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January 30, 2008 Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Meeting of January 30, 2008

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

Members Absent: Jim Barton (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 Water Pollution Control Authority Administration Bldg., 192 South Water St., East Windsor, CT

I.  Designate Alternate to Sit for Absent Member
All regular members were present.

II. Acceptance of Minutes of November 28, 2007

Motion: To accept the minutes of November 28, 2007.
                In Favor:  Davis, Bancroft, Anderson
                Abstained:  Tyler, Livings

III. Payment of Bills

Motion: To authorize the payment of the January 30, 2008 bill sheet in the amount of $54,516.52.        
        Discussion:  Mr. Leslie went over the bill sheet outlining any unusual bills.  
        Passed unanimously

Motion: To authorize the reimbursement of $3,000 to Eva Brewer.
Discussion:  Mr. Leslie explained that there was a sewer block and water backed up into the basement of a house. Ms. Brewer called a plumber who used a sump pump and pumped the water into the yard.  The WPCA was notified after a couple of days. Ms. Brewer needed to replace her boiler due to the water damage. There were $5,500 in expenses; Ms. Brewer’s insurance would cover $2,500.  Since the backup was in the street, in the main line, Mr. Leslie would like to reimburse Ms. Brewer for the remaining $3,000.
        Passed unanimously

IV. Visitors   
Timothy Brignole, Kimberly Edith Mayrand Trust LLC, Norton Rd
Mr. Brignole introduced himself and Jay Ussery to the Board.  He explained that he would like to residentially develop the Norton Farm land on Norton Rd.  The sewerage system is allowed just beyond this parcel.  He explained that the Planning & Zoning Commission is not adverse to this expansion.  Mr. Brignole reported that this parcel of land backs up to the Scantic River, is part of the aquifer protection area, and that engineered septic systems would be needed do to the condition of the soil.  He would like the Sewer Service Area expanded to include this parcel.  To the North of this parcel is the Scantic Glen/Norton Glen Condos, which are sewered.  
Mr. Ussery reported that the Planning & Zoning has just completed rewriting the zoning regulations.  They are encouraging clustered housing which leaves more open space.  This parcel of land on Norton Rd lends itself to this concept.  This type of development requires sanitary sewers.  This parcel is less than 1500’ from Norton Glen.  The “existing” SSA Map does not include Scantic Glen/Norton Glen; the new “draft” SSA Map does include it.  Could this parcel be considered?

Mr. Brignole asked if went to OPM for a change whether the WPCA would support it?  Mr. Brignole reported that he would need the WPCA’s support and Planning & Zoning’s support to go to OPM to request a change.

Mr. Tyler said it made sense for Mr. Brignole to go to OPM for a change.  It is in the best interest to keep septic systems away from the river.  Mr. Farrell, Mr. Livings, Mr. Davis and Mr. Bancroft agreed with Mr. Tyler.

Mr. Leslie asked Mr. Ussery what he could give to identify the parcel.  Mr. Ussery said he could mark it on the SSA map.  Mr. Leslie said that 2 copies of the map would be needed.  One would go to P&Z to get a recommendation to go to OPM.  

Mr. Brignole thanked the Board and left the meeting at 7:42 p.m.

V. Receipt of Applications
Central Truck Sales & Service Inc., 272 South Main St
This application is in review.

VI. Approval of Applications
        There were no applications to be approved.

VII. Unfinished Business
Newberry Rd Assessments
                        Mr. Leslie 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 explained that he is scheduled to attend the next Inland & Wetlands meeting and the next Planning & Zoning meeting.  Mr. Anderson reported that Mr. Leslie had attended the Board of Selectmen meeting and did a great job.  Feedback from the Board of Selectmen has been received.

*Attorney Purnhagen arrived at 7:50 p.m.

        Chapman’s Fees – Set up Accounts
Mr. Leslie reported that the WPCA had received the check from Chapman Properties in the amount of $88,744 and it has been deposited in the bank.  Two accounts will need to be set up for this money.

Motion: To set up a Route 140 Pump Station Capital Replacement Account in the amount of $30,000 and to set up a Route 140 Pump Station O&M Account in the amount of $58,744.
        Passed unanimously

VIII. Legal
Chapman Properties LLC, Ownership of Pump Station
Attorney Purnhagen reported that Chapman still owes the spare parts that were part of the pump station agreement.  Mr. Leslie explained that he has spoken to Frank Smith and the parts were ordered.  Attorney Purnhagen advised holding off on accepting ownership of the pump station at this time.

FCC Regulations
Attorney Purnhagen explained that Attorney Cummings said that the FCC Regulations would need to be republished and a public hearing held.  

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

Rya Corporation
        There was nothing to report.

*Attorney Purnhagen left the meeting at 8:02 p.m.
        IX. New Business
        Superintendent’s Report
        Mr. Leslie explained that the rag problem is continuing to grow.  Disposable cleaning wipes are being flushed down toilets and are clogging pumps.  The WPCA staff is spending a lot of time pulling pumps.  Mr. Leslie will get a price for a shredder that would shred the wipes before they hit the pumps.  Mr. Tyler suggested keeping tracking of time and man hours spent unclogging the pumps.

        Executive Session
        Motion: To enter into executive session to discuss personnel issues.
                        Passed unanimously

        Motion: To come out of executive session and resume the regular meeting at 8:20 p.m.
                        Passed unanimously

        X. Adjournment

Motion: To adjourn the meeting at the meeting at 8:21 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Laura Michael   
Recording Secretary