PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD
MARCH 10, 2009
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water and Sewer Board was held on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 with the following members in attendance:
Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
Absent was Carl Belfiglio, Liaison from the Esopus Town Board.
The meeting was called to order at 6:40 PM by acting chairman John Meehan.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RONALD PHILLIPS AND SECONDED BY MICHAEL TRONOLONE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 9, 2008 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
Superintendent Kiernan reported that the status remains the same, with no action being taken.
GIFFORD LETTER: A letter from Greg Gifford, the hydro geologist, is included with this month’s reports. Since the last meeting of our commissioners, there has been no change.
RIVER RD MTG 3/23/09 AT 9:30 AM: Superintendent Kiernan notified the board members that this meeting is taking place. It has been called by Supervisor Coutant, and those invited include Superintendent Kiernan, the Town of Esopus Planning Board, the attorney for the Town of Esopus, the Ulster County Planning Board, Ken Silver, all interested parties regarding the Somerset development, Dennis Larios, Alan Lomita and Mike Hein. The meeting’s topic will be River Road slope stability issues.
Some discussion took place. Board member Michael Tronolone asked if the two-inch wells will be gravity fed. Superintendent Kiernan replied, “yes.” Mr. Tronolone asked if these will be drilled on the east side of River Road. Superintendent Kiernan replied that the water from these de-watering wells will be pumped into the river. SEMO has been asked to pay for the small wells on the west side of River Road. An e-mail was received just today, March 10th, but Superintendent Kiernan has not reviewed it as yet.
Board member Ronald Phillips asked if there is continued movement. Superintendent Kiernan replied, “yes.”
Board member John Meehan asked if it will be necessary for a right-of-way through the adjoining Kuo property. Superintendent Kiernan did not know if this would be the case.
Chairman Douglas DeKoskie strongly urged that the engineer for the Town of Esopus and the Ulster County Highway Department try to find a solution to accomplish the necessary work that needs to be done on Mr. Silver’s property. Mr. DeKoskie felt that communication with Mr. Silver needs to come first, before legal action. Mr. DeKoskie inquired if the County has seen the plans for the necessary wells. Superintendent Kiernan replied that they have not seen the plans as yet, but whatever we need would be agreeable to the County.
There has been no change in this agenda item since the last board meeting.
Included with this month’s reports are correspondence, a map where flow meters will be located, and the breakdown of bills which have already been paid to Morris Associates. As more information is available, Superintendent Kiernan will report. Michael Tronolone asked if any meters have been installed as yet. Superintendent Kiernan replied, “not yet, but very soon.”
This contract has been renewed, since the amount remains the same as last year.
A list of water breaks is included with this month’s reports.
Included with this month’s reports is the Annual Water Supply statement. The health department has not yet approved it, so it has not yet been sent to the printer.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that the generator has been ordered. No as-builts have been provided as of this date.
A list of these projects has been given to the Esopus Town Board by Superintendent Kiernan.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY JOHN MEEHAN AND SECONDED BY RONALD PHILLIPS TO APPROVE THE MONTHLY VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY MICHAEL TRONOLONE AND SECONDED BY JOHN MEEHAN TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 7:20 PM.
Gloria Meschi, Secretary
Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board