PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD
January 8, 2007
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water and Sewer Board was held on Monday, January 8, 2007, with the following members in attendance:
Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
Michael Celuch, Chairman
Absent were Roger Mabie, Ronald Phillips and Wayne Freer, Liaison from the Esopus Town Board.
The meeting was called to order at 7:28 PM by Superintendent Kiernan.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY MICHAEL CELUCH AND SECONDED BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 11, 2006 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
Superintendent Kiernan advised board members that he has called Ralph C. Herman regarding this matter. There will be more to follow. Board member Douglas DeKoskie asked the amount of the price, since an amount has already been budgeted; Superintendent Kiernan did not have an exact figure. Since the truck is pollution efficient, it could be approximately $52,000.00.
Superintendent Kiernan reported to board members that this line is part of the State’s project; the length is approximately 180 feet.
Superintendent Kiernan advised board members that this new hydrant is now about 200 feet northwest of the original location. The hydrant was moved due to the need for a retention pond for storm drain runoff.
Gas lines and telephone lines were also in the trench at the Doris Street site.
Superintendent Kiernan will see that board members receive a copy of the PSE report. He informed board members that the Public Service Commission’s report has been received. The report states that Central Hudson was cited for: failure to correctly mark out gas service; not going into the basement and putting the mark-out equipment directly on the meter; did not have the proper tools on their truck; did not utilize their ability to use radios; did not follow their own safety procedures (i.e. needed valve repairs had not been done within the designated 90 days).
The end of the year report will be coming out soon, according to Superintendent Kiernan.
Discussion was held on the Somerset (AKA Hudson Point) project. The developer has proposed a zoning amendment to the Planned Unit Development. One of the results of a meeting that was held with Brinier and Larios, Somerset, the Town and Superintendent Kiernan is that a “Port Ewen Sewer District” does not exist; the described department is the “Port Ewen Sewer Improvement Area.” By law, the boundaries of a sewer improvement area cannot be extended. The developer has proposed seven pump stations. Board member Douglas DeKoskie inquired if the developer will maintain their own district, to which Superintendent Kiernan replied that it will be private, but there may be some negotiations. If the roads are not town roads, the utilities are not town utilities. The roads will be built to town specs, but they will be private roads. Negotiations are continuting.
Chairman Michael Celuch inquired if there is anything new on the proposed road for the new town hall; Superintendent Kiernan replied that there is not anything new on any of the subdivisions, except Somerset.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE AND SECONDED BY MICHAEL CELUCH TO APPROVE THE MONTHLY VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY JOHN MEEHAN AND SECONDED BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR. THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:45 PM.