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February 27, 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 February 27, 2014, at 7:03 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.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
JANUARY 30, 2014 WATERWORKS MEETING

Mr. Gembala noted that the meeting minutes for the January 30, 2014 Water Works were before the Board for their review and consideration. He asked if there were any questions, additions or corrections to the minutes. There were no questions, additions or corrections.

Mr. Gembala stated he would entertain a motion to approve the minutes as posted. Mr. Forbes made a motion to accept the January 30, 2014, Water Works meeting minutes as provided by Susan E. Wright. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nayes --- none.

NEW BUSINESS:
Mr. Gembala asked if there was any new business before the Water Works Board. Mr. Kil remarked there was no new business.

Mr. Gembala stated that he would like to keep working toward the hydrant markers as discussed at the last meeting. He also requested that the project wherein laptops will be installed into the fire engines continue to move forward.

Mr. Kil stated that both matters are moving forward. He informed the Board that a less expensive whip was found to put on the hydrants. Mr. Kil stated that 100 of the whips will be purchased at approximately $20 each. He stated that the hydrant whips would first be installed in the worst areas where the snow piles up the highest.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Forbes noted that the laptops that Mr. Gembala referred to will have an app on them similar to a Garmin. This app will direct the fire department to the correct address. Mr. Forbes stated that the app will also indicate the location of the fire hydrants. He stated that this app will be a great tool for the fire department to take advantage of.

Mr. Kil informed the Board that at the present time, they are waiting for upgrades in the Spillman system. Mr. Kil stated that as soon as the upgrade is obtained, the laptops will be installed in the fire department vehicles.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:
Mr. Gembala asked if there were any reports or correspondence to be presented to the Water Works Board.

Mr. Volk had no report. Mr. Forbes had no report.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Mr. Gembala stated he had before him Water District APVs 3111 through 3122 in the amount of $10,609.18, and Water Utility APVs 4746 through 4818 in the amount of $521,178.46. He noted the total of the bills: $531,787.64. Mr. Gembala stated if there were no questions on the bills, he would accept a motion to approve the bills. There were no questions.

Mr. Forbes made a motion to authorize payment of the bills as described. 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 7:08 p.m.)

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