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Present:Chairman Martin Young; Vice-Chairman Allen Brownell; Secretary James LaPoint; Treasurer John Haggarty;   Ed

Pietroski, Entech Engineering; Solicitor Anthony Magnotta; Treatment Plant Superintendent Dan Guinther and Tammy Jensen, Administration.

 Absent:

Assistant Secretary Jerome Theobald

Assistant Treasurer James Brennan

 Press:

None

 Visitors:

None

 Call to order 

Purpose of the meeting- Authority Rules and Regulations and any other necessary business

 

Public Comment – none

 Solicitor’s Report: 

The Conditional Use Hearing for the new Wastewater Treatment Plant was held on November 10, 2008.

A discussion was held regarding a Resolution for the Honesdale Fire Department to use a portion of the Wastewater Treatment Plant property for fire training grounds. Honesdale Borough is responsible for obtaining an access to the property.

The Variance Hearing for the new Wastewater Treatment Plant will be rescheduled.  The Hearing is necessary due to property setbacks.  The affected property owner is the railroad.  Tom Shepstone will assist the Authority with the need correspondence.  The railroad tracks run parallel to the property and need to be crossed to access the treatment plant, the railroad charges an annual crossing fee.

On November 12, 2008, the Honesdale National Bank approved the Authority’s assumption of debt for the loan from Honesdale Borough. 

Solicitor Magnotta reviewed information Attorney Joe Pierce needed for the Pennvest loan transfers.

 Motion: 

On a motion made by Allen Brownell and seconded by John Haggarty it was agreed to adopt a Resolution No. 11-13-08-02, Designating Honesdale Fire Department Training Grounds at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Annual proof of adequate insurance coverage is required.  Motion carried.

Roll Call:

Mr. Young, Yes                                  Mr. Brownell, Yes

Mr. LaPoint, Yes                               Mr. Haggarty, Yes

Mr. Theobald, Absent                    Mr. Brennan, Absent

      Engineer’s Report: 

The last required DEP permit for the new plant was issued on November 17, 2008.

 Motion: 

On a motion made by Allen Brownell and seconded by John Haggarty it was agreed to adopt Resolution No. 11-13-08-01, a Resolution to apply for Pennvest Financing with an attached Letter of Responsibility.   Motion carried.

Roll Call:

Mr. Brownell, Yes                            Mr. LaPoint, Yes

Mr. Haggarty, Yes                            Mr. Theobald, Absent

Mr. Brennan, Absent                     Mr. Young, Yes

 Motion: 

On a motion made by John Haggarty and seconded by James LaPoint it was agreed upon to designate Allen Brownell as Alternate Signer for any necessary Pennvest documents. Motion carried.

Roll Call:

Mr. LaPoint, Yes                               Mr. Haggarty, Yes

Mr. Theobald, Absent                    Mr. Brennan, Absent

Mr. Young, Yes                                  Mr. Brownell, Yes

 

The Treatment Plant Bids were discussed.  Contractors will have approximately 6 weeks to prepare their bids with bids due in early January.  The Authority will accept the lowest responsible bidder for each of the three contracts.

 Motion

On a motion made by Allen Brownell and seconded by James LaPoint the board agreed to authorize Entech Engineering to advertise the bid package for the new Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Motion carried.

Roll Call:

Mr. Haggarty, Yes                            Mr. Theobald, Absent   

Mr. Brennan, Absent                     Mr. Young, Yes

Mr. Brownell, Yes                            Mr. LaPoint, Yes

 

Grease trap inspections were discussed.  The board agreed to have Randy Heller continue to inspect grease traps located in Texas Township.

 

A discussion was held regarding connections and malfunctioning systems.  Municipal SEO’s are responsible for enforcing enacted ordinances pertaining to sewer connections.

 

A work session was held regarding the Authority’s Rules and Regulations. 

 

Closing public comments – no comments.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m. 

   

James LaPoint, Secretary

 
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