unanimously carried to approve the proposed draft warning for the annual meeting. This warning needs to be published thirty days prior to the meeting which will be October 15, 1996. The clerk will see that this is done.
  4. Draft annual report (Harold?) The board agreed that Harold should draft the annual report.
  5. Wesley Jacobs' request for payment of 1/2 the legal fees for conveyance of the water line. After a discussion, a motion was made and unanimously carried to deny Mr. Jacobs' request.
  6. Other.
  7. Mike Sacco shared his ideas with regard the formation of a formal budget. He presented a sample to the board.
  8. Harold Sargent added topsoil to the raised valve box in the cemetery. He also removed a stone and added topsoil in the Route 15 Right of Way near the Ken Mitchell residence (Harriman project).
  9. Harold will apply for waivers to reduce certain water sampling procedures.

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

9.  Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Katharine A. Koniuto, Clerk



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