Meeting Minutes

2001 Annual Meeting Minutes


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JERICHO-UNDERHILL WATER DISTRICT

P.O. Box 174, Underhill, Vermont 05489

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING - 2001

 

          The annual meeting of the Jericho-Underhill Water District was held in the United Church of Underhill in Underhill Flats on Monday, October 15, 2001.  The moderator, William Frank, called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. by the reading of the Warning.

 

          Attendance

          Peter Mitchell, 390 Vt. Rte 15; Stacey Jorschick, 145 Raceway Rd.; Debbie Nowakowski, 146 Raceway Rd.; Jane Maheux, 32 Poker Hill Rd.; Marc Maheux, 32 Poker Hill Rd.; Cyndi Listenik, 388 Vt. Rte.15; Kenneth Mitchell, Sr., 431 Vt. Rte. 15;  Bill Frank, 19 Poker Hill Rd.; Roger Koniuto, 446 Vt. Rte. 15; Penny Chaffee, 9 Dickinson St.; Joe Beane, 25 Valleys Edge; Doug Richmond, 27 Maple Ridge Rd.; Katharine Koniuto, 446 Vt. Rte. 15.

  Action on Article #1.

           William Frank was nominated to serve as moderator for one year.  The motion was seconded and so voted.

 Action on Article #2.

          A motion was made and seconded to accept the reports of the officers.  Reports reviewed were the Minutes of the 2000 Annual Meeting, a Board of Trustees Report, the Report of the Treasurer, and the Auditor’s Report. A motion to accept the reports as presented was unanimously carried.

Action on Article #3.

          Jane Maheux was nominated for Clerk for one year.  The nomination was seconded.  Katharine Koniuto was nominated for Clerk for one year. The nomination was seconded. Nominations were voted closed.  A voice vote of those present was taken. Jane Maheux was elected as Clerk for one year.

Action on Article #4.

          Richard Eldred  was nominated for Assistant Clerk for one year.  It was so voted and the clerk was instructed to cast one ballot for Richard Eldred  for Assistant Clerk for one year.

Action on Article #5.

          Jane Maheux was nominated for Treasurer for one year.  The nomination was seconded. Katharine Koniuto was nominated for Treasurer for one year.  The nomination was seconded.  Nominations were voted closed.  A show of hands of those present was taken.  Jane Maheux was elected  Treasurer for one year by a vote of 8 - 5.

Action on Article #6.

          The slate of David Damkot, Douglas Keith, and Douglas Richmond were nominated to serve as District Auditors for one year.  The slate of names was seconded and so voted.

Action on Article #7.

          Robert Cormier  was nominated to serve as collector of delinquent water bills.  It was so voted and the clerk was instructed to cast one ballot for Robert Cormier for collector of delinquent water bills for one year. 

Action on Article #8.

         Roger Koniuto was nominated as trustee for a period of three years.  It was so voted and the clerk was instructed to cast one ballot for Roger Koniuto as trustee for three years.

Action on Article #9.

          A motion was made to pay the Clerk $200 per month for the services rendered by the Clerk.  The motion was seconded.  The motion was seconded and so voted.

Action on Article #10.

          A motion was made to pay the Treasurer $200 per month for the duties of the District Treasurer.  The motion was seconded.  An amendment to the motion was proposed to pay the Treasurer $300 per month for the duties of the District Treasurer.  The amendment was seconded. The amendment carried unanimously.  The amended motion was then voted and also carried unanimously.

Action on Article #11.

          A motion was made to pay the President $250 and each of the other two Trustees $200 per year to cover their expenses.  The motion was seconded and so voted.

Action on Article #12.

          A motion was made to adopt a budget of $83,783.72  to meet the expenses and liabilities of the District.  The motion was seconded.  President Peter Mitchell reviewed the budget.  The motion was unanimously carried.

Action on Article #13.

 As an auditor, Doug Richmond reviewed the recommendations of the auditors:

            1. The trustees should explore renegotiating the debts - bonds, etc. For a lower interest rate.

             2. The trustees should investigate the value and cost of a professional audit for the books and a procedural study.

             3. The President of the Board be present at the annual audit to answer questions regarding board decisions.

         A discussion of the use of the property which holds the Old Pumphouse as a backup source of water for the District was held. A question of which of the district maps is recorded at the town clerk’s office was raised.

        Peter Mitchell expressed the District’s gratitude to Katharine Koniuto for her seven years of dedicated service to the District.

       Peter Mitchell also expressed that trustee Richard Eldred was absent due to a medical emergency in the family.

Action on Article # 14.

         A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the Annual Meeting.  The motion was so voted and the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

 

 

Attest:

 

 

 

Katharine A. Koniuto

Clerk


 

 

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