Vice Chairman John Richards called the Regular Meeting to Order at 6:39 PM.
II. STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE Vice Chairman John Richards read the Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act.
III. SALUTE TO FLAG The Commissioners saluted and recited the Pledge to the Flag.
IV. ROLL CALL Roll was called and Dunellen was not represented; Fanwood was represented by Commissioner William Populus; Green Brook was represented by Commissioner John Richards; North Plainfield was represented by Commissioner James Freeman; Plainfield was represented by Commissioner Harold Mitchell, Alternate #1; Scotch Plains was represented by Commissioner Robert Johnston; South Plainfield was represented by Commissioner Glenn Cullen; and Watchung was represented by Commissioner Al Ellis.
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Vice Chairman Richards called for a motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on May 3, 2012. The motion was moved by Commissioner Mitchell and was seconded by Commissioner Freeman.
In discussion, Commissioner Ellis called for a correction on Page 1, under Attendance, wherein he noted that he (Commissioner Ellis) was not present at the May 3, 2012 Meeting and the Minutes should be corrected to reflect that William Nehls, Alternate #1,Watchung, was present and represented Watchung.
Mr. Ruitenberg called for a correction on Page 3, Section VI, under Communication, where it reads, “…if the Authority does not meter, it can use other ground engineering methods or maintenance to that effect.” This should be corrected to read, “…if the Authority does not meter, it can use other sound engineering methods.”
There were no further corrections, additions or amendments. All were in favor to approve the Minutes, as amended.
VI. COMMUNICATIONS There were no communications presented.
VII TREASURER’S REPORT Commissioner Cullen presented the Treasurer’s Report and talked about the 1st quarter loadings which came in below estimates. The Loadings have not changed much in South Plainfield. Mr. Villee stated that we have run out of the Biolynceus. He talked about the reduction in BOD for the First Quarter and the production of BOD and Suspended Solids by the Industries in South Plainfield. Mr.Villee noted he is scheduled to have conversation with Biolynceus. Mr. Villee will be coming back to the Authority with recommendations.
VIII. APPROVAL OF BILLS Vice Chairman Richards called for a motion to approve the Bills. The motion was moved by Commissioner Cullen and seconded by Commissioner Freeman.
Commissioner Al Ellis
ABSENT: Commissioner Robert Seader
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS A. Personnel Committee – None reported
B. Finance Committee - None reported
C. Engineering Committee – None reported
X. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Mr. Villee had nothing further to add to the Executive Director’s Report.
Mr. Villee noted that the Commissioners’ Financial Disclosure Statements are due by June 29, 2012.
Mr.Villee talked about the Somerset County Wastewater Management Plan. They’re finalizing Phase 1 of the Plan and sent it out to the municipalities and sewerage authorities to have them pass a Resolution supporting it. Mr. Villee noted that he has looked at preliminary versions of the Plan and doesn’t have any issues with it. Mr. Villee will take one more look at it and make a recommendation to the authority. There will be a resolution on the July meeting agenda.
XII. ENGINEER’S REPORT Mr. Pryor reported on Contract 28 (Manhole Repairs South Side Interceptor – Adamsville) and noted that we cut a check last month but held it pending the punch-list being finished They are finished but the check will be held for another two (2) or three (3) days until we receive their signatures on the final invoice.
Relative to Contract 29 (Storm Sewer Rehabilitation, Clinton Avenue and Sampton Avenue in South Plainfield), Mr. Pryor will be working with Commissioner Cullen on this issue.
XII. ATTORNEY’S REPORT Mr. Ruitenberg reported that it has been a quiet month. He noted that he worked with Mr. Villee regarding the potential bid for Biolynceus, if in fact it’s shown that Biolynceus is responsible for the reduction in BOD and TSS.
XV. NEW BUSINESS Vice Chairman Richards called for a motion to authorize the Executive Director to go out to Bid for Bioxide and Hydrogen Peroxide for a Five-Year Term. The Motion was moved by Commissioner Johnston and seconded by Commissioner Ellis. All were in favor.
B. Other Matters
There was a discussion on the July 4, 2012 Holiday. The Regular Meeting is scheduled for July 12, 2012, as a result of the Holiday. The suggestion was that the Bills be prepared and ready for signature at the beginning of the month and not at the regularly scheduled Meeting.
Vice Chairman Richards called for a motion to authorize the Executive Director to pay the Bills for July 1, 2012, prior to the Regular Meeting. The motion was moved by Commissioner Freeman and seconded by Commissioner Cullen.
ROLL CALL VOTE:
AYES: Commissioner William Populus
Commissioner John Richards
Commissioner James Freeman
Commissioner Harold Mitchell
Commissioner Robert Johnston
Commissioner Glenn Cullen
Commissioner Al Ellis
ABSENT: Commissioner Robert Seader
XVI. PUBLIC PORTION There were no comments from the Public.
XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSION There were no topics for discussion in Executive Session.
XVIII. ADJOURNMENT Being no further business to discuss, Vice Chairman Richards called for a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. The motion was moved by Commissioner Freeman and seconded by Commissioner Ellis. All were in favor.
The meeting adjourned at 7:04 PM.