Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the February 1998 Meeting

2013-04-04 06:39:02

February 2, 1998
7:00 p.m.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill


Harold Sargent                               None                       None

Peter Mitchell                       CLERK PRESENT

Kenneth Crimmins                   Katharine Koniuto

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

1. Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The proposed January 4, 1998 minutes were reviewed and unanimously approved with the following change: 5.a. Change to read "Peter Mitchell mounted the dehumidifier table. Some electrical work remains to be completed."

2. Review & Approval of Financial Statements. The January 1998 financial statement was reviewed and unanimously accepted.

3. Operator's Report.

  1. Water use.-49,322 gallons per day.
  2. 13 Palmer Lane and 407 Vermont Route 15 - The Board discussed collection issues and procedures.
  3. c.  Harold replaced meter at 15 Brookside Drive on call. It was leaking. Present owners are Mr. & Hrs. Robert Walker. This was done on January 19, 1998.
  4. Other:

1. There was a 12 hour "No Pump Cycle" from 6 p.m, Saturday, January 31, 1998 to 6 a.m. Sunday, February 1, 1998. This was noticed by Harold.

2. The Board reviewed the January 1998 chlorine and fluoride log sheet.

3. The matter of the outside reader at the Fire department building has not yet been resolved.      Harold will follow up on this.

4. The wrong meter head and outside reader were installed at the new library. They will be replaced with the correct head and outside reader receptacle.

5. The Board voted to approve paying $50 for a course and $20 for membership for Harold to attend the New England Water Works Association Joint Regional Operators Conference and Exhibits on March 31st and April 1st in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

  1. Customer concerns.

a. K. Mitchell flushing request. Ken Mitchell called to thank the Board for the flushing that was done through the main by his house that leads to the old pump house.

  1. Old Business.
  2. House with pump on service line. Harold will check on this.
  3. Restricted flow at the fire department solved. The fire department cleaned the strainer on the advice of the Board and the flow is now good.
  4. Gate sign progress regarding mounting. Harold is working on mounting the sign on plywood before attaching it to the gate.
  5. Other.

1. Harold reported that he had called the Vermont office of the Rural

Development Administration regarding our August 13, 1997 bond payment and had spoken with Naomi Hatch. She felt that we would only loose about $65 in principal. The Board decided to wait until the next payment is recorded and see how it works out.

2. The Board members are reviewing their copies of the amended regulations before additional copies are made.

6. New Business.

a. Should notices go to potential freeze-up customers? The Board felt there was no need to do this as yet.

b. Discussion of connection for apartment. The Board discussed a water district family who had added on to their home. They did not add a separate: kitchen so the Board did not class the addition as a separate apartment. The discussion included defining what constitutes an apartment for the purpose of charging a base fee for the same. In the same discussion the Board authorized Harold to write to another customer whose apartment is now used as bedrooms for his family and inform him of the recent changes in our regulations regarding apartments.

c, Other.

  1. The Board discussed having an emergency plan in place in case of a long power outage. Harold will check into locating a generator as a backup power source. He will also check with neighboring water systems to discuss mutual aid in the event of an emergency.
  2. 2.     It was decided to discuss summer projects at the March meeting.
  3. It was noted that for a meter bypass #6 wire is needed for a 100 amp entrance and #4 wire is needed for a 200 amp entrance.

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

8. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 9:36 p.m.

      Respectfully Submitted,


      Katharine Konuito



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