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January 30, 2014 Board of WaterWorks Minutes

Ken Gembala, PresidentAttorney David Austgen
Gregory Volk, Vice-PresidentSherry Sury, Clerk-Treasurer
Michael ForbesSteve Kil, Town Manager

CALL TO ORDER:
Mr. Gembala called to order the regular meeting of the St. John Board of Waterworks for January 30, 2014, at 8:01 p.m.

ROLL CALL:
Roll call was taken by Clerk-Treasurer, Sherry Sury, with the following members present: Ken Gembala, Gregory Volk and Michael Forbes. Staff members: Steve Kil. Attorney Austgen was present. Recording Secretary, Susan E. Wright, was present.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
Mr. Gembala noted election of officers was first on the agenda. He stated he would entertain a motion for nominations for the position of President.

Mr. Forbes nominated Ken Gembala for the position of President for 2014. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nayes --- none.

Mr. Gembala asked for any nominations for the position of Vice-President. Mr. Forbes nominated Gregory Volk for the position of Vice-President for 2014. Mr. Gembala seconded the motion and closed the nominations. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nayes --- none.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
DECEMBER 30, 2013 WATERWORKS MEETING

Mr. Gembala stated that the Board had before them the minutes of the December 30, 2013, Waterworks meeting. He asked if there were any questions. There were no questions.

Mr. Gembala stated he would entertain a motion to approve the December 30, 2013 Waterworks Board minutes as posted. "So moved," by Mr. Forbes. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nayes --- none.

NEW BUSINESS:
A. CONSIDER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES WITH CENDER & COMPANY

Mr. Gembala stated that the Board had a Professional Services Agreement from Cender & Company for financial services for 2014 for their consideration.

Mr. Gembala stated if there were no questions he would entertain a motion to approve the financial services agreement. Mr. Forbes made a motion to approve the Professional Services Agreement with Cender & Company for 2014. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:
Mr. Gembala stated that this issue has recently come to light, and he recommended looking at some markings for the fire hydrants. Mr. Gembala stated that Mr. Kil is in the process of pricing the markings. Mr. Gembala stated he would like to move forward with this project. He asked Mr. Kil to provide information on this matter for the next meeting. Mr. Kil stated he would provide the Board with pricing for the whips.

Mr. Forbes stated that an e-mail was received from Haas & Associates and they are working on the Comprehensive Master Plans for sewer and water. He stated that due to the inclement weather the work has been slowed but the project is ongoing.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Kil informed the Board that he received an e-mail from Jack Slager related to a request for annexation of 23 acres west of Bramblewood. Mr. Kil stated the parcel is owned by the Schillings, but he has no further information. He stated he would forward information to the Board on this annexation request as soon as he receives it.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Mr. Gembala stated he had before him Waterworks APVs 3102 through 3110 in the amount of $8,732.16, Water Utility APVs 4721 through 4745 in the amount of $135,405.35. He stated that the total of these bills was $144,137.51. He asked if there were any questions on the bills. There were no questions on the bills.

Mr. Forbes made a motion to pay the Waterworks and Water Utility APVs as read. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
Mr. Gembala called for public comment on issues related to the St. John Board of Waterworks. There was no public comment. Mr. Gembala closed the floor to public comment.

ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Gembala asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Volk made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Forbes seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none. (The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.)

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Susan E. Wright
St. John Board of WaterWorks, Recording Secretary