WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
January 17, 2018
Present: Richard Regan, Amy Atamian, David Pattee, John Fisher, Jim Miller, and Katherine Stauffer. Geno Burke of Veolia Water
Richard Regan called the meeting at 7:30pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.
ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES of December 20, 2017 Meeting with changes noted below:
-Page 1, second line, change “testing” to membrane cleaning
-Page 2, Item #2, last paragraph, change mission control to “Mission Control pump station”
MOTION: Approve minutes from December 20, 2017 meeting, J. Miller (motion), R. Regan (second), unanimous.
ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE
-Weekly Power Washing of the On-Line Primary Drum Screener continues.
-Internal wasting totaled 31,197 gallons
-5,212 gallons of waste sludge was hauled off site for disposal.
-Backwash organic cleaning for Membrane Trains #1 & #2
REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE
-There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of December 2018
– G. Burke reported performing an organic cleaning for membrane trains #1 & #2. The results of these cleanings were perfect.
– G. Burke reported an issue with the heating system at the plant, due to the very cold temperature and the system not being in use since 2009. Geno suggested getting the system serviced next fall.
– A blower “tripped out”, with no alarms. The problem was rectified and the blower was reset.
– A CBYD call was made for Black Cat Grill (58 Redding Road). K. Stauffer reported that upon investigation, a meter was never installed via Aquarion. A meter will be installed next month. K. Stauffer will be doing an estimated bill and will adjust accordingly.
– K. Stauffer reported on 18 Main Street. Contact with the homeowner has been difficult, numerous messages have been left with the landlord. K. Stauffer eventually made contact with property owner and they are cooperating with the installation process.
MOTION: Motion to charge 18 Main Street for installation of meter, materials/labor, and Mulvaney service call. R. Regan (motion), J. Fisher (second) unanimous.
– G. Burke reported that he personally has not heard anything from Eversource. He said a phone call did take place and a conference call is scheduled to take place next week with Matt Johnson. J. Miller requested being on that conference call with Julia Pemberton (First Selectman).
– A. Atamian asked about the increase in the PH number. G. Burke explained that this isn’t a concern, the levels are very consistent. (8:23pm) Veolia Leaves
ITEM 3: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
MOTION: Commission requests a transfer from the Board of Finance for $60,000.00 R. Regan (motion), A. Atamian (second). Unanimous
MOTION: Commission will approve all invoices (Aquarion Monthly $202.09, Eversource $3,145.32, Frontier $288.04, Hocon Gas $15.00, Transcanada $5,326.56, Veolia-Shutdown Reimbursable $38,503.90, Veolia Reimbursable September $26,557.61, Veolia CBYD $90.00, Veolia Power Monitoring $12,000.00, Veolia Meter Readings $465.85, Veolia Monthly-December $28,671.31) subject to fund availability.
R. Regan (motion), D. Pattee (second). Unanimous
ITEM 4: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
– K. Stauffer raised the concern of establishing a purchase policy for Veolia in an effort to save money and have accountability. Suggestions were made to establish house accounts, WPCC Amazon Prime Account, using town resources instead of purchasing (using a town chain saw/manpower, not purchasing one).
– J. Miller reported on a response from Layne. A request has been made for specific documents. (Discussion followed)
ITEM 5: PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM 6: ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: R. Regan (motion), A. Atamian (second). No Discussion. Unanimous
Submitted by Kim Keil