Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the July 1997 Meeting


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JERICHO-UNDERHILL WATER DISTRICT
July 7, 1997
7:00 p.m.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill

TRUSTEES PRESENT      OPERATOR PRESENT       GUESTS PRESENT

Harold Sargent                     Marc Maheux

Peter Mitchell                   CLERK PRESENT

Kenneth Crimmins                  Katharine Koniuto

President Harold Sargent called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

  1. 1.    Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The June 2, 1997 minutes were reviewed and unanimously approved.
  2. 2.    Review & Approval of Financial Statements. The June 1997 financial statements were reviewed and unanimously accepted.
  3. 3.    Appoint new board member. Kenneth Crimmins was appointed to fill out the term of Michael Sacco until the next annual meeting in October 1997.
  4. 4.    Operator's Report.
  5. a.  Water use.- 65,000 gals. average daily use for the month of June. The increased usage was attributed to the construction of a new fire station by the fire department.
  6. b.  Other.
  7. The results of the PO4 sampling were distributed and discussed.
  8. Marc replaced the outside reader at the Young residence. The previous reader was removed during the addition of a porch. The bill for this should be sent to the Youngs.
  9. Issues involving the collection of delinquent accounts was discussed.
  10. Maps regarding Vermont Agency of Transportation work on Route 15 were reviewed and discussed.
  11. 5.      Customer concerns.

a. Colored water occurred again on June 13, 1997.

Peter Mitchell also has noted colored water in the last ten days. The board discussed the water mineral content and that the combination of manganese and chlorine is the cause for discoloration. It is not a health concern, but is an aesthetic issue. Flushing as a solution was discussed. Harold will look into the possibility of a static mixer to improve the mixing of the PO4 with the water. He will also work with Marc to further dilute the PO, to enable injecting it at a faster frequency. A 50/50 solution of the PO4 and the Cl, appears to have helped mitigate the problem.

6.      Old Business.

  1. a.  Maple Ridge (Sacco) agreement. Harold and Peter explained the history of the Sacco agreement to new board member, Kenneth Crimmins. It was moved and seconded to approved the proposed agreement dated June 7, 1997 to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sacco. The vote was two in favor and one abstention (Kenneth Crimmins). The board directed Harold to write to the Sacco's asking for a response to the agreement proposal.
  2. b.  Fire Station tap. The tap took place on June 3, 1997 with Harold Sargent present. It went well. To date we have not received the engineering statements of certification regarding pressure and bacti testing in connection with the water tap. Harold informed the board that he had requested job superintendent Jim Chicoine to keep a record (estimated) of the fire department's water usage to help us know where the unusually high water usage is going. It was moved and unanimously approved to waive the charges for the water usage for construction purposes by the fire department.

c. Other.

1. A discussion was held explaining the phone lines and alarm systems for low water in the tank to the new board member. Ken Crimmins suggested that we may want to implement an automatic dial system for high and low water levels in the tank.

2. A final inspection of the new United Christian Assembly Church was made. The dual check valve is in. The final portion of the connection fee ($200.) has been paid. A new service bill and a $50. per quarter sprinkler fee will begin July 1, 1997.

3. Last May the Town of Jericho used Hydrant No. 14 to fill their street sweeper several times. Harold has talked to Richard Wells regarding this issue. The board asked Harold to write a letter to the Town of Jericho explaining conditions for use.

7. New Business.

a. Rule changes? A special meeting is needed to discuss rule changes.  $600. reconnect fee for former apartments?

2. A wholesale price for the fire department when they fill their tanks? This should be ready for the September meeting to pass as a resolution to present at the annual meeting in October if the board wishes to proceed.

b. Sign vandalization. (Noted 6/16/97) The "PLEASE DO NO BLOCK DRIVEWAY" and the "NO DOGS ALLOWED" signs were removed from the gate by vandals. They should be replaced with signs reading "NO PARKING" and "NO PETS, PLEASE".

c. Use of hydrants for barn burning. Water will be directly used from the hydrants for the burning of the barn and house at the former Marion Gleason property next to the fire station on July 26, 1997.

d. Ken Mitchell mowing access road. Ken Mitchell has been mowing the access road to the old pump house. The Board expresses its appreciation to Ken for doing this.

e. Other.

1. A resolution was presented and unanimously passed authorizing the three board members and the clerk/treasurer to secure and have access to the safe deposit box at The Merchants Bank in Jericho.

2.The Board unanimously appointed Harold Sargent and Marc Maheux to locate the shut-offs along Route 15 as requested by the State Agency of Transportation in preparation for their upcoming road work involving raising of Drop Inlets (storm water system) and the 1998 paving of Route 15 in the Underhill Flats area.

8. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 10:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Katherine Koniuto,

Clerk/Treasurer


 

 

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