Agenda: Greenport Village Board to discuss sewer, power plant upgrades tonight

by |
09/17/2012 4:00 PM |

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Tonight’s Greenport Village Board work session is at 6 p.m.

Greenport Village Utility Director Jack Naylor is expected to provide updates on the wastewater treatment and light plant upgrade projects tonight at 6 p.m. during the Village Board’s monthly work session. The meeting will be held at the Third Street firehouse.

According to tonight’s agenda, Mr. Naylor will request the board to approve a change order in the amount of $3,645 to cover electrical work mandated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to purchase additional alarms and controls for extra protections at the wastewater treatment plant in the event of a power failure.

The move comes nearly two months after a major spill of partially treated wastewater occurred at the Greenport sewage treatment plant. Mr. Naylor said the tank overflowed for about 10 hours — from 9 p.m. July 15 until 7 a.m. July 16 — after an alarm didn’t sound when lightning caused a brief power outage and a screw pump didn’t restart after the power was restored.

Over at the light plant, Mr. Naylor is expected to ask the board to approve a resolution to spend $8,395 for the installation of “bullet, vandal and fire resistant glass block” for five windows located adjacent to the new transformer.

In addition, Mr. Naylor will request the board authorize a resolution to allow the utilities department to go out to bid for roof repair work at the light plant.

Other department heads will also present their monthly reports to the Village Board, which are included in the agenda below.

Scroll down to view the complete agenda and check back later tonight for live updates.

[email protected]

Greenport Village Board work session agenda, Sept. 17, 2012