PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD
October 10, 2006
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water and Sewer Board was held on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, with the following members in attendance:
Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
Michael Celuch, Chairman
Absent were Ronald Phillips and Wayne Freer, Liaison from the Esopus Town Board.
The meeting was called to order at 7:31 PM by Superintendent Kiernan.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE AND SECONDED BY MICHAEL CELUCH TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JULY 11, 2006 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
(The board did not meet on August 8, 2006. The board did not have a quorum on September 12, 2006.)
Completed by Calaruso & Sons.
The State will pay for the cost of this.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that there are two
more hydrants to be moved, which the State will pay for.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that it is
possible that $60,000 could come back to the Water
District from the State because of unused contract bids
regarding the new water main.
Due to the fact that the sewer jet truck specs and bids are not out yet, it will be next year now before it is purchased, according to Superintendent Kiernan.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that September 23, 2006 was the last day worked by John Meehan. He is missed.
New employee Michael Dauner is attending classes at
Ulster Community College on Tuesday and Thursday
evenings to earn his operator’s certificate.
Tim Byron has worked for the Water Department one year this past August. Superintendent Kiernan notified the board that he is trying to upgrade his license to IIA.
Superintendent Kiernan reported that as of October 4, 2006 hydrant flushing was completed. Hydrants have been serviced for winter and flags have been placed on them.
Installation of a fire hydrant at Doris Street and Route 9W is slated for October 11th, according to Superintendent Kiernan. The Port Ewen Fire Department has requested a fire hydrant at this spot, instead of on the other side of Doris Street. The hydrant to be used was saved when the contractor removed it (the hydrant could not remain on private property).
Douglas DeKoskie inquired as to whether the invoice can be submitted to the State for reimbursement. Superintendent Kiernan explained that there were only two hydrants the State had to replace—one by Dr. Anderson’s office and one by the cemetery.
This property is the old “40 Bumps” parcel—fifteen acres.
This property around Esopus Lake is currently slated to include 395 units, 40,000-square-foot commercial space, a country inn and a community center. It will be necessary for the Esopus Town Board to amend the PUD designation. Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that there would need to be water and sewer extensions for this property.
This property is the old “Berg Ball Field” parcel—about thirty homes.
Access to this property will be off of River Road, then to Route 9W—about 80 units for senior citizens.
Chairman Michael Celuch asked if the town will be able to handle the water and sewer requirements. Superintendent Kiernan replied that this will not be a problem.
This bill will be the last one collected this year. On November 13th unpaid bills will be turned over to the county tax rolls.
In July the proposed budget was submitted, with a rate increase of 10% for the Water District and 3.3% for the Sewer District. The Water District budget reflects the town’s serial bond for the 9W water main. Next year a principal and interest payment will be required. $65,000.00 came from the Water District, but now is replaced. Still, rates will be forced to rise.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE AND SECONDED BY MICHAEL CELUCH TO APPROVE THE MONTHLY VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE AND SECONDED BY MICHAEL CELUCH TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR. THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:50 PM.