253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372
Monday February 24, 2020
Those Present and Absent:
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 (Absent)
Jennylyn Tanedo – Recording Secretary
Bill Dingman – Gilmore & Associates, CTMA Engineer (Absent)
Ross Bickhart – Gilmore & Associates, CTMA Engineer
Mr. Chambers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
Minutes of the January 27, 2020 Meeting
Mr. Chambers called for additions or corrections to the January minutes. There were none. After discussion, Mr. Mullin motioned, seconded by Mr. Schew, to adopt the January 27, 2020 minutes, as presented. Vote passed 5.0.
Mr. Chambers called for public comments. There were none.
I/I Reduction Program
Mr. Gill updated the Board on the current I&I Reduction program and informed the Board that the North American Pipeline Services finished up grouting the 15” and 18”and relining the 15” line, and on March 9, 2020 they will be back to finish up relining a portion of the 18” that was part of their contract. Mr. Gill presented the Board with the 2nd payment request from North American Pipeline Services in the amount of $94,002.25. After discussion Mr. Schew made a motion, seconded by Mr. Mullin to recommend to the Board of Commissioners to authorize and release of North American Pipeline Services 2nd payment request for contract # CAL-02-19 in the amount of $94,002.25 contingent that all work is completed to the satisfaction of the authority engineer. Vote passed 5.0
Mr. Gill presented to the Board Change Order #1 from North American Pipeline Services Contract # CAL-02-19 which will increase the amount of grouting to address the additional leaks being located and remove the CIPP spot repairs which will result in an overall cost decrease of $7,606.18. After discussion, Mrs. Bernard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Mullin to approve the Change Order #1 for Contract CAL-02-19 to remove the CIPP spot repairs and increase the quantity of joint grout repairs, which will result an overall cost decrease of $7,606.18. Vote passed 5.0.
Discussion was held with the Board to proceed with the finishing up testing and grouting of the 18’ and began testing and grouting the 21’ for this year. Mr. Gill presented the Board with the preliminary cost estimate to complete the work. The staff recommended to have Gilmore begin working on the initial bid package for the Phase 3 project not to exceed amount $4,000.00. After discussion, Mr. Schew made a motion, seconded by Mr. Disario to authorize Gilmore $4,000.00 as a not to exceed amount to begin putting together the bid package for the Phase 3 project. Vote passed 5.0.
Municipal Pump Station Project Update
Mr. Gill updated the Board on the Municipal Pump Station Project and informed the Board that Anrich continues work on the installation of the new forcemain and MGK is working on setting the precast concrete structures.
Mr. Gill informed the board that once the new pump station is operational, pipework will need to be completed at the North Caln Road pump station so the flow can be diverted from the old pump station into the interceptor, so the old station can be abandoned. Mr. Gill presented the Board the Engineering cost estimate in the amount of $3,800 for the survey and design for the new sanitary sewer pipe and manholes needed to reroute the gravity sewer flows away from North Caln Road Pump Station and into the interceptor once the new Municipal Pump Station is complete. After discussion, Mr. Disario made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Bernard to authorize Gilmore $3,800 as a not to exceed amount for the survey and design of the new sanitary sewer pipe and manholes needed to reroute the gravity sewer flows away from North Caln Road Pump Station and to the interceptor once the new Municipal Pump Station is complete. Vote passed 5.0.
2019 Chapter 94
Mr. Gill presented and reviewed the 2019 Chapter 94 Annual Sewage Report which is the yearend report for the sewer system. After discussion, the Board approved the Staff to forward the final documents to DARA and PAWC.
Act 537 Plan Additional Capacity Update
Mr. Gill presented a project update spreadsheet and discussed the outstanding projects that may need capacity.
Dogwood/Scott Drive Project Update
Mr. Gill updated the Board on the Dogwood and Scott Project and informed the board that 3 more connections have been made.
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 2020 and the balances on the Act 57 and Sewer Capital Fund. After discussion Mr. Mullin made a motion, seconded by Mr. Schew to approve the January financials, as submitted. Vote passed 5.0.
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, Mrs. Bernard made a motion, and seconded by Mr. Mullin to adjourn the February 24, 2020 meeting at 9:15pm Vote passed 5.0.