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April 24, 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 April 24, 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:
MARCH 27, 2014 WATERWORKS MEETING

Mr. Gembala noted that the meeting minutes for the March 27, 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. Volk made a motion to accept the March 27, 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:
A. CONSIDER AUTHORIZATION TO PROCEED WITH 95TH PLACE WATER MAIN PROJECT.

Mr. Gembala noted the first item on the agenda for the Board’s consideration to authorize the start of the 95th Place water main project. Mr. Gembala asked Mr. Kil to bring the Board up-to-date on the 95th Place water main project.

Mr. Kil stated that the project will pick up where the water main was left off. He stated that the project will head east/west and replace another back section of the water main.

Mr. Kil stated that after this proposed project’s completion they will continue south on Olcott with repairs. He stated that they will just continue replacing the bad main in this area. Mr. Kil stated that the engineer’s estimate of cost is reasonable. He asked for authorization from the Board to proceed with the project and obtain quotes.

Mr. Kil asked the Board to grant him authorization to proceed with the project and obtain quotes. He stated the project should not need to be bid, but quotes are quotes from all of the contractors to present to the Board.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Kil stated the project will take a week.

Mr. Gembala asked if there was any further discussion. There was no further discussion. Mr. Gembala stated he would entertain a motion to authorize the Town Manager to proceed with the 95th Place water main project.

Mr. Forbes made a motion to authorize Mr. Kil to proceed with the 95th Place water main project not to exceed $146,454.74. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

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

Mr. Kil stated that the whip locaters will be placed on select hydrants through the summer; he stated by winter the problem areas will be taken care of. Mr. Kil stated any further water-related items were placed on the Utility Board agenda.

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

PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Mr. Gembala stated he had before him Water District APVs 3134 through 3144 in the amount of $18,449.32 and Water Utility APVs 4871 through 4911 in the amount of $112,343.92. He noted the total of the bills: $130,793.24. Mr. Gembala asked if there was any discussion on the bills. There was no discussion.

Mr. Forbes made the motion to approve payment of the bills as stated above. 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. Forbes made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none. (The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 p.m.)

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