PORT EWEN WATER & SEWER BOARD MEETING
APRIL 13, 2010
The regular monthly meeting of the Port Ewen Water & Sewer Board was held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, with the following members present:
Donald Kiernan, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Superintendent
Peter Koelli, Port Ewen Water & Sewer Foreman
Douglas DeKoskie, Chairman
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Douglas DeKoskie at 7:30 PM.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY KEVIN RENTFROW AND SECONDED BY RONALD PHILLIPS TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 9, 2010 MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
As of this date, Superintendent Kiernan has not seen the block heater. Town attorney Paul Kellar is working on the legal aspects of the easements. Superintendent Kiernan will request that the Esopus Town Board instruct Mr. Aaron to pay attorney Kellar once the easements are written. Chairman Douglas DeKoskie suggested Mr. Kellar bill Mr. Aaron’s escrow account. Superintendent Kiernan believes there is nothing left in the escrow account, but will call the Town Planning Board chair about this. If there are no funds remaining, work on the easement should stop. Commissioner Larry VanVliet would like it to be made clear where the power is coming from, since there is quite a distance from the pump station to the roadway.
Superintendent Kiernan has asked the Esopus Town Board to look over his draft letter to the City of Kingston regarding leachate. At their meeting tonight, the Town Board has also been asked to approve the invoice from the City of Kingston for the period 07/01/09-12/31/09. Within the next several days, Superintendent Kiernan’s letter should be sent to Kingston’s mayor.
Superintendent Kiernan reported that there are three spots needing sidewalk repairs and a curbing and crosswalk repair on the corner of East Main Street and Broadway.
Superintendent Kiernan notified the board that Brian Cook will be here on April 19th to televise the lines on Clay Road, Lindorf Street and Rogers Street. This should take a day or so to complete.
Superintendent Kiernan advised the board that, effective April 30, 2010, the employee who was suspended in February will retire. The Town Board is beginning to interview candidates, of which there are six applicants. The prospective employee must take the Water Treatment Operator course at Ulster County Community College and pass the class. Douglas DeKoskie asked the superintendent if he has a recommendation for this position. Superintendent Kiernan would look for a person who is young, smart and trainable. Commissioner Michael Tronolone inquired how long it could take the Town Board to act on this.
Foreman Peter Koelli located the problem, which originated between 222 and 211 Doris Street. A letter was sent to residents within these addresses; in the past two weeks there has been no problem. Commissioner Larry VanVliet commended the foreman for a job well done. Mr. VanVliet also asked that a letter be sent to thank those residents for their cooperation.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY MICHAEL TRONOLONE AND SECONDED BY KEVIN RENTFROW 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 LARRY VANVLIET TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED. THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:25 PM.
Gloria Meschi, Secretary, Port Ewen Water/Sewer Board