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April 23, 2015 Board of WaterWorks Minutes

Ken Gembala, PresidentAttorney David Austgen
Gregory Volk, Vice-PresidentSteve Kil, Town Manager
Michael Forbes 

CALL TO ORDER:
Mr. Ken Gembala called to order the regular meeting of the St. John Board of Waterworks for April 23, 2015, at 7:01 p.m.

ROLL CALL:
Clerk Treasurer, Sherry Sury took roll 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 also present.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
MARCH 26, 2015, REGULAR WATER WORKS MEETING.

Mr. Gembala noted that the meeting minutes for the March 26, 2015, 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. Forbes made a motion to accept the meeting minutes of the March 26, 2015, meeting as provided. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

NEW BUSINESS:
A. AUTHORIZATION TO BID THE BELMONT AVENUE WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT.

Mr. Gembala noted the first item under New Business was consideration of authorization to bid the Belmont Avenue Water Main Replacement Program. He stated that the Public Works general foreman had recommended that the Belmont Avenue water main should be replaced due to the number of water main breaks.

Mr. Gembala noted that the Board had before them plans and an estimate from Mr. Ken Kraus, Town engineer. Mr. Forbes concurred with Mr. Gembala that this section of water main needs to be replaced. He stated he was okay with going out for bids.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Forbes made a motion to authorize bids for the Belmont Avenue Water Main Replacement Project. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

Mr. Kil stated that the Board should be opening bids in approximately a month and one half. He stated it’s not a real complicated job. Mr. Gembala remarked, “The sooner the better.”

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:
Mr. Gembala called for reports or correspondence. There were no reports or correspondence.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Mr. Gembala moved on to payment of the bills. He noted a one page voucher registry dated April 23, 2015. He stated he would accept a motion on payment of the bills, if there was no comment. There was no comment.

Mr. Forbes made a motion to authorize payment of the one page voucher registry dated April 23, 2015, in the amount of $42,892.34. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was 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 Water Works. There was no public comment. Mr. Gembala closed the floor to public comment.

ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Gembala stated he would entertain a motion to adjourn. “So moved,” by Mr. Forbes. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none. (The meeting was adjourned at 7:04 p.m.)

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