PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 10, 2010
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water & Sewer Board was held on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, with the following members in attendance:
Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
Peter Koelli, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Foreman
Absent were Douglas DeKoskie and Larry VanVliet.
The meeting was called to order at 7:29 PM by acting chairman, Ronald Phillips.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY KEVIN RENTFROW TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JUNE 8, 2010 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
Superintendent Kiernan reported to the Board that this meeting will be re-scheduled for the end of August.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the Board that Ralph Swenson is continuing to review the Inflow & Infiltration report. Commissioner Kevin Rentfrow requested a copy of the report. Commissioner Ronald Phillips inquired as to the City of Kingston having recommendations—Superintendent Kiernan did not speculate, but stated that the I & I report was a good public relations gesture.
A call was received on August 9, 2010, from Frank Farrell, our representative from SEMO. He stated that FEMA and SEMO will approve the $1.5 million for water treatment plant repairs. We must spend this money first, keep the documentation, and then submit same for reimbursement.
Superintendent Kiernan reported to the Board that on July 13, 2010, bids were opened for the various projects at the water treatment facility. Included in this month’s report are four bids that were submitted. Phase one will include the installation of wells for slope stabilization and drainage work. Contracts are expected to be signed on August 23, 2010; then work will proceed. Commissioner Kevin Rentfrow asked if the clarifier will be first and, if all the different bids are for the same clarifier—Superintendent Kiernan replied that it is the same clarifier being bid upon and will be ordered after signing the contracts. It will then take six months (twenty-six weeks) to receive the new clarifier. Under Wick’s Law, the contract must go to the low bidder.
Superintendent Kiernan and Foreman Koelli advised the Board of two water breaks.
Superintendent Kiernan informed the Board of a valve problem within the distribution system. It is possible that the location is near Time Warner Cable; more will be known as work proceeds. Commissioner Ronald Phillips asked what the kind of problem is—Superintendent Kiernan replied that it could be that the valve may not be all the way open. More information will follow.
Superintendent Kiernan reported that the numbers in these budgets are proposed, and will undoubtedly change. In these proposed budgets, both the Water and the Sewer figures show a $23,000.00 increase each. We are currently in the last year of the union contract.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY MICHAEL TRONOLONE AND SECONDED BY KEVIN RENTFROW TO APPROVE THE MONTHLY VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADED BY RONALD PHILLIPS 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 7:52 PM.
Gloria Meschi, Secretary
Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board