Valley Forge Sewer Authority

Meeting Minutes

May 8, 2017

The Valley Forge Sewer Authority monthly meeting was held on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 7:00 pm.  The following people attended the meeting: Board members: Daniel Reese, Michael Rodgers, William Hochwind, Charles Melle, Norman Vutz, and Marilyn Randolph.  Staff: Leonard Pinchok and Martin Goldberg, Consultant: Ed DiMond

 

Lloyd Knauer and Rick Taylor also attended the meeting.

 

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

 

Public Comment

No public comment was made.

 

Meeting Minutes

The April meeting minutes were presented to the Board.   Mr. Reese made a motion to approve.  Mr. Melle seconded and the Board unanimously approved. 

 

Reports

Operations Report

Mr. Goldberg reported that the Authority was in compliance with all permit requirements for the month of April and reported 0 odor complaints. 

 

Financial Report

Mr. Pinchok reviewed the combined statement of operations with the Board.  He reported that both Fund 10 and Fund 20 were showing surpluses at this time.  The following expenses were then presented for payment: the Imprest fund in the amount of $522, the credit card expenses in the amount of $3,452 and the A/P invoices in the amount of $207,247.  Mr. Reese made a motion to pay these expenses.  Mr. Hochwind seconded and the Board unanimously approved.  The regular requisitions in the amount of $30,177 were then presented for payment.  Mr. Reese made a motion to pay these expenses.  Mr. Melle seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved.

 

New Business

Resolution 1 of 2017

Mr. Taylor reviewed the need to increase the fees to the Pretreatment Program with the Board.  It was noted that per the EPA Guidance manual, the VFSA is allowed to recoup the cost of this program through permit fees.  Following a brief discussion, Mr. Reese made a motion to approve Resolution 1 of 2017.  Ms. Randolph seconded and the Board unanimously approved.

 

Customer Letter to Board

Mr. Pinchok discussed the customer letter with the Board and reviewed the response letter back to the customer.  The Board requested a couple small wording changes to the staff and instructed the staff to submit response letter to the customer.

Other

Mr. Pinchok reviewed the dates for the scholarship presentations with the Board.  He reported that the Phoenixville school presentation will be held on May 25, 2017 during the daytime hours and the Great Valley school presentation will be held on May 18, 2017 at 7pm.  Mr. Reese stated he would do the Phoenixville presentation.  A final decision had not yet been made on who would make the Great Valley presentation.

 

Mr. Pinchok also informed the Board that the Valley Forge fire company would be holding their meeting on May 17th at 8pm.  Mr. Vutz stated he would attend the meeting.

 

Old Business

East Pikeland Projects

Mr. Pinchok reported that there was nothing new to report and that there has not been any correspondence or discussions at this time.  He reported that he received a letter from the solicitor detailing the legal rights of action.  It was noted that East Pikeland would be required to update their 537 Plan prior to negotiations on capacity issues.

Ms. Randolph expressed concerns regarding Pikeland Glen development and that there are other options available other than public sewers.

 

Plant Expansion & Upgrade Project

This agenda item is to be discussed in Executive Session following the regular monthly meeting.

 

VCTS Proposed Sale

This agenda item is to be discussed in Executive Session following the regular monthly meeting.

 

Staff Assignments

  

Mr. Rodgers adjourned the monthly meeting at 7:35pm and the Board immediately entered into Executive Session.

 

Executive Session

The Board entered into Executive Session at 7:40pm to discuss with counsel VCTS proposed sale agreement.  The executive session ended at 9:45pm.