Board of WaterWorks Minutes
June 27, 2017
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 6:10 p.m. with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. ROLL CALL:
In attendance were Michael Forbes, Kenneth Gembala and Steve Kil. Absent Greg Volk.
3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES
Mr. Forbes entertained a motion to approve the minutes from the May 25, 2017 meeting. Mr. Gembala so moved. Motion carried.
4. NEW BUSINESS - Nothing to report.
5. REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE
Report and general discussion regarding the status of additional production wells
Mr. Kil reported that the drilling of the two test wells have failed. There’s a bill from Peerless Midwest that Mr. Kil would like added to the docket for payment. Mr. Kil went on to report that given the fact we have gone 400 feet and both wells failed we are rethinking our philosophy on how we are going to search for a new well site. We are looking at getting prices from a residential well driller to drill 4 inch wells instead of the 16 to 24 inch where we can test water quality. We can’t do a lot of test pumping on a well that size but perhaps we can do it on an 8” well. We’re also concerned about the water quality and under two parts per million is our goal. For example, if we are over two parts per million the Monix Plant filters get backwashed once a day, the Gates Plant once a week. The well at Heartland Park gets backwashed once every five hours. We simply can’t afford to operate a treatment facility like that. To build a new treatment plant would cost a fortune. Test wells are for iron removal. At the next meeting there will be a presentation from the engineer and Peerless Midwest to address any concerns we may have. Mr. Forbes entertained a motion to approve the bill from Peerless in the amount of $93,305. Mr. Gembala so moved. Mr. Forbes seconded. Motion carried.
6. PAYMENT OF BILLS
Mr. Gembala entertained a motion to approve the June bills in the amount of $18,074.83. Seconded by Mr. Forbes. Motion carried.
7. PUBLIC COMMENT No public.
Mr. Forbes entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Gembala so moved. Seconded by Mr. Forbes. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.
Kathleen A. Falaschetti