253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372
Monday June 25, 2018
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 (Absent)
Jennylyn Tanedo – Recording Secretary
Bill Dingman – P.E., Gilmore & Associates, CTMA Engineer (Absent)
Mr. Mullin called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
Minutes of the May 21, 2018 Meeting
Mr. Mullin called for additions or corrections to the May minutes. There were none. After discussion, Mr. Chambers motioned, seconded by Mrs. Bernard, to adopt the May 21, 2018, as presented. Vote passed 4- 0.
Mr. Mullin called for public comments. There were none.
Dogwood/Scott Drive Project Update
Mr. Gill informed the board to date we received payment for 13 Tapping Fees and to date 9 connections made. Furthermore, Mr. Gill presented signed copies of the grinder Pump Operation and Maintenance Agreement for the properties that will need signed by the chairman. Mr. Disario made a motion seconded by Mrs. Bernard to authorize the Chairman to sign the Operation and Maintenance Agreement for Grinder Pump System for 1308 Blackhorse Hill Road, 1324 Blackhorse Hill Road, 512 Dogwood Lane, and 509 Dogwood Lane. Voted passed 4-0
Dwell (Arbor Hills Update)
Mr. Gill presented a letter from Klein Company and the Arbor Hills Associates Fifth Amendment to Sanitary Sewer Capacity Reservation and Contribution Agreement, which has been executed by their General Partner. The agreement grants an extension of time for payment of the $210,000 that was due June 30, 2018 as part of the Fourth Amendment to September 20, 2018, and also includes the contingency that 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. Mr. Chambers made a motion seconded by Mr. Disario to authorize the Chairman to sign the Arbor Hills Fifth Amendment to Sanitary Sewer Capacity Reservation and Contribution Agreement. Voted passed 4-0
2018-2019 Pipe Splitting Project
Mr. Gill presented exhibits outlining the areas that were picked for the 2018-2019 Pipe Splitting Project and a preliminary cost estimate. Mr. Gill stated as part of the Bondsville Road Apartment Project, which should begin late this year or early in 2019, the developer is required to upsize from MH 31-4 to MH31 from an 8” to 10” (approx. 800’). The developer is also required to relocate and install a new 8” PVC line from MH 31-8C to 31-8A (237’). The department is requesting that we do our portion from MH 31-8A to 31-4 (approx. 1600’) to close the loop and this section will now will then be completed. Mr. Gill stated we looked at doing it in phases (2018-2019), but decided to do the area which has limited in access, we should do this project all at once to limit that amount of times the area is disturbed. If the board finds this acceptable, the department would like to begin the preliminary engineering work this year. After discussion, it was the Board’s consensus for Mr. Gill and Mr. Dingman to begin the preliminary work for the 2018-2019 Pipe Splitting Project.
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 2018. After discussion Mr. Chambers made a motion and seconded by Mr. Disario to approve the May 2018 financials, as submitted. Vote passed 4-0.
Mr. Gill reviewed and discussed the current delinquency report for the month of May, reflecting current year accounts past due, prior year’s outstanding balances sent to Portnoff Law Associates for collection, and the status of commercial in house collection.
Mr. Gill discussed his May, 2018 department report and noted a list of current projects which the Department is working on, and their progress.
There being no further business, Mr. Chambers made a motion, and seconded by Mrs. Bernard to adjourn the May, 2018 meeting at 8:15 PM. Vote passed 4-0.