Valley Forge Sewer Authority

Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2019

The Valley Forge Sewer Authority monthly meeting was held on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 7:00 pm.  The following people attended the meeting:  Board members: Norman Vutz, Charles Melle, David Greer, David Demey, William LaPorte and Samuel Cupp (via telephone).

Staff: Leonard Pinchok and Consultant: Ed Dimond


Lloyd Knauer, Rick Taylor and Eric Stoltz were also in attendance.


Mr. Vutz called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.  


Public Comment

No public comments were made.


Meeting Minutes

The December 2018 meeting minutes were presented.  Mr. LaPorte made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Mr. Vutz seconded and the Board unanimously approved.



Operations Report

Mr. Pinchok reported that the Authority was in compliance with all permit requirements for the month of December and that there were no odor complaints.


Financial Report

Mr. Pinchok reviewed the statement of operations and budget to actual summary with the Board.  He reported that both Fund 10 and Fund 20 have surpluses at this time.  Mr. Pinchok also provided detailed information on several line items with the Board.


The following expenses were then presented for payment:  the Imprest fund in the amount of $776, the credit card expenses in the amount of $3,621 and the A/P Invoices in the amount of $232,967.  Mr. Greer made a motion to approve these expenses.  Mr. Melle seconded and the Board unanimously approved. 


The regular requisitions were then presented in the amount of $3,531.  Mr. LaPorte made a motion to pay these expenses.  Mr. Vutz seconded and the Board unanimously approved.


Old Business

2017 Audit Report

Mr. Pinchok reiterated the highlighted items on the 2017 audit report with the Board.  Following a brief discussion, Mr. Vutz made a motion to approve the audit report.  Mr. Greer seconded and the Board unanimously approved.


East Pikeland Projects

The East Pikeland projects discussion was moved to Executive Session.



Mr. Knauer provided the Board with an update on the pump station repairs and failures of equipment over the year of 2018 and reported on how the staff responded and handled each incident.  He also informed the Board of the upcoming generator project at Valley Creek that is scheduled for 2019.


Mr. Stoltz provided a detailed report on the recent main repair in East Pikeland Township.


Staff Assignments

 Mr. Vutz adjourned the regular monthly meeting at 7:38pm and the Board immediately entered into Executive Session.


Executive Session

The board went into Executive Session to legal response to East Pikeland request and personnel matters.  The Executive Session ended at 8:40pm.

The regular meeting adjourned at 8:41pm.