Caln Township Municipal Authority
253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372
Monday September 26, 2022
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
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 28, 2021 and the agenda was posted on the Caln Township Website and Lobby on September 23, 2022. Copies of the Agenda were made available to the public.
Minutes of the August 22, 2022. Meeting
Mr. Chambers called for additions or corrections to the August minutes. There were none. After discussion, Mrs. Bernard motioned, seconded by Mr. Mullin to adopt the August 22, 2022 minutes, as presented. Vote passed 3.0 and 1 Abstained.
Mr. Chambers called for public comments. There were none.
Act 537 Plan/ Additional Capacity Update/ Dara Update
Mr. Gill presented to the Board a spreadsheet showing status of pending projects that will be needing capacity in the future, the 52-week average chart, Dara weekly flow report and the August 26, 2022 response letter to DARA addressing their May 26, 2022. Mr. Bickhart discussed with the board the email correspondence and letter dated September 19, 2022 that was sent to DEP along with the Draft Act 537 plan Update. Mr. Chambers informed the Board that DARA is looking at a possible 12.5% increase in 2023 to address items related to the flood, increases related to construction supplies and the upgrade of the UV treatment system.
I/I Reduction Program
Mr. Gill informed the Board that the Caln Interceptor Phase 4 Repair Project Contract #CAL-02-21 with Equix Integrity began July 13, 2022 which consisted of cleaning and televising in the area of Cohens and the contractor continues to work East on the interceptor. Mr. Bickhart also informed the Board that Gilmore is currently working on assembling the bid for the Phase 5 Caln Interceptor Repairs Contract with an anticipated bid opening November 2022.
Dogwood/Scott Drive Project Update
Mr. Gill informed the Board that he reached out to the 3 properties that were discussed at the August meeting regarding the sewer connections via email and left some voice messages. Mr. Gill also informed the Board that he has not gotten any response yet.
Chester County Sports Arena Extension Request
Mr. Gill informed the Board that Chester County Sports Arena began on installing the new gravity sewer across the wetlands on September 12, 2022.
2023 Budget Request
Mr. Gill presented to the Board the CTMA 2023 proposed Operating, Capital and Act57 budget. After discussion, Mr. DiSario made a motion, seconded by Mr. Mullin to authorize the staff to forward the 2023 proposed CTMA budget to the Board of Commissioners. Vote passed 4.0.
2023 Suggested Meeting Dates
Mr. Gill presented to the Board the proposed 2023 meeting dates. After discussion the Board agreed to table it at the October 24, 2022 Meeting.
Financials; Sewer Fund,
Mr. Gill reviewed the sewer financial summary and the revenues and expenditures for the Sewer Operating Fund for the month of August 2022 and the balances in the Act 57 and Sewer Capital Funds. After discussion, Mrs. Bernard made a motion, seconded by Mr. DiSario to accept the August financials, as submitted. Vote passed 4.0.
Penalty Waiver Request Update
Mr. Gill informed the Board that no penalty waiver requests were made for the month of August.
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. DiSario to adjourn the September 26, 2022 meeting at 8:20pm. Vote passed 4.0.