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Present

Chairman Jerome Theobald; Treasurer Timothy Moffitt;  Secretary James LaPoint; Assistant Secretary George Firmstone; Assistant Treasurer James Brennan; Solicitor Anthony Magnotta; Mary Peters, Engineer;  Tammy Jensen, Administration.

 

Pledge of Allegiance


Absent

Vice-Chairman John Haggarty; Dan Guinther, Plant Superintendent

 

Visitors

Texas Township Supervisors: Alan Wickle, Paul Sprague and Don Doney. Texas Township Zoning Officer Jeff DeYoung.

 

Chairman Theobald and Engineer Mary Peters updated the Texas Township Supervisors on the White Mills Project.  There are still a few outstanding permits, completion of final design, and review from RUS before the project can go out to bid. The Declaration of Taking on the Wendy’s Restaurant project was discussed.  The Board of View will be on site to see the easement location on April 5th.  Alternatives were discussed for the location of the line. Entech will put together estimates for using the existing easement on the Wendy’s and Rite-Aid properties to complete the project.

 

Motion

On a motion made by George Firmstone and seconded by James Brennan the Board approved the February 27, 2017, meeting minutes as presented.  Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Moffitt, Yes                      Mr. LaPoint, Yes

Mr. Haggarty, Absent             Mr. Theobald, Yes

Mr. Brennan, Yes                    Mr. Firmstone, Yes

 

Solicitor’s Report

Dutchland Inc.:

It is my understanding that Entech Engineering Inc. will be reviewing this matter and making the recommendation as to a Dutchland Inc. response.

White Mills Project:

1.         Klas1-LP / Wendy’s:    A View has been set by the Board of View for April 5, 2017 at 9:00am.  I would request that Chairman Theobald and at least one (1) other member of the Authority Board be present at the time of the View.  In addition, I have notified Entech Engineering, Inc. and Gerald Romanik, our appraiser of the date and time for the View.  If Entech and Mr. Romanik are available, it would be helpful to have them available at the View.

My office is in receipt of an Appraisal a copy of which has been forwarded to the Authority which was performed by Paul Sotack of Waymart, Pennsylvania indicating that the diminution in value of the Wendy’s property Post-Central Wayne Easement vs. Pre-Central Wayne Easement is six hundred seventy-five thousand and 00/100 ($675,000.00), dollars.  I have shared the Appraisal Report with our Appraiser who has indicated that it is his belief there is little or no bases for Wendy’s Appraiser’s conclusion.

2.         Gaik:    The twenty-five thousand and 00/100 ($25,000.00), dollar, offer to the Gaik’s Attorney has been rejected.  I would request that the Board hold an Executive Session to discuss both of these matters and to also discuss the potential for alternatives to utilization of the Wendy’s and Gaik property.

RUS Financing:

I have presented the Authority with an Opinion of Counsel Relative to Rights-of-Ways for the Interceptor Project.  Clearly, I am not in a position to present the Authority at this time with an Opinion of Counsel relative to Rights-of-Ways for the White Mills Project due to the outstanding issues contained in the Condemnation.

 

Motion

On a motion made by Timothy Moffitt and seconded by James LaPoint the Board approved a counter offer to John & Christine Gaik for an easement for the White Mills Project in the amount of $45,000.00.   Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Firmstone, Yes                             Mr. Moffitt, Yes

Mr. LaPoint, Yes                                  Mr. Haggarty, Absent

Mr. Theobald, Yes                               Mr. Brennan, Yes

 

Engineer’s Report

  1. 1) WHITE MILLS SEWER INSTALLATION PROJECT
  2. Contract #1 and #2
    1. Wendy’s Property
      1. Sewer Main Realignment
    2. Permitting (New Changes)
      1. PennDOT HOP Driveway – Need Recorded “Release of Fee”
      2. Component 3M – Waiting on DEP
      3. Contract #3 – Interceptor
        1. Under RUS Review
        2. Permitting
          1. Borough Road Opening (Need Signature)
          2. Project Financial Status
            1. 2) OLD WILLOW AVENUE SEWER MAIN REPLACEMENT
            2. Leeward Construction: $379,996.00
            3. Change Orders
              1. Koberlein Invoice: $1,365.00
                1. Additional Bypass Pumping for Installation of Syphon Manhole
    3. Re-Grading at Syphon Manhole: $853.20
    4. Balancing Change Order (To be Established at End)
    5. Complete Paving in Spring
      1. 3) TOXIC REDUCTION EVALUATION
      2. Kleinfelder Proposal: $36,000
        1. Provided Work Plan for DEP Review
  3. 4) SBR TANKS
  4. CIM Coatings (Budgetary Costs)
    1. Meeting between Entech, CWRA, and CIM on April 13th at Entech Reading Office
    2. Bryon and Dan to meet with Dr. Unz at State College this week.
      1. 5) 2016 Chapter 94 Report
      2. Ready for DEP Submission (Need Signature)
        1. 6) QUARRY WELL
        2. Need Letter from Authority that they Accept Proposed Discharge

Motion

On a motion made by James LaPoint and seconded by Timothy Moffitt the Board approved an invoice from Koberlein, Inc. that was billed to Leeward Construction for the Old Willow Ave Project in the amount of $1,365.00.  Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. LaPoint, Yes                      Mr. Haggarty, Absent

Mr. Theobald, Yes                   Mr. Brennan, Yes

Mr. Firmstone, Yes                 Mr. Moffitt, Yes

Future sewer projects were discussed. Entech will check with Aqua to see what projects they have projected for the future.  A list of projects was presented to the Board for review.

 

Plant Report

  • The monthly discharge monitoring report was reviewed by the Board. The plant is running well.
  • The silencers were placed on blower B-1 and B-2. The remaining blowers are in working order. It has not been determined what is causing the welds to break on the blowers. Pictures have been sent to Excelsior Blower Systems for review. Excelsior will not fix the welds.  Sampson Welding will be contacted to possibly repair.
  • Dan and Bryon Killian will be meeting with Dr. Unz during the conference regarding plant issues.

Collection System Report

  • Honesdale Borough grease trap inspection report was presented. The need for additional grease traps on dishwashers was discussed. Texas No.4 Fire Department will not be required to install an additional trap.
  • Repaired manhole #10 and manhole #6 on Fair Avenue damaged by UGI Contractor, Franchelli during gas line installation.  Augello had to dig for both repairs.
  • Augello cored manhole on Bridge Street and ran 4” sewer to right of way for a new residential connection.
  • Pioneer excavated on 11th Street so we could connect the building at 1100 Church Street.  The building as never re-connected when a previous sewer project done through Honesdale Borough was completed many years ago.
  • Temporary pavement patch was installed on Wayne Street.
  • The Route 6 Mall Pump Station has not had any issues since PPL added transformer.
  • Kevin and Don completed a one day locator training class for PA One Call.

Administration Report

  • The monthly invoices and financial reports were reviewed.

Debt Collection Report

  • 46 initial collection letters were mailed.
  • 20 lien pending notices were sent out.
  • 4 liens were filed with the Wayne County Prothonotary.
  • Municipal liens on properties total $47,487.69
  • 3 accounts are scheduled or have pending Sheriff Sales.
  • 8 Water terminations are scheduled for April 6th.

 

Motion

On a motion made by James LaPoint and seconded by George Firmstone the Board approved changes to the Rules and Regulations regarding labor fees for maintenance and repair and technical specifications for grease trap interceptors. Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Haggarty, Absent             Mr. Theobald, Yes

Mr. Brennan, Yes                    Mr. Firmstone, Yes

Mr. Moffitt, Yes                      Mr. LaPoint, Yes

 

Motion

On a motion made by Timothy Moffitt and seconded by George Firmstone the Board accepted the agreements for the Interceptor Project as presented.  Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Theobald, Yes                   Mr. Brennan, Yes

Mr. Firmstone, Yes                 Mr. Moffitt, Yes

Mr. LaPoint, Yes                      Mr. Haggarty, Absent

 

Motion

On a motion made by James LaPoint and seconded by Timothy Moffitt the Board approved the monthly invoices for payment as presented.  Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Theobald, Yes                   Mr. Brennan, Yes

Mr. Firmstone, Yes                 Mr. Moffitt, Yes

Mr. LaPoint, Yes                      Mr. Haggarty, Absent

Public Comment – none.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for April 24, 2017.

 

 

 

James LaPoint, Secretary

 
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