253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372
Monday January 25, 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
Mr. Mullin made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Bernard, to keep the officers the same for 2021. Vote passed 5.0. Mr. Chambers read the officers as follows, Mr. Chambers-Chairperson, Mr. Mullin-Vice-Chairperson, Mr. Schew-Treasurer, Mrs. Bernard- Secretary and Mr. Disario- Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.
Minutes of the December 14, 2020 Meeting
Mr. Chambers called for additions or corrections to the December minutes. There were none. After discussion, Mrs. Bernard motioned, seconded by Mr. Mullin, to adopt the December 14, 2020 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 Gilmore issued a notice of Intent to award to Equix Integrity, Inc. on January 4, 2021 for Phase 3 Caln Interceptor Repairs Project that will involve the cleaning, televising and grouting 7,683” of 15’-21’ of pipe and 1, 473’ of 8’-14 pipe. Mr. Gill presented to the Board the Notice of Intent to award by Gilmore to Equix Integrity, Inc. Mr. Bichkhart informed the Board that the Agreements and bonds are in pretty good shape, and just waiting on the insurance to be sorted out, once that is in place Gilmore will issue a Notice to Proceed to Equix Integrity, Inc. and the Board will need to sign the agreements.
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 January.
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.
Act 537 Plan Additional Capacity Update
Mr. Gill presented the most recent DARA flow report, and the 52 week average chart.
Chester County Sports Arena
Mr. Gill presented to the Board the Chester County Sports Arena Sanitary Sewer Reservation, Contribution and Extension Agreement implementing the new capacity reservation policy for the Chester County Sports Arena Project. Mr. Gill informed the Board that the department also received the 1st installment payment in the amount of $ 32,410.00 and the department is still waiting for signed Relinquishment Agreements, Joinder and Consent. After discussion, Mr. Disario made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Bernard to authorize the Chairperson to sign the enclosed Sanitary Sewer Capacity Reservation, Contribution and Extension Agreement, contingent on receiving the signed Relinquishment Agreements, Joinder and Consent satisfactory to the solicitor. Vote passed 5.0.
Financials; Sewer Fund,
Mr. Gill reviewed the sewer financial summary and the revenues and expenditures for the Sewer Operating Fund for the month of December 2020 and the balances on the Act 57 and Sewer Capital Fund. After discussion Mr. Mullin made a motion, seconded by Mr. Schew to accept the December financials, as submitted. Vote passed 5.0.
Mr. Gill informed the Board that the resident at 2307 Longview Drive reached out to let the department know of a billing error. After discussion, the Board approved to back bill the resident for the last 2 years 2019 and 2020 and the amount of $828.00.
Penalty Waiver Request Update
Mr. Gill informed the Board that no requests were made for the month of December.
Director’s Year End Report
Mr. Gill discussed his Director’s Year End 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 January 25, 2021 meeting at 8:35pm. Vote passed 5.0.