Meeting Minutes : Water & Sewer Commission – DRAFT





December 9, 2014


Water and Sewer Commission Members Present – David Pearson, Bob Harnish, Ernie Clerihew, and Clarence Greeno.  ABSENT:   Helen McKinlay.  Others present:  Brooks Newbry, Simon Mosley, John Haverstock and Kelly Giard – Recording Secretary.

David Pearson, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 6:38 PM.


Adoption of Agenda:

There was no need for Executive Session or amendments to the agenda.  The Water and Sewer Commission unanimously adopted the agenda as presented.



The minutes from the November 18, 2014 meeting were signed, with no corrections.


Town Managers Report:

  1. Haverstock reported the following:
  •     The State will provide $23,000 in loan forgiveness—half from the Proctor water study loan and the other half from the well-drilling loan.


Public Comment:

None presented at this time.



None presented at this time



Remarks from Aeromod Representative and Chief Wastewater Operator about Changes to Operations at the Wastewater Treatment Facility:

Mr. Newbry was present to discuss the improvements that have been made recently at the Wastewater Treatment Facility.  There was a Power Point presentation, which was printed and given to the Commission members for future reference.

Mr. Newbry explained how the clarifiers were updated with larger air piping (1/2” to ¾”) and the digesters were updated by replacing the sludge piping.  Town staff will also  replace fittings, hoses and other items.

The digesters have shown improved aeration by returning the digesters to the design operation standards.   Baffles will be installed in the near future.

It is expected that the plant will be easier to control, the effluent quality will be more consistent and there will be a higher flow capacity.  There should also be savings on energy and sludge hauling.

Mr. Newbry believes that the facility can do more and has more capacity.  However, this will be evaluated in the spring, following the run-off related to high flows.  Mr. Newbry will be working closely with Shawn Hendee regarding plant operations until then.


Mr. Newbry recommended that a capacity analysis be conducted on the facility once spring comes.

Following the presentation, the Commission members discussed various other facilities that are serviced by Aeromod.

Mr. Newbry will continue to keep open lines of communications with the Town and the Facility and will be returning in the spring to evaluate the efficacy of these modifications.


Water & Sewer:

None presented at this time.



None presented at this time.


Executive Session:

None necessary at this time.



The Commission adjourned at 7:40 PM.


The next regular meeting will be held on January 20, 2015.


Respectfully Submitted



Kelly Giard, Recording Secretary






David Pearson, Chairman



Clarence Greeno, Vice Chairman



Bob Harnish



Ernie Clerihew



Helen McKinlay