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Board of WaterWorks Minutes
April 25, 2017

Members:
Greg Volk, President
Michael S. Forbes, Vice President
Kenneth Gembala, Member
Stephen Z. Kil, Town Manager

1. CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 6:25 p.m. with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL:
In attendance were Greg Volk, Michael Forbes, Ken Gembala and Stephen Kil.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES
Mr. Volk entertained a motion to approve the March 28, 2017 meeting minutes. Mr. Gembala so moved. Mr. Forbes seconded. Motion carried. 3-0.

4. NEW BUSINESS
Status of New Production Well
The proposed production wells in The Gates and Heartland Park failed to provide the quality and/or quantity of water needed. We need to regroup and take a hard look at our system and look into hiring a residential well drilling company to determine water quality. A fracture was identified at the intersection of White Oak and 101st as having a strong potential for a production well. The property owner, Mr. Schilling, has authorized the Town to drill a test well at this location. The approximate cost of the two test wells that have already been dug is approximately $120,000.00.

GPS Locating of all Water Main Valves
The Town received a quote from Dervalve Inc., to conduct the field investigation work for the water main valves as well as updating the Town’s water atlas. All data will be provided to the Towns Database. The cost is $20,000 over a 2-year period. Project was approved by a 3-0 vote.

Water Meter Fee Change
Mr. Volk entertained a motion to increase the water meter fee charge from $350 to $500 and send a favorable recommendation to the Town Council. Mr. Forbes so moved. Seconded by Mr. Gembala. Motion carried.

5. PAYMENT OF BILLS
Mr. Volk entertained a motion to approve the bills in the amount of $152,044.95. Mr. Forbes so moved. Mr. Gembala seconded. Motion carried.

6. PUBLIC COMMENT – No public.

7. ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Volk entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Forbes so moved. Seconded by Mr. Gembala. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary