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May 22, 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 May 22, 2014, at 8:31 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:
APRIL 27, 2014 WATERWORKS MEETING

Mr. Gembala noted that the meeting minutes for the April 24, 2014, Water Works were before the Board for their review and consideration. He asked if there were any comments or amendments to the minutes. There were no comments or amendments.

Mr. Gembala asked for a motion. Mr. Forbes made a motion to accept the April 24, 2014, Water Works meeting minutes. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nayes --- none.

NEW BUSINESS:
Mr. Gembala noted there was no New Business before the Water Works Board.

Mr. Kil stated that there was one item he would like to address. He informed the Board that there was a request from Ms. Sandra Bertagnoll, 8233 Meadow Lane. Ms. Bertagnoll was on vacation and while she gone her water heater burst and was flowing uncontrollably for approximately seven days. Mr. Kil noted that her average use is 4,600 gallons and 46,600 gallons were used due to the burst water heater.

Mr. Kil stated that Ms. Bertagnoll has acknowledged that she must pay for the water. He recommended that the Board consider at waiver of $186.64 that was calculated based her average usage of 4,600 gallons per month. Mr. Kil stated this would be a waiver of a portion of the sewage bill that appears to be in excess of her normal usage.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Gembala asked if there was any further discussion. There was no further discussion. Mr. Gembala asked for a motion. Mr. Forbes made a motion to waive $186.64 of the sewer fees for Sandra Bertagnoll. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously 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. There were no reports or correspondence.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Mr. Gembala stated he had before him Water District APVs 3145 through 3152 in the amount of $7,258.90 and Water Utility APVs 4912 through 4973 in the amount of $214,681.31. He noted the total of the bills: $221,940.21. 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. 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 8:35 p.m.)

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