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
          Ronald Phillips
          Kevin Rentfrow
          Michael Tronolone
         
Absent were Douglas DeKoskie and Larry VanVliet.

The meeting was called to order at 7:29 PM by acting chairman, Ronald Phillips.

  1. MOTION TO ACCEPT MINUTES OF JUNE 8, 2010

 

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.

  1. NO MEETING JULY 13, 2010

 

  1. LEACHATE  -  MTG WITH KINGSTON 7/23  -  CANCELLED BY MAYOR  -  RESCHEDULE

Superintendent Kiernan reported to the Board that this meeting will be re-scheduled for the end of August.

  1. CITY OF KINGSTON  -  STILL REVIEWING I & I REPORT

 

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.

  1. FEMA/SEMO  -  UPDATE  -  E-MAILS

 

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.

  1. DRAINAGE AND CLARIFIER BIDS

 

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.

  1. WATER BREAKS RT. 9W AND N BWAY

 

Superintendent Kiernan and Foreman Koelli advised the Board of two water breaks.

  1. VALVE PROBLEM

 

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.

  1. PROPOSED WATER AND SEWER BUDGETS 2011

 

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.

  1. PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS

 

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.

  1. MISCELLANEOUS

 

    1. Commissioner Kevin Rentfrow asked about the status of the letter to residents of Clay, Lindorf and Rogers streets about sump pumps—Superintendent Kiernan will get the letter out as soon as possible.
    2. Commissioner Michael Tronolone asked about the City of Kingston sewer contracts.  Is the cost of the operation and maintenance of their waste water treatment facility passed on to us?  Superintendent Kiernan replied that the Town of Esopus pays 10.42%.
    3. Commissioner Ronald Phillips asked how long until the cryptosporidium testing is finished—Superintendent Kiernan responded that it will be one year and two months.  Mr. Phillips asked if there is stimulus money or grant money available to put in an ultra-violet system—Superintendent Kiernan replied no.
    4. Commissioner Kevin Rentfrow asked if there is any news regarding solar—Superintendent Kiernan replied no.
    5. Commissioner Ronald Phillips asked about how the Doris Street pump station is operating—Foreman Koelli replied good.
  1. ADJOURNMENT

 

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.

                                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                     Gloria Meschi, Secretary
                                                     Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board