Vol. III No. 9 5/1/2022
Water and Sewer Commission, April 19, Hybrid meeting
- Don Schneyer, Chair
- Peter Socha
- Tony Campetti, Supervisor Sewer Dept.
- Michael Buffoni, Supervisor, Water Dept.
- Michael Canales, Town Administrator
- March 1 minutes approved as written
- The Commission received a thank-you note, and the Chair wanted to say that it was appreciated
- Chair also mentioned that the joint meeting with SB went well
- In addition, Chair mentioned that if and when Pat Sheehan has plans to develop 37 Interlaken, he should meet with Water and Sewer Commission
- Canales said there would be a Warrant item at Town Meeting for funds to replace Tuckerman Bridge
- The Pump Station is on hold. Evidently Town is waiting for a time more favorable to bids and supplies. (Last round of bids, cost jumped from an estimated $700,000 to over one million)
- Town was planning to use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for pump station; however that would preclude using the engineer Campetti has worked with and prefers, so using Water and Sewer funds instead. In this bidding process cost went up from the anticipated $700,000 to over one million. "See what happens with rebid"
- Socha asked if the $99,000 out of ARPA earmarked for Water and Sewer could remain earmarked for Water and Sewer in anticipation of the costs for Phase 4 of Inflow and Infiltration (I&I)?
- Canales said he would bring to SB for approval; Buffoni said it may already be earmarked for Water and Sewer.
- Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requires new ordinance with respect to residential backflow. As many as 60 homes including 35 at Pine Woods might be impacted.
- Buffoni would like to replace 4000 feet of old water pipe
- Stockbridge Bowl Stewardship Commission report: testing for herbicides, no dredging, limited harvesting, and one harvester still being repaired
- Campetti — flow high due to rains. Phase 3 of I&I will use ARPA funds and get it underway
Photo: Joan Gallos