TIME & PLACE:
Meeting May 8, 2002 at 7:00 PM at Canterbury Town Hall
Mike Capone - Selectmen representative
Ginger LaPlante - Historical District Commission
Kevin Bragg - Historical District Commission
Bill Johnson - Allied Clearwater, LLC
Meeting began at 7 PM by meeting with Bill Johnson of Allied
Clearwater, LLC to discuss what might be done about the Towns
Bill noted high level of iron in our supply is not unusual for
Suggested a two-tank switching 1800 gallon capacity (each tank)
water softener. Fleck 9000 - US Filter. Ion exchange, Non- filtration.
Positives on this system are that it requires minimal onsite maintenance,
and that capacity is not too big for shallow well, but not too
small if a drilled well is used (to get higher actual capacity).
Switching system provides 1800 gallons per tank before switching
to second tank. Second tank can regenerate in 90-minutes.
Add salt twice a year, at a cost of $50-100/year for salt used.
15-20 year life expectancy for system (question posed by Bob Fife).
Seals and spacers can be replaced. 10 year warranty (fiberglass
and salt tanks) 3-year mechanical parts, 1 year labor.
Total cost of proposal (including all parts and labor) is $1900.
There was some discussion of whether a filtration system is needed
since one company (Second Wind Environmental) reported finding
solids, and the other (Allied Clearwater, LLC) reported NOT finding
The Second Wind system was reported to be a commercial system,
where the Allied Clearwater, LLC system is a light commercial/heavy
It was suggested that we get a clarifying quote from Bill Johnson
to show what a combined filtration/softener system (comparable
to the Second Wind System) would cost. Also, is there any price
savings of doing it all at once versus adding filtration later
Bob asked who provides the service for the elementary school.
No one knew answer. Suggested we should check before making a
Kent presented for comments both a proposed meeting schedule for
the CBNC for the remainder of the year, plus an invitation letter
to the department heads (fire and police).
Discussed where and how to engage architects and structural engineer
to provides plans for town buildings in an effort to derive accurate
cost figures for each building.
Kent passed around a letter from Bob Pollock summarizing his understanding
from his last meeting with us.
The committee reviewed the two bids received for electrical work
on the Town Hall. After discussion of the two bids, the committee
voted unanimously to recommend to the selectmen the lower of the
We are meeting again in two weeks time, at 7 PM. (May 22, 2002)