PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water & Sewer Board was held on Monday, January 10, 2011 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 Michael Tronolone.
The meeting was called to order 7:28 PM by acting Chairman, Ronald Phillips.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY LARRY VANVLIET TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 9, 2010 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the Board that there has been no activity on this agenda item.
Superintendent Kiernan reported to the Board that he will be writing a letter to FEMA, applying for an extension to July 1st, but the contractor has said that all work will be completed by May 3, 2010. FEMA still has to give final approval.
The clarifier is up; it can be painted in mid March.
The wells are in and one is functioning.
The drainage work is done.
The electrical work is done.
Superintendent Kiernan reported to the Board that Ken Silver has addressed some drainage issues. He built a small road on the slope. The county is appeased for now.
This letter will be composed in the spring.
Superintendent Kiernan notified the Board of this violation. The required legal notice has been published in the newspaper, stating that this violation was due to the quality of the Hudson River. The Health Department came to the water treatment plant to pick up the turbidity readings for December, then they spoke to the DEC. The DEC talked to the DEP. The readings had never been that high for that long (a ten-day period). This was only the third time in twenty years—the last time was in November of 2007—that this happened. The Superintendent attributed this to seasonal variations and also to the DEP’s contribution to the Esopus Creek, which dumps into the Hudson River, which is tidal. Many adjustments were made; as of December 31, 2010 the readings were back to normal. Superintendent Kiernan will send an e-mail to the Health Department, at their request, about the issue of the turbidity levels coming from the Esopus Creek contributing to our violation in December.
Superintendent Kiernan notified the Board that the control panel on North Broadway broke down due to an electronic problem and had to be replaced. It was obsolete at thirty-two years old. The control panel was not in the 2010 budget, but will be included in the 2011 budget.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY KEVIN RENTFROW AND SECONDED BY RONALD PHILLIPS TO APPROVE THE MONTHLY VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
Foreman Peter Koelli will be issuing weekly field reports, which will be included each month.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DOUGLAS DEKOSKIE AND SECONDED BY LARRY VANVLIET TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:55 PM.
Gloria Meschi, Secretary, Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board