Coleman Utility Board OKs Pump PurchasesIssue Date: February 14, 2019
At its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, the Village of Coleman Water and Sewer Utility Committee agreed to table the 2019 budget until March, since final numbers have not yet been received from the 2018 audit.
Present for the meeting were Utility Operator Aaron Patefield, Village President Glenn Woulf, and committee members Jim Karban, Nancy Stank, Aaron Patefield, Katie Torres and Utility Secretary/Treasurer Jodi Karas . Kevin Schutte, public works and water utility director for the Village of Pound, was also on hand. The Village of Pound contracts with Coleman for wastewater treatment.
The board reviewed sewer flows and water production reports as reported by Patefield. The water utility produced 1,820,000 gallons in January. Influent to the wastewater treatment plant totaled 2,567,000 gallons. The average Coleman flow was 83,000 gallons per day and the average Pound flow was 35,000 gallons per day. BOD, Suspended Solids, phosphorous and ammonia contents were far below the permitted amounts.
Patefield reported the new pump was being installed that day and he expected it to be up and running by the end of the week, weather permitting.
Patefield asked to buy a new bio tower pump in the amount of $3,669 and to rebuild the current pump to have as a spare, which would cost $2,350. He stated that when the flow gets high, both pumps are needed. Karban moved to purchase the new bio tower pump and repair the old pump, Torres seconded, and all voted in favor.
Pump #1 had failed in the fall of 2018. Patefield said he had waited to see what would be needed for upgrades due to new businesses coming to the area, but with no foreseeable upgrades needed for the plant, he now would like to move forward with purchase of the pump. The cost of a new pump, including installation, would be $7,375. Karban motioned to approve the purchase, Stank seconded, and all voted in favor.
The Committee was advised that new utility customer Vicki Mutchler will be opening her place of business, Art & Soul, in the suites attached to the Cougar Shell Building, probably in mid-February.
Treasurer's Report read by Karban showed Jan. 31 balances of $83,148.73 in the Utility Regular Checking Account, $312,139.30 in the Utility Money Market Account-Associated Bank, $392,419.20 in the Utility Money Market Account-Peshtigo National Bank, $63,739.35 in the Water Replacement Money Market Account, and $63,807.24 in the Sewer Replacement Money Market Account.
Vouchers totaling $15,265.68 were reviewed by each board member. Since last month's meeting check number 8768 was written in the amount of $173.35. A motion was made by Karban to accept the treasurer's report and approve the vouchers. Stank seconded and all voted aye.
A delinquent utility account listing was distributed to each board member. Delinquencies currently total $2,251.17.
The meeting adjourned at 11:22 a.m.
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