Board of Finance
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
4:00 p.m., Town Hall Hearing Room
Present: William Alvarez, Chairman; S. Clark; W. Mazzucco; J. Dolan; K. Yonkers (4:10 p.m.); M. Lewis (5:10 p.m.).
Also present: Julia Pemberton, First Selectman; P. O’Donnell 4:35 p.m.); M. Thompson (via phone); S. Gniadek; P. Moisio; Members of WPCC James Miller and Amy Atamian; members of the public; videographers.
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.
James Miller and other representatives of the Water Pollution Control Commission said they hoped to get the sewage treatment plant operational on June 29, 2017, but that the membranes appear to have sustained significant damage when the manufacturer’s representative tried to restart the system a few days ago. The cost of shutting down the system amounts to about $100,000 so far, and the cost of replacing all the membranes could be about $350,000, but for various reasons, firm numbers are not yet available.
1. Executive session to discuss pending and potential claims re sewage treatment plant:
On the motion of J. Dolan and the second of W. Mazzucco, the Board voted to enter executive session at about 4:20 p.m. On the motion of J. Dolan and the second of W. Mazzucco, the Board voted to leave executive session at about 5:10 p.m. No action was taken.
2. Chairman’s Report
Back in regular session, Chairman Alvarez noted that, in the absence of hard numbers, it would be premature to ask the voters to approve an appropriation for unexpected costs relating to the operation of the sewage treatment plant.
On the motion of J. Dolan and the second of W. Mazzucco, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 5:15 p.m.
Ward J. Mazzucco, Acting Secretary