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February 11, 2009 SPECIAL Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Special Meeting of February 11, 2009

Members Present:        Paul Anderson, Tom Davis, Jim Barton, Mark Livings and Dave Tyler

Members Absent: Ed Farrell (Alternate)

Others Present: WPCA Superintendent Kevin Leslie, WPCA Attorney Vincent Purnhagen, Attorney Bruce Fader, Attorney Carl Landolina, Jim Giorgio, Newberry Village LLC 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
There were no alternate members present.
II. Public Hearing Scheduled at 7:00 p.m.
The public hearing was canceled.
III. Legal
Attorney Bruce Fader
Attorney Fader was present on behalf of Rya Corporation and Myers Nursery.  He explained that he has submitted an application to OPM requesting a change in the Sewer Service Area Map.  He will be appearing before the Continuing Legislative Committee on Planning and Development requesting an interim change.  If the Committee approves this change, he will then come back to the WPCA for approval.  Attorney Cummings has drafted a letter to the Committee at Mr. Anderson’s request.  Attorney Purnhagen distributed copies of the draft letter.  Mr. Anderson asked if the Board was in favor sending the letter.  There was a lengthy discussion concerning the letter and the Sewer Service Area.  Mr. Leslie explained that the WPCA will be servicing the pump station for Kement’s project; if there are more connections, they would be operating at a profit instead of a loss.  Planning and Zoning would like to see this project completed; it is the third phase and was intended to have septic, but it was over excavated and can’t have septic.  Mr. Barton felt that if they send the letter, it will give the impression of rubber stamping the approval.  There was some discussion of the wording of the letter.  It was decided that the last sentence of the last paragraph would be moved to the end of the fourth paragraph and in the third paragraph would add that the application was denied without prejudice.

Motion: To authorize the WPCA Attorney to send the letter with the suggested changes.
                 In favor: Tyler, Davis, Livings
                 Opposed:  Barton
                 Motion passed

Attorney Fader thanked the Board and left the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

Attorney Landolina and Jim Giorgio of Newberry Village were present at the meeting concerning the Newberry Road Assessments.  Mr. Leslie explained that the assessments were based on the 2007 Grand List.  Since then some of the properties have changed ownership.  Mr. Giorgio questioned whether the assessments should go to the individual owner or the association?   Attorney Purnhagen said to notify all interested parties of the assessments.  Some parcels of this project have been split up and can’t be identified on the 2007 Grand List.  Attorney Landolina offered to help Mr. Leslie with identifying the parcels.

Attorney Landolina and Mr. Giorgio left the meeting at this time.

IV. Acceptance of Minutes of November 19, 2008

Motion:         To accept the minutes of November 19, 2008
                Passed unanimously

V. Payment of Bills

Motion: To authorize the payment of the January 28, 2009 bill sheet in the amount of $59,388.44.
        Discussion:  Mr. Leslie went over the Bill Sheet outlining any unusual bills.
        Passed unanimously

VI. Adjournment

Motion: To adjourn the meeting at 8:24 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Laura Michael   
Recording Secretary