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Water Board Minutes 5/18/04                 

The meeting was called to order by Bob Sird at 7:00 P.M.  Water Board Commissioners present were Bob Sird and Larry Pomainville.  Chris Hanrahan was absent.  Also present were Wendell and Shelley Smith, Jayne Monroe, Dermont Hughes and Helen McKinlay.


The minutes of 5/04/04 were reviewed, discussed and approved. 


The orders of 5/18/04 were reviewed, discussed and approved.

W. Smith, S. Smith, J. Monroe and D. Hughes requested an update regarding the Chittenden residents on the Town water system request of 4/20/04 for an extension to the November 15, 2004 water shut off notices.  J. Monroe requested details regarding T. Nesbitt request made on behalf of the Water Board to ANR for an extension both in writing and through follow up conversations with Jay Rutherford.  A copy of T. Nesbitt’s letter will be forwarded to J. Monroe.  H. McKinlay has been in phone contact with T. Raymond regarding the status of the Pittsford Operating Permit.  T. Raymond assures the permit was being written over the past few weeks and would be finalized for Jay Rutherford’s signature upon his return to the office.  The Operating Permit receipt is expected this week.  Residents will be notified of the anticipated extension date as soon as the Town receives the permit.  Letters will be sent to all Chittenden water users immediately upon receipt of the permit.  Concerns regarding necessary work associated with the water shut offs was discussed.   Future line maintenance across Chittenden properties was discussed.  Residents would appreciate notification prior to any work being done as a courtesy.  Copies of the May 4, 2004 Water Board minutes were requested on behalf of all Chittenden water users.  The May 4th minutes were approved this evening and will be sent out. 

W. Smith discussed with the Water Board problems associated with the 1 inch water line at the intersection of Furnace and Hitchcock Roads since the reconstruction of the corner.  This section of water line freezes every year.  Water must be left running to avoid freezing.  B. Sird anticipates any upgrade of this line will be scheduled at the time of the major upgrade project with Route 7.

Mitchell T’s Application

The status of the Mitchell T’s water permit application was discussed.  The 1” line from the curb stop to the existing building must be replaced with a 1 ½ “ copper line per the Act 250 permit.  The application will be approved per this condition after signed by the Water Superintendent.

Dufresne – Henry Contract

B. Sird updated L. Pomainville regarding the May 14th meeting with T. Nesbitt regarding the Water System Evaluation and related maps of the water system.  T. Nesbitt has redone much of the unsatisfactory work previously started by K. Tanner.  Evaluation and mapping corrections will be performed by T. Nesbitt at no additional charge to the Water Department. 

Four Seasons Project Upgrade

P. Kulig is having difficulty contacting Thelma Rosoff regarding the required right of way for the project to proceed as planned.  Due to State requirements our permit application will not be processed without engineering documentation.  T. Nesbitt anticipates application with drawings and required specifications for this project will cost up to $2500 to complete.  The cost may be reduced due to copies of the survey information supplied along with work previously done by C. Hanrahan. 

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Respectfully submitted:


Larry Pomainville, Recording Clerk


Bob Sird, Chairman





Helen McKinlay, Recording Secretary


Chris Hanrahan, Vice-Chairman


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