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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 05/18/2016

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 05/19/2016 2:07pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Regular Meeting
May 18, 2016

Present: J. Miller, D. Pattee, R. Regan, A. Atamian
Also present. Burke & Bernardini (Veolia) and two members of the public

Mr. Regan called the meeting to order at 7:33 pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Office Building.

Motion: move that the minutes of the April 20, 2015 meeting be accepted as amended. Regan, Pattee. Approved. Unanimous.

Amendment: page 1, under Veolia Report, typo, #2, line 3, delete word in.

The monthly written report was reviewed.

Discussion on the following:
1.  Drum Screen replacement project:  The installation of the new drum screen is near completion, with only final testing to be done. Only issue was a sleeve that was not included with the replacement materials, but needed. A sleeve was available at the plant as a “critical spare” and that was used rather than wait for a replacement to be shipped. This spare sleeve will need to be replaced. Mr. Bernardini is following up on why the sleeve was not included and how the replacement & cost is to be covered.
2.  Pump Station:  The pump station will be pumped out soon. There is an accumulation of grease and the presence of blue latex gloves. Mr. Burke had a photo that showed both the grease and the gloves.  Commission members were in agreement that another letter should be sent to the users warning them not to dispose of gloves and wipes in the system.
3.  Permit:  the permit is due for renewal. The State phosphorus limit has changed and that needs to be addressed.

Mr. Miller stated that the videographers who record the Town’s meetings, Bob Moran and Chris Helland, were at the plant during the installation of the drum screen. The installation was filmed as well as the entire plant and operation.  Mr. Pattee and Mr. Miller participated in the filming.  The video will be reduced to about 1 hour and will be available shortly.

Dave Studwell, representing the renter, Washington Prime, Gtown, was present and explained that the restaurant will occupy the space previously known as the Olive Market and dance studio.  The plan has a bar and separate restaurant.  Occupancy is 64 seats in the restaurant, 13 bar seats and 12 high-tops tables in the bar area.  The estimated flow is 2,435 gpd. A grease trap and fryer oil systems are in the plan for the facility. It was noted that 19 Main Street includes the Uncle Leo’s coffee shop, with a current allocation of 3,000 gpd (approved 7/2013). Commission members felt that the existing allocation was sufficient for the location.

Motion: move that the Water Pollution Control commission reauthorize 3,000 gpd flow for 19 Main Street, for all tenants including Washington Prime Gtown, subject to review in one year. Regan Miller. Approved. Unanimous.

Motion: move to add to the agenda Discussion and Action on Change for 5 Main Street.  Regan, Pattee.  Approved. Unanimous.

Bob Marty, the new owner of 5 Main Street, intends to operate an art gallery/studio and personal office space out of the space. The space was previously a woodworking facility with plans to open a restaurant.  Mr. Marty explained that the kitchen has been demolished and all equipment has been removed from the site. Both Mr. Marty and his wife are artists and hope to use the space to display artwork and have other cultural events. The new name is the Georgetown Arts & Cultural Center.  The facility will have four bathrooms.

The previous allocation for 5 Main Street was 690 gpd, based on bar/restaurant use and approved in May of 2010.  Commission members were in agreement with a reduction in that amount based on the more limited use of water in the planned building.

Motion: move that the Water Pollution Control Commission authorize 200 gpd for 5 Main Street, subject to review in one year.  Pattee, Miller. Approved. Unanimous.

The available balance in the Usage account as of May 18, 2016 is $72,813.74.  This includes a recent payment from Redding Life Care of $27,186.26.   The payment  is a partial payment of their total of $76,030.44.

Invoices were reviewed.

  1. Aquarion monthly, $131.66
  2. Eversource (CL&P),  2,318.16
  3. Frontier, $196.45
  4. Transcanada,  $3,521.00
  5. Veolia monthly services for April  2016, $26,850.50
  6. Veolia reimbursables for February $4,877.46, subject to review by Mr. Regan

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

  • Invoices not approved:

Veolia monthly invoice for May 2016, $26,850.50
CT DEEP invoices
CBYD invoices

  • There were transfers of $60,000 from the Town one in September, the second in March. The total allocation in the 2015-16 budget is $249,850.
  • The total now due from GSTD is $1,961,577.36

The four invoices for CBYD services were received on March 22, 2016 for calls in October & December 2014 and January & March 2015, totaling $2,475.00.  Mr. Regan will get further information on these invoices for the next meeting. The CT DEEP invoices need further clarification.

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

The meeting adjourned at 9:09 pm

Submitted by Mary Maday