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
Absent was Carl Belfiglio, Liaison from the Esopus Town Board.
The meeting was called to order at 7:32 PM by Chairman Douglas DeKoskie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Superintendent Kiernan notified the board that the basic change in the 2010 budget has been to benefits.
Work continues on the roofs as time allows.
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.
Superintendent Kiernan reported that there is nothing new regarding this agenda item.
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.
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.
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.
Gloria Meschi, Secretary
Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board