Present: A. Atamian, J. Bacon, D. Pattee, T. Eubanks, J. Miller, R. Regan
Also present. Ciccone (Veolia), K. Stauffer
Mr. Regan called the meeting of the WPCC to order at 7:37 pm in the Conference Room of the Town Office Building.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion: move that the minutes of the September 16, 2015 meeting be accepted as amended. Regan, Eubanks. Approved. 5-0-1. Mr. Pattee abstained.
Amendment: the correct amount of the outstanding invoice for Veolia reimbursables for July is $8,499.48.
REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER
A written report was submitted. Mr. Ciccone provided an overview of the written monthly report.
Discussion of the phosphorus levels followed. Mr. Pattee commented that while the current permit does not contain a limit on phosphorus, the State is planning to impose new limits. Meeting these new limits would require use of chemicals at the plant. Mr. Ciccone was asked to check on the supply of PAC and if it was still usable, and to obtain the current cost of the chemical.
Drum Screen Repair project: Mr. Ciccone commented that the plant is functioning fine with the one drum screener. A quote, with detail, for replacement of the damaged drum screen from Municipal Maintenance, was provided for review. The quote included the work to repair the drum screen and recommended/optional parts for a total of $29,950.00. Mr. Miller asked Mr. Ciccone to confirm that the quote included costs of riggings to get the equipment repaired. Mr. Ciccone was asked to confirm all costs and get a timeline for manufacture/installation.
DISCUSSION OF GREASE TRAP PUMPING RECEIPTS
Ms. Stauffer reported only one receipt for grease trap pumping had been received. Mr. Pattee commented that there is a requirement that those with grease traps submit the receipts of pumping on a regular basis. Mr. Miller will work on a letter to be sent to the restaurants regarding the pumping and submission of receipts.
Ms. Stauffer noted that a letter was mailed to all users regarding items that should not be flushed down the system, including wipes, plastic gloves, etc. Mr. Ciccone commented that the amount of those items in the system has decreased.
REVIEW OF USAGE
The property at 2 Main Street (Sloper Properties), Lumberyard Pub and other business has an allocation of 1715 gpd. This was omitted in the discussion last month. No change was made to that allocation as the current average usage is 1300 gpd.
A listing of all users was provided, along with the usage from July 2014 to March 2015. Ms. Stauffer will provide the Commission with updates each quarter. Current flow, for billing purposes, is about 55,000 gpd.
FINANCIAL STATUS AND APPROVAL OF INVOICES
The available balance in the Usage account as of October 20, 2015 is $76,055.73. The billing for October was done, but only about $10,000 has been collected to date.
Open invoices were reviewed.
- Aquarion plant meter check, $275.00
- Aquarion meter readings, $15.91
- Carmine (final A/C payment), $3,216.00
- Deluca Hardware, $21.44
- Eversource (CL&P), $1,661.92
- Frontier, $194.95
- Mary Maday (July, Aug. Sept), $270.00
- Quality Data (billing statements), $78.50
- Town Clerk, $10.00
- Transcanada, $3,415.19
- Veolia meter readings, $451.19
- Veolia monthly services for September 2015, $26,746.29
- Veolia reimbursables for July, $8,499.48
Motion: move to approve payment of invoices listed above, subject to review of Reimbursables by Mr. Regan. Regan, Miller. Approved. Unanimous.
There was a transfer of $60,000 from the Town in September, the first transfer of the fiscal year. The total allocation in the 2014-15 budget is $249,850.
Invoices not approved: Veolia monthly invoice for October 2015, $26,746.29 and August Veolia Reimbursables for $10,628.29
The total now due from GSTD is $1,781,188.36
Motion: move to adjourn the meeting. Miller, Atamian. Approved. Unanimous.
The meeting adjourned at 9:08 pm
Submitted by Mary Maday