Johnsburg Sanitary District
Wednesday, January 27 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Emergency Special Business Meeting
1. Call to order.
2. Consideration and authorization to order replacement pumps for the Johnsburg lift station.
3. Public comment.
Brenda A. Schneider
District Recording Secretary
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JOHNSBURG SANITARY DISTRICT
EMERGENCY SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
JANUARY 27, 2016
TAYCHEEDAH TOWN HALL
Members present were President Franz Schmitz and Commissioner Dennis Lefeber. Excused: Commissioner Ken Schneider. Also present were Recording Secretary Brenda Schneider and Maintenance Technician Mike Sabel.
1. Call to order. Chairman Schmitz called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.
2. Consideration and authorization to order replacement pumps for the Johnsburg lift station. Pump run times for both pumps at the Johnsburg lift station have been elevated since the middle of December. Hal Henderson, Missions, did not locate any malfunctions of the reporting system but did determine that pump 2 was drawing a very high level of amperage.
Ziegelbauer was called in to empty the tank. It was noted that a fair amount of coarse paper was floating in the tank. Sabel Mechanical found a blockage of the same coarse paper obstructing closure of the check valves. Sabel estimated 40% of the flow was siphoning back into the wet well. The check valves were cleaned.
Sabel also pulled both pumps. Pump 1 was determined to have a broken shaft and hub. The parts are irreplaceable. Pump 1 is now making a lot of noise but is continues to function. Pump 2 also has an apparent problem due to the fact it is running nearly four times the minutes as Pump 1.
Staff noted a constant flow of clearwater into the tank from an unknown source. The Athletic Club and the parish structures have been checked. The source remains unknown. Due to the current influx of flow; neither pump is capable to run the system on its' own. Therefore, pump 2 cannot be removed for a more thorough inspection until a pump 1 is replaced.
At least one replacement pump must be ordered. The quote to replace the existing Hydro-matic pump is $18,000 with an 8 week anticipated delivery. Flygt, a better quality pump with a steel grinding mechanism capable of chopping certain materials into small pieces, is quoted at $24,000 with a 3 day delivery. It is believed neither quote includes installation. It was noted that both pumps were re-built 3-4 years ago at a cost of about $9,000 each. WW Electric indicated a re-built pump should last 10 years.
Motion by Dennis Lefeber, second by Franz Schmitz, to authorize the purchase of one Flygt pump thru Sabel Mechanical, and once the new pump is installed to analyze the condition of pump 2 verifying the possibility of swapping parts between the two Hydro-matic pumps to re-build a second pump for the lift station. Motion carried (2-0). Mike Sabel has consulted Ken Schneider as to the situation. Sabel noted Schneider's support in purchasing the Flygt pump.
Mike Sabel reported an inspection of the system last month indicated a draw of more than 600 volts of electricity. A WE Energies representative met with him at the site on a recent Sunday afternoon. He was informed that a voltage regulator failed at the Marytown substation. The system has had numerous incidents of loss of power; particularly problems with the three-phase service. WW Electric indicated inconsistent power supply can quickly damage a pump. The insurance company will be contact in regards to a possible claim. WE Energies may also be contacted regarding the service to the station.
Commission consensus was to redeem the Local Revenues CD, which matured on 1/25/16, and to consider re-investment in the future once the pump issues are resolved.
3. Public comment. None presented.
4. Adjournment. Motion by Dennis Lefeber, second by Franz Schmitz, to adjourn the meeting at 9:43 a.m. Motion carried (2-0).
Brenda A. Schneider, District Recording Secretary
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