Minutes of the Water Commission Meeting
April 29th, 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 March 18th meeting were approved with one correction, Jeff's name was added as having attended the meeting.
Granite State –
Kurt said it's time to pay the annual dues to Granite State. The fee is $125. Kurt said they have requested a donation to the equipment fund. Kurt said the Commission usually donates $15.00. The Commissioners decided to up the donation to $100 this year. Kurt said he will draft a letter informing them of their decision.
UV Disinfection System –
Kurt said he had heard from Ray Corbett from KB Partners regarding the UV disinfection system. He said there should be more information coming in the next two to three months.
The Commissioners discussed the UV system and it was noted that both chlorine and UV treatments will be used at the chlorinator.
Water Flushing -
Jeff asked if there had been any problems with the water flushing last week. Kurt said it had taken 11 hours to flush the system. He said it takes longer to flush the sediment out.
New England Forestry Intent to Cut –
Kurt said he had walked the Thatcher Forest property with Lee Baker, Ron Mack, Pierce Rigrod, Sy Belch from New England Forestry, and Dan Reed, the forester for the cut. He said he thought they were doing a clean job on the timber cut. Kurt said the easement on the water shed property is pretty loose. Suggestions were made on ways to improve the easement by adding language such as no fueling in the watershed, having a spill kit on hand, no parking outside the watershed at night, and what protocols to follow if there is a leak. Kurt said he will work on a draft to get the easement updated and he thought the Commission should pick up the registry cost. The Commissioners were in agreement with picking up the cost.
Eastern Analytical –
Kurt said he had received a price list from Eastern Analytical who had expressed an interest in picking up the business. There was only a difference of $100 between their cost and the current vendor, ChemServ. The Commissioners decided to stay with ChemServ.
Monthly Reports -
The Commissioners signed off on the quarterly report for the Vestry. They also reviewed the charts for December, January, February and March. The charts showed that nothing out of the ordinary had taken place and they were signed by the Commissioners.
Past Due Water Rent –
A certified letter had gone to one past due customer stating they had to pay or come in with a payment plan by May 5th to avoid shut off. The letter also stated that there would be no other notice given for shutoff if they failed to comply.
Water Break –
Kurt reported a water break had taken place at 22 Main. The line was replaced to the shutoff, but the owner will have to replace the line to the house.
There being not further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:35 P.M.