PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD
JANUARY 11, 2010
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water and Sewer Board was held on Monday, January 11, 2010 with the following members in attendance:
Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
Peter Koelli, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Foreman
Douglas DeKoskie, Chairman
Wayne Freer, Esopus Town Board member
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Douglas DeKoskie.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY KEVIN RENTFROW AND SECONDED BY RONALD PHILLIPS TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 10, 2009 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
The report has been completed. Some of the primary factors include smoke testing, manhole inspection to take place and a rehabilitation program in the Clay Road, Lindorf Street and Rogers Street area early in Spring. Superintendent Kiernan hopes to use some of the remaining money from Somerset to televize the sewer lines in the same area. The ideal time to do this would be during heavy rain. Smoke testing could be done by either purchasing equipment, hiring a contractor or working through an agency that suggests how to proceed. Discussion continued regarding metering individual sump pump discharge, notifying area residents of upcoming testing and possible long-term solutions through state grants. Superintendent Kiernan will send a letter to residents explaining what to expect regarding the use of sump pumps and options to correct any misuse. A copy of this letter will also be sent to the City of Kingston and all work that is done will be documented.
Superintendent Kiernan sent an e-mail to Mike Masters of Birchez, advising him of the items that have not yet been addressed with the Birches pump station. Superintendent Kiernan will not sign off on these items until they are corrected.
Superintendent Kiernan reported that all alarms on the generators are done and are up and running.
Frank Farrell is back as the representative we deal with. The paperwork regarding the slope stabilization is complete and has been sent to SEMO. A drainage plan has been requested and will likely be completed and submitted by January 15th; Brinier and Larios have done the planning. The Town Board has begun the paperwork for bonding.
Regarding the Kingston Waste Water Treatment Plant revenues, there are no new developments to report.
This amount is over twenty percent higher than last year’s amount. In late February the money will be received from the Tax Collector.
Superintendent Kiernan commended Peter Koelli on the many nights he spent outside in freezing temperatures on the numerous water breaks in Port Ewen. The breaks are listed in the monthly report.
Superintendent Kiernan received the accident report today related to the hydrant damage on January 1, 2010. He has itemized the billing for everything related to the replacement of this hydrant.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE 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 LAWRENCE VANVLIET TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
Gloria Meschi, Secretary
Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board