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Township News

Nov28, 2016

Welcome New Board Members

By | November 28th, 2016|Latest Township News|

On behalf of Lockport Township we would like to welcome and congratulate our new board members: Tammy Babcock (Township Clerk), Theresa Gherna-Ankney (Trustee) and Paul Bungart (Trustee).

 

Nov27, 2016

Lockport Water Board Meeting Minutes 11/01/2016

By | November 27th, 2016|Latest Township News|

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP WATER BOARD MEETING

NOVEMBER 1, 2016

 

Purpose of the meeting:  Regular meeting of the Lockport Township Water Board.

 

Members Present:

                David Cooper, Chairman

                Wayne Timm, Lockport Township Rep

                Lorrie Witt, Board Member

                Paul Miller, Board Member

                Pat Burke, McLellan and Strohm, Accountant

                Scott King, System Operator

                Rhonda Wright, Secretary

 

Members Absent:

                None

 

Call to order:

The November 1, 2016 meeting was called to order by Chairman David Cooper at 7:01 p.m.

 

Agenda Approval:

The agenda was not formally approved at this meeting.

 

Meeting Minutes:

Wayne Timm made a motion to accept the 10/18/2016 meeting minutes as written.  Paul Miller seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Accountant’s report:

  1. Accounts Payable:  The monthly listing of bills was provided with a correction of $9,100 to McLellan and Stohm.  The correct accounts payable amount should be $13,922.32.  The amount listed for Frontier is an estimate since the meeting is on the first day of the month and a bill has not been generated.  Payroll will be generated in the next few days.  The amount to Scott King is mileage reimbursement.  The Capital One billing is postage for current water billings and mailing of shut off notices. 
  2. Accounts Receivable:  The accounts receivable aging report was presented and discussed.  Seventy customers have been issued shut off notices, which is higher than normal.  One customer who paid an odd amount has been advised to pay the fees to bring account current and to stop any further fees from being charged.  Pat Burke did advise one customer to e mail her request to have the account shut off fee waived, however she has not received the e mail. One property has been placed on the current year tax roll and another will be next year.  Both properties are bank owned.  Scott King and David Cooper were scheduled to meet with a customer at 5:30 tonight, however the customer was not home.  Scott King will call to re-schedule a meeting. 
  3. Financial Reports:   No financial report was available for this meeting because McLellan and Strohm’s offices were without power during the area wide power outage.
  4. The check issued to the City of Three Rivers may have been lost in the mail so Pat Burke will re-issue another.  JPR has not cashed the check from last month. 
  5. Miss Dig:  There were 16 Miss Dig requests resulting in 11 hours of operator’s time marking areas. 
  6. Correspondence:  Pat Burke received a letter from Miss Dig indicating customers are using the wrong phone number.  The correct numbers are 811 or 800-482-7171. 

 

Pat Burke received a letter from the Township Attorney regarding the operator being an employee vs an independent contractor.  It has been determined that it is better to have as an employee.

 

Pat Burke questioned whether she should forward notices of upcoming workshops to Scott or if he receives them at his position with Constantine Water.  He does receive the notices and would advise if he would like to attend any workshops.  

 

Lorrie Witt made a motion to pay outstanding bills in the amount of $13,922.32.  Paul Miller seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

System Operator’s report:

Scott King reported the system is running satisfactorily at this time.  He reported 3,247,000 gallons of water was pumped and all 186 hydrants have been flushed.  One hydrant on Wilbur Road does need to replaced and that all the hydrants need to painted next summer. 

 

David Cooper made a motion to replace the Wilbur Road hydrant.  Wayne Timm seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

A switch has been replaced in the pump of Well 2.  Wayne does not feel this was a fix.  A low-level alarm was sounded on Sunday morning; however, this did not result in any problems.

 

David Cooper has updated the emergency contingency plan phone listing.  He is also trying to find a second chlorine supplier. In speaking with Katelyn from the DEQ, it was determined that the $25,000 funds already spent does count toward the Capital Improvement Fund and the future $30,000 will also count.   

 

David Cooper made a motion to recommend hiring Scott King as an employee to the Township Board.  Lorrie Witt seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

Old Business:

  1. Currently 142 people have signed up for the Water Department Blog. The Blog address is lockporttwpwaterdept.wordpress.com
  2. Pat Burke and Scott King did open the thumb drive from JPR, although some items could not be viewed. It did contain a lot of information that appeared to be old.  Pat Burke will keep in a secure location if needed in the future.
  3. The recommendation to the Township Board for a new member has been tabled until the next meeting.
  4. The phone message has been updated with new emergency contact numbers.
  5. Pat Burke will be ordering new invoices changing JPR to Scott King as operator. She will also add the correct telephone numbers for Miss Dig.
  6. Paul Miller has contacted Public Image for pricing on shirts and coats. Pricing for safety yellow tee shirts will be $8.25 for Small – XLarge and $9.75 for XXLarge.  There is a $20 one time screen set up fee and a minimum order of 12 shirts.  Jackets would need to be supplied and a fee of $8.50 is for embroidery.  Lorrie Witt volunteered to look at cost to supply reflective vests. 

 

Wayne Timm made a motion to order three shirts for both Scott King and Greg Millard and an additional six shirts for future use.  Paul Miller seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed. 

  1. Lorrie Witt will be making picture identification badges. These will be used with a clip cord for easy use as identification.   

 

New Business:

  1. Pat Burke currently has a Capital One credit card for business use and asked if one should be obtained for Scott to use.  David Cooper said Scott does need a credit card. 
  2. Mark Major, Lockport Township acting Supervisor, informed the board that a possible $5,000 grant is available and suggested this be used for a security alarm system at the well houses. He advised that Doug Kuhlman can help with the grant paperwork and David Cooper volunteered to contact Doug.   

 

 

 

Visitor’s Comments:

There were no comments.

 

Adjournment:

Wayne Timm made a motion to adjourn meeting at 7:38 p.m.  Paul Miller seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Rhonda Wright

Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes Approved: 11-15-2016

 

 

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Nov5, 2016

Lockport Township Water Board Meeting Minutes

By | November 5th, 2016|General Information, Water Department|

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP WATER BOARD MEETING

OCTOBER 18, 2016

 

Purpose of the meeting:  Regular meeting of the Lockport Township Water Board.

 

Members Present:

                David Cooper, Chairman

                Wayne Timm, Lockport Township Rep

                Lorrie Witt, Board Member

                Paul Miller, Board Member

                Pat Burke, McLellan and Strohm, Accountant

                Scott King, System Operator

                Rhonda Wright, Secretary

 

Members Absent:

                None

*Jim Tolfree has resigned from the Board*

 

Call to order:

The October 18, 2016 meeting was called to order by Chairman David Cooper at 7:00 p.m.

 

Agenda Approval:

Lorrie Witt made a motion to add to the agenda naming David Cooper to the position of Board Chairman.  Wayne Timm seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Lorrie Witt made a motion to add to the agenda prior to the visitor’s comments a discussion of implementing Roberts Rules of Order.  Wayne Timm seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Lorrie Witt made a motion to approve the agenda as amended.  Wayne Timm seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Lorrie Witt made a motion to name David Cooper to the position of Board Chairman.  Paul Miller seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Meeting Minutes:

Wayne Timm made a motion to accept the 10/4/2016 meeting minutes as written.  Paul Miller seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Accountant’s report:

Since this meeting is not the usual monthly business meeting, no Accountant’s reports were made. 

 

System Operator’s report:

Scott King reported the system is running satisfactorily at this time.  Well number two will come on two or three times then malfunction, but the operator has been manually turning on the pump.  The flushing of hydrants and pump cleanup is moving along.  He has received 16 Miss Dig requests in the last two weeks for marking water lines.

 

Old Business:

  1. Pat Burke provided information regarding potential water bill credits in response to the boil water notices. She based her calculations on one week, two and one half week and three-week usage amounts.  Based on this information it was determined a credit would be based on 17.86% of usage amount. 

 

Lorrie Witt made a motion to use the chart Pat Burke completed.  Wayne Timm seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

  1. For the hiring of a second operator the Water Board makes a recommendation to the Township Board who will make the decision to hire. David Cooper recommended Greg Millard.  Greg Millard holds his S4 license and works for the Village of Mendon. 

 

Lorrie Witt made a motion to recommend to the Township Board the hiring of Greg Millard as the second operator.  Paul Miller seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

  1. Katelyn with the DEQ states the Water Board does not need a separate bank account for the capital improvement project plan. 
  2. David Cooper is currently working on quotes for radio and cellular backup systems. Wayne Timm talked with Amy Roth, City of Three Rivers, and she indicated the City did away with their radio back up system.  Further information will follow. 
  3. Currently 133 people have signed up for the Water Department Blog. Some people who have signed up are not Water Department customers and in some instances, more than one person in a household has signed up.  The Blog address is lockporttwpwaterdept@wordpress.com

 

New Business:

  1. Wayne Timm indicated he has gotten a cell phone for the operator to use.
  2. Pat Burke will forward Miss Dig e mails to the operator’s cell phone. Discussion was made to continue to have Pat Burke receive the Miss Dig e mails and forward them to Scott King so that there are two records of the request and so that when she posts the response to Miss Dig we will have printed documentation of responses.  Lorrie Witt asked Pat Burke if she thought another office person should be hired to help out with any increase in duties.  Pat Burke indicated not at this time.  While her office is busy during tax season, with the need for security measures to be in place for another hire she feels there is not a need for any additional staff. 
  3. Pat Burke has received a thumb drive from JPR that she has not yet opened. It is believed the drive contains records and reports.  David Cooper requested she open and review content.  Scott King is currently making new forms that are needed for operation. 
  4. During the time of a water boil, Jennifer with JPR would call one customer who is on dialysis. Pat Burke suggested a phone list be made to contact schools, nursing homes, Frankie’s restaurant and any other customers deemed in need. 

 

David Cooper and Scott King would like a listing of all water department customers who have hooked up to the system.  Since not every property has hooked up to the system, this would make it easier to locate which ones have should there be a problem.  Pat Burke will provide the list.

  1. Mark Major, acting Township Supervisor, would like to put on hold any recommendation for a new board member until after the November election. 
  2. Pat Burke received an e mail requesting information from the water department. This was discussed and the board did not object to the request. 
  3. The phone number on the water department answering machine will be changed from Wayne Timm to Scott King. The dialer also needs to be changed to notify Scott King when system goes down. 

 

Joe Nowicki requested he be contacted should a water boil advisory be made so he can update the Township website.  He would also request that News 3 be contacted via phone and not e mail.  There is an emergency contact list to notify news sources and other places that need to be notified. 

 

Roberts Rules of Order:

Lorrie Witt indicated that at all future meetings a visitor wanting to comment must state their name and address and their comments will be limited to two minutes. 

 

Visitor’s Comments:

There were no comments.

 

 

 

Adjournment:

Wayne Timm made a motion to adjourn meeting at 7:35 p.m.  Paul Miller seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Rhonda Wright

Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes Approved: 11-01-2016

 

Sep30, 2016

Lockport Township Water Department Blog

By | September 30th, 2016|General Information|

The Lockport Township Water Department has created a new blog!  This form of  communication  will send out the latest update of the water system by way of an email alert to your computer or smart phone. Please take a moment and  sign up for the electronic notifications.

All you need to do is sign up at the link below by adding your email address.

http://lockporttwpwaterdept.wordpress.com/

 

Sep14, 2016

Lockport Township Water Meetings

By | September 14th, 2016|General Information, Latest Township News|

The Lockport Township Water Department will be holding meetings twice a month. This will begin starting in September 2016.  The Board will meet the First and Third Tuesday of the month , 7 p.m. at the Lockport Township Hall.

All are welcome to attend.

Jul28, 2016

New Ambulance for Three Rivers Fire Department

By | July 28th, 2016|Area News, Latest Township News|

Lockport Township congratulates Three Rivers Fire Department on their new ambulance , unit 214.

ambulance 214