Chelsea Water Department Board Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Chelsea Town Hall
Selectboard Members present: Levar Cole, Mark Whitney, Merrill Whitney, Bruce Hook
Other Town Employees present: Marianne McCann (Administrative Assistant)(Herald), Gayle Durkee
Members of the public present: Trudy Amber-Dowlin
- Call Meeting to Order
Meeting called to order by Levar Cole at 7:09 pm.
- Conflict of Interest Disclosure
- Changes to the Agenda
- Bill consolidation request – Trudy Amber Dowlin
Levar Cole moved to approve the water billing consolidation request for Trudy Amber-Dowlin. Merrill
Whitney seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Trudy Amber Dowlin stated the building is set up as one house. Dowlin requested that the bill
consolidation be retroactive, since she has already paid two times.
The Selectboard and the Treasurer agreed to make it retroactive for this last quarter, but not beyond
the last quarter.
Dowlin pointed out there was no way of knowing from the bill that she was paying for two units. Only
when she asked, when they looked in the records, would you know the amount was for two units.
Dowlin suggests changing the bill format to reflect the status of how many units, how many gallons.
Cole stated future billing has been an agenda item in the past. We can look at that going forward.
Durkee stated Nemric sets up the bill and formatted it for us. Durkee can check to see if the formatting
can be changed.
Durkee stated two water accounts are overdue and have not responded or paid. We can turn off the
water now. These bills are quite high. I think the services are going to stop soon anyway.
Cole asked the Treasurer to keep the board informed. We may have to call a Special Water Department
- Public Comments
Meeting adjourned at 7:31 pm.
The next regularly scheduled Water Dept. Board Meeting will be December 20, 2022.