Board Minutes 8/17/04
The meeting was called to order by Bob Sird at 7:10 P.M.
Water Board Commissioners present were Bob Sird and Chris Hanrahan.
Larry Pomainville was absent. Also
present were Mike Balch, Peggy Flory and Helen McKinlay.
The minutes of 7/20/04 were reviewed, discussed and
U.S. Route 7 Upgrade
B. Sird shared financial concerns of the
Water Board for the cost of replacing water mains at the time of the Route 7
upgrade. P. Flory advised no State
monetary assistance has been included to be available to Towns for replacement
of water and sewer lines as part of the State construction money for this
project. P. Flory will report back
to the Water Board on what “free money” and loans are available to assist
with the water line replacement. P.
Flory will also research if Pittsford may be able to lower the contribution
percentage for the project, comparable to Brandon’s 5% contribution.
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 7:15 P.M. M.
Balch, P. Flory and H. McKinlay were invited to stay. The Water Board came out
of executive session at 7:45 P.M. No
action was taken.
Mutual Aid Agreement with the Town of Brandon
M. Balch reviewed a draft mutual aid agreement for
reciprocal services between Pittsford and Brandon Water Departments.
B. Sird made a motion and C. Hanrahan seconded the motion to proceed with
the mutual aid plan with the Town of Brandon.
The motion unanimously passed. The
Water Board noted this plan does not need to be exclusive with Brandon and other
towns may be brought on in the future if necessary.
Bruce Babcock - FY 2005 Work Plan
The Water Board reviewed a draft work plan proposal as presented by M. Balch.
The Water Board approved plans to hire a
college student next summer to assist B. Babcock from June through August.
The Water Board requested M. Balch recommend to the Select Board the replacement of B. Babcock’s truck. This truck needs a fuel pump replacement and diagnostic testing for any other existing problems. The truck is a 1998 Chevy 350 with approximately 90,000 miles and has been used for plowing.
M. Balch will write an RFP to locate
reliable engineering for water projects. Services
will be reviewed for the disciplines required for proposed water projects with a
blanket agreement stating scope of work to be performed and an hourly rate.
With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 P.M.