Valley Forge Sewer Authority

Meeting Minutes

July 10, 2017

The Valley Forge Sewer Authority monthly meeting was held on Monday, July 10, 2017, at 7:00 pm.  The following people attended the meeting:  Board members: Daniel Reese, William Hochwind, Norman Vutz, Charles Melle and Marilyn Randolph, Staff: Leonard Pinchok and Martin Goldberg; Consultant: Ed DiMond


Lloyd Knauer, as well as, Steve Goldfield and Brian Flaherty, attorneys representing VCTS were also in attendance.


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


The Board immediately entered into Executive Session at 8:45pm and reconvened the regular monthly meeting at 8:50pm.  The Board reported that they discussed the VCTS issues.  Mr. Reese made a motion to move forward with the settlement agreement as discussed.  Mr. Melle seconded and the Board voted 4-1 in favor of the agreement. 


Public Comment

No public comments were made.


Meeting Minutes

The June 2017 meeting minutes were presented to the Board.  Mr. Reese made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Mr. Vutz seconded and the Board unanimously approved.



Operations Report

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


Financial Report

Ms. Randolph made a motion to pay all the financial expenses except the requisitions as presented.  Mr. Vutz seconded and the Board approved 4-0.  Mr. Hochwind abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest.  For the record, the expenses paid were as follows:  the Imprest Fund in the amount of $706, the credit card expenses of $427 and the A/P invoices in the amount of $188,504. 


The requisitions in the amount of $4,224 were then presented for payment approval.  Mr. Reese made a motion to approve.  Mr. Hochwind seconded and the Board unanimously approved the expenses.


New Business

2016 Draft Audit Report

Mr. Pinchok reported that the partners approved the 2016 draft audit report.  Due to time constraints, further discussion will be held at next month’s meeting.


Mr. Reese inquired about the EDU’s to be used on the new construction of the Wawa located at Whitehorse & Rte 23 in Phoenixville.  The Board and staff had a brief discussion on this matter.


Old Business

East Pikeland Projects

Mr. Goldberg reported that a memo had been sent out on Friday following the meeting held to all Board members to keep them updated on the discussions.


Ms. Randolph requested documentation from DEP that verifies directing the Township to sewer the area.  The Board instructed the staff to educate East Pikeland Township and their attorneys with other sewering options that are available.  The staff will also request clarification from the developer engineer on the planning module.


Plant Expansion & Upgrade Project

Mr. DiMond reported that the bonding company had been contacted and that the painter has been working more consistently on the sludge thickeners recoating project.  The staff has been inspecting the work being done and reported that it looks good.  Mr. DiMond reported that the work is progressing but going slowly.



Staff Assignments

 seeking approval of the VCTS Agreement.


Mr. Melle adjourned the regular monthly meeting at 9:55pm and the Board immediately entered into Executive Session.


Executive Session

The board entered into executive session to discuss non union personnel issues.  The executive session ended at 10:20pm.


There being no further business the meeting ended at 10:20pm.