TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY
Minutes of Meeting of June 25, 2008
Members Present: Paul Anderson, Dave Tyler and Jim Barton (Alternate)
Members Absent: Tom Davis, 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 7:23 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 May 28, 2008
Motion: To accept the minutes of May 28, 2008.
III. Payment of Bills
Motion: To authorize the payment of the June 28, 2008 bill sheet in the amount of $42,219.31.
Discussion: Mr. Leslie went over the bill sheet outlining any unusual bills.
IV. Receipt of Applications – there were no new applications
*Attorney Purnhagen arrived at 7:28 pm and remained until adjournment
V. Approval of Applications
Central Truck Sales & Service Inc., 272 South Main St
Motion: To approve the application of Central Truck Sales & Service Inc., 272 South Main St.
Benson Enterprises Inc., 111 Bridge St
Motion: To approve the general site plan of Benson Enterprises Inc., 111 Bridge St.
Motion: To suspend the regular meeting for the purpose of holding the public hearing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
VI. Public Hearing Scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
Motion: To open the public hearing for Southern Auto Sales, Inc., 161 South Main Street, East Lot Car Wash through Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 10 Canyon Ridge Drive.
There was no one present for Southern Auto Sales, Inc., 161 South Main Street, East Lot Car Wash. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new commercial building and none of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 5 Canyon Ridge Drive. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new 10 unit apartment building and half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 8 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 Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 10 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 Southern Auto Sales Inc., 161 South Main Street, East Lot Car Wash through Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 10 Canyon Ridge Drive.
Motion: To resume the regular meeting.
Attorney Wayne Gerlt introduced himself to the Board. He presented the Board with a request for permission to connect 3 conforming lots on Griffin Rd to the South Windsor Sewer System. Mr. Tyler explained that these lots aren’t within the East Windsor Sewer Service Area and the regulations state that sewer line extensions must be within the SSA. Mr. Leslie suggested running this by Bill Hogan of the CT DEP. Attorney Purnhagen agreed with this suggestion. Mr. Anderson stated that he wouldn’t want to create a burden for the Town. A Developer’s Agreement would be needed. Attorney Gerlt felt that South Windsor would maintain the lines within South Windsor but was unsure about the extension into East Windsor. Attorney Purnhagen felt that an
Inter-town Agreement would be needed. Mr. Barton asked what about the WPCA’s opinion on our SSA. Mr. Anderson said more facts would need to be gathered before making a decision. Mr. Leslie asked if the WPCA would want to consider putting in a new small subdivision near a sewer system outside of the SSA. Mr. Barton questioned whether we should let South Windsor determine our SSA. Mr. Tyler questioned where this would end, would more properties want to extend the sewer line to connect. This item will be on next month’s agenda and Attorney Gerlt will talk to South Windsor about what would be on the agreement. Attorney Gerlt thanked the Board and left the meeting at this time.
Mr. Leslie reported that he had a call from Jim Giorgio of Newberry Village. He has just bought another parcel with 3 approved building lots; he has asked to extend the sewer line up through the lots. The Board would like to see plans with a gravity sewer line in the public right of way along Winkler Rd.
Mr. Leslie had a phone call from Lesa Kuhn’s who owns the Opera House in Broad Brook and 14 Emily Rd. She thinks she is being over charged. Mr. Leslie has gone out to look at the properties and checked the Assessor’s records. He has asked Ms. Kuhn’s to provide data and to come to tonight’s meeting. He has not received any information from her.
Mr. Leslie reported that the Journal Inquirer had been contacted about the public hearing notice; they provided a public hearing notice, but it was not what we were looking for. Attorney Purnhagen explained that the FCC Regulation would need to be republished. He will put something together and bring in a draft for approval. Mr. Anderson would like to have some time to look it over.
Pump Station Agreement – SJK Properties, Quarry Meadows
There was nothing to report.
There was nothing to report.
IX. Action on Facility Connection Charges
Motion: To impose the Facility Connection Charges as published for Southern Auto Sales, Inc. 161 South Main Street, East Lot Car Wash through Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 10 Canyon Ridge Drive.
X. Unfinished Business
Newberry Rd Assessments
Mr. Leslie went over the assessments for Newberry Rd. The Board will need to adopt the policy and publish the assessments. Mr. Tyler said they would need to review how this will affect the Prospect Hill Rd Assessments before adopting the policy.
Prospect Hill Rd Assessments
These will follow the Newberry Road Assessments.
Modification of Sewer Service Area
Mr. Leslie reported that he had received P&Z’s comments and their questions/objections have been included in this draft. Mr. Tyler felt that the SSA should follow property lines not zone lines, properties should either be in or out of the SSA not half in and half out. The subcommittee will meet one more time. Mr. Anderson suggested Tuesday, July 1 at 10 a.m.
XI. New Business
Mr. Leslie explained that they needed to make year-end transfers. The budget was about 2% over; they went over on maintenance.
Motion: To transfer $5,000 from Main Sewer Line Repair combined with the $5,000 from the Town into the Major Sewer Line Repair Account which the Town maintains.
Motion: To transfer $15,000 from the Contingency Fund into our Sinking Fund.
Motion: To transfer $3,000 into the Pump Station Replacement Fund.
Mr. Leslie reported that the first of the pump station upgrades has been done; it went well. It will save money if two are done at one time.
Motion: To adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.