253 Municipal Drive Thorndale, PA 19372
Monday July 24, 2017 - 7:05 PM
Those Present and Absent:
Paul Mullin – Chairperson
George Chambers – Vice Chair
John D. Contento – Treasurer (Absent)
Tony DiSario – Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Secretary
Noel Bernard – Secretary
Scot Gill – Wastewater Department Director
Kristen Denne – Township Manager
Denise Miller – Recording Secretary (Absent)
Bill Dingman – P.E., Gilmore & Associates, CTMA Engineer (Absent)
Mr. Mullin called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.
Minutes of the May 2017 Meeting
Mr. Mullin called for additions or corrections to the May 2017 minutes. There were none. Mr. Chambers motioned, seconded by Mr. DiSario, to adopt the May 2017 minutes, as presented. Vote passed 4-0.
Mr. Mullin called for public comments. There were none.
Dogwood/Scott Drive Project Update
Mr. Gill noted that project bid advertisement was put in the Daily Local Newspaper on July 10 and July 17, as well as put on PennBid. He noted that currently there are 4-6 potential bidders with the bids being opened on PennBid on August 8.
Dwell Project Update
Mr. Gill noted DEP’s planning module approval letter dated June 30, 2017 and their extension of time for payment request and second year price guarantee extension request. After Board discussion, Mr. DiSario made a motion, seconded by Mr. Chambers, to approve the requests subject to a formal Third Amendment to the Agreement, to be drafted and presented for approval at the August meeting, granting the second year price guarantee extension to September 20, 2018, along with the required escalator and to grant an extension of time for payment of the $210,000 to December 31, 2017, contingent upon if PAWC would demand payment of the $210,000 by the Township and/or Authority, then the extension will accelerate and Dwell will have to make the payment at that time or the reservation will be cancelled. Vote passed 4-0.
Financials; Sewer Operating Fund, Act 57 Fund, and Delinquency Reports
Mr. Gill reviewed the cash basis summary and detailed accrual reports of revenue and expenditures for the Sewer Operating Fund, Municipal Authority’s Tapping Fee Account, and Capital Fund for the month of May 2017. After Board discussion, Mr. DiSario motioned, seconded by Mrs. Bernard, to approve the May 2017 financials, as submitted. Vote passed 4-0. Also, reviewed and discussed were delinquency reports reflecting current year accounts past due, prior year’s outstanding balances sent to Portnoff Law Associates for collection, and the status of in-house commercial collections.
Mr. Gill reviewed the cash basis summary and detailed accrual reports of revenue and expenditures for the Sewer Operating Fund, Municipal Authority’s Tapping Fee Account, and Capital Fund for the month of June 2017. After Board discussion, Mr. Chambers motioned, seconded by Mrs. Bernard, to approve the June 2017 financials, as submitted. Vote passed 4-0.
Mr. Gill presented his June 2017 department report and noted a list of current projects which the Department is working on. Mrs. Bernard commented on the debris in the Grates on Olive Street. Ms. Denne noted that she will place a call to PennDot to have them cleaned.
There being no further business, Mrs. Bernard motioned, seconded by Mr. DiSario, to adjourn the July 2017 meeting at 7:40 PM. Vote passed 4-0.