Point of Woods CT Sewage
News - March 2008

WPCA Newsletter

From the Chairman

We continue to make progress on the water and sewer project. At present, we expect that construction will begin in July. As we have noted in the past, construction for this season will take place outside of the beach property.

We continue to make progress with East Lyme and have one outstanding item to the agreement. The DEP is assisting us with this final item. We are optimistic that we will reach a reasonable conclusion to our negotiations soon.

The newsletter will be distributed monthly, and along with updated FAQ’s, will be available by clicking on WPCA on the POW website, www.powbeach.net and the WPCA website, www.point-o-woods.com. If you would like to receive a copy in the mail please notify Bill Pape if you have not already done so, PO Box 186, South Lyme, CT 06376.

Please feel free to contact the WPCA with your questions at any time or to attend WPCA meetings. Contact information, meeting schedules, agendas, minutes and communication documents are available through the WPCA link on the POW website.

Bill Lacourciere

Progress Update

We have completed the bidding process. We received six bids. The bids ranged from $7.7 million to 13.6 million. The quotes include the construction of sewers, water and roads. The cost for construction alone, without consideration of the connection to East Lyme, is estimated to be in the $6 million range after DEP grants for sewers. This is approximately $1 million below our best estimate.

In addition to the construction costs we have engineering, design, intermunicipal charges, legal, interest, administrative and contingency costs. At this point it appears that the budget is on track.

We applied for and received permission from the Inland Wetlands Commissions of Old Lyme and East Lyme to perform work within POW and along Rte 156.

We are in the process of finalizing loan applications with the State. The DEP Clean Water Fund for sewers and the Department of Public Health Drinking Water funding for water have both been made available to POW from the Connecticut Bonding Commission.


Special Meeting

As noted in our January letter, there will be a special meeting on May 23rd at 7:30. The location will be published in advance of the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is a public hearing on the benefit assessment and a preconstruction review of the project. We encourage you to attend the meeting to provide the WPCA with your input and questions.