TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY
Minutes of Meeting of May 28, 2008
Members Present: Paul Anderson, Dave Tyler, Mark Livings and Jim Barton (Alternate)
Members Absent: Tom Davis 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 7:02 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 was designated as a voting member for this meeting.
II. Acceptance of Minutes of April 30, 2008
Motion: To accept the amended minutes of April 30, 2008.
Discussion: There were corrections made to The Modification of Sewer Service Area paragraph on page 4. The corrections were, “Mr. Anderson would like to get the sewer service area finalized in 2008” and “Mr. Davis explained that when the plant was built in 1992/93 there was a Town Meeting and the people of the Town wanted property east of the Scantic River out of the Sewer Service Area and property west of the Scantic River in the Sewer Service Area”.
In Favor: Tyler/Barton
*Attorney Purnhagen arrived at 7:08 p.m.
III. Payment of Bills
Motion: To authorize the payment of the May 28, 2008 bill sheet in the amount of $36,312.36.
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 reported that all of the questions had been answered; Len Norton’s memo was received. The application is all set.
Motion: To receive the application of Central Truck Sales & Service Inc., 272 South Main St.
Benson Enterprises Inc., 111 Bridge St
Mr. Leslie explained that this will be a small business park with 4 buildings. The site plans were received; Len Norton’s memo was received and he recommended getting core bore detail.
Motion: To receive the application of Benson Enterprises Inc., 111 Bridge St.
VI. Approval of Applications
Nutmeg Credit Union, 137D Prospect Hill Rd
Mr. Leslie explained that this is a unit in the plaza with Starbuck’s, they have paid for more EDU’s than they are using; they are all set.
Motion: To approve the application of Nutmeg Credit Union, 137D Prospect Hill Rd.
Hong Wang, Chinese Restaurant, 110A Main St BB
Mr. Leslie explained that this is a connected unit in the Broad Brook Town Shops, more EDU’s have been paid for than are being used; they are all set.
Motion: To approve the application of Hong Wang, Chinese Restaurant, 110A Main St BB.
Southern Auto Sales, Inc., 161 South Main St – East Lot Car Wash
Mr. Leslie explained that new plans had been submitted and sent to Len Norton. Jay Ussery of JR Russo was present to discuss the plans. He reported that Debbie Bartlett was willing to grant an easement to Southern Auto Sales; there would be gravity sewer in the Town Road and the force main would be on private property.
Motion: To approve the application of Southern Auto Sales, Inc., 161 South Main St – East Lot Car Wash subject to Town Engineer Len Norton’s final comments.
Mr. Ussery thanked the Board and left the meeting at this time.
Attorney Purnhagen went over the Original FCC Regulations and the Revised FCC Regulations. Everything was fine up to paragraph 4.2. In paragraph 4.2 (a) was deleted; (ai) and (aii) were added; this was intended and looks fine; 4.2 (b&c) remained the same; 4.2(d) was deleted on purpose. In paragraph 4.3, (a-f) are fine; (g&h) are not there, these were not intended to be deleted. It was suggested that the published legal notice be obtained from the Journal Inquirer to see what was published and if there is a need for republication. Attorney Purnhagen could then merge the two documents and submit his notes for documentation.
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 on proposed revision to sewer user charges as set forth in the legal notice published in the Journal Inquirer on May 16, 2008.
Motion: To dispense with the reading of individual revisions as itemized in the legal notice published in the Journal Inquirer on May 16, 2008.
There were no interested parties present for the public hearing on proposed revisions to the sewer user charges.
Motion: To close the public hearing on proposed revisions to the sewer user charges.
Motion: To resume the regular meeting.
Legal – Continued
Pump Station Agreement – SJK Properties, Quarry Meadows
There was nothing to report.
There was nothing to report.
IX. Action on FY2008-09 Sewer User Charge and Budget
Motion: To adopt the proposed revisions to the sewer user charges in accordance with the legal notice published in the Journal Inquirer on May 16, 2008.
Motion: To impose a rate of $228 per sewer user unit, based on 4,875 sewer units, for a total budget of $1,142,808.00 for the FY2008-09.
X. Unfinished Business
Newberry Rd Assessments
There was a lengthy discussion concerning a piece property on Newberry/Winkler Roads. Originally this property was one large lot; it was then split into four parcels. One parcel has been developed with active adult condos. That parcel has disappeared into individual addresses. The value is constantly changing. The developer has bought the other three parcels. Mr. Leslie explained that the idea was that the people who benefit the most would pay the most. Mr. Livings suggested basing the assessment on the number of approved units. Mr. Anderson replied that they have to bill someone; you can’t lien the developer for a piece of property someone else
owns. Attorney Purnhagen said that the caveat placed on the property would let the buyer know that something is coming. Assessments need to be based on the information recorded on the land records.
*Attorney Purnhagen left the meeting at 8:18 p.m.
Prospect Hill Rd Assessments
These will follow the Newberry Road Assessments.
Modification of Sewer Service Area
Mr. Tyler reported that Planning & Zoning would be sending a memo supporting the map with a few suggestions for changes.
XI. New Business
Mr. Leslie reported that he received the final bill for the Prospect Hill Drive Sewer Extension. It was $4,000 to $5,000 under the CIP request. He explained that they have started working on the Scantic Road Pump Station with Randy Robbins. The cost for the parts installed is between $4,000 and $5,000.
Motion: To adjourn the meeting at the meeting at 8:24 p.m.