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Sewer Board Minutes    July 6, 2005

Thomas “Hank” Pelkey opened meeting at 6:00 P.M.  The Sewer Board members present were:  Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Larry Pomainville, Joe Gagnon, and Dave Markowski and Allen Hitchcock.  Also present were:  Mike Balch, David Cleary and Gary Fern.  Helen McKinlay, Roy Newton, Matthew and Kimber Harvey, Martin and Donald Keith arrived at 6:55 P.M.



A motion was made by A. Hitchcock and seconded by L. Pomainville to enter into Executive Session for Pending Litigation.  In accordance with 1VSA 312(b) where premature general public knowledge would clearly place the Municipality or person involved at a substantial disadvantage, the Board unanimously agreed to go into executive session for Pending Litigation at 6:00 P.M.   M.  Balch, David Cleary and Gary Fern were invited to stay.  All others were excused.  The Board came out of executive session at 6:55 P.M. 


Dave Markowski made a motion for the Select Board to approve the following resolution for the Sewer Department:  The Sewer Board having considered proposals for necessary immediate expenditures in connection with remediation efforts at the Town sewage treatment facility, it is hereby directed that the Town Manager immediately proceed to take any and all steps necessary, including retention of appropriate engineering/construction services through Otter Creek Engineering, to accomplish the design, bidding, and building of the following improvements.  1. A 40,000 gallon equalization tank, with a total estimated cost of $140,000 to $150,000, $90,000 of that amount available from USDAA.  2. An approved sludge disposal facility, with a total estimated cost of $30,000 to $35,000 – all costs t be borne by the Town.  A. Hitchcock seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously. 


David Cleary and Gary Fern departed at 6:59 P.M.


The Sewer Board recessed as the Sewer Board and convened as the Select Board at      

6:59 P.M.  The Sewer Board reconvened at 7:17 P.M.



The minutes of 6/15/05 were reviewed, discussed and approved.



Keith’s Request for Sewer Connection Change

M. Keith stated the house located at 4181 U.S. Route 7 currently has two sewer connections.  The Keith’s would like to change the house back to a single family dwelling and remove the second sewer connection from the house and add the connection to the barn also located at 4181 U.S. Route 7.  M. Balch cautioned a precedent might be set by allowing the second kitchen to remain intact.  D. Markowski made a motion to accept the proposal presented by the Keith’s to alter and remove the second kitchen from the residence and eliminate one sewer connection from the house and hook up the sewer connection in the barn.  L. Pomainville asked if they were requesting to waive the hook up fees for the new connection in the barn.  M. Keith stated they planned to pay the $500 hook up fee.  A. Hitchcock seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously. 


Without any further business, the Sewer Board adjourned at 7:28 P.M.


Respectfully submitted:                 


Thomas “Hank Pelkey, Chair

Allen Hitchcock, Vice-Chair  

Dave Markowski, Selectman

W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman

Larry Pomainville, Selectman

Helen McKinlay, Recording Secretary        

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