Buckeye Water District Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting this past Thursday, July 19 at Wellsville Village Hall. Present at the meeting was President Mike Ryan and Board members Cal Carney, Roy Dray, Gene McGaffick, Tim O’Hara, Bob Wines and Rick Williams. Also attending was District Manager Al DeAngelis, District Attorney Fred Emmerling, Fiscal Officer Tony D’Angelo and Office Manager Greg Stanley.
The Board went into a 17 minute Executive Session with Attorney Emmerling for litigation. There was no comment or action taken on the subject of the session when they returned.
Board Treasurer Bob Wines reported there was a Finance Committee meeting held July 18 and everything was found to be in order. The Board voted to accept the Treasurer’s Report.
District Manager DeAngelis reported that the line replacement project in Salineville has been completed and comments are favorable from BWD customers affected. The project was on Lincoln & High Streets. District employees installed 440’ of 4” line and 90’ of 2” line with corrosion resistant plastic pipe. They were replacing 2” metal pipe that was in place before BWD took over. Corrosion in the old metal pipe was so bad it was causing a severe lack of water pressure for customers in that area.
DeAngelis also reported that talks are on-going with the Ohio EPA about installing required telemetry in the finished water tank for Salineville. With funds tied up with the East Liverpool litigation the District cannot presently afford the expense of the telemetry. OEPA officials are working with the District to find a possible solution. When installed telemetry will allow activity with the tank to be remotely monitored.
Office Manager Greg Stanley advised that the monthly packet of reports will be furnished electronically via e-mail. The move will eliminate the costly postage of mailing each Board member a thick packet of monthly reports not to mention the trees that will be saved.
The meeting adjourned at 9:25 AM. The next scheduled meeting is set for Thursday, August 17 at 9 AM. The meeting will take place at the Wellsville Village Hall at 1200 Main St. The BWD Rate Study Committee will hold a meeting Monday, July 23 at the Water Treatment Plant at 10 AM. The purpose of the meeting is bulk water rates.