253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372
Monday March 22, 2021
Those Present and Absent via Zoom Meeting
George Chambers – Chairperson
Paul Mullin – Vice Chairperson
William Schew – Treasurer
Tony DiSario – Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Secretary
Noel Bernard – Secretary
Scot Gill – Wastewater Department Director
Kristen Denne – Township Manager
Jennylyn Tanedo – Recording Secretary
Ross Bickhart – Gilmore & Associates, CTMA Engineer
Mr. Chambers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
Minutes of the February 22, 2021 Meeting
Mr. Chambers called for additions or corrections to the February minutes. There were none. After discussion, Mr. Schew motioned, seconded by Mrs. Bernard, to adopt the February 22, 2021 minutes, as presented. Vote passed 5.0.
Mr. Chambers called for public comments. There were none.
I/I Reduction Program
Mr. Gill informed the Board that a notice to proceed was issued on March 5, 2021 for the 2021 Phase 3 Caln Inteceptor Repairs Project and the Contractor is currently working on submitting the submittals for the project.
Municipal Pump Station Project Update
Mr. Gill updated the Board on the Municipal Pump Station Project and informed the Board that Anrich, MGK Industries, Inc. and Garden Spot Electric are still working on their punch list items and there was no pay requests issued for the month of March.
Mr. Gill informed the Board that Gilmore is working on finalizing the bid documents for the decommissioning of the existing N. Caln Road Pump Station and it was posted on PennBid on March 5, 2021 with a bid opening scheduled on April 6, 2021. The project will involve the installation of approximately 113 linear feet of 15” diameter gravity sanitary sewer, new concrete manholes, manhole modifications, and abandonment of existing sewer pipes at a site along N. Caln Road in Caln Township. Mr. Gill informed the Board that the project will also include bypass pumping, traffic control, pavement, ground restoration, and testing the completed system.
Act 537 Plan Additional Capacity Update
Mr. Gill presented a project update spreadsheet showing the status of pending projects that will be needing capacity in the future along with the most recent DARA flow report, the 52 week average chart. Mr. Chambers informed the Board that Dara did not vote to move forward for the expansion, but they did vote to move forward for the next step.
Mr. Gill informed the Board that the Arbor Hills Associates and Fernmoor Homes Downingtown LLC. Entered into an Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of the Dwell Project, along with the rights and Obligations under the Amended and Restated Sanitary Sewer Capacity Reservation, Contribution and Extension Agreement. In accordance with the Agreement, prior written approval by the Authority is required prior to the assignment of the Agreement. Mr. Gill presented the Board the Arbor Hills Assignment and Assumption Agreement. After discussion, Mr. Mullin made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Bernard that the Board has no objection to the assignment of the Sewer Capacity to Fernmoor Homes Downingtown LLC. And finds the enclosed Assignment and Assumption Agreement to be acceptable in the form as submitted and authorize the chairman to sign the attached letter. Vote passed 5.0.
Villages of Hillview Update
Mr. Gill presented the Board the Draft agreement of Installation and Maintenance Agreement for Temporary Pumping Operation for PADEP Permitted Sewage Facilities was sent to the developer on March 12, 2021 for review.
Caln Plaza Dunkin
Mr. Gill informed the Board that on February 8, 2021 Mr. Pompo forwarded the enclosed Sewer Capacity Reallocation, Extension and Maintenance Agreement to the attorney representing the developer and on March 3, 2021 Mr. Pompo forwarded the enclosed Caln Township Municipal Authority PennDot Highway Occupancy Permit Sewer Improvement Agreement. The Department is still waiting for the signed copies from the developer.
Financials; Sewer Fund,
Mr. Gill reviewed the sewer financial summary and the revenues and expenditures for the Sewer Operating Fund for the month of February 2021 and the balances on the Act 57 and Sewer Capital Fund. After discussion Mr. Schew made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Bernard to accept the February financials, as submitted. Vote passed 5.0.
Penalty Waiver Request Update
Mr. Gill informed the Board that no requests were made for the month of February.
Mr. Gill discussed his Director’s Report and noted a list of current projects which the Department is working on and their progress.
There being no further business, Mr. Mullin made a motion, and seconded by Mrs. Bernard to adjourn the March 22, 2021 meeting at 7:45pm. Vote passed 5.0.