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January 29, 2015 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 29, 2015, at 7:07 p.m.

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

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
Mr. Gembala noted the first item on the agenda was election of officers for 2015. He asked if there were any nominations for the office of president. Mr. Forbes made a motion to nominate Mr. Gembala for the position of president for 2015. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

Mr. Gembala stated he would entertain a nomination for the office of vice-president. Mr. Forbes made a motion to nominate Greg Volk for the position of vice-president for the year 2015. Mr. Gembala seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0) Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
DECEMBER 18, 2014, REGULAR WATER WORKS MEETING

Mr. Gembala noted that the meeting minutes for the December 18, 2014, Water Works were before the Board for their review and action. 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 meeting minutes of the December 18, 2014, Waterworks Board. Mr. Volk made a motion to approve the December 18, 2014, Water Works meeting minutes. Mr. Forbes seconded the motion. The motion was passed by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

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

Mr. Gembala noted the first item under New Business for the Board’s consideration was the 2015 professional services agreement for financial services with Cender & Company.

Mr. Gembala stated if there were no questions, he would entertain a motion to approve the 2015 professional services agreement with Cender & Company. There were no questions.

Mr. Forbes made a motion to approve the 2015 professional services agreement with Cender & Company. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was passed by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

B. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-01-29WW, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CLERK-TREASURER TO WRITE-OFF BAD DEBT FOR WATER DEPARTMENT.

Mr. Gembala noted there was a resolution before the Board to authorize the Clerk-Treasurer to write-off bad debt for the Water Department. He stated he had a list with individuals and their addresses and the amounts to be written off. Mr. Gembala asked if there were any questions. There were no questions.

Mr. Forbes made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2015-01-29WW. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was passed by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:
Mr. Gembala asked Mr. Kil about the water main replacement project for 2015. Mr. Kil stated the water main replacement will be picked up where it was left off in 2014. Mr. Kil stated that the repairs will pick up on Olcott going south another 1,000 feet. He stated costs are presently being reviewed for this project. Mr. Kil stated he would have more information at the next meeting.

Mr. Kil informed the Board he had the annual financial report for the Water Utility prepared by Cender & Company. He stated he would provide copies to the Board after the meeting.

There were no further reports or correspondence.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Mr. Gembala moved on to payment of the bills. He noted the Waterworks Utility APVs, for January 25, 2015, pages 1 through 3, in the amount of $164,609.14. Mr. Forbes made a motion to authorize payment of the bills as provided. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was y 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 stated he would accept a motion to adjourn. "So moved," by Mr. Forbes. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (3/0) --- all. Nays --- none. (The meeting was adjourned at 7:11 p.m.)

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