PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water & Sewer Board was held on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, with the following members in attendance:
Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
Peter Koelli, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Foreman
The meeting was called to order at 7:34 PM by chairman Douglas DeKoskie.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY LARRY VANVLIET TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
Superintendent Kiernan reported that the City of Kingston’s review of the I & I report is not yet finalized.
The sewer meters were calibrated during August. Results of this calibration will be given to the City, as per the agreement.
As yet, this letter to residents concerning sump pumps has not been composed, Superintendent Kiernan advised the Board.
Our representative from SEMO, Frank Farrell, gave verbal assurance that 1.5 million dollars will be reimbursed to the Town by FEMA, along with a 3 % administration fee. Bills from the contractors will be coming in October. The Town Board has already borrowed $750,000.00 and another three-quarters of a million dollars needs to be obtained.
The repairs to the sewer line between Route 9W and Clay Road were completed two weeks ago. Foreman Peter Koelli reported that the section needing repair involved a rock on top of the eight-inch main.
Superintendent Kiernan notified the Board that hydrant flushing will begin on September 19th. Work will begin at 10:00 PM and continue until 6:00 AM. Every hydrant in the district will be flushed.
Superintendent Kiernan reported that 75 % of the clarifier has been taken down and the steel sent to a recycling center. The shop drawings have been approved and the new clarifier has been ordered.
Drilling began in early September, but was stopped because of concern about sluice running along the side of the road into a storm drain and into the river. Now an air drilling machine could be coming. The DEC was called and came to observe the site. The wells must be certified, so the firm of Hanson VanVliet, LLC will remain on board as consultants, to monitor well tests and to certify them.
Drainage work has begun in the last couple of days at the plant.
The temporary electric supply is in place to the existing clarifier.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the Board that all Commissioners are welcome to attend the budget meetings.
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 MADE BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE AND SECONDED BY RONALD PHILLIPS TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:07 PM.
Gloria Meschi, Secretary
Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board