Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the May 1998 Meeting

2013-04-07 09:06:20


May 4, 1998
7:00 p.m.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill


Harold Sargent                           Marc Maheux               Chuck Lacy

Peter Mitchell                     CLERK PRESENT

Kenneth Crimmins               Katharine Koniuto

President Harold Sargent called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

1. Review & Approval of Previous Minutes. The proposed April 8, 1998 minutes were reviewed and unanimously approved.

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

3. Operator's Report.

a. Water use. 53,736 gallons per day This was up from our April usage. The Board discussed well pump efficiency. Harold will check pump rates with the master meter.

b. Marc's Report.

  1. Bill Cornish of Water Solutions, Inc. called Marc regarding a tank inspection. He says that a tank inspection is required every two years. Marc and Harold are unaware of this requirement. They will check into it, but Harold believes it may be a recommendation of the American Water Works Association.
  2. A discussion was held regarding an increase of the phosphate we add to sequester the manganese and thus improve the aesthetic quality of the water. Health wise, the water quality is excellent.

c. Other.

  1. Corrosion control was an interesting topic presented at the meeting of GMWEA in Rutland which Harold attended.
  2. 8 - 10 new outside readers need to be installed. Marc and Harold will tend to this.

4. Customer concerns.

1. Chuck Lacy was present at the meeting to discuss questions regarding the Champlain Water District. Harold referred him to Jim Fay of the C.W.D.

2. Doug Richmond included some questions regarding portions of his bill and use of pesticides when he sent his payment for this quarter. Harold will write him a letter in response to his questions.

3. Matt Morse of Green Mountain Foam asked whether we would extend his business a credit for water he ran to prevent a freeze-up during the winter. A motion was made and unanimously carried to deny his request. It has been the policy of the Board to credit customers for running water only if directed by the Board to do so. The Board made an exception last year for the Morse business but voted not to offer it again this year. Due to the warm winter, no one was instructed to run their water. The Board's responsibility is to the curb stop only. Green Mountain Foam is responsible for the water flow under its parking lot, etc. which is on its own property.


5. Old Business.

  1. Three houses with pump on service line project. (Status) The work has been done. It was $885.38 for Cressman, $776.09 for Erickson, and $826.06 for Lavigne for a total of $2488.33. The work was done by Spafford and Sons of Williston, Vermont. The firm guarantees their work.
  2. Poker Hill project. Harold has talked with Jim Durbrow and Marc Maheux regarding the construction of replacement pipe. Harold and Marc acknowledged that temporary water service will need to be provided for those customers who will be affected by this project. Further discussion and planning is needed.
  3. Hydrant area on Harvest Run seeded. The final grading was completed by Jim Durbrow and the seeding and mulching was done by Harold.
  4. Berm construction at Pump House No. 1. The Board agreed to have Harold contact Pat Lamphere to do this project.

c. Other.

1. Mike and Kim Sacco sent a copy of Tim Potvin's proposal of $650. for landscaping for Board approval. This includes the costs for landscaping after the new pipe is put in, according to Mrs. Sacco. The Board reviewed the agreement it had made with the Saccos. It was then moved and unanimously carried to approve Tim Potvin's proposal of $650. for the landscaping with the understanding that it includes seeding and mulching of the entire project.

6. New Business.                         

  1. a.  System to be flushed May 6, 1998 at 9:0042(.m. The system is scheduled to be flushed May 6, 1998 at 9:00 a.m. by Harold and Marc.
  2. b.  Several meters read strangely. Harold checked the strange readings. He got correct readings when possible and replaced an old, defective meter at the Thomas Cummings residence at 376 Vermont Route 15.
  3. c.  Tank painting proposal received. A proposal for painting the tank has been received from Pittsburg Paint Company. Discussion of this was tabled until the June 1998 meeting.
  4. d.  Other. None.

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

8. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 9:42 p.m.

Respectively Submitted


Katharine A. Konuito


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