Utilities Commission Meeting – February 4, 2019

UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING

FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Mayor Cerino called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were Council members David Foster, Linda C. Kuiper, Rev. Ellsworth Tolliver and Mauritz Stetson, W. S. Ingersoll, Town Manager, Jennifer Mulligan (Town Clerk) and guests.

Mayor Cerino asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Utilities Commission meeting minutes of January 7, 2019. Mr. Stetson moved to approve the minutes of January 7, 2019 as submitted, was seconded by Rev. Tolliver and carried unanimously.

Mayor Cerino stated that operating funds on hand is $1,876,188.67 with designated capital funds set aside for capital projects at $920,400.00.

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

Mr. Sipes stated that the Council would see some large bills soon. He said that a scum pump went bad at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. He said that he was able to find a replacement for $4,000.00, which he said was a really good price as the quotes he was getting were for $13,000.00.

Mr. Sipes stated that during the cold snap there were a couple of wells that froze at the Waste Water Treatment Plant and the iron ran higher than normal. He said that normally their readings were under .1 but they ran above .3 for a day or two. This was not a health issue, strictly aesthetics and mainly a little discoloration in the water.

Mr. Sipes stated that the first aid and CPR training was held for the Utilities Department.

Mr. Sipes stated that the chlorine equipment at the Waste Water Treatment Plan was aging. He said that he ordered replacements and was going to overhaul the chlorine room, including the switchovers.

Mr. Sipes stated that at the Radcliffe Pump Station, a variable frequency drive went bad and he had a spare that he put in its place. He said he needed to order a replacement. He said that the variable frequency drive modulates the pump.

Mr. Sipes stated that the large Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant loan payments for the year have been made.

Mr. Foster asked if there were any pipes broken during the extreme cold weather. Mr. Sipes stated that there were some broken pipes during the cold snap due to age, but nothing too major as the cold did not last long enough to do real damage yet.

There being no further business, questions or comments Mr. Stetson moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:36 p.m. was seconded by Rev. Tolliver and carried unanimously.

Submitted by:                                                 Approved by:

Jennifer Mulligan                                           Chris Cerino

Town Clerk                                                     Mayor

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