WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
February 21, 2018
Present: Richard Regan, Amy Atamian, David Pattee, Jim Miller, Todd Eubanks and Katherine Stauffer. Geno Burke and Matthew Bernardini of Veolia Water
Richard Regan called the meeting at 7:30pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.
ITEM 1: MOTION: Adding to the meeting’s agenda “Report of the town meeting held on February 13, 2018”. J. Miller (motion), R.Regan (second)
-Jim Miller reported on the town meeting February 13, 2018.
ITEM 2: APPROVAL OF MINUTES of January 17, 2018 Meeting with changes noted below:
-Page 2, Jim Miller volunteered to follow up on the Michael Busch trip report on November 15, 2017.
MOTION: Approve minutes from January 17, 2018 meeting, D. Pattee (motion), A. Atamian (second), unanimous.
ITEM 3: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE
-Weekly Power Washing of the On-Line Primary Drum Screener continues.
-Internal wasting totaled 46,103 gallons
-Membrane building exhaust fans have all been replaced.
-Six month inspection on forklift was performed by Abel Womak.
-Plant water pump has been replaced.
-Membrane building, blower rooftop air filters, have been replaced.
-Aeration tank lights have been upgraded.
REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE
-There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of January 2018
– G. Burke reported the new membrane exhaust fans are working well and the moisture issue has been rectified.
-G. Burke reported an alarm regarding the level control for aeration. He explained this is due to the cold weather forming an ice barrier around the brim. He explained nothing can be done to fix this, but continued monitoring will be beneficial. This will be something fixed during the upgrade.
-G. Burke reported no CBYD calls were made in January 2018.
-G. Burke reported that every quarter Veolia is required to do testing on sludge for metals/aquatic. This is a change to past processes and the fee will be reflective of this moving forward.
-M. Bernardini reported that the pump station suffered a default on Sunday. The mission control station was able to give accurate data regarding the default, which allowed Veolia to rectify the problem efficiently. A circuit board in the pump cabinet malfunctioned due to water damage. The issue was fixed and the board was replaced for a fee of $488.00.
-M. Bernardini suggested installing a three-point lock system to the cabinet doors at the pump station. He feels strongly that this is something to invest in. M. Bernardini will look into bundling service charges.
-M. Johnson heard from Eversource two hours prior to the meeting. M. Johnson’s team of engineers is reviewing the information and M. Bernardini will report to the WPCC on the findings.
-PLC analog switches failed. Three switches and the related fiber-optic cable were changed out and replaced.
-Communication issues are still present with 18 Main Street. No communication has been made with Katherine or Geno. The tenant has not made any attempts to schedule installation of the meter.
(8:44pm) Veolia Leaves
ITEM 4: 23 BROOKSIDE PLACE DISCUSSION ON HOOKING UP TO SEWER LINES
-Property owners were a no show for meeting
-Property is outside the district.
-Property owners would be responsible for cost and maintenance.
-A meter would need to be installed.
ITEM 5: PETER FINE FOR 2 MAIN STREET
-Property will be used once again for a restaurant/bar. 1250-gallon allocation is currently permitted.
MOTION: To reallocate to 1250 gallons per day to 2 Main Street. R. Regan (motion), A. Atamian (second). Unanimous
ITEM 6: 2017 USAGE REVIEW
-Discussion regarding Black Cat Grille usage. Katherine has reached out to the tenant and is waiting for Aquarion report.
ITEM 7: 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), T. Eubanks (second). Unanimous
MOTION: Commission will approve all invoices (Abel Womack $145.00, Aquarion Monthly $236.34, Aquarion Meter Readings $68.37, CBYD Annual $65.00, Eversource $3,128.87, Frontier $288.04, Hocon Gas $48.95, Hocon Gas $15.00, Hocon Gas $560.38, Transcanada $5,492.57, Veolia Reimbursable September/November 2017 $23,874.10, Veolia Monthly January $27,678.05. R. Regan (motion), D. Pattee (second). Unanimous
ITEM 8: DISCUSSION ON WPCC PURCHASE POLICIES
-K. Stauffer presented the Town of Redding Purchase Policy. Commission agreed to look over the policy and adapt modifications for WPCC. Commission will discuss at the next meeting.
ITEM 9: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
-D. Patee asked when the Veolia contract was up for renewal. Discussion followed.
ITEM 10: PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM 11: ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: A. Atamian (motion), D. Patee (second). Unanimous
Submitted by Kim Keil