Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the September 15 1997 Special Meeting

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Special Meeting
September 15, 1997
7:00 p.m.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill


Harold Sargent                             None                                None

Peter Mitchell                     CLERK PRESENT

Kenneth Crimmins                       None

President Harold Sargent called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.

1.    Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The September 8, 1997 minutes were reviewed and unanimously approved.

2. Customer concerns.

The Board discussed a customer (husband and wife) who are delinquent in payments. The Board asked Harold to speak to the Collector of Bills (Marc Maheux) about recontacting the people for payment. The Board asked Harold to check on the suitability of using property leans on large bills, especially when the people have their property for sale.

3. Proposed Rule Changes

  1. Section 11. The Board approved for advertising changes to re-position asterisk and require vacuum breaker on hose bibs that fill pools.
  2. Section 12. The Board approved for advertising a section "b" that would prohibit water supplied by the Jericho-Underhill Water District to be used for open ended heat extraction purposes for heating or cooling a home. The Board felt that such use went beyond the legislature intent when it established the Jericho-Underhill Water District for pry9Wipxdrinking water.
  3. Section 14. The Board approved acid. ion of paragraph b. to Section 14 to establish depth of water pipe of 5 1/2 feet and to require 2 inches of rigid insulation.
  4. Section 15. The Board voted to advertise a change in permitted construction time from December 15 back to October 15 as a Fall cut-off.
  5. Section 17. The Board approved for advertising a modification to permit the clerk to assess a charge of $15.00 for a returned check. This proposed change must pass review of the Board's attorney as well as the 18% per annum for delinquent accounts past 30 days.
  6. Section 23. The Board approved for advertising a change of the word "may" to shall" in the first line.
  7. Section 25. The Board approved for advertising changing "1986" Standards to "1997" Standards.
  8. Section 26.B. The Board approved for advertising disallowing use of curb stops with drain ports.
  9. Section 27. The Board voted to advertise raising the amount charged per 1000 gallons of water from $2.75 to $3.00 per 1000 gallons. Also the Board voted to leave categories of shut off notices as is.
  10. Section 28.a.(2) The Board approved for advertising a change in connection fee for remodeling a home to create one apartment from $1200.00 down to $600.00.
  11. Section 28.b.(3) The Board approved for advertising a clarification of how connection fee charges are applied for the third or third and fourth apartments.

The Board established November 3, 1997, a Monday, at 7:00 p.m. at the United Church of Underhill for holding the annual meeting.

4.    Approve/Develop warning for the Annual Meeting.

The Board passed a resolution to recommend the following warning to the clerk for November 3, 1997, as a basis for her development of a legal warning. (See attached warning.)

5.    David Villeneuve request for water and decide on method for flushing main.

The Board approved installation of a new hydrant at the end of the 8" A.C. main on Route 15 near the Browns River, west of the intersection of River Road and Route 15 provided there is an application for service and a connection fee received by a customer west of Hydrant No. 7. The Board agreed that service must not be provided west of Hydrant No. 7 without a means to adequately flush the line. Harold will follow up with David Villeneuve, Red Hed Supply Co. Inc. and the State Transportation Agency.

6.    Other matters, Sale of Well Site No. 1?

The Board did not consider this matter due to the lateness of the meeting.

7.    Review and approval of any bills. There were no bills for approval.
8.    Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 10:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Harold E. Sargent

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