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July 26, 2006 Minutes

Minutes of Meeting of July 26, 2006

Members Present:        Paul Anderson, Tom Davis, Dave Tyler, Reggie Bancroft, and Jim Barton (Alternate)

Members Absent: Mark Livings and Ed Farrell (Alternate)

Others Present: WPCA Superintendent Kevin Leslie, WPCA Attorney Vincent Purnhagen, 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
Jim Barton sat in for absent member Mark Livings.

II.  Acceptance of Minutes of June 28, 2006

Motion: To accept the minutes of June 28, 2006.
                Barton abstained
III.  Payment of Bills

Motion: To authorize the payment of the July 26, 2006 bill sheet in the amount of $31,316.17.
        Discussion:  Mr. Leslie went over the bill sheet outlining any unusual bills.  
                Passed unanimously.

IV.  Election of Officers
Mr. Tyler nominated Paul Anderson for Chairman and Tom Davis for Vice Chairman.

Motion: To close nominations.
                Passed unanimously.

Motion:         To appoint Paul Anderson as Chairman and Tom Davis as Vice Chairman.
                Passed unanimously.

V.  Visitors
William Artz – was not present.

Motion:         To suspend the regular meeting for the purpose of holding the public hearing scheduled at 7:15 p.m.
        Passed unanimously.

VI.  Public Hearing Scheduled at 7:15 p.m.

Motion: To open the public hearing as published in the legal notice for Proposed Amendment to Sanitary Sewer Construction Guidelines (Force Main).
                Passed unanimously.

Mr. Anderson read the amended portion of the Sanitary Sewer Construction Guidelines, Area of Service and Force Mains.  There was a lengthy discussion of the proposed amendment. Mr. Tyler express concern about allowing the pipes to cross a neighbor’s property, if the house is sold the 3rd or 4th owner could hold the WPCA responsible for any problems.  Mr. Anderson stated that a caveat on deed would be required.
Attorney Purnhagen arrived at 7:27 p.m. and remained until adjournment.

Mr. Davis asked Attorney Purnhagen how the agreement could be recorded on town records?  Attorney Purnhagen replied that an easement would be needed.

Reggie Bancroft arrived at 7:31 p.m. and remained until adjournment.

Motion: To close the public hearing for Proposed Amendment to Sanitary Sewer Construction Guidelines (Force Main).              
                Passed unanimously.

VII.  Public Hearing Scheduled at 7:45 p.m.

Motion: To open the public hearing as published in the legal notice for Lloyd, 154 South
                Water St.
                Passed unanimously.

There was no one present for Lloyd, 154 South Water St.  Mr. Leslie stated that this is a new single-family construction and one-half of the FCC has been paid.

Motion:         To close the public hearing for Lloyd, 154 South Water St.
                Passed unanimously.

Motion: To resume the regular meeting.
                Passed unanimously.

VIII.  Receipt of Applications
Chris Lin, Chinese/Japanese Restaurant, 4 Prospect Hill Rd
Chris Lin and Jim Balis, owner of the plaza, were present.  Mr. Leslie explained that this would be a Chinese/Japanese/Sushi Restaurant. An application had been submitted, but there was no flow data, no engineering plan and no menu.  Ms. Lin explained that it would be mostly take out with seating for 40-44 people.  Lunch and dinner would be available between the hours of 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.  A discussion continued concerning which baseline years to use for calculation of the FCC.  Mr. Leslie stated that in the original regulations, the baseline year was 1993, in the new regulations it doesn’t give a baseline year.  In 1993 the flow for the plaza was much higher than it is now.  The Board suggested that Ms. Lin contact Town Engineer Len Norton for assistance with estimating flow.  Attorney Purnhagen advised the applicant that Len Norton works for the town and she may wish to consult a private engineer.  Mr. Leslie asked Ms. Lin to call him and he would give her Mr. Norton’s phone number.  Mr. Leslie explained that because of new DEP regulations, an in ground grease interceptor would be needed.

IX.  Approval of Applications
SJK Properties, Quarry Meadow, Depot St
Mr. Leslie explained that new plans had been submitted; Len Norton’s comments had been received and faxed to Mark Kement.  Mr. Kement provided a response to all of Mr. Norton’s comments. There was a discussion of the Sewer Service Area.  Mr. Anderson stated that this project is approximately 1 mile outside of the Sewer Service Area as it is defined today.  Mr. Barton stated that they were not close to the Sewer Service Area ever; this is a conservation area and allowing sewers will encourage development.  Mr. Tyler questioned the benefit to the Town by extending the sewer line. Mark Kement stated that the Town Plan of Development omitted the Sewer Service Area Map.  He explained that he was not prepared tonight to argue the Sewer Service Area and requested a continuance.

Motion: To continue the application of SJK Properties, Quarry Meadow, Depot St to the next regular meeting at the request of the applicant.
        Passed unanimously.

X.  Legal
Bankruptcy Proof of Claim Form
Attorney Purnhagen went over the form and Mr. Anderson signed it.

XI.  Action on Facility Connection Charges

Motion: To impose the Facility Connection Charges as published for Lloyd, 154 South Water St.
        Passed unanimously.

XII.  Unfinished Business
Newberry Rd Assessment Subcommittee - skip
Newberry Rd Assessments
Mr. Leslie reported that he is making some progress.  A decision will need to be made about how much of the project to charge back.

Prospect Hill Rd Assessments - skip

Establishment of Sewer Service Area – skip

XIII.  New Business
Superintendent’s Report
Mr. Leslie reported that he sent a letter to the Abbe Rd resident and has not heard anything back.  Mr. Leslie explained that they are rebuilding pumps and can buy an almost new pump for $6,000 to have as a spare.  The board agreed that this was a good idea.

XIV.  Adjournment

Motion: To adjourn the meeting at 9:06 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Laura Michael   
Recording Secretary