Valley Forge Sewer Authority

Meeting Minutes

June 12, 2017

The Valley Forge Sewer Authority monthly meeting was held on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 7:00 pm.  The following people attended the meeting:  Board members: Daniel Reese, Michael Rodgers, William Hochwind, Norman Vutz, Charles Melle and Marilyn Randolph, Staff: Leonard Pinchok and Martin Goldberg; Consultant: Ed DiMond


Lloyd Knauer, Rick Taylor, and Michael Heaberg, of the Tredyffrin-Township Board attended the meeting.  Ron Graham-East Pikeland Supervisor Chairman, John Mahoney-special council to East Pikeland Township, and John Snyder-Attorney for River Valley, attended the fact finding session.


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


Public Comment

No public comments were made.


Meeting Minutes

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


Executive Session

The Board entered into Executive Session at 7:03pm with representatives from East Pikeland Township and resumed the regular monthly meeting at 7:56pm.  The Board stated this was a fact finding session.



Operations Report

Mr. Goldberg reported that the Authority was in compliance with all permit requirements for the month of May and that there were no odor complaints for the month.  He reported that copper limitations have been in compliance and that the staff is continuing to pursue the WER study. 


Mr. Goldberg also reported that a computerizing control system project has been completed which will enable the staff to check equipment status, flow rates and other operational data remotely via the Internet.


Financial Report

Mr. Pinchok reviewed the Revenue and TPO Budget to Actual report with the Board and reported that both Fund 10 and Fund 20 were showing a surplus at this time.  He then presented the following expenses for approval:  the Imprest fund in the amount of $609, the credit card expenses in the amount of $1,400 and the A/P Invoices in the amount of $302,087.  Mr. Reese made a motion to pay these expenses.  Mr. Melle seconded and the Board unanimously approved.  The requisitions in the amount of $2,820 were then presented.  Mr. Reese made a motion to pay these expenses.  Mr. Melle seconded and the Board unanimously approved.


Old Business

East Pikeland Projects

Moved to Executive Session.


Plant Expansion & Upgrade Project

Mr. DiMond reported that coatings work still needs to be completed on the gravity sludge thickener #3 and that there had been a 4 week lapse.  Buchart-Horn is working with the contractor at this time to ensure this work gets done promptly.


VCTS (Valley Creek Trunk Sewer) Status Report

Moved to Executive Session


Staff Assignments


Executive Session

Mr. Rodgers adjourned the regular monthly meeting at 8:25pm and the Board immediately entered into Executive Session to discuss VCTS legal matters with Steve Goldfield.  The executive session ended at 9:50pm.


Executive Session

Immediately following the Executive Session with Steve Goldfield, the board went into Executive Session to discuss manager’s performance reviews.  The Executive Session ended at 10:50pm.


The regular meeting was adjourned at 10:55 pm.