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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 11/18/2020

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 11/25/2020 10:19am
Kathleen R. Miserendino - Redding Deputy Town Clerk

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION 
Regular Meeting 
Virtual Zoom Meeting 
November 18, 2020 

MINUTES

Present: Amy Atamian, Todd Eubanks, Dave Pattee, Kirby Klump, Vanessa McPherson
Also, Present: Eugene Burke of Veolia. Katherine Stauffer, WPCC Administrator.

Members of the Public: Annet Bonfanti

Amy Atamian called the meeting to order at 7:32PM

ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 21, 2020 MEETING.

  • Item 4, second bullet: change from “Millone and Macbroom sent in a quote for $13,000 to find and engineer a fix along with bid documents to put out.” To “Millone and Macbroom sent in a quote for $13,000 to find and engineer a fix along with preparing bid documents and providing support during construction”
  • Item 4, third bullet: change from “Town of Redding Finance Director Steve Gniadek stated that there do not need to be 3 quotes to have this done.” To Town of Redding Finance Director Steve Gniadek stated that there do not need to be 3 quotes for design services but will be needed for the construction.”

Motion: Approve the minutes from the October 21, 2020 minutes: D. Pattee, motion. K. Klump, second. Approved unanimously.

ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS

Health and Safety

  • October 2020 training topics included Ladder Safety

Noteworthy Operational Information

  • Weekly power washing of the on-line primary drum screener
  • Waster 27,289 gallons of sludge from recycle wet well to the GBT
  • 6,584 gallons of waste was hauled off-site for disposal
  • Generator Service is due

Regulator and Compliance

  • There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of October 2020

Alarms
None

CBYD: 
None

Points for Discussion:

  • Drum screener quotes from Northeast Water and Kovacs
    • Still waiting on these quotes, Mr. Burke has been pressuring the companies to get the quotes to him as quickly as possible
  • Backflow preventer in original plant building
    • Three quotes have been received. Mr. Burke did not include them in this month’s meeting material, so they will be reviewed next month.
  • Kaeser Ultrasonic testing completed today – five leaks were found.
    • The leaks found are minor and the fixes will be simple. The leaks on the flexible copper fittings have been marked and will be repaired.
  • SCADA remote access for NIC systems
    • Mr. Burke is waiting on consent from the necessary channels for remote access to be granted. Decian needs to give the OK to give remote to NIC. Mr. Burke stated that permission needs to be granted to be sure that all programs are protected.
  • Recirculation pumps – NE Water and Kovacs
    • Mr. Burke is still waiting on quotes.
    • Mr. Burke stated that a lot of debris gets caught in the pumps and needs to be cleared out.
  • Wi-Fi Extender needed in SCADA Control Building for internet access
  • Plant water pumps – waiting on 2 more quotes
  • Aeration Level Sensors – waiting on warranty information
    • The level sensors are under warranty and will be sent back and replaced at no cost.
  • UV System
    • The system has been shut down until March 1, 2021. The systems have been flushed and cleaned.
  • PAC System
    • The system has been shut down until March 1, 2021. The systems have been flushed and cleaned.

OTHER DISCUSSION

  • Mr. Burke stated that when he makes phone calls, whoever is on the other side of the line cannot hear them. Ms. Stauffer will put him in touch with Leblanc Communications who handles the phone systems for the Town.
  • Ms. McPherson asked Mr. Burke how they are handling the current increase in COVID cases at the plant. Mr. Burke stated that they are going above and beyond all safety precautions.

MILLONE AND MACBROOM SITE VISIT 

  • Millone and Macbroom was at the sewer plant today. They were taking measurements and pictures to come up with a plan of what needs work and where. They will also be finding out whether more borings are needed.
  • They stated that compared to last year, the cracks on the corner of the building seem to have gotten wider.
  • There were also some other fractures along the sides of some of the doors. There is an expansion joint along one of the doorways with some cracking on the sides of the doors.
  • Ms. McPherson asked if Millone and Macbroom were able to use the drawings sent to them. Ms. Atamian stated that they have yet to compare the drawings to the visual findings.
  • Millone and Macbroom is asking for construction notes from Tighe and Bond. Ms. Stauffer stated that there are tons of construction records in the basement of Town Hall. She will look for them.

ITEM 3: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS

MOTION: Approve all invoices (except Veolia Monthly November 2020 $28,671.92 and Veolia Reimbursable October 2020 $11,009.09) totaling $49,407.23. D. Pattee, motion. K. Klump, second. Motion passed unanimously. 

  1. Aquarion Monthly $479.71
  2. Eversource $5,631.83
  3. Frontier $321.27
  4. Hocon Gas $15.00
  5. Hocon Gas $1,454.40
  6. Mulvaney Mechanical $323.00
  7. Oak Ridge Hauling $160.37
  8. Veolia Reimbursable September 2020 $12,349.73
  9. Veolia Monthly October 2020 $28,671.92

ITEM 4: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
NONE

ITEM 6: PUBLIC COMMENT
NONE

ITEM 7: ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn: T. Eubanks, motion. A. Atamian, second. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:31 PM

Submitted by Katherine Stauffer

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