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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commision, 09/17/2014

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commision

RECEIVED 09/22/2014 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


Present: A. Atamian, J. Bacon, T. Eubanks (7:38 pm), J. Miller, D. Pattee, R. Regan, D. Robinson

Also present: Mark Batorski & George Ciccone (Veolia), T. Lepoutre

Chairman Regan called the regular meeting of the WPCC to order at 7:32 pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Office Building.


Motion: move that the minutes of the August 20, 2014 meetings be accepted as submitted. Pattee, Atamian. Approved. 5-0-1. Mr. Miller abstained.

Mr. Eubanks arrived during the following discussion, 7:38 pm


A written report was submitted. Mr. Batorski highlighted the report and provided additional information.

  • Flow averaged 60,000 gpd;
  • Mr. Batorski reported on routine maintenance.
  • Compressor issues were discussed. Corrective steps have been taken.
  • Actuator:  Mr. Batorski provided a price for the spare actuator and this part will be ordered. In addition to the part, the celluloid will be purchased and there will be an installation cost.  It was suggested that the piping reconfiguration be done now, to allow for ease of installation of the replacement actuator when it is needed.  Mr. Batorski will prepare a complete proposal of all the costs involved. This item is to be funded from the Capital/Assessment Fund

Plant Tours: Georgetown Fire/EMS:  Mr. Batorski reported this is scheduled for October 7, 2014.

Capital Planning: Ms. Atamian provided a draft copy of capital equipment needs over the next ten plus years. She combined information from the Milone & MacBroom and Veolia in preparing the documents.  Some adjustments were made to the report. Mrs. Atamian will finalize the report and forward the information to the Board of Finance and the Town Long Range Financial Plan Committee.


The available balance in the Usage account as of September 17 , 2014 is $45,372.13

Open invoices were reviewed.

  1.  AT&T, $241.98
  2.  CL&P,  $2,108.67
  3.  Transcanada, $3,411.23
  4.  Deluca Hardware, $101.96
  5.  Quality Data, billing, $76.25
  6.  US Postal Service, $58.00
  7.  Veolia reimbursables for May, $5,213.47, subject to review by Mr. Regan
  8.  Veolia monthly services for August  2014, for  $26,394.02

Motion: move to approve payment of invoices listed above. Pattee, Eubanks. Approved. Unanimous.

Invoices not approved:

Veolia monthly invoice for September , 2014  $26,394.02

Veolia invoice for June Reimbursables, $8,289.16

Veolia invoice for July Reimbursables, $12,328.12

Veolia CBYD, $600.00

The current balance in the Sewer Assessment Account is $26,641.30.  Mrs. LePoutre reported that the owner of the Black Cat Grill made a partial payment of $3,000 on his assessment.

Board of Finance loans to WPCC as of June 15, 2014 is $1,225,713.75. A transfer of $60,000 from the current year budgeted loan amount ($237,350)was transferred to the WPCC in August.

The monthly delta payment for GLDC/GSTD has been adjusted to $25,551, and that change was effective back to July 2013.  The adjusted total now due is $1,449,025.18.


Motion: move to adjourn the meeting. Pattee, Atamian. Approved. Unanimous.

The meeting adjourned at 8:37 pm

Submitted by Mary Maday, Recording Secretary