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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 07/18/2018

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 07/23/2018 1:09pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
Regular Meeting
July 18, 2018

Present: Rich Regan (7:49pm),Amy Atamian, David Pattee, Todd Eubanks, Kirby Klump, Katherine Stauffer, & Jim Miller. Geno Burke of Veolia Water

Todd Eubanks called the meeting at 7:38pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.

ITEM 1: MOTION: Approval WPCC meeting held on June 20, 2018, with corrections noted below. A. Atamian(motion), J. Miller(second), unanimous

Under Item #1- after the word approval of, after the word meeting insert the word minutes

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 59,201 gallons
-HI Stone removed 12,816 gallons of waste for off-site disposal.
-Yearly fire extinguisher inspection completed.
-Yearly calibration of all flow meters as required by our permit was completed.
-Permeate Pump failure
-Weekly UV lamps and sensor cleaning completed.

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

OTHER UPDATES
– A Permeate Pump is still out of service. Geno reports not being concerned that one of the pumps is out of service, the pump is scheduled to be repaired.
– A concrete reason has not been determined on why the pump failed. The WPCC raised concerns about why this hasn’t been resolved, as well as concerns over only having two functioning pumps. Discussion followed.
– An overhead fan’s control switch broke, the part has already been ordered and will be repaired.
– The fencing outside the perimeter of the plant needs to be repaired.
– Geno also reported cracks in the pavement at the plant. Katherine recommended asking the highway department to look at it.
– Geno provided the commission with an estimate of services from Introl. Geno felt the estimate was high and not needed to simply measure the flow. Commission discussed the cost/benefit of the service and will revisit in the future.

ITEM 3: ELIO CAVECCHIA FROM 58 REDDING RD
-Katherine explained the situation regarding 58 Redding Road and the discrepancy in billing, usage, estimated bills.
-Katherine made the recommendation to the commission to adjust the bills for the disputed time frame, using the average usage before the meter broke.
-Katherine will make adjustments to the past due bills and submit to Elio and the commission.
MOTION: Motion to make a one-time adjustment to water bills (April 2014-January 2018), for 58 Redding Road based on previous usage and estimated growth patterns.

Pattee (motion), Regan, unanimous.

Veolia and Elio Cavecchia leave at 8:45pm

ITEM 4: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS

MOTION: Commission will approve the following invoices subject to funds availability:
1. Aquarion Monthly $305.49
2. Eversource $2,191.31
3. EDF (Transcanada) $4,297.54
4. Frontier $299.87
4. Redding Town Clerk-Lien Filing $100.00
5. Hocon Gas $15.00
6. Veolia CBYD May & June $45.00
7. Veolia Reimbursables March 2018 $4,974.84
8. Veolia Reimbursables April 2018 $15,303.07
9. Veolia Reimbursables May 2018 $27,678.05
10. Veolia Meter Readings $473.76
11. Veolia Monthly June $27,678.05
12. Veolia Reimbursables June (subject to fund availability)

R. Regan (motion), T. Eubanks (second). Unanimous

ITEM 5: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
-Jim Miller gave an update on the Layne situation.
-Jim Miller raised concern about the heating system at the plant and proposals to fix it. Jim recommended discussing at future meeting.

ITEM 6: PUBLIC COMMENT
-none

ITEM 7: ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: R. Regan (motion), D. Patte (second). Unanimous

9:11pm

Submitted by Kim Keil

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