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Sewer Board Minutes

December 7, 2005


Thomas “Hank” Pelkey opened the meeting at 6:58 p.m.  Sewer Board members present were:  Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Joseph Gagnon, Larry Pomainville, Allen Hitchcock, and Dave Markowski.  Also present were also present were Michael Balch, Sally Eugair, Helen McKinlay,   Baird Morgan, Tom Carrara, and Terry Davis.



The Sewer Board minutes of October 19, 2005 were reviewed, discussed and approved. 


A. Hitchcock requested sewage connection data for Elm Street and Depot Hill Road with the number of existing connections.  A status report from B. Babcock of Elm Street sewer information is due December 9th.


Consider for Adoption the Storm Water Runoff and Sanitary Sewer Ordinances

The Board discussed the Storm Water Runoff and Sanitary Sewer Ordinance proposed residual charges.  The issues with gutters and sump pumps draining into the Sewer lines were reviewed.  A residual charge would be billed but this charge would be deleted if the homeowner requests an inspection of his property within 90 days to show no gutter or sump pump violations.  Prior to this ordinance going into effect the Town will send out notices and post information for the public.  B. Morgan expressed his concern that people may divert the water onto Town highways or streams.  A. Hitchcock made a motion to amend the $200 residual fee to $350.  J. Gagnon seconded motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  The Board will delay approval at this time so that the  timing of the ordinance will coincide with Town Meeting.


The Town has not received to date a bill from McLaughlin Plumbing for work performed at Pittsford Commons.  H. McKinlay will contact McLaughlin’s to request a bill.


M. Balch informed the Board of a unit at Pittsford Commons not on the Town Utility Billing system for water and sewer.  The Town became aware of the property not being billed while the title search was being done for the sale of the unit.  The Town’s attorney advised we could bill back for six years minus any interest and penalty.  The condo unit owner has contacted M. Balch in writing to request the Board consider waiving the fees due.  The money owed is currently being held in escrow.  D. Markowski made a motion, seconded by L. Pomainville to accept $2,000 for the amount owed for sewer.  The motion passed unanimously.  The balance of the bill will be reviewed at the next Water Board meeting on December 21st.

With no further business, the Sewer Board adjourned at 7:35 p.m.


Respectfully submitted:

Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Chair

Allen Hitchcock, Vice-Chair  

Dave Markowski, Selectman

W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman

Larry Pomainville, Selectman                       

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