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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 06/20/2018

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 06/27/2018 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
Regular Meeting
June 20, 2018

Present: Richard Regan, Amy Atamian, David Pattee, Todd Eubanks, Kirby Klump & Jim Miller. Matthew Bernardini of Veolia Water

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

* Jim Miller introduced Kirby Klump as a new member of the commission representing the Georgetown Fire District.

ITEM 1: MOTION: Approval WPCC meeting held on May 16, 2018, with corrections noted below. D. Pattee(motion), A. Atamian (second), Five voting AYE and one (1) abstaining.

Corrections: Under VEOLIA OTHER UPDATES
-5th line-replace “brake” with “break”.
-Page 2: Line 1: Change “Kat” to “Katherine”
-Page 2: Item 5, Line 2: add “Pemberton, First Selectman of the Town of Redding.

ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS

Veolia reported:

OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE
-Weekly Power Washing of the On-Line Primary Drum Screener continues.

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

OTHER UPDATES
-Pump station flow is OK following inspection.
-Veolia Modernization Engineering Team was on-site on June 19, 2018, confirming design parameters as indicated below.

*Piping design change will allow exclusion of a new submersible pump for quiet tank truck loading.
*NIC moving forward on control cabinet design.
*Conversion regarding digital controls may begin September 1, 2018.
-Vacuum pump for Permeate Pump failed and was replaced. A spare will be ordered as back stock.
-On June 19, 2018, the plant lost suction on Train 1 Permeate Pump. This needs to be repacked or purchase a new pump. Veolia will get price on re-pack and new pump. In any event, Veolia suggests having a spare Permeate Pump as critical spare, since all three Permeate Pumps are 11 years old. The commission will revisit this at July meeting.

Veolia leaves at 8:15 pm.

ITEM 3: CHRISTINA MATTINSON FOR DOUGH & C (4 Old Mill Rd)
-Ms. Mattinson presented architectural plans for the conversion of a 900 square foot space located at 4 Old Mill Rd. This establishment would be operated as a cake and cookie bake shop, with coffee and juice bar. The necessary kitchen facilities for baking, dish washing and other equipment will be added. There will be two tables and a bar with stools for dining in. Included in the plans is a bathroom for staff and customers. Doug Hartline, Health Officer, who referred the new proprietor to the WPCC to consider the need for an external and/or internal grease trap, reviewed the project.
-Discussion followed with the consensus that the WPCC would not require an external grease trap due to the type of food being prepared. There will be no deep fryer or other cooking devices using oil.
-One WPCC member was concerned about making a decision on grease traps which is normally under the guidelines/review of the Town of Redding Health Officer.

MOTION: The WPCC approves an increase in allocation from 390 GPD to 800 GPD for 4 Old Mill Rd in order to accommodate Dough & Co. Bake Shop, using an internal grease trap subject to an annual review of water usage and any change in menu which might require and external grease collection system. R. Regan (motion), T. Eubanks (second)-Voting five (5) YEA and one (1) NAY.

ITEM 4: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS

MOTION: The WPCC authorizes R. Regan to sign a purchase order requisition and transfer request for the first lease payment on the Plant Modernization Project.
R. Regan (motion), D. Pattee (second), Voting : five (5) YEA; one (1) Abstain

MOTION: WPCC requests from the Town of Redding Finance Director to transfer residual 2017-2018 allocation of $14,610.00 to the WPCC Operating Account. R. Regan (motion), T. Eubanks (second). Unanimous.

MOTION: Pay all invoices listed in the June 20, 2018 WPCC meeting agenda, but do not cut the checks until after June 30, 2018 because of Town of Redding freeze on spending.
R. Regan (motion), D. Pattee (second). Voting: Unanimous.

ITEM 5: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
Jim Miller provided an audited up-date on the Claim of Liability pursuant to activities of Layne Christensen during the period June 23, 2017 to June 30, 2017. Summary attached. Full document and attachments given to Julia Pemberton, First Selectman on June 19, 2018.

ITEM 6: PUBLIC COMMENT
-none

ITEM 7: ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: T. Eubanks (motion), A. Atamian (second). Unanimous

9:05 pm

Submitted by Kim Keil

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