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Present

Chairman Jerome Theobald; Vice-Chairman John Haggarty; Treasurer Timothy Moffitt; Assistant Secretary George Firmstone; Assistant Treasurer James Brennan; Mary Peters, Engineer; Solicitor Anthony Magnotta;  Tammy Jensen, Administration; Dan Guinther, Plant Superintendent

 

Absent

Secretary James LaPoint

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Visitors

None

 

Motion

On a motion made by Timothy Moffitt and seconded by George Firmstone the Board approved the August 28, 2017 meeting minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Firmstone, Yes                 Mr. Moffitt, Yes                      Mr. LaPoint, Absent

Mr. Haggarty, Yes                   Mr. Theobald, Yes                   Mr. Brennan, Yes

 

Solicitor’s Report

UGI/CWRA Brown Street Project

An Agreement has been prepared between UGI and Central Wayne for cost sharing with respect to the Brown Street Project.  This Agreement has not been executed by the parties.

Scioto-Darby Interceptor Agreement

An Agreement has been reached between Scioto-Darby and the Authority for an Easement for the Interceptor Project.

Acadia Realty Trust

Documents necessary for Acadia Realty Trust have been reviewed by counsel and have been approved.

Hunter Lefkowski

A status conference was held on September 18, 2017.  Mr. Lefkowski, who is unrepresented did not appear at the Status Conference and the Court Administrator has scheduled a Non-Jury Trial on June 25, 2018.

Wendy’s/Klas1-LP

The realignment drawings were forwarded to Attorney Patrick Lavelle, on August 21, 2017.  To date, I have not received a reply from Attorney Lavelle with respect to my request for outstanding expenses incurred by his client as part of the Condemnation proceedings.  A temporary construction easement will be needed for the project.

Mr. & Mrs. Gaik

Attorney Rydzewski has informed me that he was on vacation at the time my letter was forwarded to him, seeking amounts necessary to be reimbursed to the Condemnees.  The Component 3M was approved by DEP on August 11, 2017 and although it is my intention to file Petitions with the Court for Withdrawal of the Condemnations, in order to do so I need to know the amounts that need to be reimbursed to the property owners in Wendy’s and Gaik.  To date, I have not had a response from Attorney Rydzewski.

Dutchland, Inc.

Repairs were made to the cracks by Dutchland, on July 21, 2017.  Following the Entech Golf Tournament on September 21, 2017, the Board Members in attendance, myself and Bryon Killian met with the Structural Engineer, Mark, from Entech.  The discussion centered on whether or not the lining of the tanks by the Authority would void the warranty with Dutchland.  I would suggest that a meeting be scheduled between a representative of the Board and Mr. Kauffman or a phone conference to discuss this particular issue since the Authority really cannot go forward with lining the tanks if Dutchland, Inc. is going to take the position that the work done by the Authority in lining the tanks voids the remainder of the warranty for Dutchland.

UGI Fair Avenue Project

A judgment was entered in the amount of $3,187.25 in favor of Central Wayne Regional Authority by Judge Myers pending completion of the Settlement.  Upon completion of the Settlement the Complaint will be withdrawn and the judgment will be satisfied.  The Release has been signed and forwarded to Joe Janc with a request for the Settlement check.

 

Engineer’s Report

1) BROWN STREET SEWER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT

  1. Leeward Construction: $188,550.00
  2. Schedule:
    1. Construction Start: 1st or 2nd Week of October
    2. Construction End: Before Thanksgiving (Nov. 23)
    3. Do Not Anticipate Paving to be Complete this Year

2) WHITE MILLS SEWER INSTALLATION PROJECT

  1. RUS Owner - Engineer Agreement – Submitted to RUS for Approval
  2. Contract #1 and #2
    1. Old Willow Ave Properties Field Surveys Completed Friday
    2. CWRA Review – End of October
    3. Permit/RUS Submission –  1st or 2nd Week of November
    4. Permitting
      1. PennDOT – Supplement – Re-Submitted – waiting for response that permit is under review.
      2. Permits Modifications –
        1. GP-5 – Letter and Project Description
        2. NPDES Stormwater – Minor/Major Modification
        3. Part II – Permit Modification Package
        4. Contract #3 – Interceptor
          1. Pre-Bid: September 14, 2017
          2. Bids Due: October 5, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 13 bid packages have been distributed.

3) TOXIC REDUCTION EVALUATION

  1. Submit to DEP on September 12, 2017

4) SBR Tanks

  1. Performance Specification
    1. High Cost of Tank Sample Patches
    2. One Tank - Next Year
    3. Dutchland:
      1. Verification that this does not void warranty
      2. Entech to work with Tony for Further Correspondence

 

Motion

On a motion made by Timothy Moffitt and seconded by James Brennan the Board approved a 2018 sewer replacement project for Willow Ave and Lincoln, Washington, and Pearl Streets.  Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Moffitt, Yes                      Mr. LaPoint, Absent                Mr. Haggarty, Yes

Mr. Theobald, Yes                   Mr. Brennan, Yes                    Mr. Firmstone, Yes

 

 

Plant Report

  • The monthly discharge monitoring report was reviewed by the Board.
  • The Honesdale Borough grease trap inspection report was reviewed.
  • The SBR UV bulbs were replaced.
  • DEP’s annual plant inspection report was reviewed by the Board.
  • Dan updated the Board on the condition of some of the manholes on the Lackawaxen River. A discussion was held regarding their repairs.
  • Texas Township will be replacing their bridge at Old Willow Ave/Brook Road in 2018.  The Authority needs to hire a contractor to help locate the sewer lines near the bridge.  The Board approved the expense.  UGI has gas lines on the bridge and plans on relocating them to the area where the Authority has already designated the new sewer line for the White Mills Project.  UGI will be notified of the lateral locations.
  • OCC has completed their programming work for the Headworks building, Cherry Ridge Pump Stations, and the Slide Gate.
  • The Board approved a $4,420 proposal from Augello Excavating to stone and modify an access to the SBR building.
  • G.R. Noto Electrical Construction has supplied the Authority with reports from their OCPD & AFA study at the plant. Dan and Entech Engineering will be reviewing the results.
  • TRE testing samples will be taken from the river near the plant and by the Rt.6 Mall.
  • SBR tank coating was discussed. When the Authority is ready, bids will be put out that will include a performance warranty.

 

Administration Report

  • The monthly invoices and financial reports were reviewed.
  • Awaiting payment from the Wayne County Tax Upset Sale for a property that sold on Terrace Street.
  • All the Old Willow Ave property inspections have been completed for the upcoming sewer project.
  • Ken & Linda Kromer asked for an exemption from their sewer connection at 625 Old Willow Ave. The building has no water service and is only used for storage.  The Board approved their request.
  • Payment request #2 was submitted and approved by RUS for the White Mills/Interceptor Project.
  • An Order issued by the Bankruptcy Court for Stephen M. Putzi’s property on Cliff Street was received.

 

 

Debt Collection Report

  • 68 initial collection letters were mailed.
  • 16 lien pending notices were sent out.
  • Municipal liens on properties total $28,847.73
  • 4 accounts are scheduled or have pending Sheriff Sales.
  • 2 Water terminations are scheduled for September 28th
  • 4 Water terminations are scheduled for October 26th

 

Motion

On a motion made by Timothy Moffitt and seconded by John Haggerty the Board approved the 2018 Minimum Municipal Obligation for the employee pension plan as presented.  Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. LaPoint, Absent                Mr. Haggarty, Yes                   Mr. Theobald, Yes

Mr. Brennan, Yes                    Mr. Firmstone, Yes                 Mr. Moffitt, Yes

 

Motion

On a motion made by George Firmstone and seconded by Timothy Moffitt the Board approved the agreement between the Authority and Victor & Kathryn Decker for the Interceptor Project.  Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Haggarty, Yes                   Mr. Theobald, Yes                   Mr. Brennan, Yes

Mr. Firmstone, Yes                 Mr. Moffitt, Yes                      Mr. LaPoint, Absent

 

Motion

On a motion made by George Firmstone and seconded by John Haggerty the Board approved a 3-credit course at Keystone College for Tammy Jensen.  Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Theobald, Yes                   Mr. Brennan, Yes                    Mr. Firmstone, Yes

Mr. Moffitt, Yes                      Mr. LaPoint, Absent                Mr. Haggarty, Yes

 

Motion

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

Roll Call

Mr. Brennan, Yes                    Mr. Firmstone, Yes                 Mr. Moffitt, Yes

Mr. LaPoint, Absent                Mr. Haggarty, Yes                   Mr. Theobald, Yes

 

Public Comment – none.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for October 23, 2017.

 

 

 

Tammy Jensen, Acting Secretary

 
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