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Water Board Minutes 7/20/04                   

The meeting was called to order by Bob Sird at 7:25 P.M.  Water Board Commissioners present were Bob Sird, Chris Hanrahan and Larry Pomainville.  Also present were Bruce Babcock and Helen McKinlay.


The minutes of 6/15/04 were reviewed, discussed and approved. 


The orders of 7/20/04 were reviewed, discussed and approved.

Financial Report

Pittsford and Florence pre-audit June 30, 2004 reports were reviewed and discussed.  Detail reports of contracts and legal expenses were reviewed. 

Reports of recent repairs

B. Babcock showed the Water Board pieces of damaged pipe removed during the recent repair of the water leak at the Clarence Greeno residence.  The pipe was severely deteriorated.  This line was not replaced as was recommended but repaired to stop the leak.  A piece of the Elm Street water line recently repaired was brought in for review.  The Elm Street water line is approximately 125 years old and in remarkably good condition showing no build up of residue or corrosion.

Florence Pump Inspection

Layne Christiansen Company performed the annual well and pump maintenance inspection.  Based on the results no additional service work, other than possible calibration of the flow meter is required at this time.  No problems were found with any of the controls or alarms.


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 7:40 P.M.  B. Babcock and H. McKinlay were invited to stay. The Water Board came out of executive session at 8:20 P.M. 

2004 Work Project Update

Status of work projects were discussed:

  • Dave Parker to have fencing in place this August. 
  • Bids for fencing of collection box and reservoirs needed to have fencing in place by Oct. 2004.
  • Sealing of covers on old reservoir to be completed by B. Babcock
  • Tank inspections were discussed.  Pittsford tank fine and requires no repair.  Florence tank has paint scaled off on sides of tank and paint scraped on bottom of tank. There are bare spots on tank where the water moves.  B. Babcock to gather further information regarding the reservoir.  The possibility of installing a new reservoir prior to repair of the old reservoir was discussed.  A special meeting will be scheduled after this is done to discuss the situation with Omya. 
  • Paul Kulig’s office has been in contact with Thelma Rosoff’s attorney, Joe O’Rourke.  Minutes of the Water Board Meeting 7/20/04.
  • Mrs. Rosoff’s daughter and two nieces are the executors of her estate.  Atty. O’Rourke has recommended they sign the Four Seasons right of way agreement with the Town.  No work has been received from them to date.
  • B. Babcock to flush all hydrants.
  • H. McKinlay to contact Pittsford 4-H regarding painting of fire hydrants.
  • Pittsford reservoir roofing and painting requirements to be researched by B. Babcock.  Florence building needs to be painted also.
  • Erik Peterson, NERWA will be working with H. McKinlay on a rate analysis of our water system.
  • B. Babcock to install motion detectors at the reservoir. 
  • New alarm system was discussed.

Video of Water Tank Inspections

A video of the water tank inspections performed by M&K was reviewed by the Water Board.

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:50 P.M.


Respectfully submitted:


Larry Pomainville, Recording Clerk


Bob Sird, Chairman





Helen McKinlay, Recording Secretary


Chris Hanrahan, Vice-Chairman


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