Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the February 2000 Meeting

2013-03-09 06:35:57


February 14, 2000
7:00 P.M.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill

Harold Sargent                           Marc Maheux                               Roger Koniuto
Peter Mitchell                            CLERK PRESENT                                                                                         
Richard Eldred                           Katharine Koniuto

Peter Mitchell called the meeting to order at 7:13 P.M.

1.  Review & approval of previous minutes.  The proposed January 3, 2000 minutes were reviewed and unanimously approved with the following amendment:
  3.C.1. Was changed from "Layne-New England" to read "Layne-Christiansen" and the word "float" was changed to read "flow".

2.  Review & approval of financial statements.  The January 2000 financial statement was reviewed and unanimously approved.

3. Operations Report.
    A. Operator's report.  
          i.  Water use.  49,527 gpd.  
          ii.  Charts & report. The written report for the month of January 2000 and a graph comparing this year's water usage with that of previous years and how to access them by computer were presented.  
          iii. Activities and concerns. The daily water use has recently jumped to 97,000 gpd, an increase of approximately 50,000 gpd.  A search is being conducted to locate a leak.
    B. Monitoring results.
         i.  Bacteriology. Reports for the month of January were shared.
         ii. Other. None.
   C.  Other.
          1. The Board voted to reimburse Marc Maheux $350.00 for an upgrade to the dBase program.
4.  Customer concerns/comments.
      The District received a letter from Tom Morse inquiring why its water rates are higher than those of Island Pond.  Harold Sargent replied to Tom's letter.

5.  Old business.
     A. Emergency water source at 379 Vermont Route 15.  State inspection on hold (HES).
          This will be rescheduled in the future.
    B. Summer curb stop project follow-up and related software:
         obtain Quickbooks documentation, check for gallons reporting capability, test curb program, set up transfer schedule, back up with floppies or CDRW. Debbie is waiting for Marc to add further information to her computer and will contact the clerk when that is ready.
    C. Electric bill -  Peter.  Peter is checking regarding a battery back-up for when the power goes off.  He is writing to a company in Rochester, New York for information.  
    D. Disposition of old computer.  Roger Koniuto suggested the name of someone who may be interested in the District's old computer.  The Board asked him to contact this person.
    E. Status of delinquent accounts.
         At 8:53 p.m., the Board voted to go into Executive Session to discuss delinquent accounts.
        Those present were Harold Sargent, Richard Eldred, Peter Mitchell, and Katharine Koniuto. At 9:15 p.m. The Board voted to go out of Executive session.  No action was taken.
   F. Other. None.

6.  New  Business.  
    A. Preparations for Poker Hill project.
         Harold Sargent will call the town regarding an open cut on Poker Hill Road, etc.
    B. Need for notice to run water?  The Board decided to wait until the leak in the system had been located before notifying certain customers to run water to prevent freeze-up.
    C. Proposed water service connection requirements. Adoption as a practice?  This was adopted at the December 1999 meeting.
    D. Donation for yearly use of room in United Church basement.  The Board voted to pay the United Church of Underhill $150.00 for this year's use of a room in the basement for its meetings.
    E. Other.  None.
7.  Bills to review & approve for payment. Bills were reviewed and approved.

8.  Adjournment.  The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Katharine A. Koniuto


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