PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD MEETING
MARCH 8, 2011
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water & Sewer Board was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 with the following members in attendance:
Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
Peter Koelli, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Foreman
Douglas DeKoskie, Chairman
Donna McAuley, Liaison from the Esopus Town Board
The meeting was called to order at 7:31 PM by chairman Douglas DeKoskie.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY KEVIN RENTFROW AND SECONDED BY RONALD PHILLIPS TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 14, 2011 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
Superintendent Kiernan notified the Board that there will be a meeting on March 14th or 15th for recommendations and/or suggestions. Related to this agenda item: On March 7th there was a sewer line overflow on Millbrook Drive, near the Millbrook stream. This was mostly storm water runoff. 1.5 million gallons ran through the Connelly pump station on March 7th.
Superintendent Kiernan has received a reply via e-mail from Frank Ferro (SEMO). Their phase is complete and has been approved by our engineers. We are within the budget; $1.2 million in vouchers has been sent to the State for reimbursement. Commissioner Larry VanVliet inquired whether a letter has been received extending the completion date. Superintendent Kiernan is applying to FEMA through SEMO for an extension of the contract beyond May 3, 2011. He received the paperwork at the end of January and will be submitting documentation. The target date to finish is June 24, 2011. Commissioner Ronald Phillips is also concerned about the time extension.
WORKING ON TIME EXTENSION
BILLS SUBMITTED TO SEMO
BLUE FOLDER RECEIVED - PAYMENTS SUBMITTED - SEE LETTER TO FRANK FERRO
Superintendent Kiernan advised the Board that a draft letter is included in this month’s agenda; he asked that any changes or suggestions be e-mailed to him. The commissioners discussed the draft and made several suggestions of inclusions or revisions. Superintendent Kiernan thanked the Board for their ideas and input.
Superintendent reported that there was a minor turbidity violation in February.
Superintendent Kiernan reported to the Board that all lights at the water treatment plant will be replaced by energy-efficient fluorescent lighting. Approximately seventy-five fixtures are included. Savings of $3,000.00 per year is estimated. Central Hudson will cover 70% of the amount, with 30% being covered by a company by the name of Alliance. The cost is $8,970.00.
Superintendent Kiernan explained to the Board that a letter was received from the Building Inspector regarding the sprinkler system at Town Hall. Mr. Keefe’s statement that the system is inadequate, attributable to the damage at the water treatment plant, is false. The superintendent’s letter to the fire chief states this.
Weekly reports are included in this month’s agenda.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY LARRY VANVLIET 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 LARRY VANVLIET TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:28 PM.
Gloria Meschi, Secretary
Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board