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March 29, 2006 Minutes

Minutes of Meeting of March 29, 2006

Members Present:        Paul Anderson, Tom Davis, Mark Livings, Dave Tyler, and Jim Barton (Alternate).

Others Present: WPCA Superintendent Kevin Leslie; Town of East Windsor Planner Laurie Whitten; Jay Ussery of JR Russo & Associates; Bob Yosky, Dory Famiglietti, Joseph Capossela, Kevin Saunders, Ed Filipone, Bill Loos, Scott Riach, and John Matthews.

Time and Place
Paul Anderson, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the East Windsor WPCA Administration Building.  

I.  Designate Alternate to Sit for Absent Member
Jim Barton sat in for absent member Reggie Bancroft.

II.  Acceptance of Minutes of February 22, 2006

Motion: To accept the minutes of February 22, 2006.
                Passed unanimously.

Tom Davis arrived at 7:03 pm

III.  Payment of Bills

Motion: To authorize the payment of the March 29, 2006 bill sheet in the amount of $38,039.96.
                Discussion:  Mr. Leslie went over the bill sheet outlining any unusual bills.  
                Passed unanimously.
IV.  Visitors
Bill Hogan, CT DEP – Discussion of Development of Sewer Service Area

Mr. Hogan gave a presentation to the boards explaining the goals and objectives of the State’s plan of conservation and development and how it is related to the development of East Windsor.

He explained a logical path that the town might follow in developing it’s own plan of conservation and development and what to do in areas where the town and state might have differences.

He suggested that the various boards and commissions agree upon which areas of town should have sewers and that this should be reflected in the zoning of those areas.

Mr. Hogan suggested that the members read the state statues, which give the WPCA its powers and responsibilities. He stated that the WPCA has the responsibility to determine the boundaries, which establish the sewer service area.

He suggested that the town adopt a temporary plan of development while a final sewer service area map is developed.

The final map should include lot lines and a land parcel should be either totally within the service area or totally outside of the sewer service area.

Lacking specific details, Mr. Hogan offered no suggestions on how to deal with current projects, which may be considered outside the current sewer service area, but are requesting to construct sewers and extend them to the sewer service area.

Jim Barton left the meeting at 7:31 pm

Motion: To suspend the regular meeting for the purpose of holding the public hearing
                scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
                Passed unanimously.

V.  Public Hearing Scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

Motion: To open the public hearing as published in the legal notice for MT Property, 28 Tromley Rd.
                Passed unanimously.

There was no one present for MT Property, 28 Tromley Rd.  Mr. Leslie stated that this is an existing single-family, residential property and one-half of the FCC has been paid.

Motion: To close the public hearing for MT Property, 28 Tromley Rd.
                Passed unanimously.

Motion: To resume the regular meeting.
                Passed unanimously.

VI.  Receipt of Applications  - none

VII.  Approval of Applications
SJK Properties, Quarry Meadow, Depot St
Motion: To defer action until the next meeting.
        Passed unanimously.
VIII.  Legal
Discussion of Force Main Policy  - discussion to be held at the April meeting.

IX.  Action on Facility Connection Charges

Motion: To impose the Facility Connection Charges as published for MT Property, 28 Tromley Rd.
                Passed unanimously.

X.  Unfinished Business
Newberry Rd Assessment Subcommittee
There was nothing to report.

Contract Negotiation Subcommittee
Ed Alibozek will contact members to schedule a negotiation date.

Prospect Hill Dr Sewer Route & Easements
                       Mr. Leslie presented preliminary costs on two possible routes for the Prospect Hill Drive Sewer Extension.  After a brief discussion, the board selected the route through the Baron Property.

Newberry Rd Assessments
Waiting for information from the Assessor.

Prospect Hill Rd Assessments
Waiting for information from the Assessor.

Establishment of Sewer Service/Sewer Avoidance Area
Since the attorney was not present, the board decided to hold the discussion at the next meeting.

XI.  New Business
Superintendent’s Report
Mr. Leslie explained recent problems at the Mill Pond Village pumping station.

Mr. Leslie asked the commission to set a date for a budget workshop since the budget will be more difficult to establish this year because of increased maintenance and utility costs. The commission set Monday, April 10, at 7:00 as the date for a budget workshop.

XII.  Adjournment

Motion: To adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kevin Leslie
WPCA Superintendent