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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 06/15/2016

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 06/16/2016 4:44pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Regular Meeting
June 15, 2016

Present: J. Miller, D. Pattee, R. Regan, A. Atamian, J. Fisher, T. Eubanks, R. Regan (7:43 pm)
Also present. Burke & Bernardini (Veolia)

Mr. Eubanks called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Office Building.

Motion: move that the minutes of the May 18, 2015 meeting be accepted as submitted. Miller, Atamian. Approved. 4-0-2. Mr. Fisher and Mr. Eubanks abstained.

The monthly written report was reviewed.

Discussion on the following:

  1. The plant is operating in full compliance. Mr. Burke reported on routine operation and maintenance.
  2. HVAC system, a failed thermostat control pad was replaced by Carmine’s, under warranty.
  3. Drum Screen replacement project:  the new screener is working very well, capturing lots of material.
  4. Grease: an excessive amount of grease has been found in the manholes of the Meadow Ridge collection line. Jim Miller visited the Meadow Ridge facility and spoke with Michele (Director) and Sal (Maintenance) regarding the issues of presence of latex gloves, wipes, and the amount of grease. Mr. Miller stated that they were very receptive and responsive to these issues.  Sal has agreed to have all grease traps checked.  Mr. Burke is sending photos of the grease accumulation to Sal. Meadow Ridge will provide written notice to all residents and staff, including those in the continuing health care facility regarding the proper disposal of latex gloves and wipes. Mr. Miller also conveyed this information to Health Officer Doug Hartline.

Mr. Regan arrived, 7:43 pm, during the discussion above.

5.  Pump Station:  a pumping of the station is scheduled for June 16, 2016
6.  Permit:  the permit is past due for renewal. A second invoice was received for the drafting of the new permit.
7.  PAC: the system is ready to go and PAC will be added as needed. Mr. Burke and Mr. Bernardini stated that an analyzer will be needed to work with the PAC usage.  John Oatley (Veolia) plans to attend the July or August meeting to discuss the type of analyzer that should be acquired.  Mr. Oatley will also provide an explanation for the Call Before You Dig invoices that are currently pending.


  1.  58 Main, Black Cat Grill:  current usage 154 gpd, based on old reading. The meter was replaced in April and more accurate readings should begin with the July reading. The allocation was 500 gpd.
  2. 19 Main Street, Leo’s: current usage 225 gpd. Allocation was 500 gpd. At the May meeting, the allocation for 19 Main, for all occupants including Washington Prime & Leo’s, was increased to 3000 gpd. It was noted that Leo’s has not yet installed the grease trap.
  3. 8 Main Street, Georgetown Saloon: usage is 326 gpd, allocation is 2000 gpd

No changes in the allocations were made at this time.

The Commission agreed that all properties should be revisited for usage once a year. Ms. Stauffer suggested that this be done at the July meeting, since a full year of usage could be presented. This will be an agenda item for the July meeting.

The available balance in the Usage account as of June 15, 2016 is $77,738.39.

Commission members discussed the need to request additional funds from the budget allocation for FY 15-16. The amount of funds needed to finish out the year and pay for the new drum screener was discussed.

Motion: move that the WPCC request third transfer of $90,000 for the operation of the sewage treatment facility.  Regan, Fisher. Approved. Unanimous.

This will be the third transfer for FY 15-16. Previously, 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.

Invoices were reviewed.

  1. Aquarion monthly, $126.20
  2. Eversource (CL&P),  2,149.32
  3. Frontier, $199.32
  4. Transcanada,  $3,883.27
  5. CT DEEP, 2,750.00
  6. CT DEEP, 1,722.50
  7. Mary Maday, 180.00
  8. Veolia monthly services for May  2016, $26,850.50
  9. Veolia reimbursables for April, $9,950.72, subject to review by Mr. Regan

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

  • Invoices not approved: Veolia monthly invoice for June 2016, $26,850.50.
  • The total now due from GSTD is $1,987,894.36

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.  John Oatley will explain these invoices at the July or August meeting.

The Planning Commission has not yet appointed a representative to the WPCC.

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

The meeting adjourned at 9:07 pm

Submitted by Mary Maday

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