Valley Forge Sewer Authority

Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2017

 

The Valley Forge Sewer Authority monthly meeting was held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 7:00 pm.  The following people attended the meeting:  Board members: Michael Rodgers, William Hochwind, Norman Vutz and Charles Melle. Staff: Leonard Pinchok and Martin Goldberg; Consultant: Ed DiMond; Solicitor: James Sargent

 

Lloyd Knauer and Rick Taylor were also in attendance.

 

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

 

Executive Session

The Board entered into Executive Session at 7pm and reconvened the regular monthly meeting at 8:29pm.  The Board discussed legal matters in the Executive Session.

 

Public Comment

No public comments were made.

 

Meeting Minutes

The October 2017 meeting minutes were presented.  Mr. Vutz made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Mr. Melle seconded and the Board approved the minutes with 3 affirmative votes.  Mr. Hochwind abstained from the vote.

 

Reports

Operations Report

Mr. Goldberg reported that the Authority was in compliance with all permit requirements for the month of October and that there were no odor complaints for the month.  He also noted that the staff has made good progress with building the polymer system.

 

Financial Report

Mr. Pinchok presented the following expenses to the Board for payment: the Imprest fund in the amount of $339, the credit card expenses in the amount of $2,157 and the A/P Invoices in the amount of $215,932.  Mr. Melle made a motion to approve payment of the expenses presented.  Mr. Vutz seconded and the Board unanimously approved payment.  Mr. Pinchok then presented the TP Construction fund requisitions in the amount of $73,351 to the Board.  Mr. Hochwind made a motion to pay these expenses.  Mr. Melle seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved.  Mr. Pinchok finally presented the TP expansion/upgrade requisitions in the amount of $203,563 to the Board.  Mr. Hochwind made a motion to pay these expenses.  Mr. Vutz seconded and the Board unanimously approved payment.

 

Joint Board Meeting

Mr. Pinchok reported the meeting was held last Thursday and the Board met in Executive Session as the VFSA Board had done this evening.  He also reported on the regular business items discussed at the Joint Board meeting, including approval of the previous meeting minutes and the 2018 draft budget for the treatment plant which was tentatively approved by the Joint Board.

New Business

2018 Draft Budget

Mr. Pinchok reported that the 2018 draft budget will be presented to the Board next month.

 

Other

Mr. Rodgers informed the Board that the township gave their approval for Dave Greer to replace William Hochwind on the VFSA Board, effective January 1, 2018. 

He reported that Marilyn Randolph resigned from the VFSA Board today, November 14, 2017.  He also reported that Bob Kline will be serving on the Joint Board as representative from Charlestown.

 

Old Business

East Pikeland Projects

Mr. Goldberg reported that there has been no new action or developments to report since the last monthly meeting.

 

Plant Expansion & Upgrade Project

Mr. Goldberg reported that the tank painting is still proceeding. He also reported that the project record drawings are one of the punch list items that have not been submitted by the General Contractor.

 

VCTS (Valley Creek Trunk Sewer)

Mr. Pinchok reviewed with the Board a memo from Steve Goldfield regarding VCTS.  He discussed the update on the preliminary timeline, as it currently stands, while the bidding process proceeds.  He noted that one of the key factors to determine a definitive timeline would be whether the Buyer and Seller agree to proceed under the provisions of Act 12.

 

Other

Mr. Vutz presented an article from the local newspaper reporting on the sale of the Limerick treatment plant to the Board.  Mr. Pinchok will also forward this information to Mr. Goldfield.

 

Staff Assignments

 

Mr. Rodgers adjourned the regular monthly meeting at 8:55pm and the Board immediately entered back into Executive Session.

Executive Session

The Board entered into Executive Session at 8:55pm. The Board discussed personnel matters in the Executive Session. The executive session ended at 10:00pm.