Minutes of March 20, 2017 Board Meeting - The Mattabassett District - Cromwell CT

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Mattabassett District, Cromwell, CT

Meeting Minutes

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Minutes of March 20, 2017

Roll Call of Members
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of The Mattabassett District was held Monday, March 20, 2017, in the Administration Building. Chairman John Dunham called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. A roll call was taken and a quorum was present. Present from the Town of Cromwell were Directors Doug Sienna and Tom Tokarz. Present from the Town of Berlin were Directors Robert Argazzi, John Dunham and James Fallon. Present from the City of Middletown were Directors Dale Aldieri, David Bauer and Tom Serra. Present from the City of New Britain were Directors Paul Catanzaro, Tonilynn Collins, Mary Marrocco and Timothy Stewart. Also present were Edward T. Lynch Jr. - District Counsel and Arthur Simonian - Executive Director, Michelle Ryan - District Engineer, and Bill Adkins - Maintenance Manager. Middletown Director Joseph Samolis and New Britain Director Peter Centurelli were absent. Cromwell Director Bonnie Anderson arrived at 7:03 p.m.

Approval of February 21, 2017 Minutes

MOTION: Mr. Sienna moved to approve the minutes of February 21, 2017.

Ms. Collins seconded the motion.

Discussion

RESOLVED: The motion was approved unanimously.

Treasurer's Report

MOTION: Mr. Sienna moved to accept the Treasurer's Report as presented.

Mr. Tokarz seconded the motion.

Discussion

RESOLVED: The motion was approved unanimously.

Budget Statement

MOTION: Mr. Sienna moved to accept the Budget Statement as presented.

Mr. Bauer seconded the motion.

Discussion

RESOLVED: The motion was approved unanimously.

Check Register - February, 2017

No motion required.

Staff Reports

MOTION: Mr. Sienna moved to accept the Staff Reports as presented.

Mr. Aldieri seconded the motion.

Discussion

RESOLVED: The motion was approved unanimously.

Executive Director's Staff Actions:

1) The Executive Director will add the Plant's Safety Record (one year without an accident) to April's agenda. The Board will discuss recognizing the plant employees.

Engineering Committee

No Report

Finance Committee

MOTION: Mr. Sienna moved to approve a credit to MDC for the Middletown portion of Nitrogen Project Debt Service in the amount of $53,806.

Mr. Stewart seconded the motion.

Discussion

RESOLVED: The motion was approved unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Sienna moved to accept the Finance Committee Report as presented.

Mr. Tokarz seconded the motion.

Discussion

RESOLVED: The motion was approved unanimously.

Human Resources Committee

MOTION: Mr. Tokarz moved to approve 10 days of borrowed sick leave for Thomas Karpinski and an additional 5 days of borrowed sick leave at the Executive Director's discretion based on a doctor's note and medical needs of the employee.

Mr. Sienna seconded the motion.

Discussion

RESOLVED: The motion was approved unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Sienna moved to accept the Human Resources Committee Report as presented.

Ms. Collins seconded the motion.

Discussion

RESOLVED: The motion was approved unanimously.

Property Management

No Report

Public Relations Committee

No Report

District Project Construction Committee

No Report

Counsel's Report

No Report

New Business

1) The Executive Director proposed an amendment to By-Law, Section 24. He provided a draft amendment to the Board. The proposed amendment will go to the Finance Committee for review and recommendation to the Board for approval. The amendment will need two-thirds of affirmative vote by the Board.

Communications

1) The Executive Director is going to the NEWEA conference (Water Fly-In) in Washington D.C. He will be meeting with Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman John Larson. He plans on discussing the air emission regulations and Federal water funding for our communities.

2) The Cromwell Fire Department has requested payment for fire suits that were damaged during the GAC Fire. The District's Attorney sent a letter with our response. The Fire department has not responded to the letter.

3) The Cromwell Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for March 14, 2017, to discuss the property next to the Mattabassett District, was postponed due to the snow storm. The District is waiting for a new meeting date.

Adjournment

MOTION: Mr. Sienna moved to adjourn.

Mr. Stewart seconded the motion.

RESOLVED: The motion was approved with Mr. Bauer against.

The meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building, Cromwell, Connecticut.