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WPCA 11/28/2007 Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Meeting of November 28, 2007

Members Present:        Paul Anderson, Jim Barton (Alternate) and Ed Farrell (Alternate)

Members Absent: Tom Davis, Mark Livings, Dave Tyler and Reggie Bancroft

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 Water Pollution Control Authority Administration Bldg., 192 South Water St., East Windsor, CT

I.  Designate Alternate to Sit for Absent Member
Jim Barton sat in for Tom Davis and Ed Farrell sat in for Reggie Bancroft.

II. Acceptance of Minutes of October 31, 2007

Motion: To accept the minutes of October 31, 2007.
                In Favor:  Farrell and Anderson
                Abstained:  Barton
                Motion carried

III. Payment of Bills

Motion: To authorize the payment of the November 28, 2007 bill sheet in the amount of $34,473.71
        Discussion:  Mr. Leslie went over the bill sheet outlining any unusual bills.  
        In Favor:  Barton, Farrell and Anderson
        Motion carried

Motion: To pay the bill from Blake Equipment in the amount of $4,758.65 out of Pump Station Maintenance and to reimburse Pump Station Maintenance from Perri Lane Capital Account #1235577140.
        In Favor:  Barton, Farrell and Anderson
        Motion carried
IV. Visitors   
Craig Kochanski – was not present

V. Receipt of Applications – there were no new applications

VI. Approval of Applications – there were no applications to be approved


VII. Unfinished Business
Newberry Rd Assessments
                        Mr. Leslie explained that he is still waiting for data from Town Assessor Carol Madore.
        Prospect Hill Rd Assessments
        This will be addressed after the Newberry Rd Assessments are completed.

Modification of Sewer Service Area
Mr. Leslie presented Draft #12, the final draft.  There was a discussion of the use of planning documents and North Central Health data, areas that had been taken out of the service area had been put back in.  Mr. Anderson stated that they are done making adjustments.  Mr. Leslie suggested sending the final draft to the Town Boards prior to holding a public hearing.  When comments are received back from the various boards, they will be discussed with the WPCA and then a public hearing will be scheduled.  Mr. Anderson stated that the map has been developed in the best interest of the Town of East Windsor; without input, there will be no further changes.  The map will be sent to the Town Boards, comments will be due back by January 18, 2008.

Delinquent Sewer User Account, 241-4 South Water St
                       Mr. Leslie explained that one of the residents of this property has a serious health issue.  Mr. Barton stated that the property owner is paying approximately $700 per year.  It was decided that no further action will be taken at this point.
        *Attorney Purnhagen arrived at this point in the meeting and remained until adjournment
        Chapman’s Fees
        Mr. Leslie explained that this is on the agenda as a reminder.
                        Motion: To suspend the regular meeting for the purpose of holding the Public Hearing scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
        In favor:  Barton, Farrell, Anderson
        Motion carried
VIII. Public Hearing Scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

*38 Stoughton Rd was listed incorrectly on Agenda as 38 Tromley Rd; it was published correctly in the Public Hearing Notice.

Motion: To open the public hearing for Pinkham, 38 Stoughton Rd and Incola Partners LLC, 20A-F Folkstone Rd.
        In favor:  Barton, Farrell, Anderson
        Motion carried

                       There was no one present for Pinkham, 38 Stoughton Rd.  Mr. Leslie explained that this is an existing single family home.  There is a financial hardship and the full amount of the FCC will be paid over seven years.  

                There was no one present for Incola Partners LLC, 20A-F Folkstone Rd.  Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new building with six condominium units and none of the FCC has been paid.

Motion:         To close the public hearing for Pinkham, 38 Stoughton Rd and Incola Partners LLC, 20A-F Folkstone Rd.
        In Favor:  Barton, Farrell, Anderson
        Motion carried
Motion:             To resume the regular meeting.
                    In Favor:  Barton, Farrell, Anderson
                    Motion carried
IX. Legal
FCC Regulations
Attorney Purnhagen reported that he brought this to Attorney Cummings attention.  The items will be put back in and then a public hearing will be needed.  Mr. Anderson said he would like to have hardship requests in writing added to the regulations.

Pump Station Agreement – SJK Properties, Quarry Meadows
        There was nothing to report.

        Rya Corporation
There was nothing to report.

Netco/Sludge Hauler Contract
Mr. Leslie gave a copy of the contract to Attorney Purnhagen and asked him to look at it.

X. Action on Facility Connection Charges

 Motion:       To impose the Facility Connection Charges as published for Pinkham, 38 Stoughton Rd and Incola Partners LLC, 20A-F Folkstone Rd.
        In Favor:  Barton, Farrell, Anderson
        Motion carried

        XI. New Business
        Superintendent’s Report
        Mr. Leslie reported that he is waiting to pick up the 1st vehicle that was ordered.  He has the name of the dealer with the State Bid for the one ton pickup truck; the specs have been sent to the dealer and he is waiting for a bid.  Mr. Leslie explained that he has been working on the budget and would like to hold the budget workshop in February.

                CIP Development Proposal
        Mr. Leslie reported that he had requested CIP funding for the design of North Rd sewers and the second half of the pump station study.  Mr. Farrell felt that the WPCA could do a better job.  A lengthy discussion followed concerning the CIP requests.

        XII. Adjournment

Motion: To adjourn the meeting at the meeting at 8:08 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Laura Michael   
Recording Secretary