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
          Douglas DeKoskie
          Roger Mabie
          John Meehan

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.

  1. MOTION TO ACCEPT MINUTES OF JULY 11, 2006 MEETING

 

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.)

  1. 9W WATERLINE – STATE D.O.T.

 

    1. LINE IN SERVICE SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

Completed by Calaruso & Sons.

    1. WORKING ON SERVICE LINES

 

    1. 180 FEET NEW 8” MAIN – OLD LIBRARY

The State will pay for the cost of this.

    1. HYDRANT MOVING

 

Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that there are two
more hydrants to be moved, which the State will pay for.

    1. STATEMENT OF QUANTITIES

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.

  1. SEWER JET TRUCK – MEDIUM DUTY NOT OUT YET

 

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.

  1. RETIREMENT – JOHN MEEHAN    NEW EMPLOYEE MICHAEL DAUNER

 

Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that September 23, 2006 was the last day worked by John Meehan.  He is missed.

    1. ATTENDING CLASS

 

New employee Michael Dauner is attending classes at
Ulster Community College on Tuesday and Thursday
evenings to earn his operator’s certificate.

  1. UPGRADE TIM BYRON TO IIA

 

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.

  1. HYDRANT FLUSHING SEPTEMBER 25 TO OCTOBER 6

 

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.

  1. NEW HYDRANT—DORIS STREET & 9W

 

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. 

 

  1. PROPOSED SUBDIVISIONS
    1. ESOPUS MEADOWS

 

This property is the old “40 Bumps” parcel—fifteen acres.

    1. SOMERSET

 

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.

    1. MOUNTAIN VIEW

 

This property is the old “Berg Ball Field” parcel—about thirty homes.

    1. BIRCHES

 

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.

  1. METER READING—BILLS WILL BE OUT OCTOBER 1, 2006

 

This bill will be the last one collected this year.  On November 13th unpaid bills will be turned over to the county tax rolls.

  1.      PROPOSED 2007 BUDGETS

 

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.

  1.      PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS

 

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.

  1.      MISCELLANEOUS

 

     None

  1.      ADJOURNMENT

 

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.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                                        Gloria Meschi
                                                                        Secretary