2007-02-15 Water District Trustees Minutes

FEBRUARY 15, 2007

Don Oakes, Chairman
Brant Miller, Treasurer
Harvey Freeman, Clerk
Steve Cox, Trustee
Gordon Johnson, Trustee

Arthur McLean, Superintendent

The meeting was brought to order at 6:37 p.m. by Chairman Oakes.

VOTED: On motion of Cox, seconded by Johnson to approve the minutes of the meeting held on
January 18, 2007. So voted.

VOTED: On motion of Cox, seconded by Miller to approve the financial report for the month of
January. So voted.

A discussion regarding insurance followed. Cross Insurance out of Bath is providing a quote for Richmond and offered one for Bowdoinham. The Board agreed to allow Cross to provide a quote.

Superintendent’s Report:

1. Bowdoinham Public Works Department was in the process of clearing all hydrants of snow.
2. This summer the Maine Rural Water Association (MRW) will assist in identifying those
hydrants that may have leaks using a sophisticated correlator listening device
3. The Superintendent will update all emergency numbers and ensure they are readily
4. A lengthy discussion regarding meter calibration occurred with the following conclusions:
a. The Superintendent is to develop a program to schedule all BWD meters for
b. BWD will maintain a small stock of calibrated meters to replace those removed
for repair.
c. Calibration of the meters will be coordinated with Richmond Utilities District.
5. As a result of the above, the Superintendent was asked to identify all preventative and
periodic maintenance on equipment so that an annual schedule can be developed for
future use.

The warrant for the month was reviewed and approved in the amount of $4,704.75.

The matter of the tank cleaning was deferred until more information was available.

As per the recommendation of Johnson, a schedule of MRW training will be made available to the Trustees. Trustees are encouraged to review the list and schedule themselves for such classes as may be appropriate.

Johnson pointed out the benefits of favorable publicity for the Bowdoinham Water District, and all agreed.

VOTED: On motion of Miller, seconded by Freeman to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 p.m. So voted.