2007-12-27 Water District Trustees Minutes

BOWDOINHAM WATER DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DECEMBER 27, 2007


MEMBERS PRESENT:

Donald Oakes, Chairman
Brant Miller, Treasurer
Harvey Freeman, Clerk
Gordon Johnson, Trustee

OTHERS PRESENT:
Arthur McLean, Superintendent

The meeting was brought to order at 6:35 p.m. by Chairman Oakes.

VOTED: On motion of Miller, seconded by Freeman to approve the minutes from the meeting held
on November 15, 2007. So voted.

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

The warrant for the month was reviewed and approved in the amount of $11,580.38.

Arthur will ask AEC Engineering Firm to come to the meeting held on January 17, 2008 to make a presentation on the SCADA system. Gordon will try to find additional suppliers.

Arthur presented the Labbe estimate for replacing curb boxes. Arthur will record which boxes presently have stainless steel rods.

VOTED: On motion of Miller, seconded by Freeman to renew 10 non-operating curb boxes this
year and to add this work to the budget. So voted.

The matter of another rate increase was discussed. The matter was deferred on one year. Some items that should be taken into account for the rate increase are vehicle replacement, building replacement, replacement of non-operating curb boxes and a new SCADA system.

It was noted that the old Works floppy disks held by Arthur will be given to Brant to create back-up records.

The Trustees reviewed Arthur's monthly report. They all agreed that it is considerably improved.

Gordon has contacted two surveyors regarding having the Bowdoin property surveyed. So far he has gotten a response from one surveyor, but no quote for the job. Brant suggested a proposal for boundary survey for bids. Harvey volunteered to write an RFP for boundary survey.

VOTED: On motion of Freeman, seconded by Miller to go into Executive Session at 8:00 p.m.

VOTED: On motion of Freeman, seconded by Johnson to come out of Executive Session at 8:10 p.m

VOTED: On motion of Freeman, seconded by Johnson to grant a 3% salary increase to Arthur for
the 2008 fiscal year. (This would be a 3.5% total package increase) So voted.

VOTED: On motion of Miller, seconded by Johnson to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 p.m. So voted.