253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372
Monday March 27, 2017
Those Present and Absent:
Paul Mullin – Chairperson
George Chambers – Vice Chair
John D. Contento – Treasurer
Tony DiSario – Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Secretary
Noel Bernard – Secretary
Scot Gill – Wastewater Department Director
Kristen Denne – Township Manager (Absent)
Denise Miller – Recording Secretary (Absent)
Bill Dingman – P.E., Gilmore & Associates, CTMA Engineer (Absent)
Mr. Mullin called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
Minutes of the February 2017 Meeting
Mr. Mullin called for additions or corrections to the January minutes. There were none. Mr. Contento motioned, seconded by Mr. Chambers, to adopt the February 2017 minutes, as presented. Vote passed 5-0.
Mr. Mullin called for public comments. There were none.
Dogwood/Scott Drive Project Update
Mr. Gill presented a “Sanitary Sewer Easement Agreement In Lieu Of Condemnation” that was drafted by Mr. Pompo and signed by the property owner, for the Board’s consideration. Mr. Gill explained to the Board that while Vince Pompo’s office was finalizing the Condemnation paperwork so it can be filed with the court, the property owner at 411 Dogwood Lane reached out to him and made an offer of $4,000 to settle. Mr. Gill informed the Board that Mr. Pompo told him that if he were to move forward with the condemnation the added cost for the CTMA’s Attorney Fees, property owner Attorney Fees and filing fees would have exceeded the $578 difference from what is offered and the appraised value of $3,422. After discussion a motion was made by Mr. Contento and second by Mr. DiSario to authorize the Chairman to sign the Sanitary Sewer Easement Agreement In Lieu Of Condemnation, for 411 Dogwood Lane. Vote passed 5-0.
Thorndale West Shopping Center DEP Response Update
Mr. Gill presented to the Board a revised letter from the DEP dated March 8, 2017 regarding the planning module exemption request for the Bold and Beautiful Project that removed the comment which stated “Please be advised, no further processing of application mailers will take place in this shopping center until Caln Township has taken over the ownership, operation, and maintenance of the pump station serving this shopping center”. Mr. Gill also informed the Board that during this process, Mr. Pompo and he have identified some areas where it may be helpful to have a written understanding between Longview and the Authority since there are multiple parcels being served by the Pump Station. Mr. Gill stated that the written understanding is currently being worked on and should be presented at a future Board meeting.
Financials; Sewer Operating Fund, Act 57 Fund, and Delinquency Reports
Mr. Gill reviewed the detailed accrual reports of revenue and expenditures for the Sewer Operating Fund for yearend 2016, Mr. Gill then 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 February 2017. Mr. Chambers motioned, seconded by Mr. DiSario, to approve the February 2017 financials, as submitted. Vote passed 5-0. 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 also informed the Board that he spoke with the auditor last Friday and the auditor informed him that he was working on the audit and he will be on schedule to attend their April meeting.
Mr. Gill presented his February 2017 department report and noted a list of current projects which the Department is working on. Mr. Gill also informed the board the Wastewater Crew is currently taking measurements of lines that could be a potential candidate for this year’s Capital Relining Program. .
There being no further business, Mr. Contento motioned, seconded by Mrs. Bernard, to adjourn the March 2017 meeting at 8:04 PM. Vote passed 5-0.
Director of Wastewater