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City of Palos Heights Water and Sewer Committee met May 28

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 13, 2019

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City of Palos Heights Water and Sewer Committee met May 28.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Bylut called the Water and Sewer Committee meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. at the Palos Heights City Hall, 7607 W. College Drive. In attendance were Chairman Bylut, Aldermen Basso, Alderman Lewandowski, Adam Jasinski, Dan Nisavic, Aurimas Spucys (Morris Engineering), and Recording Secretary Margaret Carey. Absent was Alderman McGovern.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Bylut made a Motion to approve the minutes of the Water and Sewer Committee meeting held on April 23, 2019, seconded by Alderman Lewandowski. On a voice vote, the motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT – none. DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Public Works Director Adam Jasinski presented the following reports:

 Water main repairs. There have been 16 water main breaks YTD, but none in the past month.

 3-Year IEPA Inspection Results. The City did well on the inspection; not cited for anything.

 Route 83 Tank Inspection and Painting. The tank to be inspected to determine if repainting and recoating is required. Director Jasinski will bring proposals to the next Committee meeting.

 Collapsing Sewer Repairs at Old Oak Trail. We televised the sewer line and found several parts collapsed. The repair was made by an outside contractor.

 Wet weather update. The sanitary sewer system has been suffering with all the recent heavy rainfall. Some manholes were overflowing. We were notified of 3 small basement backups, due to sanitary sewer backup. Some were due to roots.

MWRD

Public Works Director Adam Jasinski reported:

Annual Summary Report (ASR) – has been submitted and is currently being reviewed by MWRD. We need to work on the private sector program and tackle illegal connections. RJN is helping to put together a Capital Improvement Plan.

Long-Term Operation and Maintenance Program (LTOMP) – in progress. Due by July 10. Private Sector Program (PSP) – in progress. Due by July 10.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Director Jasinski sought approval for:

1. Year one of a two-year water valve exercising program of approximately 425 valves to M.E. Simpson in the amount of $19,975.00.

Alderman Bylut moved to approve the program as described, seconded by Alderman Basso. On a voice vote, the motion passed unanimously. Agenda

2. Request approval for year three of a three-year Fire Hydrant Flow Test of approximately 317 hydrants to M.E. Simpson in the amount of $14,899.00.

Alderman Bylut moved to approve the program as described, seconded by Alderman Lewandowski. On a voice vote, the motion passed unanimously. Agenda

3. Request approval for year one of a two-year leak survey program of 65 miles of water main to M.E. Simpson in the amount of $12,675.00.

Alderman Bylut moved to approve the program as described, seconded by Alderman Basso. On a voice vote, the motion passed unanimously. Agenda

OLD BUSINESS

Oak Lawn Water Main Project – City Council will be asked to approve the Grading Plan that is part of the MOU. More about this topic will be presented in the Municipal Grounds and Property Committee.

Alderman Basso revisited the discussion of the water rate/billing structure. He feels there is not enough information on the residents’ water bills – to be able to calculate cost for usage. There is not enough explanation as to how we calculate the bill. Alderman Bylut feels the formula for calculating usage does not appear to be broken. A recent cost survey put Palos Heights residents right in the middle of pricing, compared with other towns.

NEW BUSINESS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Chairman Bylut moved to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Lewandowski. All in favor.

Meeting adjourned 7:04pm.

https://palosheights.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_05282019-202

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