PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD
NOVEMBER 10, 2009

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water and Sewer Board was held on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, with the following members in attendance:

          Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
          Peter Koelli, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Foreman
          Douglas DeKoskie, Chairman
          Ronald Phillips
          Kevin Rentfrow
          Michael Tronolone

Absent was Carl Belfiglio, Liaison from the Esopus Town Board.

The meeting was called to order at 7:32 PM by Chairman Douglas DeKoskie.

  1. MOTION TO ACCEPT MINUTES OF OCT. 13, 2009 MEETING

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY KEVIN RENTFROW TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 13, 2009 MEETING.  ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

  1. INFLOW & INFILTRATION – DRAFT

More information has been sent to Tom Harvey.  There are a couple of minor changes to the report.  Superintendent Kiernan is waiting to hear further.

 

  1. BIRCHES – PUMPS/GENERATOR/AS-BUILTS – VERBAL AGREEMENT

Superintendent Kiernan gave the board a summary of the circumstances surrounding the Certificate of Occupancy sought by Mr. Steve Aaron.  The generator has been ordered and must be installed by November 30, 2009.

  1. SAFECO MOST ALL ALARM INSTALLATIONS COMPLETE – PHASE MONITORS

 

There are three phase monitors still to be installed.  One worked at the Doris Street pump station when there was a failure, Superintendent Kiernan notified the board.

 

  1. FEMA/SEMO – COST ESTIMATES – PLANT SLOPE STABILIZATION

Superintendent Kiernan will submit final numbers to the State on November 11, 2009:  $746,000.00.  This amount does not include 1.2 million dollars in repairs for the treatment facility.  As explained by Superintendent Kiernan, the next procedure will be to apply to SEMO for a bond anticipation note for two million dollars; the repairs will then go out for bid; funding could be received in four to six weeks.  The Water District may have interest payments of between 4 and 5%.  We will hope for reimbursement.

 

  1. CRYPTO SAMPLES

In October no cryptosporidium was found in the samples.  Giardia was found, however.  This is eliminated through chlorination.  Cryptosporidium spores are removed through conventional filtration.

 

  1. 2010 BUDGETS – BUDGET REVISIONS

Superintendent Kiernan notified the board that the basic change in the 2010 budget has been to benefits.

 

  1. AS TIME ALLOWS – ROOFS ON P.S

Work continues on the roofs as time allows.

 

 

  1. CANAL STREET IMPELLER PROPOSAL/PUMP PROPOSAL

 

The amount of the pump proposal is $27,000.00.  Superintendent Kiernan recommends that the Canal Street pump be removed and rebuilt; and that an impeller be purchased.  Board member Kevin Rentfrow agreed with this recommendation.

 

  1. KWWTP  REVENUES

Superintendent Kiernan reported that there is nothing new regarding this agenda item.

 

  1. REAPPOINTMENTS – COMMISSIONERS

Douglas DeKoskie agreed to another four-year appointment.  Ronald Phillips agreed to another four-year appointment.  Superintendent Kiernan stated that the board is need of a third commissioner.

 

  1. PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE AND SECONDED BY MICHAEL TRONOLONE TO APPROVE THE MONTHLY VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT.  ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

  1. MISCELLANEOUS
    1. Kevin Rentfrow inquired about the Tier 3 violation.  Superintendent Kiernan replied that a notice published in the newspaper was not needed; just a notation in the annual water supply report is necessary.
    2. Superintendent Kiernan reported that on November 13, 2009 the overdue amount of $108,000.00 in unpaid water/sewer charges will go to the tax rolls.
    3. Ronald Phillips asked about the dewatering plan.  Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that the one existing well runs a lot; the future wells will go out to bid before construction.  Drainage work comes first; permits are needed by the D.E.C.—one of which is from the Army Corp of Engineers.
    4. Superintendent Kiernan mentioned that some stimulus money is being applied for, which would provide solar power to the water treatment plant.  There would not be any cost to the town for this.
    5. Michael Tronolone inquired about the salinity in the water supply.  Superintendent Kiernan responded that it is lime that adjusts the pH; our water is low in salinity.

 

  1. MEETINGS MONDAY DEC. 7, MONDAY JAN. 11, MONDAY FEB. 8

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY KEVIN RENTFROW TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.  THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 8:02 PM.

                                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                     Gloria Meschi, Secretary
                                                     Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board