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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 04/17/2019

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 04/22/2019 4:15pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019
7:30PM
TOWN HALL CONFERENCE ROOM

Filed Subject to Approval

PRESENT:
Amy Atamian, Chair
Todd Eubanks, Vice Chair
Rich Regan (Absent)
Dave Pattee
Jim Miller
Kirby Klump

ALSO PRESENT:
Katherine Stauffer, WPCC Administrator; Eugene Burke and Carlos Paiva Veolia Water; Sam Nickerson.

Chair Atamian called the meeting to order at 7:32PM.

ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 MEETING

Mr. Klump said on page 4, first paragraph, first sentence, “Mr. Miller asked Chair Regan if the State ever notified Meadow Ridge about their leak,” should be changed to, “Mr. Miller asked Chair Regan if Meadow Ridge ever notified the State about their leak.”

MOTION:
Mr. Pattee made a motion to approve the minutes from Wednesday, March 20, 2019 with the edits mentioned. Mr. Klump seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.

ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS

Eugene Burke and Carlos Paiva addressed the WPCC.

Mr. Burke discussed safety protocol at Veolia Water. He said the Pump Station will have a barrier installed to increase its safety.

Mr. Burke said that mop strings are still being found in the influent. Discussion followed concerning how to address this.

Operational and Maintenance Information:
– Weekly power washing of the on-line primary drum screener.
– Wasted 14,999 gallons of sludge from recycle wet well to the Gravity Belt Thickener (GBT).
– Kinsley Power completed a Level One service to the generator.
– New level sensor is in place and working.
– Basement sump pump was replaced.
– Received 1012 gallons of Poly Aluminum Chloride.
– UV System up and running.
– 16,000 gallons of waste removed for off-site disposal.

Regulatory and Compliance Information:
– There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of March 2019.

Health and Safety Information:
– The project has completed 17 years with no safety incidents.

Alarms:
– There were no alarms in the month of March.

CBYD:
– There were no CBYD’s in the month of March.

Other Items:
Mr. Burke asked the WPCC what action they would like to take on the Influent Building Heating Unit. Chair Atamian asked about a quote for the heating unit. Mr. Miller said the quote was close to $8,000. Chair Atamian said this topic will be discussed at a future meeting when there is a firm quote.

Mr. Burke said that electricity usage at the plant has decreased since December 2018.

Mr. Burke asked the WPCC if he can consolidate the data presented at meetings. He said that the current data includes information going back to 2012.

Mr. Burke said he has received two quotes for the Waste Pump in the basement. He is looking for another quote. Discussion followed concerning the price of a new pump versus rebuilding the old pump.

Chair Atamian asked Mr. Burke to get photos of the mop strings and a quote for the Influent Building Heating Unit.

Veolia Water left at 8:02PM.

ITEM 3: MODERNIZATION PROJECT UPDATE AND SCHEDULE

Mr. Miller said the last invoice of $68,800 will be paid.

Mr. Miller said the Voltage Filter is the last item that needs to be addressed. He said two quotes have been obtained, but the third quote hasn’t been finalized due to the vendor requiring some additional information. He said once this third quote has been obtained, the WPCC should go to the BOF to ask to install the Voltage Filter.

ITEM 4: SAM NICKERSON TO UPDATE ON 8 MAIN ST CONSTRUCTION

Mr. Nickerson addressed the WPCC about the 8 Main Street construction project.

Chair Atamian asked Mr. Nickerson about the number of bedrooms at 8 Main Street as well as the water usage of the bottom floor. Mr. Nickerson said that the number of bedrooms is 10. Mr. Pattee said the Board was not updated on this number. Mr. Nickerson said this number has stayed the same since the beginning of the project.

Mr. Miller asked about the current water allocation. Ms. Stauffer said that 2,100 gallons per day is the current allocation.

Chair Atamian asked Mr. Nickerson when the project will be complete. Mr. Nickerson said that the project will be completed in a year.

Chair Atamian said the current allocation of 2,100 gallons per day will be maintained.

ITEM 5: STATUS OF 18 MAIN ST SMALL CLAIMS

Mr. Miller said the letter created by Mr. Eubanks and Ms. Stauffer was sent via certified USPS mail. He said there has not been a reply yet. He suggested that the WPCC should wait one more week for a response before taking further action.

Mr. Miller and Ms. Stauffer have filled out the Small Claims Court form. Mr. Miller said the defendant must be notified about pending Small Claims Court actions.

Mr. Miller said the WPCC should use Fed-Ex to send the notification about the Small Claims Court action if a response is not heard in one week. Ms. Stauffer said this can be done.

ITEM 6: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS

Ms. Stauffer updated the Board about delinquent payments on water bills.

Chair Atamian said the WPCC will request the last $80,000 transfer at the next meeting.

Chair Atamian said the Influent Building Heating Unit and Waste Pump should be pushed to FY 2020.

MOTION:
Chair Atamian made a motion to approve all invoices except Veolia Monthly – April and Veolia Reimbursable – March 2019 with the contingency that funds are available. Mr. Eubanks seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion was carried.

The bills to be paid are as follows:
Accurate Lock & Safe, $2,410.00
Aquarion Monthly, $273.11
Aquarion Meter Readings, $70.09
Aquarion Meter Readings, $68.80
Eversource, $5,604.42
Frontier, $309.95
Hocon Gas, $1,395.62
Hocon Industrial Gas, $15.00
Oak Ridge Hauling – April 2019, $160.37
State of CT Small Claims, $95.00
Veolia Monthly – March, $28,245.42
Veolia CBYD March 2019, $30.00
Veolia Meter Readings, $480.05
Veolia Reimbursable – February 2019, $8,822.96

ITEM 7: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS

Mr. Pattee asked about Certificates of Insurance (COI’s) for Veolia Water concerning the Weston High School field trip to the plant. Ms. Stauffer said the Town of Redding needs to be named on the COI’s.

ITEM 8: PUBLIC COMMENT

Chair Atamian opened the floor for Public Comment. No members of the public were present for Public Comment.

ITEM 9: ADJOURNMENT

MOTION:
Chair Atamian made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Pattee seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40PM.

Submitted by,
Zachary Smith