Johnsburg Sanitary District
Tuesday, June 6 2006
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
1. Call to order.
2. Approval of minutes of the 5/2/06 meeting.
3. Consideration and possible action regarding the repair or replacement of a faulty lift station pump.
4. Discuss operational issues-odor complaints, etc.
5. Status report on connections.
6. Consideration and possible action to finalize the connection phase of the project.
7. Consideration and possible action to amend the ordinance to establish a fee for special meetings to be paid by the individual(s) requesting the special meeting.
8. Status of the draft Operation & Maintenance Agreement with Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1.
9. Approval of District bills.
10. Schedule the next meeting.
11. Commissionerís reports and comments.
Brenda A. Schneider
District Recording Secretary
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The Johnsburg Sanitary District Commission met on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006, at 9:00 a.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting the June monthly meeting. Members present were President Franz Schmitz, Commissioners Dennis Lefeber and Ken Schneider and Recording Secretary Brenda Schneider. Also present was Brian Schmitz, Maintenance Personnel.
1. Call to order. President Schmitz called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
2. Approval of meeting minutes. The Commission reviewed the minutes of the 5/2/06 meeting. Hearing no objections, the President declared the minutes approved a presented.
3. Consideration and possible action regarding the repair or replacement of a faulty lift station pump. The pump has been re-installed and seems to be working properly. The pump run-times are consistent. The District has not been billed for the repair work to the pump. LW Allen has submitted a written report regarding repairs made to the pump and possible causes of the malfunction. Franz will follow-up with Foth & Van Dyke.
4. Discuss operational issues-odor complaints, etc. The charcoal filters seem to have eliminated the odor problems. The Commission will continue to monitor the issue and determined if the filters can be removed once all of the homes are connected.
The flow monitoring station registered a 25,000 gallon increase in flows the week of May 18th. Brian inspected a few manholes but could not find any explanation for the increase. Surface water could leak in around the cover of the flow monitoring station chamber. A curb could be built along the stationís platform to divert water away from the cover. It was thought that the increase in flows came from the Schumacher Road to Johnsburg Road to Mengel Hill Road area. However, upon further discussion, it was evident that the increase could also have originated in the Johnsburg area. Brian agreed to conduct home inspections.
The grinder pump station at the Schmidt property is not functioning properly. Brian suggested replacing the sump pump or the float. Brian was advised to use his discretion regarding the part replacement.
The high-flow alarm was triggered on the Feyen grinder pump station. The floats are in need of a cleaning. Brian believes the excess weight on the float may have caused the alarm to trigger. Brian will assemble the needed supplies to clean the floats. He plans to clean the floats in all of the stations at least once a year.
5. Status report on connections. The report was as follows: 112 permits have been issued, 101 of the 112 structures have been connected and received final inspection and 11 remain to be connected. A few connections have been made but not yet reported by the inspectors. A few properties are connected and using the system but have yet to complete the necessary internal work for final inspection. The deadline for connection of gravity-served property was July 15th, 2005 and the deadline for properties served by grinder pumps was August 11th, 2005. Section 6.01 of the Districtís Sewer Use Ordinance authorizes the Commission to cause a connection to be made six months after the deadline date.
6. Consideration and possible action to finalize the connection phase of the project. The consensus of the Commission was to establish August 15th as the deadline to obtain final inspections. The Commission discussed the imposition of penalties. The matter of imposing penalties will be further discussed at the next meeting.
7. Consideration and possible action to amend the ordinance to establish a fee for special meetings to be paid by the individual(s) requesting the special meeting. The Towns Association advised that the Commission could establish a fee for special meetings. The revenue could be added to the general fund. However, payment of additional stipends to the Commissioners would need to be approved by the Taycheedah Town Board. Dennis Lefeber motioned to establish a $200.00 fee for special meetings when requested by individuals, with the revenue being applied to the general fund, seconded by Ken Schneider. Motion carried (3-0).
8. Status of the draft Operation & Maintenance Agreement with Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1. The draft agreement was submitted to Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 in August 2005. TSD#1 recently submitted a counter-offer to Attorney John St. Peter. The meeting with Dan Deuster, with their attorney, Franz, Brenda and Attorney John St. Peter for discussion purposes only did not occur due to a communication error. The Commission wishes to proceed with a meeting of all of the affected districts, with their attorneys, in an attempt to settle the issue. If the group is still unable to resolve the issue; the Commission will ask the Technical Standards Committee to review the issue.
Since the May meeting, Karen Schwengels was appointed to complete Rich Niehueserís unexpired term. Shortly after Karenís appointment, George Cassady passed away. The Town Board is expected to appoint someone to complete Georgeís unexpired term at their June 12th meeting. The Commission may need to allow time for TSD#1ís transitioning before proceeding with this issue.
June 6th, 2006 Johnsburg Sanitary District 2.
9. Approval of District bills. Dennis Lefeber motioned to approve the bills, with the exception of #54, Edgarton, St. Peter, Petak & Rosenfeldt, (order nos. 49-53), seconded by Ken Schneider. Motion carried (3-0).
10. Schedule the next meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday, July 10th, at 9:00 a.m.
11. Commissionersí reports and comments. Franz received a verbal complaint regarding the interest charge for late user charge payments.
Taycheedah S.D. #1 will meet Wednesday, at 5:30. Franz intends to attend.
The results of the Districtís SSES study were discussed. Jeff Mazanec will be asked for a written report to be distributed to the Commissioners.
12. Adjournment. The President declared the meeting adjourned at 10:37 a.m.
Brenda A. Schneider
District Recording Secretary
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