Board of Selectmen / Capital Improvement Planning Committee
December 13, 2012
Present: Leroy C. Clark, Chairman; Peter J. Letsky, Vice-Chairman; Joseph R. Becker and Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary. Michael S. Pantos & Sheila H. Dibb were absent.
Also present: Capital Improvement Planning Committee members: Don Deleire, Harry Sechman and Addison Redfield. Hillary Lacrignola from Weston & Sampson was also present.
Gary Kellaher, DPW Superintendent, read the article he submitted for a prior town meeting warrant pertaining to the installation and calibration of flow meters ($82,500). The article was removed from the warrant per the CIPC’s recommendation that it was a capital improvement that had not come before their committee. Mr. Kellaher further explained that it is preventive maintenance rather than a capital improvement.
Hillary Lacrignola from Weston & Sampson did a presentation on infiltration and inflow and explained the importance of having the flow meter work done prior to the spring thaw in 2013 - she would like to have meters in the ground by March 1st. Lengthy discussion - Ms. Lacrignola answered many questions from the CIPC. She explained how the rented units would capture the data and report it back to Weston & Sampson. Mr. Kellaher stated that the funding would come from the sewer enterprise fund and not from the taxpayers. Mr. Redfield said he was under the impression the flow meters were to be purchased rather than rented thereby causing some confusion. Mr. Sechman moved that the vote on infrastructure and renting of flow meter units do not fall under the purview of the
CIPC. Mr. Redfield seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Becker stated that the special town meeting date initially set for March 4th should be added to the next BOS agenda to discuss possibly moving the date up. Mr. Letsky stated that an article will be placed on the spring special town meeting “to rent, install and calibrate continuous flow meters to measure wastewater flows”. Discussion on a treatment plant.
Department heads from here on out will submit their capital requests to both the Board of Selectmen and the CIPC.
Mr. Becker moved to adjourn. Mr. Letsky seconded. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary
Board of Selectmen