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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 11/20/2019

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 12/02/2019 8:30am
Kathleen R. Miserendino - Redding Deputy Town Clerk

Regular Meeting
November 20, 2019

Present: Richard Regan, Amy Atamian, David Pattee, Kirby Klump, Rich Regan, Todd Eubanks and Jim Miller
Also Present: Katherine Stauffer WPCC Administrator, John Oatley and Carlos Pavia of Veolia Water.
Amy Atamian called the meeting to order at 7:35pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.

ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF the MINUTES of the Special Meeting October 23, 2019 meeting.
Page 3, Item 3: change fourth paragraph to: “Mr. Regan said that the cost of the work done on their property wouldn’t be used to offset the assessment cost. He said that the street work could offset the assessment cost”
Page 5, Item 7: change second paragraph to: Jim Miller volunteered to check with Julia Pemberton in regards to the repairs needed at the Water Pollution Control Facility.

MOTION: Approve the minutes from Special Meeting October 23, 2019 meeting,  K. Klump(motion),T. Eubanks(second).D. Pattee Abstain. Passed unanimously. 


Health and Safety

Veolia Water monthly safety training topics conducted in October 2019 included:

  • Slips and Trips – Workplace Safety

The project has completed 17 years with no safety incidents.  

Noteworthy Operational Information / Maintenance and PM

  • Weekly power washing of the on-line primary drum screener.
  • Wasted 36,471 gallons of sludge from recycle wet well to the GBT
  • Hosed influent manholes of grease build up. Grease was removed from manhole before it reached wet well.
  • Completed organic and inorganic chemical cleaning on both membrane trains.
    o   Citric was left to sit overnight to finish the cleaning
  • Forklift service was completed.
  • Level 2 generator service completed
    o   Some alarms were triggered so a full service was completed.
  • Pump station clean out completed
  • Plant tree trimming and brush cleanup along roadway and outside fence line.
    o   The EPA was on site and stated that although the treeline was cut back from the fence by the field, the entire field needs to be cut down in order for them to have complete access. Katherine will reach out to the highway department to see that this is completed.
  • 12,991 gallons of waste sludge was hauled off-site for disposal.

There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of October 2019

10-7-19 – Loss of power during Nor-easter


  • 16 Smith Street – No mark out required
  • 50 North Main Street – No mark out required
  • Old Mill Road – No mark out required
  • 18 Main Street – No mark out required
  • 52 Old Georgetown Road – No mark out required
  • 8 Main Street – No mark out required

Points for Discussion

  • Pump station safety – install railings when cleaning chamber and fall protective netting to be quoted.
    o   Katherine will get contact information for new owner of the liquor store and send to Mr. Pattee in order to work out a time for railing installation and landscape upkeep.
    o   Commission will confirm whether or not the plants are the Towns responsibility to upkeep.
  • Quote on replacing a failed pressure sensor on membrane train #2
    o   Quotes for pressure transducer sensor are coming in. These will monitor how much pressure is in the membranes.
  • Safety repair for water pump blow off – reroute blow off line to floor drain via stairwell.
  • Heating system on for “cold” season.
    o   The explosion-proof heater has been installed and is working as it should.

Veolia left at 8:15

ITEM #3: Discussion on 23 Brookside Road Request for Sewer Hookup

  • Katherine spoke with Annie Stevens last week and they had gotten a quote but did not give an exact dollar amount
  • Jason spoke with Jeff Hansen who said the shoulder of the road is public. He would not have a problem with it but would have to review and approve the plan first.
  • In regulations, it states that there is a $5,000 hookup fee for all users
  • The Stevens family will be responsible for exending the line from their house to the line, by paying for that, it will offset whatever cost from there would be from the hookup fee.
    o   K. Klump asks why we would charge a hookup fee when they would be paying for the work to be done. T. Eubanks pointed out the fact that although they are paying for the work to be done,
  • Street to hookup would offset any assessment but hookup fee would still be owed?
  • There need to be design plans before anything happens.
  • Discussion followed.

MOTION:  T. Eubanks made a motion to approve all invoices (except Veolia Monthly November 2019: $28,245.42) . D. Pattee(second). Approved unanimous.

1.      Abel Womack-Forklift Maintenance: $145.00
2.      Aquarion Monthly: $270.34
3.      Aquarion Meter Readings: $71.38
4.      Eversource: $5,383.35
5.      Frontier: $317.98
6.      Hocon: $15.00
7.      Hocon Gas: 552.25
8.      Keough’s Paint and Hardware: $22.49
9.      Keough’s Paint and Hardware: $88.84
10.  Oak Ridge Hauling: $160.37
11.  Veolia Monthly – October 2019: $28,245.42
12.  Veolia Reimbursable – September 2019 (subject to review): $8,688.26
13.  Veolia CBYD: $105.00
14.  Veolia CBYD: $30.00

Motion to add to agenda: D. Pattee. R. Regan second.

Motion to approve 2020 meeting dates made by D. Pattee. T. Eubanks second.


  • Rich reminded the Commission that next month, the budget for next FY should be voted on next meeting. Amy will also review the capital budget
  • Jim Miller was at the BOS meeting on Monday night about the structural cracking at the WWTP. It is in the hands of the BOS and it may have to go to the BOF for financing.
  • 18 Main St did not make his weekly payment of $35. The WPCC will wait to see if next week, a check for $70 comes in. If not, J. Miller will file the necessary paperwork with the Danbury Superior Court. Katherine will call the homeowner.


MOTION: D. Pattee (motion) T. Eubanks(second) Approved unanimous

Meeting Adjourned at 8:55pm

Submitted by Katherine Stauffer