Utilities Commission Meeting – May 16, 2016

UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING

MAY 16, 2016

 

Mayor Cerino called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were Council members Liz Gross, Linda Kuiper, Samuel T. Shoge and Mauritz Stetson, Bob Sipes, Utilities Director, Jennifer Mulligan, Town Clerk, and guests.

Mayor Cerino asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Utilities Commission meeting minutes of April 18, 2016. Mr. Stetson moved to approve the minutes as presented, was seconded by Ms. Gross and carried unanimously.

Mayor Cerino stated that operating funds on hand is $1,019,145.62 and an additional $505,000.00 was set aside in capital funds for a total of $1,524,145.62.

Mayor Cerino asked for a motion to pay the bills.  Ms. Gross moved to pay the bills as submitted, was seconded by Mr. Stetson and carried unanimously.

Mr. Sipes stated that the leak at Spring Avenue and High Street was fixed earlier in the day and said that he had to turn the water off in the area for approximately an hour. He said businesses and residences weren’t too inconvenienced as the men were able to get the job done in a much shorter time than originally thought.

Mr. Sipes stated that the valves came in for the Radcliffe Pump Station repairs but he was still waiting on spacers. He said once all materials are on site he will schedule the vacuum truck and standby pumps to get the project underway.  A mechanic would also be on site for the duration of the work.

Mr. Sipes stated that the Hospital planned to begin soil borings on Wednesday, April 18th for the additional monitoring wells required by MDE.

Ms. Gross stated that utilities work was performed months ago at Kent Street and Philosopher’s Terrace that has not yet been paved and a pothole was forming. Mr. Sipes stated that he would cold patch the area but blacktopping was to take place shortly.

Mr. Dan Menefee asked Mr. Sipes if he had a chance to review the agreement between the Hospital and Town in draft form and if he would give his opinion. Mr. Sipes stated that there was an agreement in the works that he spoke with the Town’s attorney about but was not going to speak on the contents of the agreement as it was a legal matter at present.

There being no further business, Mr. Stetson moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m., was seconded by Mr. Shoge and carried unanimously.

Submitted by:                                                 Approved by:

Jennifer Mulligan                                            Chris Cerino

Town Clerk                                                     Mayor

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