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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 09/15/2021

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 09/27/2021 1:28pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
Regular Meeting
Virtual Zoom Meeting
September 15, 2021

MINUTES

Present: Amy Atamian, Dave Pattee, Charles Cilo, Todd Eubanks, Vanessa McPherson, Kirby Klump.

Also, Present: Calos Pavia and Jeremy Nixon of Veolia. Katherine Stauffer, WPCC Administrator

Amy Atamian called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM

ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 18, 2021, MEETING.

MOTION: Approve minutes from the August 18, 2021, meeting. K. Klump, motion. D. Pattee, second.  Approved unanimously.

ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS

Health and Safety

Veolia Water monthly safety training topics conducted in 2021 included:
• Personal protective equipment.

This project has completed 21 years with no safety incidents.

Noteworthy Operational Information/Maintenance and PM
• Wasted 20,289 gallons of sludge to the GBT
• Hach UV Equipment semiannual service completed
• 6,500 gallons of waste sludge was hauled off-site for disposal
• NIC systems software installed
• Organic and inorganic cleaning completed

Regulatory and Compliance
There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of August 2021

Alarms
• Fire panel: “trouble detected” low battery – batteries replaced

CBYD
• 8/25/2021 – 19 Main St – No mark out required

Points for Discussion
• Blower VFD replacement
o 3 quotes obtained
o 4 blowers for membranes and aeration tank.

MOTION: Approve procurement of VFD replacement not to exceed $6,000. T. Eubanks, motion. V. McPherson, second. Approved unanimously.

• Grinder Cartridge #2 replacement

MOTION: Approve procurement of grinder teeth for NTE for $10,500. D. Pattee, motion. K. Klump, second. Approved unanimously.

• Decian – Firewall Replacement
o Decian’s security was discussed.
• Drum Screener #1 repair
• Capital Management planning
o J. Nixon provided a capital management plan for all materials at the WWTP. Allow commission more time to review and discuss at next month’s meeting.

ITEM 3: DISCUSSION AND ACTION OF INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS

MOTION: Approve all invoices totaling $35,924.62. T. Eubanks, motion. V. McPherson, second. Approved unanimously.

APPROVED INVOICES:

• Airgas: $15.50
• Aquarion Monthly: $160.10
• Eversource: $5,691.99
• Mulvaney Mechanical: $309.00
• Oak Ridge Hauling: $160.37
• Veolia Monthly – August 2021: $29,171.53
• USPS PO Box Fee: $70.00

Other Discussion:

• K. Stauffer to check with first selectman on the timing for the grant from the State of CT for GLDC.
• Cracks in pavement at plant were sealed.
• K. Stauffer to follow up with facilities director about building cracks.
• Discussion on planning a tax sale on delinquent properties. K. Stauffer will coordinate with Tax Collector, Selectman, and Town Attorney.

ITEM 4: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS

ITEM 5: PUBLIC COMMENT

NONE

ITEM 6: ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn: D. Pattee, motion. C. Cilo, second.
Meeting adjourned at 8:53PM

ACTION ITEMS:
Veolia:
• Quote for sewer line cleaning and TV inspection.
Amy/Katherine:
• Tax sale for delinquent accounts.
• Landscaping at plant
• Building cracks

Submitted by Katherine Stauffer