Valley Forge Sewer Authority

Meeting Minutes

October 9, 2017


The Valley Forge Sewer Authority monthly meeting was held on Monday, October 9, 2017, at 7:00pm.  The following people attended the meeting: Board members: Daniel Reese, Michael Rodgers, Charles Melle, Norman Vutz and Marilyn Randolph.  Staff: Leonard Pinchok and Martin Goldberg; Consultant: Ed DiMond


Lloyd Knauer, Rick Taylor and James Sargent, were also in attendance.


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


Public Comment

No public comments were made.


Executive Session

The Board entered into Executive Session with James Sargent at 7:02pm to receive an update on legal matters.  The regular monthly meeting was resumed at 8:10pm.


Meeting Minutes

The September 2017 meeting minutes were presented.  Mr. Reese made a motion to approve the minutes.  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 September and that there were no odor complaints for the month. 

Mr. Goldberg reported work was done on the bio-bed at the Whitehorse Pump Station to address odors.

He noted that there will be a meeting with DEP regarding the copper WER study which requires a work plan approval from DEP prior to implementation.

Mr. Goldberg stated the staff is still reviewing analysis requirements for the Class A and B biosolids requirements. 

He also reported that the polymer contract will be bid in 2018.

Financial Report

Mr. Pinchok reviewed the combined statement of operations with the Board.  He reported that both Fund 10 and Fund 20 were showing a surplus. He then presented the following expenses for payment:


The Imprest fund in the amount of $932, the credit card expenses in the amount of $2,643 and the A/P Invoices in the amount of $256,709.  Mr. Reese made a motion to pay these expenses.  Ms. Randolph seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved.  The requisitions were then presented in the amount of $397,505.  Mr. Reese made a motion to pay these expenses.  Ms. Randolph seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved payment.

New Business


Mr. Rodgers made a request to change the meeting night to the second Tuesday of the month for the remainder of the year, due to a scheduling conflict of one of the Board members.  Mr. Melle made a motion to change the meeting day through December 2017.  Mr. Vutz seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved the change.


Mr. Reese inquired about the possibility that Mr. Faggioli may be trying to sublet the VFSA property grounds (which are currently leased to Delaware Valley Paving), to another tenant.  Mr. Pinchok indicated that he has drafted a letter to Delaware Valley Paving (DVP) reiterating conversations with Mr. Faggioli that in accordance with the lease Agreement, DVP is the only company that may use this property.  He also informed the Board that within the lease Agreement, VFSA has the right of first refusal to terminate the lease if plans arise for DVP to sell the surrounding property.  The Board instructed Mr. Pinchok to release the letter to DVP as drafted.


Old Business

East Pikeland

Regarding to the Kimberton Glen development which is in construction, Mr. Goldberg reported that he has communicated the technical issues regarding the stream crossing and all involved were in agreement that there would not be a siphon.  He also reported that there has been no new action or responses on the Pikeland Glen project.


Plant Expansion & Upgrade Project

Mr. Goldberg reported that the tanks are still being painted and that the project is nearing completion.


 Valley Creek Trunk Sewer (VCTS)

Mr. Pinchok reviewed the monthly progress report on the “Sale of the VCTS” from Mr. Goldfield with the Board.  He also provided a summary of Act 12 and pending cases, which addressed the questions and issues regarding the Act 12 process.  He informed the Board that there is a scheduled meeting on October 25, 2017 for the working group and that PFM and Dilworth Paxton are to review the responses to the RFQ and to discuss the next steps in the process.


Staff Assignments 


Mr. Rodgers adjourned the regular monthly meeting at 8:52 pm and the Board immediately entered into Executive Session.


Executive Session

The Board entered into Executive Session at 8:52 pm to discuss non union employee benefits and personnel matters.  The executive session ended at 10:55pm.