TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY
Minutes of Meeting of June 28, 2006
Members Present: Paul Anderson, Tom Davis, Mark Livings, Reggie Bancroft, Dave Tyler and Ed Farrell (Alternate)
Members Absent: Jim Barton (Alternate)
Others Present: WPCA Superintendent Kevin Leslie, WPCA Attorney Vincent Purnhagen, Attorney Capossela, Sumner Chapman, and Recording Secretary Laura Michael
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
All regular board members were present for the meeting.
II. Acceptance of Minutes of May 31, 2006
Motion: To accept the minutes of May 31, 2006.
III. Payment of Bills
Motion: To authorize the payment of the June 28, 2006 bill sheet in the amount of $48,195.89.
Discussion: Mr. Leslie went over the bill sheet outlining any unusual bills. Two bills from Hydrotec for wear rings were added to the bill sheet.
IV. Visitors – there were not any visitors
V. Receipt of Applications – no applications were received
VI. Approval of Applications
This was delayed until Jay Ussery, JR Russo & Associates, arrived.
Discussion of Force Main Policy
The board had a special meeting on June 21, 2006 to discuss the proposed Force Main Policy; revisions were made and submitted to Attorney Cummings. He reviewed the changes and approved them.
Attorney Purnhagen arrived at 7:25 pm and remained until adjournment
There were no revisions to the first page of the policy; on page two, a paragraph was added about area of service and paragraph ii was deleted. To become legally effective, it must be referred to public hearing with legal notice in the newspaper. The policy will become effective as of date of publication.
Motion: To suspend the regular meeting for the purpose of holding the public hearing scheduled at 7:30 pm.
VIII. Public Hearing Scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
Motion: To open the public hearing as published in the legal notice for Benson Enterprises Inc., 24A Pasco Dr through East Windsor Housing Ltd LLC, 11 Acorn Dr, Meadow Farms.
There was no one present for Benson Enterprises Inc., 24A Pasco Dr. Mr. Leslie stated that this is a new commercial unit and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Muska, 45 South Main St. Mr. Leslie stated that this is an existing single-family residential property and all of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Coleman Farms East Windsor LLC, 12 Skyline View Rd. Mr. Leslie stated that this is a new unit in an active adult community and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Coleman Farms East Windsor LLC, 27 Steeple Chase Rd. Mr. Leslie stated that this is a new unit in an active adult community and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Coleman Farms East Windsor LLC, 35 Steeple Chase Rd. Mr. Leslie stated that this is a new unit in an active adult community and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for East Windsor Housing Ltd LLC, 7 Acorn Dr., Meadow Farms. Mr. Leslie stated that this is a new unit in an active adult community and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for East Windsor Housing Ltd LLC, 11 Acorn Dr., Meadow Farms. Mr. Leslie stated that this is a new unit in an active adult community and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
Motion: To close the public hearing for Benson Enterprises Inc., 24A Pasco Dr through East Windsor Housing Ltd LLC, 11 Acorn Dr, Meadow Farms.
Motion: To resume the regular meeting.
Jay Ussery arrived at this time in the meeting.
Discussion of Force Main Policy – continued
Mr. Tyler questioned whether there should be a provision to extend sewers into a non-sewer area in an emergency. Mr. Anderson stated that they could amend the sewer service area in an emergency situation and inform the DEP. Mr. Leslie explained that this policy should not contain the provision; the time to make the provision for an emergency would be within the sewer service area mapping.
Motion: To refer to public hearing scheduled for July with appropriate legal notice, effective as of date of publication.
Approval of Applications
SJK Properties, Quarry Meadow, Depot St
Mr. Leslie explained that SJK Properties had come to last month’s meeting asking for direction. The WPCA has an application, plans, and Len Norton’s review; but has not heard back from the developer. There have not been any updates this past month. A discussion continued about the sewer service area map, the zoning map and OPM’s map. This project is outside of the sewer service area, is zoned R3 and is completely within OPM’s conservation area. Mr. Anderson stated that it does not make sense to extend the sewers into that area; the plan only benefits this project. Mr. Farrell feels that the area needs sewers because it is in an aquifer protection area. Mr. Tyler felt that an application shouldn’t be denied just because it is outside of the sewer service area. It
was brought up that extending sewers outside of the sewer service area could affect future state funding to the WPCA. Mr. Leslie will ask the applicant to attend next month’s meeting.
Motion: To suspend until the next meeting.
Chapman Properties LLC, Mansions on the Scantic, North Rd
Mr. Leslie explained that Len Norton’s comments had been sent to the developer and were
answered. Len Norton sent a memo stating that all comments were adequately addressed. A discussion continued about the location of the project. A large portion of the project is within the sewer service area and it is zoned for multi family development. Mr. Anderson explained that when Mr. Hogan of the DEP was here, he stated that if a project were partially within the sewer service area then you would either include all or exclude all of the property in the mapping. Mr. Anderson felt there were three options:
1. make a decision tonight
2. deny without prejudice
3. continue until the next meeting
Mr. Ussery stated that the applicant had come in good faith; they tried to run the sewer down North Rd but the town voted against it. It was their feeling that the WPCA would accept the route to Broad Brook. Mr. Leslie explained that the Broad Brook route was outside of the sewer service area and within the conservation area. A simple path down North Rd to Mullen Rd would appease both maps. Mr. Ussery explained that the Broad Brook route would open up sewers to areas with septic problems and poor soil; this route would alleviate potential problem areas and should be within the sewer service area.
Mr. Anderson asked for the opinion of the board members of what they would like to do with the application. Mr. Farrell felt they should disregard the sewer service area map and make a decision. Mr. Livings felt that a special meeting was needed to discuss the sewer service area map. Mr. Davis, Mr. Bancroft and Mr. Tyler felt that a decision should be made.
Motion: To approve the application of Chapman Properties LLC, Mansions on the Scantic, North Rd, Sanitary Sewer Extension North Rd (Rte. 140) East Windsor CT. Prepared by JR Russo & Associates, 1 Shoham Rd East Windsor CT. Revision date 6/22/06.
In favor: Tyler, Davis, Bancroft
IX. Action on Facility Connection Charges
Motion: To impose the Facility Connection Charges as published for Benson Enterprises Inc., 24A Pasco Dr through East Windsor Housing Ltd LLC, 11 Acorn Dr, Meadow Farms.
X. Unfinished Business
Newberry Rd Assessment Subcommittee - skip
Newberry Rd Assessments - skip
Prospect Hill Rd Assessments - skip
Establishment of Sewer Service Area – already discussed
XI. New Business
Mr. Leslie reported that in April 2005 First Selectman Linda Roberts forwarded an email to him from a resident on Abbe Rd requesting sewers. He priced out sewers to that property; it was not too costly and also priced out running to the Zion Church; this was much more costly. A survey was sent to homeowners; most did not want sewers. Mr. Leslie has received another email from this resident and he asked the board what they wanted to do. Mr. Bancroft suggested that the resident get his neighbors to sign a petition. It was agreed that this is what should be done.
Mr. Leslie explained that a manhole on Pleasant Street had been replaced. A replacement for Frank Wallis has been hired and will start work on July 10, 2006.
Mr. Leslie reported that there is a sewer problem at 194 Main St. The homeowner had the line videotaped and it showed a root ball at the joint of the pipe in the road. The WPCA will reimburse the homeowner for the videotaping and contact Art Koehler to cut out the root ball.
Discussion of Election of Officers
Mr. Anderson stated that the annual election of officers would be on the July agenda. This will give the board members a month to consider nominations.
Motion: To adjourn the meeting at 9:34 p.m.