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November 29, 2006 Minutes
TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY

Minutes of Meeting of November 29, 2006

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

Members Absent: none

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
All members were present.       

II.  Acceptance of Minutes of October 25, 2006

Motion: To accept the minutes of October 25, 2006.
Davis/Bancroft
                Passed unanimously.
                
III.  Payment of Bills

Motion: To authorize the payment of the November 29, 2006 bill sheet in the amount of
        $39,008.30.
        Tyler/Bancroft
        Discussion:  Mr. Leslie went over the bill sheet outlining any unusual bills.  
        Passed unanimously.

IV.  Visitors
David Monaco
Mr. Monaco introduced himself to the board as the owner of 110 Main Street in Broad Brook, known as the Broad Brook Town Center Shops.  He explained that he is having a hard time with rentals; 60% of the shops are vacant.  He has spoken to Town Planner Laurie Whitten and Town Building Official Rand Stanley about converting the space where Specialty Pool had been into 11 studio apartments.  Specialty Pool had 23 employees; the studio apartments would be three rooms, rented to 1 or 2 people.  Mr. Monaco explained that the water usage would be much less than before.  He knows the criteria for connection charges and is hoping to negotiate with the WPCA to make the numbers work.  Mr. Monaco explained that he would also like to convert the second floor of the Mill Building into a three-bedroom apartment.  Mr. Leslie brought up that Mr. Monaco has plans for a Laundromat in the plaza; Mr. Monaco said he is comfortable with the numbers that he and Mr. Leslie had discussed for the Laundromat.  A discussion continued about water usage.  Mr. Monaco will contact the CT Water Company to get an idea of water usage for studio apartments and speak to Mr. Leslie about this information.  Mr. Monaco thanked the board for their time and left the meeting at this time.

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


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

Motion: To re-open the public hearing as published in the legal notice for JMAC Enterprises LLC, 251 South Main St.
        Tyler/Livings
        Passed unanimously.

There was no one present for JMAC Enterprises.  Mr. Leslie explained that this was a three-year review of a new commercial building and they had paid for one unit.  Mr. Shea of JMAC Enterprises believed that the huge water usage was due to a lawn sprinkler.  A water meter was installed in May 2005 to monitor water used by the sprinkler system.  Meter reading were taken over a one-year period; usage by the sprinkler was less than thought.  The buildings water usage was looked at over a three-year period.  The average use is 6 units, JMAC paid for 1 unit, given 1 for growth and 1 unit for sprinkler usage.  This would bring the additional FCC down to 3 EDU’s.

Motion:         To close the public hearing for JMAC Enterprises LLC, 251 South Main St.
                Bancroft/Davis
                Passed unanimously.
*Attorney Purnhagen arrived at 7:28 p.m.

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

Motion: To open the public hearing as published in the legal notice for Markelon, 160 Prospect Hill Rd through Chris Lin, 4 Prospect Hill Rd Unit #6.
                Bancroft/Davis
                Passed unanimously.

There was no one present for Markelon, 160 Prospect Hill Rd.  Mr. Leslie explained that this is an existing single-family residential property connecting to the sewer and one-half of the FCC has been paid.

There was no one present for Vega, 257 South Water St.  Mr. Leslie explained that this will be a new rear lot connection and none of the FCC has been paid.

There was no one present for EW Housing Ltd LLC, 8 Field Circle, Meadow Farms.  Mr. Leslie explained 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 Benson Enterprises, 8F Pasco Dr.  Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new residential condo and none of the FCC has been paid.

There was no one present for Silva, Dunkin Donuts, 216 South Main St.  Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new commercial building and none of the FCC has been paid.

There was no one present for Chris Lin, 4 Prospect Hill Rd Unit #6.  Mr. Leslie explained that this is the Japanese Restaurant going into Jim Balis’ Plaza on Rt. 5.  This has been reviewed and there is no increase in the FCC.
Motion:         To close the public hearing for Markelon, 160 Prospect Hill Rd through Chris Lin, 4 Prospect Hill Rd Unit #6.
                Bancroft/Davis
                Passed unanimously.

Motion: To resume the regular meeting.
                Tyler/Livings
                Passed unanimously.
Visitors - Continued
Attorney Bruce Fader & Werner Kunzli
Attorney Bruce Fader introduced himself and Mr. Werner Kunzli to the board.  He explained that he was present with a conceptual plan from JR Russo for Phase III of Hemlock Court.  Phase I has been completed; it has 13 lots on septic systems.  Phase II has also been completed and has 9 lots on septic systems.  Phase III will have approximately 26 lots.  Herb Holden excavated this property; their permit only allowed for excavation of one foot below grade.  The excavation went 20-30 feet below grade.  In October North Central Health tested the soil and stated that it was unsuitable for septic systems.  Mr. Kunzli reported that the sewer line for the Kement project is up to the boundary of this property.  He would like to extend the sewer for this phase.  If it is not sewered nothing will be able to be done to the property; it will be an eye sore.  Mr. Anderson stated that as of September 5, 2006, sewer extensions must be within the Sewer Service Area according to the Force Main Agreement.  Attorney Fader questioned if there were exemptions to the regulations?  Mr. Anderson replied there were no exemptions.  Mr. Kunzli’s situation is different from the Kement situation.  The Kement’s had an application in for a year before the new regulations were in place.  Mr. Kunzli does not have an application in.  The WPCA works with the rules that are in place at the time of the application.  A lengthy discussion continued.  Attorney Fader and Mr. Kunzli thanked the board for their time and left the meeting at this time.

VII.  Receipt of Applications
137 Prospect Hill LLC, Starbucks Coffee Shop, 137Prospect Hill Rd
Mr. Leslie reported that this application is all set; Town Engineer Len Norton has sent his letter.

Motion: To receive the application of 137 Prospect Hill LLC, Starbucks Coffee Shop, 137Prospect Hill Rd.
        Livings/Bancroft
        Passed unanimously.

South Prospect Hill LLC, Rockville Bank, 39 Prospect Hill Rd
Mr. Leslie reported that this application is all set; Len Norton’s letter has been received.

Motion: To receive the application of South Prospect Hill LLC, Rockville Bank, 39 Prospect Hill Rd
        Bancroft/Livings
        Passed unanimously.

53 Prospect Hill Rd LLC, The Bank of Western Massachusetts, 49 Prospect Hill Rd
Mr. Leslie reported that Len Norton’s letter has been received and the application is all set.

Motion: To receive the application of 53 Prospect Hill Rd LLC, The Bank of Western Massachusetts, 49 Prospect Hill Rd.
        Livings/Bancroft
        Passed unanimously.

VIII.  Approval of Applications
137 Prospect Hill Rd LLC, Starbucks Coffee Shop, 137 Prospect Hill Rd

Motion: To approve the application of 137 Prospect Hill LLC, Starbucks Coffee Shop, 137 Prospect Hill Rd., plans prepared by JR Russo and Associates, 1 Shoham Rd. East Windsor, CT, revision date of May 10, 2006 with no changes.  Mr. Leslie stated that there would be a 7 EDU charge.
        Tyler/Livings
        Passed unanimously.



South Prospect Hill LLC, Rockville Bank, 39 Prospect Hill Rd

Motion: To approve the application of South Prospect Hill LLC, Rockville Bank, 39 Prospect Hill Rd, plans prepared by JR Russo and Associates, 1 Shoham Rd, East Windsor, CT, revision date of October 16, 2006.
        Tyler/Livings
        Passed unanimously.

53 Prospect Hill Rd LLC, The Bank of Western Massachusetts, 49 Prospect Hill Rd

Motion: To approve of 53 Prospect Hill Rd LLC, The Bank of Western Massachusetts, 49 Prospect Hill Rd., plans prepared by JR Russo and Associates, 1 Shoham Rd, East Windsor, CT, revision date of October 11, 2006.
        Tyler/Livings
        Passed unanimously.

IX.  Legal
Developer’s Agreement - Chapman Properties, Mansions at Canyon Ridge
Attorney Purnhagen reported that Attorney Cummings is working on the agreement.  He didn’t have a chance to talk to Attorney Cummings today so there is nothing new to report.

Developer’s Agreement – SJK Properties, Quarry Meadows
Attorney Purnhagen reported that Attorney Cummings is working on the agreement.

*Attorney Purnhagen left the meeting at this time.

X.  Action on Facility Connection Charges

Motion: To impose the Facility Connection Charges as published for Markelon, 160 Prospect Hill Rd through Chris Lin, 4 Prospect Hill Rd Unit #6.
                Bancroft/Davis
        Passed unanimously.

Motion: To impose the Facility Connection Charge for JMAC Enterprises LLC, 251 South Main St. in the amount of $14,982, 3 EDU’s, as amended.
        Livings/Bancroft
        Passed unanimously.

XI.  Unfinished Business
Newberry Rd Assessments
Mr. Leslie handed out information showing what the assessments would look like for 25% recovery, 50% recovery, 75% recovery and 100% recovery of costs for the projects.  They would need to make a decision in January about what percentage to recover.

Prospect Hill Rd Assessments
This will be addressed after the Newberry Rd Assessments have been completed.

Establishment of Sewer Service Area
Mr. Leslie reported that the subcommittee had met.  At the initial meeting they went over mapping and questions they had.  They met with Town Planner Laurie Whitten, who was very helpful.  Mr. Leslie reported that Ms. Whitten will make this simple.  She had answers for their questions, broke down the color codes, explained which needed to be in the sewer service area, which needed to be out of the SSA and which didn’t matter.  Mr. Tyler brought up that if a property that is now in the SSA were to be taken out of the SSA, that property owner would need to be notified.  Notice will be sent to any property owner affected by the mapping.  The subcommittee will meet every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with the exception of the week of Christmas.
XII.  New Business
Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Leslie reported that the new employee is ready to take the test for the certification exam.  He meets all the requirements.

Since there is no meeting in December, the bill sheet will be mailed out and if there are any questions, board members can call.

XIII.  Adjournment

Motion: To adjourn the meeting at 9:42 p.m.
                Bancroft/Davis          

Respectfully submitted,



Laura Michael   
Recording Secretary