WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
May 17, 2017
Present: Rich Regan, Todd Eubanks, David Pattee, Amy Atamian & John Fisher.
Eugene (Gino) Burke & Matthew Bernardini of Veolia Water.
T. Eubanks called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.
ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES of April 19, 2017 Meeting
Motion: Approve minutes. No discussion. T. Eubanks, A. Atamian. Unanimous.
ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
Operational and Maintenance
– Weekly power washing continues of the on-line primary drum screener. This is ongoing. Veolia is going to switch to a new unit, will let the WPCC know when this will happen.
– Internal wasting totaled 28,625 gallons. The addition of PAC creates more sludge. Trying to keep the numbers around 10,000 gallons.
– Organic and inorganic backwash of membranes completed.
– Rain event added 6000 gallons to input. This is normal.
– Infrastructure is replaced as needed.
– Overdue for Collections System Cleaning. Veolia has an inside crew for Collections System Cleaning. M. Bernardini will get an estimate for next week.
– Generator Bids coming in next month. Veolia will present these bids.
– The plant is in complete compliance. 0.56 lbs/day.
– E. Burke will streamline data to make it easier to read.
– Discussion continued to touch on “Call Before You Dig” markouts at 20 Maple Street in Georgetown and Georgetown Road (Route 57).
– Received an odor complaint from Washington Prime.
– Carbon has hit its limit. Noise from fans causes complaints. Smell complaints arise when fans are not operating. Vendor is ready to go for Carbon Replacement.
Motion: Authorize Veolia to obtain activated carbon from the vendor, Jacobi, and to work with Katherine Stauffer to provide the necessary information for a purchase order to Jacobi. No Discussion. D. Pattee, R. Regan. Unanimous.
New discussion: M. Bernardini discussed updating the PLC’s Surge Protectors. The cost is $2,000 for the surge protectors and $1,800-1,900 for the electrical work. This is highly recommended to avoid costly replacement of PLC’s.
New Discussion: M. Bernardini discussed the Blower room fans (exhaust fans) not currently operating. Direct logic drives shorted. Electrician recommended to change over to manual fan system. Estimate for Electrical Work is $2600. Longevity of systems require cool running buildings. Fans are considered part of ongoing maintenance.
Motion: Authorize Veolia to proceed on maintenance installation of the surge protectors for the Direct Logic PLC Cabinets. No Discussion. R. Regan. J. Fisher. Unanimous.
Veolia has no more comments. E. Burke will not be present at the next meeting.
8:41PM Veolia Leaves
ITEM 3: DISCUSSION OF BLACK CAT GRILLE USAGE ACCOUNT
D. Pattee talked to Ellio. Ellio complained about cost.
R. Regan stated the math for the Black Cat Grille’s meter is not correct.
R. Regan will confirm GPD Usage at Black Cat Grille with K. Stauffer.
ITEM 4: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
The financial discussion began with R. Regan stating the balance in account is $16, 949.92. He noted new charges of Jacobi $18,000, Surge Protectors $4,000, and Fans $2,800, totaling $25,000.
Motion: R. Regan motions to request a transfer of $120,000 for anticipated operating expenses for the rest of fiscal year 2016-2017. No Discussion. R. Regan. 2nd?… Unanimous.
K. Stauffer not present. Acting chair R. Regan agreed to have the town pay Aquarion Monthly $211.50.,Eversource $2,226.10, Frontier $289.41, Hocon Gas, $15.00, Little Blue Construction $677.50, Transcanada $3,532.00, Veolia Meter Readings $465.85, Veolia CBYD $15.00, Veolia CBYD April $150.00, Veolia Monthly April $27,181.42.
MOTION: Pay all invoices except Veolia monthly for May 2017 and Veolia Reimbursable for March 2017. Veolia Reimbursable for January is subject to the Chairman’s review. Veolia April 2017 “Call Before Dig” bill, request reimbursement from Meadow Ridge. R. Regan. A. Atamian. No Discussion. Unanimous.
ITEM 5. COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
Commission Members touched on the Brewery, The Lumberyard, and the Georgetown Saloon.
The Redding Roadhouse serves Louisiana Cuisine. The Barn Door opened in Brancheville.
ITEM 6: PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM 7: ADJOURNMENT
Motion: D. Patee, R. Regan. No Discussion. Unanimous.
Submitted by Zachary Smith