Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the April 1997 Meeting


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JERICHO-UNDERHILL WATER DISTRICT
April 7, 1997
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

                                       Katharine Koniuto

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

1. Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The March 3, 1997 minutes were reviewed and approved with the following corrections:

5.a. In the second sentence, the words connecting line were changed to read replacement main.

6.a. The word costumer was changed to read customer.

2. Review & Approval of Financial Statements. The March 1997 financial statement was reviewed and approved as presented.

3. Operator's Report.

  1. Water use.- 47,434 gals. average daily use.
  2. b.  Young and Allen still need readers. Gloria Allen has requested an outside reader so the meter reader will not have to enter her home. To be done by Marc.
  3. c.  Other.

1. The PO4 reading has been 0.43 ppm. and 0.42 ppm. It should read about 0.68 ppm. We are increasing the chemical pump setting in small increments to reach the desired 0.68 setting. Marc will be sampling a couple places in the district.

2. A discussion regarding the frequency of flushing was held. Marc and Harold will flush the week of May 4th.

3. The chlorinator was turned off on April 1, 1997.

4. Customer concerns.

  1. a.  Fire station - colored water on 3/22/97. This was reported to the water district by Kitty Clark.
  2. b.  Roy household - dark water in hot water tap - new Cu pipe. The water at the Roy household was tested and showed a slightly elevated copper level (above what we normally find in homes), but not above the acceptable standard of 1.3 mg/l.
  3. c.  Other. Because of the presence of a precipitate of manganese in the water which was probably caused by the addition of sodium hypo-chlorite (chlorine), several customers called to report "dirty" water. Marc flushed the system on April 2nd and 3rd and the clarity of the water improved. The Aqua-Mag has been increased approximately 40% under the advice of Bill Cornish of Water Solutions, as one of the incremental increases necessary to reach our goal of 0.68 to 0.7 mg/1 PO, in the distribution water.

5. Old Business.

a. Maple Ridge (Sacco) agreement.

The Board moved into Executive Session at 8:12 p.m. for the purpose of discussing this agreement. The Board moved out of Executive Session at 8:28 p.m. A motion was made to offer Mike Sacco up to $500.00 for his time as contractor/manager to arrange and coordinate completion work on his property consisting of installation of new copper 3/4" service line pipe and landscape finishing. The $500.00 was derived by multiplying 20 hours by $25.per hour. The Board would have the opportunity to review and approve work proposals. Payment for the above is contingent upon receipt of an easement deed and release of responsibility. The motion was carried.

  1. Inspection of water pipe plumbing - U.C.A. church. Harold inspected the plumbing at the United Christian Assembly Church on Raceway Road. A 1 1/2" tap was installed instead of a 1 1/4" tap because Red Hed Supply did not have a 1 1/4" tap. However, several feet of 1 1/2" copper pipe (I.D.) (about 20 feet) to the first branch was used which in effect made a 1 1/2" service line and tap. Therefore, an additional $500.00 connection fee will be necessary. Harold will contact Rev. Hodgeman regarding this matter.
  2. Dog feces - action? A motion was made and carried to instruct Harold to put NO DOGS ALLOWED signs on the Water District property at the gate and on the control building.
  3. Tank projects on upper reservoir system. The investigation into this matter is incomplete at this time. Mr. Lavigne has given his OK but there has been no response from D. Erikson as yet to Harold's telephone calls.
  4. Main storage tank checked for sludge. Harold and Marc checked for sludge by opening the drain. No significant accumulation of sludge was found as the water ran clear after the initial accumulated material was flushed away.
  5. Samples for VOC and IOC were collected. The result of the IOC sampling has been received and all were below the standard. VOC results have not been received as yet.
  6. The Agency of Natural Resources tested for mercury. It was below the standard and reported as <0.002 mg/l. by the Health Department Lab and the Agency of Natural Resources Lab.

6. New Business.

  1. a.  System flushing scheduled for May 6 & 7 plus 8 if needed. This is to be done. The clerk was instructed to put notices in the BURLINGTON FREE PRESS, etc.
  2. b.  Bob Fowler to paint hydrants this summer. Bob has agreed to paint the hydrants. Harold needs to identify which eleven to paint.
  3. c.  May 1 spring meeting of G.M.W.E.A. in Rutland. A motion was made and carried to reimburse Harold and Marc the $20 registration fee for the May 1st G.M.W.E.A. meeting. The Board encourages their attendance.
  4. d.  Other.

1. Peter will pick up the hydrant flags.

2. Peter suggested that the purchase of an Inkjet printer be investigated. He thinks and IBM model would be about $260., but was unsure of the cost of cartridges for the same. The clerk will investigate this further.

3. The Board has received letters from the Underhill-Jericho Fire Department and the Jericho-Underhill Library requesting that they be exempt from paying the connection fees for their new buildings. A motion was made and unanimously carried to place articles on the agenda for the Annual Meeting in the fall exempting the two districts from paying the standard water connection fee, but responsible for any costs incurred by the Water District in making these connections. Each entity will arrange to make their connection under the observation of Water District personnel.

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

8.    Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Katherine Konuito,

Clerk / Treasurer


 

 

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