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Water Board Minutes 3/23/04  

The meeting was called to order by Bob Sird at 6:30 P.M.  Water Board Commissioners present were Bob Sird, Larry Pomainville and Chris Hanrahan.  Also present was Helen McKinlay. 


Minutes of 2/17/03, 3/8/04, and 3/16/04 were reviewed, discussed and approved. 


The orders of 3/23/04 were reviewed, discussed and approved.

The Water Board reorganization meeting was called to order at 6:35. L. Pomainville moved and C. Hanrahan seconded a motion to nominate B. Sird as Water Board Chairman.  Unanimously approved.  B. Sird moved and L. Pomainville seconded to nominate C. Hanrahan as Vice Chairman.  Unanimously approved.  B. Sird moved and C. Hanrahan seconded to nominate L. Pomainville as Recording Clerk.  Unanimously approved.  L. Pomainville moved and B. Sird seconded a motion to nominate H. McKinlay as Water Department Manager.  Unanimously approved.

Layne Christiansen Company

Layne Christiansen Company notified Bruce Babcock that the Florence water pumps were due to be inspected.  The Water Board discussed the inspection agreement.  B. Sird moved and C. Hanrahan seconded a motion to accept the work agreement from Layne Christiansen Company and schedule the pumps for inspection.  Unanimously passed 

Financial Report

The Pittsford and Florence Financial Reports were reviewed and discussed.  Delinquent accounts were discussed.  Water shut off notices are being prepared and will be sent by the end of this week with a shut off date of April 12, 2004.


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 Legal/Contracts at 6:48 P.M. The Water Board came out of executive session at 7:28 P.M. 

C. Hanrahan moved and B. Sird seconded a motion that the Water Board not offer any compensation or financial assistance to the 13 Chittenden residents scheduled to be shut off the Pittsford Water System by November 15, 2004.  Unanimously approved.

Four Seasons Project

C. Hanrahan is preparing a bid specification for the required pipe installation project at Four Seasons.  C. Hanrahan will meet with B. Babcock to review final specifications and research the location of existing sewer systems.  B. Babcock will locate wheel and provide good measurements for the project.    Draft bid packages will be sent to Water Board for review.  H. McKinlay will request a Type A Public Commercial Water System permit application from the Water Supply Division. 

Water Testing

B. Babcock has a one-year inventory of State bacteria water testing kits.  Arrangements have been made for C D & L; a Rutland based courier, to take these samples to the State lab in Burlington.  Newly mandated test requirements will be monitored for cost effectiveness and sent to either the State lab or SciTest dependent on current pricing.

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.

 Respectfully submitted:

Larry Pomainville, Recording Clerk

Bob Sird, Chairman

Helen McKinlay, Recording Secretary

Chris Hanrahan, Vice-Chairman


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