UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING
JUNE 16, 2014
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, Robert Sipes, Utilities Manager, 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 May 19, 2014. Mr. Stetson moved to approve the minutes as submitted, was seconded by Ms. Gross and carried unanimously.
Mayor Cerino stated that cash on hand and in banks was $961,806.63. There were water and sewer funds set aside of $77,150.00 in a capital fund.
Ms. Gross moved to pay the bills as submitted, was seconded by Mr. Stetson and carried unanimously.
Mr. Sipes stated that the meters at the water plant and wastewater plant were calibrated to make sure that reading flows were accurate.
Mr. Sipes stated that patches that required paving would be paved in the next week or two.
Mr. Sipes stated that the main lift pump at the water plant had bearings go bad and the impeller had holes in it. Parts were being ordered and the backup pump was running. He said if need be, he would purchase a new pump but there may be minor drops in water pressure at peak times for the time being.
Mr. Sipes stated that a lift pump broke at the wastewater pump station in Washington Park and was replaced with a spare. The broken pump would be repaired.
Mr. Sipes stated that there had been no significant changes regarding the oil remediation at the Hospital. He said that the Hospital submitted a revised plan to MDE to use 4 wells instead of 6, and the recovery well would be in operation the entire time. Therefore, the possibility of anything moving downstream was slim to none. Mr. Sipes stated that he was waiting on a response from MDE and the Hospital as to whether the revised plan has been accepted and what exactly the revised plan looks like. Mr. Sipes stated that he thought the Hospital wanted to begin the injection in July or August.
Ms. Gross asked if the interconnection application for the solar array has been filed. Mr. Sipes stated that he has not done anything with it yet, but would speak with Mr. Ingersoll to see what has to be done to file.
Mr. Shoge stated that the Radcliffe Creek Trailer Park had extensive potholes at the entrance. He said that it was a private road, but asked if there was any way to have it paved and send the bill to the owner. Mr. Sipes stated that was a question for Mr. Ingersoll.
Ms. Kuiper asked why a reimbursement for Emily’s was in the bills. Mr. Sipes stated that Emily’s Salon paid for too many EDU’s and the reimbursement of $3,250.00 represented the overpayment.
There being no further business, Ms. Kuiper moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 p.m., was seconded by Mr. Shoge and carried unanimously.
Submitted by: Approved by:
Jennifer Mulligan Chris Cerino
Town Clerk Mayor