Town of Pittsford
Sewer Board Minutes
Thomas “Hank” Pelkey opened the meeting at 7:01 P.M.
The Board members present were: Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Dave Markowski,
Joe Gagnon, and Larry Pomainville. Allen
Hitchcock was absent. Also present
were Michael Balch, Helen McKinlay, Joe Aja, Tom Carrara, Roy Newton, Tom
Hooker, Butch Shaw and Paula Bizon Recording Secretary.
The Sewer Board minutes of 3/17/04 were reviewed,
discussed and approved.
The orders dated 3/24/04 were reviewed, discussed and
VT Police Academy
J. Aja addressed the Board and presented some history on
the needs of the Police Academy to hook onto the Town’s sewer system.
Originally the best solution appeared to be putting in a pump station on
the Academy’s property. In 1991 it was recommended that the homes along Furnace Road
could be hooked onto the pumping station line.
However, the Academy did not think this was the best solution since
residents would not have access to servicing personnel on a regular basis.
In 2003 the Academy went out to bid on the project.
Only one bidder responded because of the late date of the bid cycle.
Therefore, the Academy went out to bid again and 2 companies bid on the project,
Markowski Excavating and Champlain Construction. Both bids came in beyond the
funding available. The Academy now
needs to determine which way to go with the project.
The Academy wants to avoid being responsible for a pumping station.
The Academy has limited funding available.
At this point, because of the cost of the project, J.Aja stated that the
Academy would possibly go forward with their own on-site system and not hook
onto the Town’s system. J. Aja
noted that the Academy is not requesting the fees returned that they have
already paid to the Town as a customer of the Town’s sewer system.
The Board discussed the engineers’ design and proposals.
J. Aja and the Board discussed what was requested from the engineers and
their proposal. The Board stated that the Academy should have presented their
position to the Town prior to going to design. Further discussion on the project
was presented. The Board stated
that this project was gone into with a “good faith” agreement that the
Academy would hook onto the Town’s sewer system.
The Town has since obligated additional funding with this “good
faith” agreement. J. Aja stated
that the Academy might not pull out of the Town’s project; however
alternatives are being researched. The
Board asked J. Aja what he is requesting at this time.
J. Aja stated that he is requesting input from the Town on how to
proceed. The Board stated that the
Town would like the project to move forward with at least the residents on
Furnace Rd. hooked on and later add additional residents from Randall Park and
two or three other properties if possible.
R. Newton stated that it was his understanding that the State recommends
that residents be on public sewer system where at all possible.
It was R. Newton’s recommendation to do whatever possible to
seek additional funds to make the project go
forward. The Board will research
the necessary background information and contact J. Aja with recommendations.
J. Aja departed at 7:38 P.M.
Without any further business, the Board adjourned at 7:38
“Hank” Pelkey, Chair
Joseph Gagnon, Selectman
Hitchcock, Selectman, ABSENT
Bizon, Recording Secretary