August 1, 2011
MONDAY 6:00 PM
Water and Light Office
The meeting duly noticed and warned was called to order at 6:00 PM.
Trustees: Dana Wildes, Wallace Reeve, Ed DeBor, Tim Sargent and Peter Bourne
Staff: Craig Myotte and Penny Jones
Guest: Bonnie Waninger (LCPC), Seth Jensen (LCPC), Kevin McAleer (Weston & Sampson)
1) PUBLIC HEARING:
No members of the public were in attendance.
2) Gristmill/Creamery Phase 2 Environmental Report:
Kevin McAleer from Weston & Sampson presented the findings of the Phase 2 Environmental report with the Trustees. The Trustees thanked Weston & Sampson for the presentation and briefly discussed next steps.
3) MANAGEMENT REPORT:
Penny and Craig discussed various items in the management report and responded to Trustee questions.
4) Approve Minutes of Meeting Held juLY 18, 2011:
On a motion by Trustee Debor, seconded by Trustee Bourne and unanimously approved, the Board approved the minutes of the July 18, 2011, regular meeting. Trustee Reeve abstained.
5) Approve LIEN:
On a motion by Trustee Reeve, seconded by Trustee Bourne and unanimously approved, the Board approved the lien on 559 Cole Hill Road in Morristown.
6) DISCUSS POWER SUPPLY ISSUES:
Craig reviewed June power supply costs, provided an update on the hydro improvement projects, discussed the Hydro Quebec contract recommendation from VPPSA and the Fitchburg Landfill contract recommendation from VPPSA.
7) OTHER BUSINESS:
Craig provided the Trustees with an update on the sale of 28 acres. Craig reviewed the letter he sent to customer Arthur Meade. The Trustees discussed a letter from Denise Trombley requesting a reduction in her sewer bill related to 20,000 gallons of water used to fill a swimming pool.
Craig provided the Trustees with an update on the pond control failure at Cadys Fall that occurred July 18. Penny discussed a workshop on internal controls held at VPPSA with the PSB, DPS, VLCT, State Auditor and Municipal staff. The Trustees discussed hiring a consultant to help develop a business model for Water & Light.
11) EXECUTIVE SESSION:
At 7:55 PM, on a motion by Trustee Wildes, seconded by Trustee Bourne and unanimously approved, the Board went into executive session to discuss governance issues.
At 8:00 PM, on a motion by Trustee Bourne, seconded by Trustee Reeve and unanimously approved, the Board went into executive session to discuss governance issues.
At 8:00 PM, on a motion by Trustee DeBor, seconded by Trustee Reeve and unanimously approved, the Board adjourned the meeting.
Wallace Reeve, Clerk