Minutes: May 17, 2018

Roll Call of Members

Tim Buchney - Present
Ed Snook - Absent
Ed Seger- Present
John Perry - Present
Kristin Wheaton- Present
Paul Kearney - Absent
Dave McDermott - Present (Arrived at approximately 7:40 p.m.)

Roll Call of Professionals

John Scerbo - Present
Richard Wenner - Present
Charles Ferraioli - Present
Ceren Aralp - Present (with Ms. Aralp was her assistant Kyle Gourley)

Public Comment

A motion to open public comment was made by John Perry and seconded by Kristin Wheaton, all were in favor. There being no public comment the public comment session was closed.

Consent Agenda

Resolution 18-35

Resolution 18-35: Payment of Bills was moved by Ed Seger and seconded by Kristin Wheaton for approval. Tom Buchney, Ed Seger, John Perry, Kristin Wheaton. There were no nays or abstentions.

Approval of Minutes

April 19, 2018

Motion to approve the minutes of April 19, 2018 was made by Tom Buchney and seconded by John Perry. In favor were Tom Buchney, John Perry. Abstaining were Ed Seger and Kristin Wheaton.

Other Resolutions

Resolution 18-36

Resolution 18-36 was moved by Ed Seger and seconded by Tom Buchney. In favor were Tom Buchney, Ed Seger, John Perry, Kristin Wheaton. There were no nays or abstentions.

Resolution 18-37

Resolution 18-37 was moved by Tom Buchney and seconded by Ed Seger. In favor were Tom Buchney, Ed Seger, John Perry, Kristin Wheaton. There were no nays or abstentions.

Auditor’s Report - 2017 Audit

Charles Ferraioli presented his report on the 2017 audit.

Attorney’s Report

There was no attorney’s report.

Engineer’s Report

Ceren Aralp advised the board on the status of the asset management loan application, the status of activities regarding the sewer expansion and project schedule and a report on the review of the force main.

Executive Director’s Report

Executive Director John Scerbo discussed the benefit of retaining a qualified purchasing agent to contract with the VTMUA in order to elevate the bid threshold to $40,000 and elevate the quote threshold to $6,000. He recommended the Canning Group as the outside agency to be awarded the contract in accordance with the proposal submitted by the Canning Group. Upon the motion by Kristin Wheaton and seconded by Dave McDermott the matter was put to a vote. Voting in favor were Tom Buchney, Ed Seger, John Perry, Kristin Wheaton and Dave McDermott.

Commissioners’ Comments

Commissioner Ed Seger requested clarification on 2% increases related to Mr. Scerbo’s contract as executive director during which time it was clarified that a 2% increase was applicable to the base rate of pay.

At 7:48 p.m. a motion was made by Dave McDermott and seconded by Kristin Wheaton to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing legal matters. Voting in favor were Tom Buchney, Ed Seger, John Perry, Kristin Wheaton and Dave McDermott. There were no nays or abstentions.

At 8:33 p.m. a motion was made by John Perry and seconded by Dave McDermott to close executive session and resume open session. All voted in favor. At 8:34 p.m. the meeting was adjourned.