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
          Douglas DeKoskie
          Ronald Phillips
          Kevin Rentfrow
          Michael Tronolone
          Larry VanVliet

The meeting was called to order at 7:34 PM by chairman Douglas DeKoskie.

  1. MOTION TO ACCEPT MINUTES OF AUGUST 10, 2010

 

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.

  1. CITY OF KINGSTON REVIEW I & I REPORT

 

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.

  1. SUMP PUMP LETTER – NOT FINISHED

 

As yet, this letter to residents concerning sump pumps has not been composed, Superintendent Kiernan advised the Board.

 

 

  1. FEMA/SEMO – UPDATE

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.

  1. SEWER LINE REPAIRED

 

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.

  1. HYDRANT FLUSHING 9/18-9/24

 

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.

  1. PLANT WORK

 

    1. CLARIFIER

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.

    1. WELL DRILLING

 

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.

    1. DRAINAGE

 

Drainage work has begun in the last couple of days at the plant.

 

    1. ELECTRIC

The temporary electric supply is in place to the existing clarifier.

  1. BUDGET MEETINGS

 

Superintendent Kiernan advised the Board that all Commissioners are welcome to attend the budget meetings.

 

  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 Michael Tronolone inquired if there are any new developments regarding revenues from leachate.  Superintendent Kiernan replied that there has been no response from the City of Kingston’s mayor to his two e-mails.
    1. Superintendent Kiernan notified the Board that KOSCO’s propane rate bid is $ 1.5345 per gallon.

 

    1. Superintendent Kiernan reported that there was one water main break this past month—on North Broadway.
    1. Superintendent Kiernan advised the Board that a valve has been isolated, which is not open all the way.  Foreman Koelli and his men worked on this six-inch wet tap valve for three days.  The valve will be replaced with a new one when hydro flushing is done, which will take less than half a day for the work to be finished.  Port Ewen Fire Department will be notified so that they will be available for mutual aid during this time.

 

    1. Commissioner Larry VanVliet asked when the temporary water pipe on the bridge will be picked up.  Superintendent Kiernan replied that both ends of the pipe have been picked up.  The rest of the pipe will be picked up when the new clarifier is done and running.  The Town is paying a bond to the State to keep the pipe on the bridge.
    1. Discussion was held concerning finishing of cross walks.  Since only one or two people do that type of work, it is very expensive.  Suggestions included painting the cross walk or only doing this type of repair once or twice per year.  Superintendent Kiernan will find out the cost of this repair.

 

    1. Superintendent Kiernan reported that the new Mid Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union will use the existing water and sewer services.
  1. ADJOURNMENT

 

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.

                                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                     Gloria Meschi, Secretary
                                                     Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board