Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the January 2001 Meeting

2013-03-05 10:08:41


January 8, 2001
7:00 P.M.
Basement of the United Church of Underhill

Peter Mitchell                            Marc Maheux                            Walt Culver - Red Hed rep.
Richard Eldred                           CLERK PRESENT                     Mark Champagne -

Roger Koniuto                            Katharine Koniuto                      ABB Water Meters rep.

Peter Mitchell called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M

1.  Review & approval of previous minutes.  Minutes from the 12/4/00 meeting were unanimously approved with the following correction:
    7.A. Change 'divides" to "divided".

2.  Review & approval of financial statements. The financial reports from December 2000 were reviewed and unanimously approved.
3. Operations Report.
    A. Operator's report.  
          i.  Water usage.  44,126 gpd.
          ii.  Test Results and Testing.
               Bacti results were OK.
               Cl2 readings are now more accurate as the meter at Helen Miller's is new.
       iii. Website Documents: Assistant Operator's job description.
             The job description has been added to the Website.

4.  Customer concerns/comments.
     12/9/00 ? - Concern: water fountain at Post Office contaminated.
                        Response: incorrect.  Illness traced to gall bladder problem.
      12/9/00 - Concern: Brown material in water at Sinclair Towers.
                      Response: Customer requested to take sample. M. Maheux investigated.  All pipes                                           are copper.  Draining hot water tank was suggested.    
      12/28/00 - Concern: water has sulfurous odor at old waters Library building.
                        Response: Stagnant Water is probable cause.  Run water often.
                        (Same issue reported by united Christian Assembly - Raceway.)
      1/2/01 - Concern: Fluctuating pressure at home of R. Grzywna.
                    Response: Marc will investigate the condition at R. Grzywna's to try to determine                                           the probable cause.
    The clerk reported a phone call from B. Coffey where he became verbally abusive.

5. Repairs and Maintenance.
     A. Meter verification/Calibration Status (G.Allen, J.Stoddert,, Big John's, others?)
          No further action.
     B. Wilma Clark Connection: 12/7(?) No Charge?
         The Board discussed the issue.  The residence has not paid the $30/quarter fee because they were in the system prior to the charge being levied.  They will pay the $30. Per quarter from now on.
    C. Helen Miller Plumbing: 12/27/00. The meter was replaced at the residence.  The curb stop is broken and will have to be repaired/replaced in the Spring.
     D. Wellhead Electric Box Replaced by W. Douglas.
           The bill for this was $2,182.30.  The part portion of the bill was $1,941.20.  This was much higher than the Board had anticipated.  M. Maheux was asked to check on the price of the part.
   E. Tank Inspection Proposals
         Underwater Solutions, MA: $2375/2675.
         Update to include Cistern:
            The inspection of the cistern would be $500 and the cleaning would be $1,300 for a total of $3,975.  A motion was made and unanimously carried to accept the proposal.

6.  Old business.
    A.  Review Meter Reader's Job Description.  The clerk was asked to make a copy of the description for the meter reader to sign and return to us..
    B. Identification. Badges and business cards needed?     
         M. Maheux found a laminating package in a catalog which will do 4-5 name tags for approximately $12.  The Board unanimously authorized M. Maheux to spend up to $25 for the laminating package.
     C. Other.
           M. Maheux requested payment for the monthly PO4 testing.  For the month of October through December 2000.  The Board asked M. Maheux to submit a bill for the PO4 test kit that he purchased and will continue to pay for the monthly testing until a decision is reached regarding the purchase of the kit.

7.  New  Business.
     A. Meter Options:  Red Hed, Walt Culver.
          Walt Culver of Red Hed and Mark Champagne of ABB Water Meters, Inc. Gave a presentation of various meter options and their costs.  No action was taken at this time.  
     B. Board Organization by Project  Discussion.
         The Board reviewed the Pending Items list.  Each selected an area or two to be in charge of.        C.  Key Board priorities for Coming Year.  The Board reviewed the Pending Items list and prioritized the items..
8.  Bills to review & approve for payment. Bills were reviewed and approved.

9. Next Meeting Date:  February 5, 2001.  

9.  Adjournment.  The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Katharine A. Koniuto


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