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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 09/16/2015

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 09/21/2015 4:38am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

Present: A. Atamian, J. Bacon, T. Eubanks, J. Miller, R. Regan
Also present. Ciccone & Burke, (Veolia), K. Stauffer

Mr. Regan called the meeting of the WPCC to order at 7:35 pm in the Conference Room of the Town Office Building.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion: move that the minutes of the August 19, 2015 meeting be accepted as corrected. Regan, Atamian. Approved. 4-0-1. Mr. Bacon abstained.

Correction: page 1, motion to approve minutes of July 28, 2015, was seconded by Mr. Eubanks; correct spelling of Mr. Ciccone’s name in the minutes.

REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER
A written report was submitted. Mr. Ciccone provided an overview of the written monthly report.

Nitrate Level: a slight increase in the Nitrate level has been observed. Mr. Ciccone noted that about 100 gallons of Methanol are on hand and use of the Methanol would reduce the Nitrate level. The Nitrate level will continue to be monitored over the next month, and Methanol used as appropriate.

Noise issue: Mr. Ciccone obtained a quote for installation of silencers at the plant. The total of $11,000 includes the equipment, installation, and testing. There was agreement that this does not need to be addressed at this time. The noise or hum seems to be a problem only in the warm weather.

Drum Screen Replacement: the quote for the repair of the Lakeside Raptor Rotating Drum Screen was reviewed. The plant is currently operating with one screener, the second one is the one that needs to be repaired or replaced. The screener prevents the rags or wipes from entering the membranes. There will be further discussion at the next meeting.

Grease Trap Inspection: Health Officer has scheduled a announced grease trap inspection for tomorrow. Letters to those with grease traps were sent letters regarding the submission of the pumping receipts.

REVIEW OF USAGE
The properties with specific usage allocations were reviewed. The six properties are each using less than allocated.

Motion: move that the WPCC approve the following changes in usage allocations:
5 Main Street, Fenders, reduce from 690 gpd to 300 gpd (this property is bank owned, the orginal allocation expired)
7 Main Street, Arancia 67, reduce from 1250 gpd to 600 gpd
18 Old Mill Road, El’s Kitchen, reduce from 700 gpd to 300 gpd. (this was withdrawn, the allocation request expired)
9 Brookside Place, Brookside Commons, reduce from 500 gpd to 400 gpd.

Motion by Regan, seconded by Bacon. Approved. Unanimous.
8 Main Street, Georgetown Saloon: No action was taken, the business will be opening soon, and the usage will be visited at a later date.
22 Main Street, Lombardi’s II, the usage of 600 gpd remains at 600 gpd

The other properties, including Rancho Allegro and Lumberyard, were part of the original users with no specific allocations.

Mr. Miller requested a listing of all the businesses using the treatment plant without specific allocations. This list should be combined with the listing of those with specific allocations.

FINANCIAL STATUS AND APPROVAL OF INVOICES
The available balance in the Usage account as of September 16, 2015 is $42,633.86. The next billing will be done on October 1.

Open invoices were reviewed.

  1. Frontier, $319.50
  2. Aquarion (plant water usage), $149.94
  3. Eversource (CL&P), $1,812.97
  4. Transcanada, $3,161.84
  5. U.S. Postal Service, P.O. Box $60.00WIN-911 Software, $395.00
  6. W.B. Mason (office supplies), $105.72
  7. Veolia reimbursables for July, $8,000 subject to review by Mr. Regan
  8. Veolia monthly services for August 2015, $26,746.29 

Motion: move to approve payment of invoices listed above, subject to review of Reimbursables by Mr. Regan. Regan, Bacon. Approved. Unanimous.

There was agreement that a request for $60,000 should be sent to the Board of Finance. This is the first request for fiscal year 2015-16; the total allocation in the 2014-15 budget is $249,850.

Invoices not approved: Veolia monthly invoice for September 2015, $26,746.29.

  • The total now due from GSTD is $1,755,637.36

COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
Mr. Eubanks urged Commission members to follow the GLDC court case. The contract with GLDC includes payment for usage, if they do not abide by the contract, the WPCC may not be obligated to allow them to use the treatment plant. The court docket number is DBD-CV15-6017778-5.

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm

Submitted by Mary Maday