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Sewer Board Minutes

September 21, 2005

Thomas “Hank” Pelkey opened the meeting at 6:53 p.m.  Select Board members present were:  Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Joseph Gagnon, and Allen Hitchcock.  Dave Markowski and Larry Pomainville were absent.  Also present were Michael Balch, Helen McKinlay, Roy Newton and Dana Johnson.


The Sewer Board minutes of September 7, 2005 were reviewed discussed and approved.


Consider Complaint re: Sewer Line Problems

A complaint from a Route 7 resident describing on going sewer line issues was reviewed.  The normal policy is for the home owner to take care of the line from their house to the sewer main. 

M. Balch will conduct more research to determine if connecting to the line behind her house would be a cost effective alternative to correct the problem.  M. Balch will contact the homeowner to discuss the issue further.

Consider Lilly’s (FKA Hughes) Instrumentation & Technical Service Contract

The agreement for annual service contract for service from August 2005 through August 2006 in the amount of $2,500.00 was reviewed and discussed. Lilly’s Instrumentation maintains instrumentation for the Wastewater Treatment Facility.  M. Balch is authorized to approve the contract.

Consider CLD Proposal to define Route 7 Rehabilitation Project on Water & Sewer Infrastructure

A proposal from CLD Consulting Engineers to assess potential impacts t existing water and sewer utilities resulting from the US Route 7 Reconstruction Project was reviewed and discussed.  The total estimated cost is $32,965 for the study, which includes $11,825 for surveying, which will be done and paid for by the State of Vermont.  The balance of $21,140 will be divided equally between the Water and Sewer Departments for a payment of $10,570 from each department.  The Water Board approved the expenditure of $10,570 for the engineering study at last evenings Water Board meeting.  M. Balch asked the Sewer Board to consider the expenditure of $10, 570.  A. Hitchcock made a motion to accept the proposal to redefine the infrastructure along the Route 7 corridor.  J. Gagnon seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously. 

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:


Thomas “Hank Pelkey, Chair

Allen Hitchcock, Vice-Chair  

Dave Markowski, Selectman - ABSENT

W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman

Larry Pomainville, Selectman  - ABSENT

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