253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372
Monday July 24, 2023
Those Present and Absent:
George Chambers – Chairperson
Paul Mullin – Vice Chairperson
William Schew – Treasurer (Absent)
Tony DiSario – Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Secretary
Noel Bernard – Secretary
Scot Gill – Wastewater Department Director
Kristen Denne – Township Manager (Absent)
Jennylyn Tanedo – Recording Secretary
Ross Bickhart – Gilmore & Associates, CTMA Engineer
Vince Pompo- LambMcErlane, CTMA Solicitor (Absent)
Call to Order
The meeting of the Caln Township Municipal Authority was called to order by Mr. Chambers at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was held in person at the Caln Township Municipal Building Meeting Room located at 253 Municipal Drive Thorndale, Pa and via Zoom. The regular scheduled meeting of the Caln Township Municipal Authority was advertised in the Daily Local News on December 27, 2022, and the agenda was posted on the Caln Township Website and Lobby on July 21, 2023. Copies of the Agenda were made available to the public.
Minutes of the June 26, 2023 Meeting
Mr. Chambers called for additions or corrections to the June minutes. There were none. After discussion, Mrs. Bernard motioned, seconded by Mr. DiSario, to adopt the June 2023 minutes, as presented. The vote passed 3.and 1 Abstained.
Mr. Chambers called for public comments. Tom Parr 548 Llyod Avenue asked the Board that he heard rumors that Aqua is going to be putting a watermain down in the middle of Llyod Avenue and Engineering is all done is there any truth about? Mr. Gill replied and stated that it’s been in design for a couple of years and there has been a lot of Pa One Call for Engineering, but no Pre-con set up or official notification when the project will start.
Tom Parr 548 Llyod Avenue asked Mr. Gill regarding the Old Pump Station that’s down by the bridge, and the Township did sewer work right next to it and it is consider in Downingtown, why is that? Mr. Gill replied that he believed it was the Old Downingtown Municipal Water intake, and that he believed the old pump station is owned by Downingtown Municipal Water Authority.
Municipal Drive Force Main Update
Mr. Gill informed the Board that Anrich completed all the repairs, and the final blacktop restoration will be completed later this summer.
Act 537 Plan/ Additional Capacity Update/ Dara Update
Mr. Gill presented to the Board a spreadsheet showing the status of pending projects that will be needing capacity in the future, the 52-week average chart, Dara weekly flow report and Mr. Pompo email response related to the draft Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance Agreement between Dara and Inframark. Mr. Gill added that the Agreement proposes to commence on January 1, 2024, and remain in full force and effect for 5 years from the commencement date unless terminated earlier, the term Agreement may be extended by mutual written consent of the parties. Mr. Bickhart updated the Board that before the end of August staff will submit to Dara the updated Act 537 narrative which is revised in accordance with the meeting that was held a few weeks ago with DARA.
I/I Reduction Program
Mr. Gill informed the Board that there are no changes this month to the Phase 5 Caln Interceptor Repairs Project. The contractor is waiting for dry conditions so they can proceed in the wet areas. Mr. Bickhart informed the Board that he is hoping that the contractor will begin the work in the 3rd or 4th week of August.
Mr. Gill also informed the Board that Gilmore is currently working on assembling the bid package for the 2024 Grouting Project #CAL-01-23 with an anticipated bid opening November 2023.
Financials; Sewer Fund,
Mr. Gill reviewed the sewer financial summary and the revenues and expenditures for the Sewer Operating Fund for the month of June 2023 and the balances in Act 57 and Sewer Capital Funds. After discussion, Mr. Mullin made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Bernard, to accept the June financials, as submitted. The vote passed 4.0.
Penalty Waiver Request Update
Mr. Gill informed the Board that no penalty waiver requests were made for the month of June.
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, seconded by Mrs. Bernard, to adjourn the July 24,
2023, meeting at 7.29pm. The vote passed 4.0.