PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 9, 2011

The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water & Sewer Board was held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, with the following members in attendance:

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

Absent was Board member Ronald Phillips.

The meeting was called to order at 7:31 PM by Chairman Douglas DeKoskie.

  1. MOTION TO ACCEPT MINUTES OF JULY 12, 2011

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LARRY VANVLIET AND SECONDED BY MICHAEL TRONOLONE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JULY 12, 2011 MEETING.  ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

  1. FEMA/SEMO  -  PAYMENT OF $473,851.46

 

Superintendent Kiernan reported to the board that the partial payment of $473,851.46 was received two weeks ago.  The money went to Orange County Trust, to be held to pay the bond payment when it is due.  The project is now closed.  Chairman Douglas DeKoskie noted that we were fortunate to have had a state of emergency declared in the county, or else the entire cost of $1.5 million would have been our town’s responsibility.

  1. VIOLATION LETTERS OUT 7/27/11  -  90 DAYS

 

Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that six or seven responses are due regarding the violation letters that were sent to homeowners.  After forty-five days another letter will be sent.  If there has been no response after ninety days, a notice to appear in town court will be sent.

 

  1. FOREMAN REPORTS

Foreman Koelli’s weekly reports are included with this agenda.

  1. BIRCHES  -  EASEMENTS  -  NO WORD

 

No word has been received on the Birches easements.  Superintendent Kiernan will follow up with Town Supervisor John Coutant.

  1. AGREEMENT WITH TOWN BOARD

 

Superintendent Kiernan notified the board that his agreement with the Town will be addressed at the next Town Board meeting.  Because Superintendent Kiernan is retired, Civil Service needs to know there is a contract.

  1. BUDGETS 2012

 

Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that at next month’s meeting, he will have the 2012 budget figures; it will probably be a zero-increase budget.  He mentioned the 2% cap, which will probably be included in health insurance increases.  Chairman Douglas DeKoskie requested that some capital funds be reserved for the wells at the plant; for replacement and/or repairs that will ultimately be needed.

  1. PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS

 

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

  1. MISCELLANEOUS

 

    1. Superintendent Kiernan remarked that the plant has much more painting to be done, and new gutters to be installed.
    2. Commissioner Larry VanVliet inquired about the lighting in the plant, asking if Central Hudson has taken any action.  Superintendent Kiernan replied that there has been no change.

 

 

  1.     ADJOURNMENT

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LARRY VANVLIET AND SECONDED      BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.  THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:55 PM.

                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                                   Gloria Meschi, Secretary
                                                                   Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board