WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
September 19, 2018
Present: Dave Pattee, Amy Atamian, Jim Miller, Rich Regan, Todd Eubanks (Arrived at 7:46PM), and Kirby Klump; Eugene Burke and Matt Bernadini of Veolia Water; Katherine Stauffer
Mr. Regan called the meeting to order at 7:30PM in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.
ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM AUGUST 15, 2018
Mr. Miller motioned to approve the minutes from August 15, 2018. Ms. Atamian seconded the motion. Mr. Klump abstained from the vote because he was not present at that meeting. The vote was 4 yes votes (Miller, Atamian, Pattee, and Regan) and 1 abstention (Kirby). The motion passed.
ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
Eugene Burke and Matt Bernardini informed the WPCC about the plant operation.
OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE
– Weekly power washing of the on-line primary drum screener. Good capture of solids was observed.
– Internal wasting totaled 38,076 gallons.
– Weekly UV lamps and sensor cleaning completed.
-Trucker fill pipe and valve installed.
– Pump station was pumped of grease. Influent line in plant cleaned of grease buildup, rocks, and grit.
REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE
– There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of August 2018.
Meadow Ridge had a flow decrease due to a plugged screen. Ridgefield Plumbing cleaned the plugged screen and returned the flow to normal. Discussion followed this statement about Meadow Ridge’s responsibility in maintaining their portion of plumbing. Meadow Ridge will have to report the spillage that occurred that day to DEEP.
Todd Eubanks arrived at 7:46PM.
Mr. Miller made a motion that the Chair Regan write a letter to the executive director of Meadow Ridge about the incident of August 26th, 2018, and to request that the executive director submit a bypass report to DEEP. Chair Regan seconded the motion. Discussion followed. The vote was unanimous, and the motion passed.
During the meter install at 25 Old Mill Road on August 24th, 2018, it was discovered that the electrical box where the washer and dryer are installed has water pipes running through it.
A blower was knocked out during a storm and was repaired.
One CBYD with no mark-out required in front of the Georgetown Saloon on 8 Main Street.
A resident named Ben Fletcher complained about trucks present on the Sewer Plant property before 7:00AM. Ms. Stauffer said she contacted Mr. Fletcher about this incident. Mr. Burke told the board he has not had a complaint since he started recording truck arrivals in July 2016. Chair Regan suggested that truck arrivals could happen after 7:00AM if the visits are regular and not emergency-related. Mr. Burke asked the board to let him know about ordinances concerning construction noise.
Mr. Bernadini informed the board that the permeated membrane pumps were installed.
ITEM 3: MODERNIZATION PROJECT UPDATE AND SCHEDULE
Mr. Miller discussed his visit and updates for the BOS and BOF. He discussed the payment schedule for the computer/program modernization project. He also discussed a Harmonic Distortion minimization project that could be completed adjacent to the modernization project.
Mr. Miller discussed the plant shut down (June 23rd to June 30th, 2017) and legal action against Layne Christensen. He proposed that if Layne does not pay the full amount of damages, they could settle for 50% of the damages or waive their software upgrade fee.
Mr. Bernardini discussed Layne’s work on the SCADA system.
Mr, Pattee asked if the plant will be able to run manually in the future. Mr. Bernardini answered that he will confirm this.
Mr. Miller asked about the annual maintenance program for the heating and cooling system. Mr. Bernardini stated that Hoffmann did not install air vents and that vendors are being looked at for this project.
Mr. Bernardini discussed the permeated pumps. Two new pumps have been purchased. The third pump, which is the only original pump left, will be the back-up pump. At some point, this back-up pump needs to be replaced.
Mr. Burke and Mr. Bernardini left at 8:42PM
ITEM 4: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
Ms. Stauffer discussed the Sewer Usage Account Statement with the Board. All invoices can be paid for September except for the Veolia Monthly -September invoice. The audit is happening currently, and billing will occur the following week.
Chair Regan made a motion to pay all the invoices except for Veolia Monthly-September. The invoices to be paid are as follows:
Aquarion Monthly, $194.15
EDF Energy, $5,264.23
Frontier Communications, $290.57
Hocon Gas, $15.00
J. Mulvaney – 25 Old Mill, $224.00
Veolia Reimbursables – July, $5,879.22
Veolia Monthly – August, $27, 678.05
Mr. Pattee seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion passed.
ITEM 5: COMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
Mr. Miller discussed preventative maintenance on the heating system at the plant. Hoffman Energy put in a bid. Mr. Miller asked Ms. Stauffer to create an RFP for three different vendors using the language from Hoffman Energy’s proposal.
ITEM 6: PUBLIC COMMENT
The chair opened the floor to public comment.
No members of the public were present for comment.
ITEM 7: ADJOURNMENT
Chair Regan made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:55PM.