TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY
Minutes of Meeting of February 27, 2008
Members Present: Paul Anderson, Tom Davis, Reggie Bancroft and Jim Barton (Alternate)
Members Absent: Dave Tyler, 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 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 Dave Tyler.
II. Acceptance of Minutes of January 30, 2008
Motion: To accept the minutes of January 30, 2008.
III. Payment of Bills
Motion: To authorize the payment of the February 27, 2008 bill sheet in the amount of $64,548.85.
Discussion: Mr. Leslie went over the bill sheet outlining any unusual bills.
IV. Visitors – no visitors were scheduled
V. Receipt of Applications
Central Truck Sales & Service Inc., 272 South Main St
Mr. Leslie explained that he was still waiting for information to be resubmitted.
VI. Approval of Applications
There were no applications to be approved.
*Attorney Purnhagen arrived at 7:15 p.m. and remained until adjournment
Synagro Contract Renewal
Mr. Leslie explained that he was able to split the difference on the length of the contract; the contract is now through December 31, 2011.
Motion: To authorize the Chairman to sign the Sludge Management Contract Amendment #2 with Synagro Northeast LLC.
Chapman Properties LLC, Ownership of Pump Station
Attorney Purnhagen gave Mr. Leslie the deed to the pump station. He explained that once the WPCA authorized acceptance of the pump station, the deed would need to be recorded at Town Hall. It was decided that Mr. Leslie would make a final inspection of the pump station.
Motion: To accept ownership of the Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC Pump Station, “Boundary Survey Property of John & Daniel Burnham North Road (Rte. 140) East Windsor, Connecticut J.R. Russo & Associates Land Surveyors & Professional Engineers, 1 Shoham Road, East Windsor, CT 06088 (860)623-0659 Fax: (860)623-2485 By RLS/TAC Scale 1” = 40’ Date 10-03-06 Sheet 1 of 1 Checked JRR No. 2003-021,” which map is on file in the office of the East Windsor Town Clerk, subject to satisfactory final inspection by Mr. Leslie.
Attorney Purnhagen asked Mr. Leslie to email him the original and amended FCC Regulations and he would merge them.
Pump Station Agreement – SJK Properties, Quarry Meadows
There was nothing to report.
There was nothing to report.
Motion: To suspend the regular meeting for the purpose of holding the public hearing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
VIII. Public Hearing Scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
Motion: To open the public hearing for Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 7 Canyon Ridge Dr through Monaco Broad Brook Properties LLC, 108C-G Main St.
There was no one present for Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 7 Canyon Ridge Drive. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new 10 unit apartment building and none of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for New Homes Inc., 10 Farms Rd, Meadow Farms. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new single-family house and none of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for New Homes Inc., 18 Farms Rd, Meadow Farms. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new single-family house and none of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for DeForge, 20 Farms Rd, Meadow Farms. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new single-family house and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for EW Housing LTD LLC, 3 Field Circle, Meadow Farms. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new active adult condo and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for EW Housing LTD LLC, 6 Field Circle, Meadow Farms. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new active adult condo and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Newberry Village LLC, 1 Mockingbird Lane. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new active adult condo and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Monaco Broad Brook Properties LLC, 108C-G Main St. Mr. Leslie explained that these are 5 apartment units behind 110 Main St and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
Motion: To close the public hearing for Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 7 Canyon Ridge Dr through Monaco Broad Brook Properties LLC, 108C-G Main St.
Motion: To resume the regular meeting.
IX. Action of Facility Connection Charges
Motion: To impose the Facility Connection Charges as published for Canyon Ridge LLC, 7 Canyon Ridge Dr through Monaco Broad Brook Properties LLC, 108C-G Main St.
X. 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. Anderson reported that he and Mr. Leslie attended the Planning and Zoning meeting on February 26, 2008. Mr. Anderson suggested giving P&Z a time frame for their input. Mr. Leslie suggested that a workshop be scheduled and inviting the P&Z Chairman and the Wetlands Chairman. They need to make an effort to get P&Z and Wetlands on the same page; their support is needed. The goal of the workshop would be to walk away with a consensus. Each group would develop their concept and designate one person to speak for each group; anyone who would like to attend would be welcome. Mr. Leslie will write to P&Z and Wetlands to schedule a workshop for the end of April at Scout Hall.
XI. New Business
Mr. Leslie reported that North Central Health put together a data base tabulating septic repairs. NCH expects one repair per month per year. In some areas of East Windsor over a ten year period, there are eleven repairs on one street.
Mr. Leslie explained that the new work truck had been ordered and should be ready in 8 weeks.
Mr. Leslie reported that they had $25,000 and they should start the process of having the pump stations looked at. The older pump stations would be surveyed first. They would publish a RFP, get packets and pick which firms to interview. Everyone would be asked the same questions. A form would be used listing the questions and the firms being interviewed. Their answers would be given a point value.
Mr. Leslie reported that the Prospect Hill Drive Sewer Extension is 70-75% complete. He expects the project will be completed by the end of April.
Planning & Zoning Response to Norton Farm Inclusion in Sewer Service Area
Mr. Leslie is waiting for a response.
Request from First Selectman to Consider Requesting That East Windsor Properties Be Allowed to Connect to Enfield Sewer System
Mr. Leslie explained that at a staff meeting First Selectman Denise Menard asked if the WPCA would ask Enfield if the property where Chester’s Market was located could temporarily connect to the Enfield sewer system. The property owner has tried renting to businesses but NCH will not give an ok because of septic problems. Mr. Leslie explained that if sewers are run on Route 140, the Town would lose out on revenues/fees. Mr. Leslie asked the Board what they thought. Mr. Barton, Mr. Bancroft and Mr. Davis didn’t think it was a good idea to ask Enfield to allow the connection. A better idea would be to initiate the process to ask the Board of Selectmen to fund North Rd Sewers. Mr. Leslie doesn’t think it is in the best interest to request CIP
money for this. A step by step proposal to sewer North Rd could be given to the First Selectman to fund the sewers through bonding, not CIP.
Motion: To adjourn the meeting at the meeting at 8:13 p.m.