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July 23, 2015 Board of WaterWorks Minutes

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

CALL TO ORDER:
Mr. Greg Volk chaired the July 23, 2015, Waterworks Board regular meeting in Mr. Ken Gembala’s absence; he called the meeting to order at 7:23 p.m.

ROLL CALL:
Roll call was taken by Clerk Treasurer, Sherry Sury, with the following members present: Gregory Volk and Michael Forbes. Ken Gembala was absent. Staff members: Steve Kil. Attorney Austgen was present. St. John Waterworks Board Recording Secretary, Susan E. Wright, was also present.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
JUNE 25, 2015, REGULAR WATER WORKS MEETING.

Mr. Volk noted that the meeting minutes for the June 25, 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 approve the minutes of the June 25, 2015, Water Works meeting minutes as submitted by Susan E. Wright. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (2/0). Ayes --- two. Nays --- none.

NEW BUSINESS:
A. CONSIDER CONSTRUCTION OF WELL NO. 8, GATES 2 SITE AND THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE TOWN ENGINEER.

Mr. Volk noted the first item under New Business for the Board’s attention as consideration of construction of Well No. 7, at the Gates 2 site, and at the recommendation of Mr. Kenn Kraus, town engineer.

Mr. Kil explained to the Board that the construction of a second well at the Gates of St. John Water Treatment plant would basically double the capacity of the treatment plant and the water it would be able to treat. He stated that a well will be drilled, but it will not be necessary to build a new treatment plant.

Mr. Kil stated that Mr. Kraus is recommending that the bid be awarded to Peerless Midwest for $80,988.00. Mr. Kil stated that correspondence related to this recommendation was included in the Board’s packets.

Mr. Kil stated the well is needed to boost the Town’s production to adhere to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) standards. He stated that a construction permit has been obtained from IDEM.

Mr. Volk asked for a motion. Mr. Forbes made a motion to award the contract for construction of Well No. 7 to Peerless Midwest. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (2/0). Ayes --- two. Nays --- none.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:
Mr. Volk called for Reports and Correspondence. There were no Reports and Correspondence before the Board.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Mr. Volk noted payment of the bills for the Waterworks District was next for the Board’s review and action.

Mr. Forbes made a motion to authorize payment of the bills for the Waterworks District in the amount of $20,864.10. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (2/0). Ayes --- two. Nays --- none.

Mr. Volk stated he would entertain a motion to authorize payment of Water Utility APVs. Mr. Forbes made a motion to authorize payment of the Water Utility bills in the amount $313,245.83. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (2/0). Ayes --- two. Nays --- none.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
Mr. Volk called for public comment on issues related to the St. John Board of Waterworks District. There was no public comment. Mr. Volk closed the floor to public comment.

ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Volk 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 (2/0). Ayes --- two. Nays --- none. (The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m.)

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