PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD
FEBRUARY 9, 2008
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water and Sewer Board was held on Monday, February 9, 2009 with the following members in attendance:
Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
Carl Belfiglio, Liaison from the Esopus Town Board
Absent was board member Michael Tronolone.
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY JOHN MEEHAN AND SECONDED BY RONALD PHILLIPS TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 11, 2008 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the board members that Michael Celuch has submitted a letter of resignation. A replacement for his position will be sought. Douglas DeKoskie agreed to be the new chairman, serving for a term of one year.
There is no new information on the sewer contract with the city of Kingston.
Superintendent Kiernan made the extensive report available to the board of commissioners. Next week the bill for this report—$67,000.00—will be sent to FEMA for our reimbursement. Superintendent Kiernan attended a preliminary meeting with Greg Gifford, Eric Hansen and Dennis Larios. In this report it is recommended that three additional watering wells be drilled along the plant side of the property (roughly $50,000.00 each); that twelve to fifteen two-inch gravity wells be located on the west side of River Road (at $1,500.00 to $2,000.00 each); and to re-direct storm water flow on the bank of Mr. Silver’s property. At that same meeting discussion was held concerning drainage work that is necessary on Mr. Silver’s property. The cost to the Town for the work that needs to be done is directly proportional to the amount of drainage work that is done by Mr. Silver. Douglas DeKoskie inquired if right-of-ways could be used; and approaching the county concerning this. Mr. DeKoskie also mentioned the possibility of the Town obtaining a legal easement from Mr. Silver to do the drainage improvements in order to divert water; and approaching the county in this matter. Ronald Phillips’ concern is the impact upon the Town if Mr. Silver does not do the necessary work. John Meehan asked about obtaining permits to discharge this water into the river. Lengthy discussion among the board was held concerning this project. Superintendent Kiernan will be attending another meeting with SEMO to discuss the geo-tech report.
Mr. Wapner’s attorney, Mr. Futterfus, wants a long-term contract. The water hasn’t been put in as yet.
Douglas DeKoskie verified that work on this study will begin in March or April.
Superintendent Kiernan notified the board that there have been twenty water breaks since October 12, 2008.
The samples are well below state requirements, reported Superintendent Kiernan.
The purchase of a new compressor would cost approximately $4,500.00, explained Superintendent Kiernan.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that this report is complete, but needs to get to the printer.
The following is needed for Birches:
It is Superintendent Kiernan’s understanding that 2.8 billion dollars will come to the water industry for improvements. This money will go into a revolving loan fund.
Earlier in the meeting Ronald Phillips asked liaison Carl Belfiglio if the Somerset project is still on hold. Mr. Belfiglio replied that the project is still with the Planning Board.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE TO APPROVE THE MONTHLY VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY JOHN MEEHAN TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:15 PM.
Gloria Meschi, Secretary
Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board