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Waterworks Board Meeting Minutes 2022

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01-18-2022 Waterworks Board

January 18, 2022 Waterworks Board Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Gembala called the St. John Waterworks Board Regular Meeting to order at 6:13 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, attended by its members.

ROLL CALL:

Board Members present: Nick Furtek, Bill Manousopoulos and Ken Gembala. Also present: Wayne Pondinas, Town Council Liaison; Absent: Chris Salatas, Town Manager.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

President: Mr. Gembala called for nominations for President. Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to nominate Ken Gembala as President; Mr. Furtek seconded the nomination. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Vice President: Mr. Gembala called for nominations for Vice President. Mr. Gembala nominated Bill Manousopoulos for Vice President; Mr. Furtek seconded the nomination. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the December 21, 2021, regular meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

NEW/OLD BUSINESS:

A. Consider Peerless Midwest quote for construction of Well 9
Mr. Pondinas stated $8000 of the quote is for IDEM permits. The Board has a drawing of where the well would go. Mr. Gembala noted that the area around the well, by state requirements and IDEM, is going into the rear part of three residential lots.

Mr. Pondinas said it is unknown if there is any buried pipe or anything underneath the residential lots. If someone buys any one of those three lots, they may not be able to put a shed or any structure in that area. It is part of the easement on those lots. Mr. Pondinas doesn’t know if it is wise to get the permit and then find out IDEM says we can’t do it. Then the $8000 permit fee is lost. You need the permit to drill the well. It would take about two to three months to get everything going. Mr. Pondinas suggested that Mr. Gembala send the drawing to IDEM and find out if we can do it.

Mr. Furtek asked if we could send the drawing to IDEM for approval without paying the $8000 application fee. IDEM can tell us if we can do it or not.

Mr. Gembala suggested we table this permit until Haas finds out what the options are.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to table this permit in its entirety pending on the answer we get from IDEM and the engineers as to whether or not we can move along without paying the permit fee and get a timeline for approval. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

B. Cender Dalton Professional Services Agreement for CY 2022
Mr. Manousopoulos stated he did not receive any information on this signed agreement for Cender Dalton. He did some research on state code and found out that this board is to vote and approve all professional services that have to do with this utility.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to amend Item B for consideration of Cender Dalton and Baker Tilly for the service agreement for 2022. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous 3-0 vote.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Mr. Gembala stated that we have a list of all the water main replacements. With spring around the corner, some are going out for bids. Mr. Gembala asked Mr. Pondinas about the future development area where Well 8 is going to be.

Mr. Pondinas stated that we should be able to attain that area and at the same time, build the buildings and well houses. Well 9 still needs to be connected to Cline Avenue. There’s 600 feet to go into the treatment plant. There is a question getting the pipe, but they are working on it. Both wells could probably be operational by 2023.

Mr. Pondinas said they are working on a water main coming out of Well 4 and coming up to U.S. 41 going south to 109th. The water main that’s in front of Décor Tile that Franciscan owns now, goes from the middle of Alsip Nursery and goes south all the way to a valve that’s close to the Shrine. It would go up 105th to Bailey and then out to the field and stop with a stub there. It can go further east and when that developer who owns that 200 acres wants to tie in, they can do that. The Board should be getting something soon as these were sent out for bids.

PAYMENT OF BILLS

Water Utility APVs in the amount of $342,222.39.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to pay the Water Utility Docket as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Water District APVs in the amount of $13,975.87.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to pay the Water District Docket as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None to be had.

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:26 p.m. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Respectfully Submitted:

Gerri Kudzia, Recording Secretary
St. John Waterworks Board

01-21-2022 Waterworks Board

January 21, 2022 Waterworks Board Special Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Manousopoulos called the St. John Waterworks Board Special Meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022, attended by its members virtually.

ROLL CALL:

Board Members present: Bill Manousopoulos, Nick Furtek. Absent: Ken Gembala. Also present: Wayne Pondinas, Town Council Liaison; Absent: Chris Salatas, Town Manager.

NEW/OLD BUSINESS:

Mr. Dravet stated the Plan Commission would like a letter from the Water Board to take to the developer to try and acquire the 100’ radius of land for Well 9. The letter should state that the Water Board would like to have the full 100’ radius like they did for Well 8. That way the Water Department would own the entire property and part of that 100’ well head protection area is not in the back yard of a resident or under a street.

Mr. Manousopoulos thought the Board was going to wait for IDEM to see if it was going to be acceptable to even put the well there.

Mr. Pondinas stated that an email came out today (1-21-22), and it was sent to the Board. The Board already has a copy of the plot of the three lots in that circle. Megan said that wasn’t going to fly, so that’s not going to be possible the way it is. They probably won’t pass that. It is going to have to go back to the Developer. That’s why the Plan Commission wants a letter from the Water Board.

A. Consider review of consulting contract for Financial Advisor for CY 2022
Mr. Manousopoulos stated that at the last meeting, there was an item on the agenda for us to vote on to finalize a consulting contract with Cender. I think this Board is going to choose its own financial advisor. I don’t know why it was put on the agenda like that. After Mr. Manousopoulos’ review of the two proposals we have, he is in favor of staying with Baker Tilly.

Mr. Furtek agreed with Mr. Manousopoulos in regards to retaining Baker Tilly.

Mr. Manousopoulos passed the gavel over to Mr. Furtek. Mr. Furtek acknowledged receipt of the gavel.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve Baker Tilly as Financial Advisor for 2022 for the Waterworks Board. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a roll-call vote of 2-0.

Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Furtek Yes

Mr. Manousopoulos regained possession of the gavel.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None to be had.

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Furtek made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1:08 p.m. Mr. Manousopoulos seconded the motion. The motion carried by a roll-call vote of 2-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes

Respectfully Submitted:

Gerri Kudzia, Recording Secretary
St. John Waterworks Board

02-15-2022 Waterworks Board

February 15, 2022 Waterworks Board Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Gembala called the St. John Waterworks Board Regular Meeting to order at 6:09 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, attended by its members on-site and virtual.

ROLL CALL:

Board Members present: Nick Furtek and Bill Manousopoulos; Virtual: Ken Gembala. Also present: Wayne Pondinas, Town Council Liaison; Jason Dravet, Interim Town Manager.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the January 18, 2022, regular meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the January 21, 2022, special meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

NEW/OLD BUSINESS:

A. Discuss Well 10
Mr. Pondinas stated on Well 9 there is a quote for $7980 to get the IDEM permit started. I spoke to Steve Kil and Kenn Kraus and those drawings have been changed in the wellhead protection area. They made it a conservation area now and has been redrawn. Kenn Kraus is in possession of the drawing. Mr. Pondinas said the Board should feel free to go ahead and start the IDEM permit process. There was a meeting with Peerless and they said they could schedule us for mid-June to drill that well the second time. The total cost for that project is $145,765. The conservation area is a clear area for the well. The Board should send that quote to the Town Council for approval next week.

Mr. Gembala asked if that conservation area on the subdivision plat is going to be approved by the Plan Commission.

Mr. Pondinas said no, he didn’t think so. At the Peerless meeting, the engineers said it was okay and good to go.

Mr. Dravet stated there is actually a proposed Well 10. It will be near the existing Wells 3 and 5. It was brought up in that meeting, there was an additional fracture in that same area. The first step in this process is to do an aquifer test to make sure that this proposed well will not interfere with 3 and 5. Right now, we’re not technically allowed to run 3 and 5 at the same time because they’re only 20’ apart unless it’s an emergency. So we are going to try to get a 5” diameter pipe about 225’ down and run a two hour test pump to make sure that it can produce the water quality and not interfere with the existing wells. We have a quote of $7950 to do that test well. So we’re looking into adding this. It is close-ish to 3 and 5 so it’s already on Town-owned property. Getting the pipe installed will be relatively easy because the treatment plant is right there. There are a lot of advantages to that particular location. This will be in addition to Wells 8 and 9.

Mr. Pondinas added this is a cheaper way of seeing if that’s going to work. I think that the total price might be around $21,000. If we find that it works, that’s another well we can drill.

Mr. Dravet said they are going to put data logging transducers into this new well. It will run 3 or 5 or potentially both for a small of time to do a worst case and see how that affects the aquifer. The new well will be drilled 10’ away from that location. I’m hoping to put a permanent transducer down in that existing pipe to permanently monitor the aquifer.

Mr. Gembala asked Mr. Pondinas about his email concerning the purchase of the 18” pipe. Mr. Pondinas said they did find 18” pipe. There is 600’ to go to from Redeemer Church into the building. There is concern about the line stop for Well 8. It stopped right on the property line and it measured 210 more feet. Mr. Pondinas thinks we should order 850’. The price would be a little more than $66,000. This should go to the Town Council and tell them we need that to connect Well 8. If there’s extra pipe, it can be stuck on the stub that is off of Cline and Parrish. It would head south, and we can put a reducer on there so we’re not going to waste any pipe. It would go 16” from there all the way to Well 9. The engineer said we can do that but we have to match up the 18” pipe to finish that project. It’s going to be a 40 x 40 building for Well 8. Not sure where they would come in to it because I haven’t talked to the engineer. We want to make sure we have enough 18” pipe to complete that project. That pipe will just be in the ground and come into the building. From there it will be ductile. We need to get Well 9 going because it will probably be the spring of 2023 when it will be ready. The way we are building in Town, we are going to have to get both of those wells going.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the cost of the IDEM Permit. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion for a recommendation to the Town Council to purchase the 18” pipe Mr. Pondinas found. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to execute the Baker Tilly Contract for the Water Board. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

Mr. Pondinas sent the Board a bid from Ferguson Waterworks for an 8” stainless steel meter which is used to monitor water we receive from Schererville. A water study was done and it was found that the meter should be calibrated or changed out. It is 15+ years old and because of its size, the cost is $11,465, plus $500 for a sending unit. It’s a turbine meter and not sure if we can get parts to rebuild it. The new meter would be an octave meter which has no moving parts in it.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to recommend the purchase of the meter for $11,465 from Ferguson Waterworks to the Town Council. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

Mr. Pondinas mentioned there was going to be a demonstration of the new SCADA System at Austgen Electric on Wednesday, February 23rd. He invited Mr. Manousopoulos to come.

There is going to be a meeting with the engineers on Wednesday, February 16th, regarding the water main placement for the W. 93rd and U. S. 41 corner expansion project.

B. Consider Annual Write-Offs
There are none to be had. Received a nice letter from the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office stating that there are zero dollars to be written off for the utility account customers for 2021 and no bankruptcies to report.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to accept that there are no write-offs. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Mr. Dravet wanted to make the Board aware that the Wonderware license for $4812 is expiring at the end of the month. It should be split between water and sanitary. Your portion will be $2406. We are stepping up to the System Platform Edition which allows us extra customization and deployment options. It will be a lot easier to make changes in the future. There are a lot of changes coming.

PAYMENT OF BILLS

Water District Docket in the amount of $25,385.73.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to pay the Water District Docket as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

Water Utility Docket in the amount of $757,543.79.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to pay the Water Utility Docket as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None to be had.

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:29 p.m. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

Respectfully Submitted:

Gerri Kudzia, Recording Secretary
St. John Waterworks Board

02-28-2022 Waterworks Board

February 28, 2022 Waterworks Board Special Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Gembala called the St. John Waterworks Board Special Meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022, attended by its members.

ROLL CALL:

Board Members present: Nick Furtek, Bill Manousopoulos and Ken Gembala. Also present: Wayne Pondinas, Town Council Liaison; Jason Dravet, Interim Town Manager.

NEW BUSINESS:

A. Request to Purchase (4)
1. Sheehy Well & Pump Co. Request to Purchase for overburden drilling of 115 ft. set 5 inch casing and grout annular spac, open hole drilling, one hour air development and two hour test pumping for a total of $7,950.
Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the Sheehy Well & Pump Co. Request to Purchase for $7,950. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.
2. Peerless Midwest Inc. Request to Purchase New Well Hydrogeological Services for $21,750.
Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the Peerless Midwest Request to Purchase in the amount of $21,750. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.
3. Peerless Midwest Inc. Request to Purchase for the item we just approved but with a $0 total, the Permit to IDEM for $7,980, Phase 2 drill 400 ft., acid development, turbine test pump, etc. for $135,622 and Phase 3 aquifer performance analysis and records for $2,163.
Mr. Gembala said he noticed the other request to purchase he looked at before we got this one, said it would be billed in phases.

Mr. Pondinas stated that you have to pay for the IDEM Permit now and after that, the well will be drilled probably in June.

Mr. Dravet further clarified that the previous request from Peerless for $21,750 is for an exploratory well between well 3 and 5. The Peerless request for $145,765 is specifically for well 9.

Mr. Gembala wanted to put on the record that we will be billed as each phase is completed.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the Peerless Midwest Request to Purchase in the amount of $145,765. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

4. Core & Main Request to Purchase 850 lineal feet of 18” pvc pipe for the well connection for a total of $93,627.50.
Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the Core & Main Request to Purchase in the amount of $93,627.50. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None to be had.

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:09 p.m. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Respectfully Submitted:

Gerri Kudzia, Recording Secretary
St. John Waterworks Board

03-15-2022 Waterworks Board

March 15, 2022 Waterworks Board Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Gembala called the St. John Waterworks Board Regular Meeting to order at 6:07 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, attended by its members.

ROLL CALL:

Board Members present: Nick Furtek, Bill Manousopoulos and Ken Gembala. Also present: Wayne Pondinas, Town Council Liaison; Joseph Wiszowaty, Town Manager.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the February 15, 2022, regular meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to approve the February 28, 2022, special meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

NEW/OLD BUSINESS:

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Mr. Pondinas stated IDEM came out and looked at both well sites for Wells 8 and 9. They said everything looked pretty good. With that special meeting we had last month, 800 ft. of pipe was delivered. We were going to get 860 ft., they owe us three sticks at 20 ft. each. They’re applying for IDEM permits to put that pipe into the Gates treatment plant. They need another permit to drill Well 9, so that’s in the process. Everything is looking good with it. I talked with Jim Maurer today and said to keep pushing for the permits. It could take a couple of months to drill that well once we get the permit. I think there is also another permit that they needed for Well 8, but that should all be taken care of with the project as far as I understand.

Mr. Gembala stated that everything has been executed on the contracts we had at the special meeting moving forward on all of those items.

Mr. Pondinas said an email came in today about 2 p.m. from Haas Engineering regarding the upcoming water main projects. Since the Board did not have a chance to review everything, there will be a special meeting on Monday, March 21st at 5:30 pm to discuss it.

The SCADA System is moving forward with the water side and it will probably start going in at the end of this month.

Mr. Dravet mentioned at the last meeting, the Board approved the Wonderware Licensing so we’re good for the new software update for the new SCADA System. We are moving to a system platform. It’s supposed to be real slick.

PAYMENT OF BILLS

Water District Docket in the amount of $21,714.88.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to pay the Water District Docket as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Water Utility Docket in the amount of $286,502.59.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to pay the Water Utility Docket as presented. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None to be had.

Mr. Manousopoulos asked to add the following to Reports and Correspondence:

Mr. Manousopoulos said he has been getting quite a few phone calls especially from our senior residents regarding in respect to inflation. He would like to begin talks with Baker Tilly about instituting a water senior discount.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to put something together with Baker Tilly about instituting a water senior discount. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Mr. Gembala would like this added to the next agenda if it is ready by then.

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:17 p.m. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Respectfully Submitted:

Gerri Kudzia, Recording Secretary
St. John Waterworks Board

03-21-2022 Waterworks Board

March 21, 2022 Waterworks Board Special Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Gembala called the St. John Waterworks Board Special Meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2022, attended by its members.

ROLL CALL:

Board Members present: Nick Furtek, Bill Manousopoulos and Ken Gembala. Also present: Wayne Pondinas, Town Council Liaison; Joseph Wiszowaty, Town Manager.

NEW BUSINESS:

A. Review bid specifications for Contract 1 – 2022 Water Main Replacement Projects
Mr. Gembala stated the cover letter that we received is part of our overall water bond recap. This is the water main replacement part which is the 3.8 million bond funds designated for nine new or replacement water mains. This is one portion of that and they’re putting it in as Contract 1.

Mr. Scott Kuchta with Haas & Associates said there are four sub-projects.

1. Olcott Ave. from 95th to 97th

2. Olcott Ave. between Homestead Heights Dr. running north to just south of Bull Run Ditch

3. 96th and 97th Courts which are cul-de-sacs that back up to the back rear yards of houses that are on Olcott

These three sub-projects are kind of all in the same neighborhood.

4. West 85th between Primrose and Magnolia Street on the northwest corner of Town.

All of the Olcott projects including 96th & 97th are 8 inch main replacement projects. These are mains that have been failing over the years that Public Works identified as areas that need main replacement. In addition, since 8 inch is the new Town standard for minimum main size, we’re going from 6 to 8 for those mains.

Then 85th is currently an 8 inch main and that will get upsized to 12 inch because there’s currently 12 inch running up to Primrose. That will extend the 12 inch all the way out to Magnolia along 85th.

Mr. Gembala wanted to know where the main is located on 85th. Mr. Kuchta said it’s sort of down the north side of the westbound travel lane. We seem to be clear of that. We are going to be in the roadway shoulder. Unfortunately, there’s a continuous gas line and various other conflicts along there. That said, the road is overdue for repaving, so we figured this is a good time to get in there. It’s going to be basically on the edge of pavement for, don’t hold me to this, maybe two thirds of that whole length will be right along the edge of pavement. There is a portion as we get closer to Primrose where we can get back into the shoulder grass area. There is storm water and gas utility all along that south side of the road.

The Olcott projects from 95th to 97th in addition to the Bull Run Ditch down to Homestead Heights will include complete sidewalk and tree replacement. So we’re basically going to clear that right away from the property line to the back of the curb. Included in this is new driveway aprons, sidewalks and trees. That’s one of the causes of failure particularly between 95th and 97th are tree roots. The Courts which is the third sub-project in that area, just doesn’t have sidewalks but will be getting new driveway aprons in the areas we disturb.

Mr. Kuchta stated this is about 3.8 million assigned from the bond measure last year. Prices are a little bit unknown right now, but we’re coming in at under 1.6 million (1.53 right now). Part of the purpose of putting this out to bid now is so we can get some pricing feedback. Then we will know how much is left for the balance of the projects that are allocating to that 3.8 million. Unfortunately due to inflation, we’re probably going to have to lose some total aggregate scope of all the projects we had hoped to do with that bond money.

Mr. Gembala wanted to know if more than one contractor will be involved with these projects. Mr. Kuchta responded that it will be one contractor, one contract with four different site areas.

Mr. Gembala asked if there is any foreseen problems with material shortage. Mr. Kuchta said yes, material and contractor availability and pricing materials. The Board will have 60 days to award and beyond that, the contractor can back out. That is basically how long they can hold their prices.

Mr. Manousopoulos wanted to know if for some reason something goes wrong with the contractor, do we have an out in the contract.

Mr. Kuchta says they typically put in liquidated damages and is not sure what the amount is. That is one way to adjust for that. They will also have a performance bond that will be issued with the project. If there are significant issues for things that we agree are beyond everyone’s control, I think we just come back to the Board and negotiate with the contractor about how to get it done.

Mr. Gembala asked if the bids will be opened by the Water Board. The bids will be opened by this Board and then recommendation to the Town Council would probably follow. The bids can also be held under advisement after they are opened until the following meeting.

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion for Haas & Associates to proceed with bidding for Contract 1 - 2022 water main replacement project. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote of 3-0.

Mr. Furtek Yes
Mr. Manousopoulos Yes
Mr. Gembala Yes

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Manousopoulos made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:50 p.m. Mr. Furtek seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous vote of 3-0.

Respectfully Submitted:

Gerri Kudzia, Recording Secretary
St. John Waterworks Board

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