Minutes of the Water Commission Meeting

January 19th, 2010


Attending: Jeff Wilder, Kurt Grassett, Sean Kerwin and Linda Coughlan, Recording Secretary


4:00 P.M. – Jeff called the meeting to order. The minutes of the December 17th meeting were approved as written.


Annual Report –

Jeff had a draft of the water commission report for the annual report for review. The Commissioners approved the draft for submission.


Checking Account

The Commissioners signed an agreement authorizing that a separate bank account for the Water Department be set up and that all receipts payable to the water department will be deposited in this account and all expenses will be deducted from this account.


Warrant –

Linda said the first issue bills are just about completed and she will email the Commissioners when the warrant is ready to sign.


Quick Books

Kurt has a proposal from RVS on switching the water rent billing from BMSI to QuickBooks. He said he will review the material to see what the annual cost would be.


EECBG Grant - Chlorinator Building

Kurt said he is looking at a grant program regarding weatherization and renewable energy. He said the grant may cover a study to look into the feasibility of running a turbine off the flow of water at Juggernaut to energize the building. He said a vanity and top with sink has been added to the building so there is now running water.


Hydrants –

Kurt said there is a broken hydrant on Depot Road which has been shut off. He said he has ordered a stem for the hydrant. Kurt suggested they look at the plan for replacing hydrants and try to schedule two a year.


Intent to Cut –

Kurt said he had talked with DES concerning the Intent to Cut on property owned by NE Forestry on Old Dublin Road. He said they will be asked to not do any refueling on the property, to use vegetable lubricant and to keep a spill kit on hand.


Kurt said he would have the monthly reports for review at the February meeting.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:20 P.M.


Respectfully submitted,


Linda Coughlan,

Recording Secretary


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