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Minutes of the Water Board Meeting
April 18, 2006 



Water Board Commissioners present were: Bob Sird, Larry Pomainville, and Chris Hanrahan.


Others Present were: Mike, Balch and Helen McKinlay. 


Bob Sird opened the meeting at 6:05 p.m.



The corrected minutes of 2/28/06 were reviewed, discussed and approved.  The minutes of 3/28/06 were reviewed, discussed and approved.         


Financial Statement 

A computer trial balance of both Pittsford and Florence Water Departments were reviewed and discussed.  B. Sird requested that money be transferred in the Pittsford Water funds from the Money Market Account to the checking account to cover anticipated expenditures until the end of the fiscal year. 


Executive Session

A motion was made by B. Sird, seconded by C. Hanrahan to enter Executive Session 6:10 p.m. for the purpose of discussing Pending Litigation issues.  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 t go into Executive Session for Legal matters.  M. Balch, H. McKinlay, and B. Babcock were invited to stay.  All others were excused.  The Water Board came out of Executive Session at 6:25 p.m.  H. McKinlay was asked to contact P. Kulig with suggested changes to the draft letter he provided the Water Board.  M. Balch will respond to the letter the Water Board received from Tepper, Dardeck & Levins, LLP.


Chittenden Mapping

The Water Board reviewed a notice received from the Town of Chittenden regarding public review sessions to review the new maps property lines on Friday, April 21, 2006 and Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the South Chittenden Town Hall.  All changes to their Grand List must be received by Monday, April 24, 2006 for corrections to be reflected in the 2006 property tax year.  B. Sird stated Bob Tinker would be most knowledgeable to review this information having recently completed the Water Department surveys of both Chittenden properties.  The Water Board agreed to have H. McKinlay contact B. Tinker to see if he was available to do this on our behalf.


Dufresne-Henry Inc.

A letter was received today from Dufesne-Henry to stating Dufesne-Henry Inc. had been acquired by Stantec Consulting Service, Inc.  The letter referenced the Pittsford Water Evaluation Contract #4020009 and requested approval to assign the contract in the name of Dufresne-Henry to Stantec Consulting Services.  M. Balch suggested the contract be reviewed at the next Water Board meeting before taking action.  The Water Board was in agreement to review the contract at the May 16, 2006 meeting.


B. Sird asked M. Balch the status of the letter from the Select Board to the State of Vermont, Water Supply Division regarding David Webb’s attendance at the January Water Board meeting.  M. Balch stated he would be writing a letter to D. Webb and copies the letter to his boss.  Copies of the letter will be sent to the Water Board.


With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:35 P.M.


Respectfully submitted:



Larry Pomainville, Recording Clerk


Bob Sird, Chairman






Helen McKinlay, Recording Secretary


Chris Hanrahan, Vice-Chairman


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