TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY
Minutes of Meeting of March 26, 2008
Members Present: Paul Anderson, Tom Davis, Reggie Bancroft, Mark Livings, Dave Tyler and Jim Barton (Alternate)
Members Absent: 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
All regular members were present.
II. Acceptance of Minutes of February 27, 2008
Motion: To accept the minutes of February 27, 2008.
In Favor: Bancroft, Davis, Anderson
Abstained: Tyler and Livings
III. Payment of Bills
Motion: To authorize the payment of the March 26, 2008 bill sheet in the amount of $44,446.35.
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 is still waiting for information.
VI. Approval of Applications
There were no applications to be approved.
VII. Unfinished Business
Newberry Rd Assessments
Mr. Leslie reported that he had received the information from Town Assessor Carol Madore. There was a discussion concerning the value to property owners and the Town and the percentage of the cost of the project to be recovered.
Prospect Hill Rd Assessments
This will be addressed after the Newberry Rd Assessments are completed.
Modification of Sewer Service Area
Mr. Leslie distributed a memo with comments from the Planning and Zoning Commission concerning the sewer service area. Mr. Tyler explained that the P&Z Commission believes that wherever there are clusters of houses there should be sewers available. The P&Z Commission, the WPCA and the people of the Town should decide how the Town is developed not the bureaucrats. Mr. Leslie suggested scheduling a joint meeting with the P&Z Commission and Bill Hogan from the DEP.
*Attorney Purnhagen arrived at 7:29 p.m.
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 EW Housing LTD LLC, 2 Acorn Dr, Meadow Farms through Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 6 Canyon Ridge Dr.
There was no one present for EW Housing LTD LLC, 2 Acorn Dr, 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, 13 Acorn Dr, 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 Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 6 Canyon Ridge Drive. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new 10 unit apartment building and none of the FCC has been paid.
Motion: To close the public hearing for EW Housing LTD LLC, 2 Acorn Dr, Meadow Farms through Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 6 Canyon Ridge Dr.
Motion: To resume the regular meeting.
Mr. Anderson gave Attorney Purnhagen a copy of an Original FCC Regulation document and the amended FCC Regulations. Attorney Purnhagen will go over the documents to make sure that the changes/deletions weren’t made on purpose. The WPCA minutes for that time period will be researched.
Pump Station Agreement – SJK Properties, Quarry Meadows
There was nothing to report.
There was nothing to report.
*Attorney Purnhagen left the meeting at 7:45 p.m.
X. Action of Facility Connection Charges
Motion: To impose the Facility Connection Charges as published for EW Housing LTD LLC, 2 Acorn Dr, Meadow Farms through Canyon Ridge LLC, 6 Canyon Ridge Dr.
XI. New Business
Mr. Leslie explained that one of the guys had hurt his back at home and has been out for about a month. Mr. Leslie and Chief Operator Ed Alibozek had discussed the pump stations. Since a lot of work has been done, they felt the money that would have been spent on a pump station study would be better used for new control panels. They had an instrumentation person come to look at the pump stations and can get new control panels for $4,100 each. The Board agreed the money would be better spent on actual work than a study.
Preliminary Budget Discussion
Mr. Leslie distributed copies of the Draft Budget for FY08-09. There was a discussion about the budget and the sewer user rate increase to $228. It was decided that $2,500 would be taken from Vehicle Maintenance and $2,500 from Allowance for Uncollectible; this $5,000 would be put into the Vehicle Purchase Account. Mr. Leslie asked the Board if they would like to schedule a Special Budget Meeting; the Board didn’t feel it was needed. Mr. Leslie asked that the sewer user rate be set in April.
Motion: To adjourn the meeting at the meeting at 8:10 p.m.