Johnsburg Sanitary District
Tuesday, December 1 2015
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
1. Call to order.
2. Approval of minutes of the 11/3/15 meeting.
3. Status of the location of Winnie Fink's driveway for the new home located a W3601 Johnsburg Road.
4. Discuss operational issues.
5. Status of the Agreement for the Allocation of Costs and Transportation of Wastewater Between Sanitary District No. 1 of the Town of Taycheedah and Johnsburg Sanitary District.
6. Approval of District bills.
7. Review and approve the 2016 Operational Budget.
8. Discuss compiling a newsletter.
9. Schedule the next meeting.
Brenda A. Schneider
District Recording Secretary
Please note, upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, please contact Brenda Schneider at 921-5224.
JOHNSBURG SANITARY DISTRICT
MONTHLY COMMISSION MEETING
DECEMBER 1, 2015
TAYCHEEDAH TOWN HALL
Members present: President Franz Schmitz, Commissioners Dennis Lefeber and Ken Schneider, and Recording Secretary Brenda Schneider. Also present for a portion of the meeting were Maintenance Technician Mike Sabel and Inspector Andy Karls.
1. Call to order. Chairman Schmitz called the meeting to order at 10:04 a.m.
2. Approval of the minutes of the 11/3/15 meeting. Motion by Ken Schneider, second by Dennis Lefeber, to approve the minutes of 11/3/15 meeting as distributed. Motion carried (3-0).
3. Status of the location of Winnie Fink's driveway for the new home located at W3601 Johnsburg Road. A manhole is located at the corner of the gravel driveway for Fink's new home. The contractor has shifted the driveway to the west. It was noted that a riser was not needed. Mike Sabel will inspect the manhole.
4. Discuss operational issues. Mike Sabel has responded to alarms at the Steffes grinder pump on several occasions. The force main discharge from the new home sprays waste material all over the inside of the wet well, on the floats and on top of the pump. The build-up of material on the floats causes the alarm to activate. Sabel estimates he responds at least once a month. Motion by Ken Schneider, second by Dennis Lefeber, to authorize Mike Sabel to retain Best Plumbing, at a cost not to exceed $200, for the extension of the discharge pipe, the cost of the work to be paid by the District. Motion carried (3-0).
Sabel replaced two floats in the Welter grinder pump station and one in the Feyen station. He also responded to the Dan Duwell station due to pump failure. The standby pump was installed and the old pump is being re-built. He is also awaiting shipment of replacement parts for bad contacts at this location.
The Duwells are contemplating building a new house near their farmhouse. They question their options for sanitary service. Unlike the Steffes property, there is a gravity sewer available at the Duwell property. The following options were compiled:
• Tap the main and build close enough to the road to gravity flow into the main.
• Tap the main and build at a location further away from the road requiring an individual ejector pump/force main discharging into the gravity sewer.
• Build at a location further away from the road using a gravity discharge into the grinder pump station located at the existing farmhouse.
• Build at a location further away from the road using an individual ejector pump/force main discharging into the existing farmhouse.
Inspector Karls concurred that all options noted above would comply with the State Plumbing Code. The Commission intends to attempt to correct issues at the Steffes location prior to approving another similar connection at another location.
Alliant's contractor has been installing natural gas mains along Meyer Court and Johnsburg Road. The Commission is concerned about damage to laterals. The Commission consensus was to have the area televised. Taycheedah Sanitary District #3 is also concerned about possible damage to laterals caused by the installation of natural gas along Church Road; however, they are not planning to have the laterals televised. Brenda Schneider contacted the City of Fond du Lac. The City is not equipped to do the work. Schneider was not able to make contact with Green Bay Pipe & TV or Great Lakes for quotes. The Commission intends to participate in OSG-wide solicitation of bids for televising to be done next spring.
5. Status of the Agreement for the Allocation of Costs and Transportation of Wastewater Between Sanitary District No. 1 of the Town of Taycheedah and Johnsburg Sanitary District. The O&M Agreement has been revised by TSD#1. The Commission has received a redline/strikeout version of the Agreement; which illustrates all revisions to the text. The presidents of the three impacted sanitary districts will meet in December.
6. Approval of District bills. Motion by Dennis Lefeber, second by Ken Schneider, to approve the bills, (order nos. 115-128) totaling $9,997.37, and authorized the following transfers:
• $10,000.00 from the Operations/User Charge Account to the regular checking account.
Motion carried (3-0).
7. Review and approve the 2016 Operational Budget. The Commission reviewed the draft Budget. It was noted that the rate is project to remain $180 per quarter. Motion by Dennis Lefeber, second by Ken Schneider, to approve the 2016 Operational Budget as presented. Motion carried (3-0).
8. Discuss compiling a newsletter. The Commission decided to distribute a newsletter annually.
9. Schedule the next meeting. The next Commission meeting will be conducted on Tuesday, January 5th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall.
10. Adjournment. President Schmitz declared the meeting adjourned at 11:12 a.m.
Brenda A. Schneider, District Recording Secretary
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