August 16, 2010
MONDAY 6:00 PM
Water and Light Office
The meeting duly noticed and warned was called to order at 6:00 PM.
PRESENT: Trustees: Ed DeBor, Wallace Reeve, Peter Bourne, Dana Wildes and Tim Sargent
Staff: Craig Myotte, Jim Fontaine, and Penny Jones
GUEST: Mary Ann Wilson, Brian Callnan (VPPSA), Ernie & Tracy Patnoe
1) PUBLIC MEETING:
No members of the general public were present at the meeting.
6a) APPROVE 2010 VILLAGE TAX RATE:
Mary Ann Wilson distributed a handout and reviewed her recommendation for the 2010 Village tax rate and 2010 general government budget with the Trustees.
On a motion by Trustee Sargent, seconded by Trustee Reeves and approved by all present, the Board approved a level funded 2010 General Government Budget of $11,590 and a tax rate of $0.0082.
10) Executive Session:
At 6:05 PM, on a motion by Trustee Reeves, seconded by Trustee Wildes and approved by all present, the Board went into executive session to discuss contractual matters.
At 7:28 PM, on a motion by Trustee Bourne, seconded by Trustee Sargent and approved by all present, the Board came out of executive session.
2) CURRENT PRIORITY PROJECTS:
3) MANAGEMENT REPORT:
The new storage tank is filled and we will be cutting over to the new system this week. We will be sending letter to customers giving them a “heads up” the water system pressure will be increasing from 35 to 60 pounds. The Union job has started. MW&L is still collecting $750 per day from Keymont for liquidated damages at the WWTF. We reached Agreement with Mr. Barber that he will tap off our existing system and retain ownership of the existing private system. He is responsible for advising new customers coming on to the private system that they are connecting to a private system.
Penny informed the Trustees that water and sewer financials are delayed due to the need to include an unbilled adjustment. She also stated we are looking at revamping the paychecks to save costs on check stock. Penny responded to Trustee questions on the electric financials. Penny also responded to Trustee rate case questions.
Trustee Sargent asked Craig about the meeting he attended with Beaver Wood Energy. Craig stated they have two biomass projects planned for Vermont. VPPSA is evaluating the projects for Morrisville.
4) APPROVE MINUTES OF MEETING HELD August 2, 2010:
On a motion by Trustee Wildes, seconded by Trustee Sargent and approved by all present with Trustee DeBor abstaining, the Board approved the minutes of the August 2, 2010, regular meeting.
5) APPROVE LIENS:
On a motion by Trustee Bourne, seconded by Trustee Wildes and approve by all present, the Board approved a lien on the 88 Belanger Lane property owned by Raymond W. & Michelle Belanger in the amount of $5,391.86 for electric services and recording fees.
6) APPROVE SEWER ORDINANCES:
Tabled. The Trustees agreed to hold a Special Meeting at 5 PM on August 23, 2010 for the purpose of reviewing and approving the Sewer Ordinances.
7) DISCUSS POWER SUPPLY ISSUES:
8) DISCUSS GRISTMILL/CREAMERY PROPERTY ISSUES:
The Trustees reviewed a draft Purchase & Sales Agreement drafted by Jim Mahoney.
At 8:00 PM, on a motion by Trustee Reeves, seconded by Trustee Wildes and approved by all present, the Board went into executive session to discuss contractual matters.
At 8:15 PM, on a motion by Trustee Bourne, seconded by Trustee Wildes and approved by all present, the Board came out of executive session.
9) OTHER BUSINESS:
Craig discussed a request from the Town for help enforcing sewer ordinances on property at 130 Brooklyn Street. The Trustees believe it is a Town issue that the Village should not get into the middle of.
The Trustees discussed a request from MACC for assistance from MW&L with new lighting on Portland Street. The level of in kind services will be much less than the help provided for the lights on Copley Ave. The Trustees asked staff to get an estimate of the effort and cost to MW&L but the Trustees generally support providing assistance to MACC.
The Trustees discussed a holding a retreat meeting on September 20th.
At 8:25 PM, on a motion by Trustee Bourne, seconded by Trustee Sargent and unanimously approved, the Board adjourned the meeting.
Wallace Reeve, Clerk