CROMWELL — The regular monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 16, of the Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District was much quieter than just a month prior. With just a handful of public members, TCRSD board members and staff were able to answer questions about not only the future of the district but the history of it, as well.
With treatment plant projects set to wrap up mid-October, the board members and engineers have shifted their focus to the various options for sewering Northshore and Eastshore drives. District superintendent Timothy Woodward made it very clear all options would be considered, including those suggested at the last public meeting by public members.
Jeff Hersha, Jones and Henry, has been working with Woodward to ensure all options are considered and mapped out by not only cost but also long-term use. Hersha said they are currently looking at five different types of sewering systems and expects the full report to take somewhere between four and five months to complete. The project engineering report will be considered a public document and be available for review.
Woodward again brought up the possibility of taking over one local property owner’s private sewer line. He indicated the sewer line is being inspected and reviewed to confirm additional properties would be able to hook onto that system. There are currently five users with only one significant maintenance issue, leading back to frozen pipes many years ago before the flow was quite as frequent.
Following the updates and progress reports from the board members and engineers, the floor was open to public members to address previously emailed questions or new questions. Robert Dumford addressed a couple of questions regarding the history of sewer installation for the district, refusing to answer two questions based on a lack of knowledge/records and another based on the question being previously answered in several meetings.
The board approved the monthly meeting minutes from the August meeting and the full details will be posted to the Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District website.
The board finalized the revised use ordinance, 2019 –1, which outlines the penalty fees for those who fail to connect to available sewer after the 90 day notice has been served and expired. Per the terms, current members of the district who have failed to connect will begin accumulating those fees Nov. 1.
The board will meet again 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.