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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 02/19/2020

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 02/24/2020 9:11am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

TOWN OF REDDING
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMISSION
WEDNESDAY, 2/19/2020 MEETING
7:30PM TOWN HALL HEARING ROOM

Filed subject to approval.

Present:
Amy Atamian, Chair; Dave Pattee, Vice Chair; Todd Eubanks; Kirby Klump

Also Present:
Eugene Burke, Veolia Water; Carlos Paiva, Veolia Water; Pat Moisio, Tax Collector

Chair Atamian called the meeting to order at 7:30PM.

1. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FROM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020
Chair Atamian said in Item #3, third bullet, the sentence, “Ms. Pemberton spoke with an old commission member,” should be changed to, “Ms. Pemberton spoke with a former commission member”.

MOTION:
Vice Chair Pattee made a motion to approve the meeting minutes from Wednesday, January 15, 2020 with the proposed amendment. Mr. Klump seconded the motion. There were four yes votes (Atamian, Pattee, Regan, and Klump) and one abstention (Eubanks). The motion carried.

2. REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
Noteworthy Operational Information / Maintenance and PM
– Weekly power washing of the on-line primary drum screener
– Wasted 21,801 gallons of sludge from recycle wet well to the GBT
– NIC Systems on site for communication issues – replaced bad fuse (suppressor)
– Annual overhead lifts and hoists inspection and testing completed
– Boiler service completed

Health and Safety
Veolia Water monthly safety training topics conducted in January 2020 included:
– HazCom: What you need to know

The project has completed 19 years with no safety incidents.

Alarms
– Aeration tank level control (this is caused by cold weather)
– Air compressor issues (hose had leaks that needed to be replaced)

Call Before You Dig
– None for the month of January 2020

Points for Discussion
– Drum screener repair (Municipal Maintenance is coming in next week for this)
– Propane usage (Hocon Gas should only deliver when the tank is below 25% capacity)
– Upcoming electrical repairs – aeration tank mixer failed and will be replaced – lab exhaust fan making noises– odor control fan failure
– Plumbing repairs – lab sink faucet & backflow preventer
– Plant lighting (area of plant with low lighting has ice form frequently)

Discussion followed concerning how to mitigate the ice formation at the part of the plant with low lighting.

The Aquarion bill for January 2020 higher due to a broken hose. Ms. Stauffer will speak with Aquarion to reduce the cost of this bill.

Veolia Water left at 8:03PM.

3. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON 23 BROOKSIDE ROAD REQUEST FOR SEWER HOOKUP
There was discussion concerning whether to hold a public meeting to vote on 23 Brookside Road’s request for sewer hookup

MOTION:
Mr. Regan made a motion to have a public hearing at the next scheduled WPCC meeting on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, to discuss and review adding 23 Brookside Road to the sewer district. Vice Chair Pattee seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.

The hookup fee is $5,000.

4. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
There was discussion concerning Little Blue Construction’s invoice and what should be paid. The bill should be adjusted to remove the 3/10/2019 billing, resulting in a total bill of $2,230.00.

MOTION:
Mr. Eubanks made a motion to pay all bills except for Little Blue Construction and Veolia Monthly – February 2020. Chair Atamian seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.

The bills to be paid are as follows:
Aquarion Monthly, $886.83
Call Before You Dig, $107.60
Edgerton Annual Maintenance, $1,090.00
Eversource, $5,982.28
Frontier Communications, $300.04
Hocon Gas, $1,322.07
Hocon Gas, $1,012.03
Hocon Gas, $15.00
Hocon Gas, $1,461.60
Keough’s Hardware, $20.49
Oak Ridge Hauling, $160.37
TaxServ Capital Services, $195.65
Veolia Reimbursable November 2019, $12,555.30
Veolia Reimbursable December 2019, $2,763.59
Veolia Monthly – January 2020, $28,671.92
W. B. Mason, $66.99

Discussion followed concerning the cracked building and how to fund its repair.

5. COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
There were no commission member comments.

6. PUBLIC COMMENT
Chair Atamian opened the floor to public comment.

Ms. Moisio said Ms. Stauffer is a great asset to the WPCC.

7. ADJOURNMENT
MOTION:
Mr. Eubanks made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Klump seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:46PM.

Submitted by,
Zachary Smith