POWNAL SELECT BOARD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006
Board Members Present: †Acting Chair, Don Prouty; Steve Kauppi; Ron Bisson;†† Frank Saunders
Also Present:† CAT-TV, Banner,† Ray Shields, Kimberly Gile, FA&A:† John Forcier, Jason Booth and Robert Garofano
†Acting Chairman, Don Prouty opened the Regular Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
1. Agenda Approval
Mr. Kauppi moved and Mr. Saunders seconded to approve the agenda as amended.† The motion carried.
2. Approval of Minutes 10/12/06† Regular Meeting
Mr. Saunders moved and Mr. Kauppi seconded to approve the Meeting Minutes of October 12, 2006.† The motion carried.
Mr. Kauppi moved and Mr. Bisson seconded to approve the Payroll Check Warrant for Pay Period Ending 10/15/06 in the amount of $ 3,511.49.† The motion carried.
Mr. Saunders moved and Mr. Kauppi seconded to approve the Accounts Payable Check Warrant #16 dated 10/20/06 in the amount of 49,104.15.† The motion carried.
Mr. Saunders and Mr. Kauppi seconded to approve the Wastewater Project Accounts Payable Check Warrant Replumb #R-07 dated 10/20/06 in the amount of $ 7,472.17.† The motion carried.
††††† 3.† Pownal Historical Society upcoming meetings
5.†† OLD BUSINESS:
a. FA&A† RE:† Sewer Odor and Update on the Work Completed This Week
John Forcier, FA&A
Jason Booth, FA&A
Rob Garofano, FA&A
Jason Booth reported that the major step taken to reduce the
odor was addition of an organic chemical called bioxide.† This odor reducing chemical was pumped into
the wet well at PC-2.† It was determined
that it takes three days for sewer to travel to the vault at Harold Marshallís
F&A will continue to work with the Chief Operator to monitor bioxide and pump runs until we are up to full flow.† Each pump station should be checked daily.
There was discussion about back pressure and it was noted that it is unique to have main lines run up hill and then down hill.† It is a long distance to the treatment facility.
Mr. Forcier explained how the plant actually works.† He explained the sequential batch reactors and aeration process.
FA&A addressed several questions raised by resident Ray Shields.† Overall the plant is working very well.
Rob Garofano discussed the work completed last week.† FA&Aís report is attached and made a part
of these minutes.†
Mr. Saunders moved and Mr. Kauppi seconded to warn the public hearing.† The motion carried.
Pursuant to T. 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117 ß 4415, Interim Zoning, the Pownal Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 6:00 P.M. in the Pownal Town Office to consider deletion and re-evaluation of a zoning amendment section 3.4.1, Contiguous Lots.† While this provision was recently approved by the Board of Selectmen it has not yet taken effect under the statute.† This interim zoning procedure will enable the town to put a hold on this provision while providing additional time for the Planning Commission and Selectboard to research this section to assure the language achieves its intended purpose and is consistent with the state statute T. 24 V.S.A., Chapter 117 and the existing zoning bylaw.† The text of section 3.4.1, Contiguous Lots reads as follows:† All lots in individual ownership that are contiguous to one another shall be treated as one as shown on the tax map as a solid line.
Mr. Saunders wished to recognize Mike Darling for his
generosity.†† Mike donated 250 pumpkins
Mr. Kauppi moved and Mr. Bisson seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.† The motion carried.
Linda Sciarappa, Administrative Assistant
POWNAL BOARD OF SELECTMEN:
Don Prouty, Acting Chairman