PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 14, 2011

                                                         

The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water & Sewer Board was held on Monday, February 14, 2011, with the following members in attendance:

                                                         

          Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
          Peter Koelli, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Foreman
          Douglas DeKosKie, Chairman
          Kevin Rentfrow
          Michael Tronolone
          Donna McAuley, Liaison from the Esopus Town Board

Absent were Ronald Phillips and Larry VanVliet.

The meeting was called to order at 7:40 PM by chairman Douglas DeKoskie.

  1. MOTION TO ACCEPT MINUTES OF JANUARY 10, 2011

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY MICHAEL TRONOLONE AND SECONDED BY KEVIN RENTFROW TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 10, 2011 MEETING.  ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

  1. CITY OF KINGSTON REVIEW I & I REPORT  --  NOT YET

 

Superintendent Kiernan had no new information to report on this agenda item.

  1. FEMA/SEMO  --  UPDATE

 

Superintendent Kiernan has just received the awaited “blue folder,” which now gives us the right to start sending bills in.  The town has also received a check from SEMO for $28,000.00, which Superintendent Kiernan believed was for engineering work done in September, 2010.  Commissioner Michael Tronolone inquired if there is still bond money; Superintendent Kiernan replied that yes, there is $300,000.00 in unspent money.  Chairman Douglas DeKoskie asked if any work is able to be done at the plant this time of year; Superintendent Kiernan answered that, no, work is not being done right now.  Superintendent Kiernan spoke of  the spreadsheet of what was paid out and how much each contractor has left, with 5% held back.  This is included in this month’s reports.

  1. PLANT WORK  --  ALL ON HOLD  --  WEATHER  --  CHECK RECEIVED

 

    1. CLARIFIER

Some work remains

    1. WELL DRILLING

All wells are operational and running

    1. DRAINAGE

All drainage work is finished

    1. ELECTRIC

All electrical work is finished

BLUE FOLDER RECEIVED  --  PAYMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED

  1. SUMP PUMP LETTER  --  SPRING 2011

 

This letter will be composed for residents of the Clay Road, Roger Street and Lindorf Street neighborhood.  Commissioner Kevin Rentfrow requested that this letter be prepared by the next board meeting; Superintendent Kiernan replied that yes, the letter will be ready then.

  1. TURBIDITY VIOLATION JAN 2011

 

Superintendent Kiernan reported to the board that one sample taken in January, 2011 was above the .30 requirement.  The newspaper carried the legal notice and this violation will also be reported in the water supply statement.  This is not a big health hazard.

  1. SOUTHWORTH MILTON MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT  --  SAME AS LAST YEAR

 

Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that there is no raise in the agreement from last year; it has been signed and sent in.  Part of this item is the Birches’ generator.  The town still does not own the pump station.

  1. FOREMAN REPORTS

 

Superintendent Kiernan pointed out that the weekly Foreman Reports are included.  There were a number of water main breaks during the month.

  1. PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY KEVIN RENTFROW AND SECONDED BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE TO APPROVE THE MONTHLY VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT.  ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

  1. MISCELLANEOUS

 

    1. Chairman Douglas DeKoskie inquired if there has been a response from the City of Kingston to the letter from our town regarding revenue from leachate.  Superintendent Kiernan will speak with the town Supervisor to keep updated on this matter.  Mr. DeKoskie felt that it is important to continue giving attention to this matter.
    2. Superintendent Kiernan has sent a letter to thank New York Rural Water in Sullivan County for their help with a water main break.
    3. Commissioner Michael Tronolone asked about the televising of the sewer line which indicated a problem at a residence.  Superintendent Kiernan will compose a letter to the resident involved.
    4. Chairman Douglas DeKoskie inquired if any communication has been received from the county regarding turbidity violations.  Superintendent Kiernan replied no.
    5. Superintendent Kiernan notified the board that Ken Solis has taken the course for water treatment operator and passed the examination.  However, he will have to take the new exam when it is approved, since Ulster Community College did not receive approval for the exam which was given.  Ken has also passed the Civil Service examination.
  1. ADJOURNMENT

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE AND SECONDED BY KEVIN RENTFROW TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.  THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:05 PM.

                                                Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                Gloria Meschi, Secretary

                                                Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board