Valley Forge Sewer Authority

Meeting Minutes

September 19, 2017

The Valley Forge Sewer Authority monthly meeting was held on Tuesday, September 19, 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


Lloyd Knauer and Rick Taylor were also in attendance.


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


Public Comment

No public comments were made.


Meeting Minutes

The August 2017 meeting minutes were presented.  Mr. Vutz made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Mr. Hochwind 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 August and that there were no odor complaints for the month. 


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.  The following expenses (previously approved by the board via email/telephone) were then presented: the Imprest fund in the amount of $1,061, the credit card expenses in the amount of $2,944, the A/P Invoices in the amount of $249,508 and the requisitions in the amount of $21,910.  Mr. Melle made a motion to approve the expenses.  Mr. Hochwind seconded the motion and the Board unanimously approved.


New Business

No new business was discussed.


Old Business

East Pikeland Projects

Mr. Goldberg reported that the Toll Brothers construction on the Kimberton Glen development has been halted due to the sewer elevation being too high to provide the necessary clearance from the stream bed. He reported that the design needs to be modified to go under the stream and that 900 feet of pipe will have to be dug up and reinstalled at elevations that will allow it to pass under the stream with enough clearance.  The VFSA was approached with regards to an inverted siphon but the VFSA was not interested in approving this due to increased maintenance requirements versus the gravity only system that was designed.


He also reported that there has been no response yet regarding the letter submitted regarding the River View project.


Plant Expansion & Upgrade Project

Mr. Goldberg reported that the construction litigation item will be covered in the Executive Session.  He also reported that the coatings for the tanks back to being applied and that the contractor was on site on Tuesday and part of Wednesday before being rained out later in the week.  He noted that the contractor is to return next week to continue.


Mr. DiMond suggested the screw install go out to bid with the fine screen project as one bid package that would be completed around December 2017.


VCTS (Valley Creek Trunk Sewer)

Mr. Pinchok provided a status update on the VCTS with the Board.  He also shared a memo from Mr. Steve Goldfield indicating that an RFQ was being prepared and would precede the RFP to see what parties would be interested.  He noted that even though some parties were interested, it would be awhile before the RFP comes about.


Staff Assignments


Mr. Rodgers adjourned the regular monthly meeting at 7:15pm and the Board immediately entered into Executive Session.


Executive Session

Mr. Rodgers adjourned the monthly meeting at 7:15pm and the Board immediately entered into Executive Session to discuss the Pact Two litigation.


Mr. Rodgers adjourned the executive session at 8:05pm.