Reports, routine at sewer board
The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met briefly Wednesday and quickly worked through reports and routine business.
Before the meeting, the sewer board’s recording secretary Susan Collamer said the meeting would likely not be convened due to a lack of a quorum. However, Collamer announced later the board had enough attendees to form a quorum and the meeting would be held.
The meeting would be short, however.
The sewer board quickly worked through routine matters. Jon Winter, Town manager, delivered a brief to the sewer board on the sewage lagoon project. Then the board voted to advertise a contract for work to be done.
After hearing a report from Winter about ongoing work on the water and sewer system around town as spring has sprung, and being reassured things were going well, the board turned its attention to filling the position on the board vacated by Tim Lamprecht, who recently retired.
According to sewer board member Richard Raymer, the county board received Lamprecht’s resignation letter about three weeks prior and the county will advertise to solicit persons interested in filling the vacant board seat.
Members of the sewer board also read over and discussed the board’s preliminary budget. The board acted to approve the preliminary budget.
The budget will be sent out for an audit, and from there will be sent to the county. Once the county says the budget is OK, the sewer board will act to approve the budget.
That will likely happen in July, sewer board chair Don Price said.
The next meeting of the Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board will be at 6 p.m. June 14 at the Saratoga Town Hall building.