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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 04/18/2018

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 04/25/2018 11:03am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
Regular Meeting
April 18, 2018

Present: Richard Regan, Amy Atamian, David Pattee, Jim Miller. Geno Burke, John Oatley, Matt Johnson and Matthew Bernardini of Veolia Water

Richard Regan called the meeting at 7:35pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.

ITEM 1: MOTION: Approval of Special WPCC meeting held on April 4, 2018, with corrections noted below. D. Pattee(motion), A. Atamian (second)

-Last page, Item 5– Layne’s outside counsel

ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS

Veolia reported:

OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE
-Weekly Power Washing of the On-Line Primary Drum Screener continues.
-Internal wasting totaled 42,623 gallons
-17,660 gallons from waste tank was removed for off-site disposal.
-Received 1,009 gallons of Poly Aluminum Chloride.
-16,000 gallons from Membrane tanks #1 & #2 removed rags, debris, and waste removal.

REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE
-There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of March 2018

OTHER UPDATES
– G. Burke reported good results from cleaning processes.
-G. Burke had a conversation with Doug Hartline. They will be going out in the field to inspect manholes and look for any trouble spots.
-G. Burke reported once he goes out into the field, he will report back on findings and make recommendations to the commission.
-G. Burke reported no CBYD calls were made in March 2018.

MOTION: WPCC will develop a procedure/program to inspect the basements of residences, restaurants, and other businesses in Georgetown to determine if they have sump pump and/or any other connections discharging waste flow to the waste treatment plant in Georgetown.
J. Miller (motion), R. Regan (second) unanimous.

-G. Burke reported an increase in flow that was a result of the previous storm. He will continue to look into the data that supports this.
-G. Burke reported, sleeves for the UV bulbs need to be replaced. They are approximately two years old. The estimated cost is not to exceed $1900 and will carry a life expectancy

MOTION: Authorize Veolia to make a purchase of the sleeves for the UV bulb system, not to exceed a cost of $1900.
A. Atamian (motion), D. Pattee (second). Unanimous

-M. Bernardini explained the need to order oil/grease for the drums at the cost of $205.00

ITEM 3: REPORT FROM MATT JOHNSON & JOHN OATLEY
-A power study was conducted and it was found that a dip/fluctuation in power was reported daily and consistently. The issue is thought to be with a transformer close to the plant. This dip/fluctuation was confirmed through data testing. Eversource has been cooperative in addressing/rectifying this issue. A report from Eversource will be made available next meeting.
-Plant Upgrade is targeted for September 2019. Matt will provide specific timelines for completion.

(Discussion followed)

Veolia leaves 8:36pm

ITEM 4: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS

MOTION: Chairman Rich Reagan be authorized to sign off on Invoice #1 of the modernization of the Georgetown waste water treatment plant in the amount $68,800.
J. Miller (motion), D. Pattee (second), unanimous.

MOTION: Request the transfer of $96, 212 by the finance director of the town of Redding, to the operating account of the WPCC from the general fund, approved at the town meeting.
J. Miller (motion), D. Pattee (second), unanimous.

MOTION: Commission will approve the following invoices subject to funds availability:
1. Aquarion Monthly $159.55
2. Aquarion Meter Readings $67.08
3. Eversource $2,781.56
4. Frontier $300.42
5. Hocon Gas $15.00
6. Transcanada $5,018.28
7. J. Mulvaney Plumbing (18 Main) $1,029.65
8. J. Mulvaney Plumbing (25 & 29 Old Mill) $150.00
9. Quality Data Services-Blank Bills $80.75
10. Veolia Monthly March $27,678.05

R. Regan (motion), D. Pattee (second). Unanimous

ITEM 5: DISCUSSION ON WPCC PURCHASE POLICIES
-Will be discussed at next meeting

ITEM 6: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
-Discuss with Julia the addition of new members from Georgetown Fire District/Planning Commission to WPCC to replace members who have left.

ITEM 7: PUBLIC COMMENT
-none

ITEM 8: ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: J. Miller (motion), A. Atamian (second). Unanimous

8:56 pm

Submitted by Kim Keil

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