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Mohawk Valley Water Authority – November 20th, 2017

 

 Chairman DeLia called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:  Present: Dennis Bova, Bruce Brodsky, Dave Corr, Vincent Coyne, Elis DeLia, Richard Karam and Bette Szesny.  Absent: Rocco Arcuri, Mark Ford, Frank Mutolo and John Wallace.  Eric Kane arrived at 5:05 PM.  Also Present: Richard Goodney, Jim Korfonta, Anne Milograno, Greg Santry, Donna Wright and Ken Bobrow, Esq.,  

 Chairman DeLia presided and Suzanne Harmon took the minutes.

 Approval of the October 23, 2017 Minutes

Motion made by Mr. Bova to approve the minutes.     Seconded by: Mr. Corr

Vote:  (7) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (5) Absent    Motion Carried.

 

Resolution:  Award of Construction Contract for Replacement of the Roof System at the Hinckley Meter and Chemical Feed Building

The general construction scope includes removal of the old roof shingles and replacement with new shingles, underlayment and related components, including some interior ceiling replacement where necessary.  Bids were received from seven contractors of which North Route Development Corp., NY was the lowest bidder in the amount of $16,500.00.  The bid is within the project budget.

Motion made by Mr. Brodsky to approve the minutes.     Seconded by: Mr. Corr

Vote:  (7) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (5) Absent    Motion Carried.

 

Award of Construction Contract for WTP Lagoon Access Improvements for Water Quality Sampling

The general construction scope for this contract involves construction of a new access ramp and water quality sampling platform to safely access and sample the Sludge Lagoons outfall pipe as required by the WTP’s NYSDEC Environmental Permit and construction of a second walkway and platform to clean large chemical room vents.  Bids were received from three contractors of which Beebe Construction Services was low bidder in the amount of $62,490.00 and the bid is within the project budget.

Motion made by Mr. Corr to approve the minutes.     Seconded by: Mr. Coyne

Vote:  (8) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (4) Absent    Motion Carried.

 

Resolution:  Time Bank Donations

Mr. Becher stated that Mr. Santry has made several changes to the Time Bank Resolution that was presented at the last Board meeting.

The parties herein agree that, effective upon the execution this Agreement by all parties a Joint Ad Hoc Catastrophic Leave Bank shall be established for the purpose of aiding unit employees and unrepresented employees who: 1) have a prolonged non-work related disability; 2) are on an approved leave of absence; 3) have exhausted all of their personal paid time off and 4) have no other source of income replacement during the non-work related disability period such as, but not limited to, income protection insurance, accident and disability insurance or no fault insurance.  Any such qualifying employee(s) shall be hereinafter referred to as the “beneficiary employee(s).

The use of the Bank shall solely be overseen by the Executive Director.

The Board would like counsel to take a look at a Hippa exclusion form and will give this program an eighteen month trial period.

Motion made by Mr. Bova to approve the minutes.     Seconded by: Mr. Corr

Vote:  (8) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (4) Absent    Motion Carried.

 

 Committee Reports:

Mr. Korfonta stated that water sales year to date are exceeding budget and cash flow is good.

 

Executive Director’s Report:

 

·         Mr. Becher stated that there was an Operations Committee at Noon today to look at the cyber security that is in progress with IBM.  They will have a complete report to present to the Board at the December Board meeting.

 

New Business:

Chairman DeLia scheduled the January Board meeting for Monday, January 22, 2018 and the February Board meeting for Monday, February 12, 2018.

 

Old Business:

Mr. Corr stated that SUEZ has been in place now for six months and wondered if someone from SUEZ could come here and give us an update on their findings.  Mr. Tangorra stated that they are putting together an analysis right now and are willing to share it.

 

Chairman DeLia asked for a motion to go into Executive Session at 5:37 PM to discuss contract negotiations.

Motion made by Mr. Brodsky.  Seconded by: Ms. Szesny

Vote:  (8) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (4) Absent    Motion Carried.

 

Went into Executive Session at 5:40 PM.

Came out of Executive Session at 5:48 PM.

Motion made by Ms. Szesny.  Seconded by: Mr. Karam

Vote:  (8) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (4) Absent    Motion Carried.

 

In Executive Session the Board voted to renew the Management Union Contract.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 5:50 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

__________________________ 

Suzanne M. Harmon, Secretary 

Mohawk Valley Water Authority