253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372
Monday February 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 January 25, 2021 Meeting
Mr. Chambers called for additions or corrections to the January minutes. There were none. After discussion, Mr. Schew motioned, seconded by Mrs. Bernard, to adopt the January 25, 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 preconstruction meeting was held February 12, 2021 for the Phase 3 Caln Interceptor Repairs Project and anticipate issuing the notice to proceed within the next 1-2 weeks.
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 February.
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. Flows that were previously pumped by the N. Caln Road Pump Station will be directed by gravity flows towards the new Municipal Drive Pump Station once this project is complete. This project will is scheduled to go out to bid on February 19, 2021.
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 as part of the March 15th DARA meeting the municipal managers will be in attendance to discuss the proposed plant expansion with the Board.
Christian Faith Fellowship Project
Mr. Gill informed the Board that the Christian Faith Fellowship is proposing to install a Commercial Duplex Grinder Pump Station as part of their project. Mr. Gill presented the Board the Christian Faith Fellowship Commercial Property Operation and Maintenance Agreement for Grinder Pump System. After discussion Mr. Disario made a motioned, seconded by Mrs. Bernard to authorize the Chairperson to sign the enclosed Commercial Property Operation and Maintenance Agreement for Grinder Pump System. Vote passed 5.0
Chester County Sports Arena
Mr. Gill informed the Board that the Department received the signed Relinquishment Agreements, Joinder and Consents.
Villages of Hillview Update
Mr. Gill informed the Board that the Developer informed the Department on February 10, 2021 of a potential need for a temporary pump and haul due to site improvements scheduling and PECO delays involving the completion of the Villages of Hillview Pump Station. Mr. Gill informed that Board that Gilmore is currently working with the developers engineer on the equipment needed for the Temporary Facilities that will need to be installed if the temporary pump and haul is put in place. Mr. Gill presented the Board in draft form an agreement that would be needed to be signed by the developer and the Authority prior to the application for temporary pump and haul is submitted to the PADEP if the Developer decided to move forward with it.
2020 Chapter 94
Mr. Gill presented and reviewed the 2020 Chapter 94 Annual Sewage Report which is the yearend report for the sewer system. After discussion, the Board approved Staff to forward the final documents to DARA and PAWC.
Financials; Sewer Fund,
Mr. Gill reviewed the sewer financial summary and the revenues and expenditures for the Sewer Operating Fund for the month of January 2021 and the balances on the Act 57 and Sewer Capital Fund. After discussion Mr. Schew made a motion, seconded by Mr. Mullin to accept the January 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 January.
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. Schew made a motion, and seconded by Mrs. Bernard to adjourn the February 22, 2021 meeting at 8:15pm. Vote passed 5.0.