2007-04-19 Water District Trustees Minutes

APRIL 19, 2007


Don Oakes, Chairman Arthur McLean, Superintendent
Brant Miller, Treasurer Gina Flower, Office Manager
Harvey Freeman, Clerk
Gordon Johnson, Trustee

The meeting was brought to order at 6:40 p.m. by Chairman Oakes.

VOTED: On motion of Miller, seconded by Freeman to approve the minutes of March 22, 2007
with one change regarding the order in which meters will be changed out. So voted.

The old well pump was cleaned and tested. It had a lot of sediment in it, which made it turn hard, but it tested out fine after cleaning. It is now on the shelf as a spare.

A well cleaning is planned in the next couple of months to clean out the debris in the bottom. Also, a casing sleeving with a plastic liner and a change to a plastic length of pump discharge pipe are planned.

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

The warrant for the month was reviewed and approved in the amount of $14,755.46.

The Consumer Confidence Report for 2006 was discussed and approved pending a few changes that Gordon will make to the water system schematic.

The Treasurer reviewed and approved the checking statement for the month of March.

Gina handed out copies of the recently completed 2006 audit.

Gina reported that the District received a refund from Maine Municipal Association as a result of the Workers’ Comp. audit that was recently done. The refund was in the amount of $25.00.

Art reported that there was a leak on Route 24 near Elliot Lane on February 17th. He had to chase the leak for awhile to find it. It took all day to find and fix the leak with the help of the crew from Ray Labbe, Inc.

Art will start the meter replacement program this summer.

Art hopes to have answers regarding the leak detection next month. He will call Maine Rural Water again and set up a date for them to come help him in this endeavor.

Gina noted that she has a temporary office assistant thanks to the Senior Community Service Employment Program out of Lewiston.

Don checked with Watts Water Technologies about having them assist the District with financing by grant a new well for redundancy. They are taking the request under advisement. We will send them a follow-up letter thanking them for their consideration.

Gordon reported that Natgun was present at a recent Maine Water Utilities Meeting regarding tanks, etc. They showed the Bowdoinham tank.

Art mentioned that he would like to put a plow on the truck before next winter. He was not completely satisfied with the way we were plowed out last winter. The Board took no action on this request.

VOTED: On motion of Freeman, seconded by Miller to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m. So