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Present

Chairman Jerome Theobald; Vice-Chairman John Haggarty; Secretary James LaPoint; Treasurer John Feik; Dan Guinther, Plant Superintendent; Tammy Jensen, Administration; Mary Peters, Engineer

Absent

Assistant Treasurer James Brennan, Assistant Secretary George Firmstone, and Solicitor Anthony Magnotta

Visitors

None

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Motion

On a motion made by James LaPoint and seconded by John Feik the Board approved the meeting minutes from November 22, 2021, as presented.

Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Firmstone, Absent                        Mr. Feik, Yes                                       Mr. LaPoint, Yes

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

 

Solicitor’s Report

  1. White Mills Litigations: There is no change from last month with respect to the White Mills Litigations.
  2. Gunuskey License Agreement: I am currently waiting for finalization of the Deed of Easement with the Gunuskey family.
  3. Northeast Infrastructure, LLC/Cherry Ridge Realty, Inc.:  I have received correspondence from Attorney Bugaj confirming that the map forwarded was an as-built plan.  I would request that Mary Peters from Entech Engineering and Dan Guinther, Plant Manager review the map since there was some discussion at the last meeting that it may be an incomplete map.  If that is the case, I will advise Attorney Bugaj that additional information is necessary.  In the interim, I will advise Attorney Bugaj that it will be necessary for him to prepare a Deed of Dedication with metes and bounds description for the sewer line to be transferred to Central Wayne Regional Authority from Cherry Ridge Realty, Inc.
  4. Crestmont Sewer Main Replacement Project: Preliminary resolutions and a draft agreement have been submitted to RUS for approval.  Bond Counsel has prepared the necessary document to start the financing through RUS and the authority will be asked to adopt a resolution pertaining to the interim financing at this evening’s meeting.

Engineer’s Report

  1. 1) WHITE MILLS SEWER INSTALLATION PROJECT (USDA RUS)
  2. Outstanding Items:
    1. USDA Close Out
    2. 2) CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTs (PENNVEST)
    3. DEP Final Inspection occurred 12/16/2021
      1. 2018 Sewer Main Replacement
      2. Cliff Street Area
      3. Lackawaxen River Rehabilitation Project
      4. SBR Rehabilitation Project
    4. 3) CRESTMONT SEWER MAIN PROJECT
    5. Design
      1. Contingent on RUS Review
      2. Permits
        1. PennDOT Permit – Waiting Final Permit
        2. NPDES Stormwater

(1)  NPDES Stormwater Meeting on 12/7/21

(2)  Waiting on County/Municipal Notifications

  1. Borough Road Opening Permit - Submitted
  2. 4) Church street sewer main replacement
  3. Design
    1. Advertise for Bidding - Contingent on PennDOT Permit
    2. Permits
      1. PennDOT – Received Comments

(1)  Form M-950AA

(2)  Sidewalk - If not being replaced in kind, provide the approval from the Municipality, or if the approval is not provided from the municipality, approval will need to be provided from each property owner for the change.

  1. 5) toxic reduction evaluation study
    1. Kleinfelder TRE Final Report Submitted to DEP – No Response to Date

Engineering Discussion – DEP completed the walk through for the PennVEST funded projects. Once the DEP report is submitted to PennVEST the project will be closed out. Property owners will be contacted regarding their sidewalk choices for the Church Street Project. A form will be mailed to each property owner along with pictures of their current sidewalk.  Mary will review the as-built Cherry Ridge Realty map submitted.

 

Collection System Report

No report

 

Plant Report

  • The monthly discharge monitoring and plant reports were reviewed. 
  • The grease trap inspection report was reviewed. 
  • A new check valve was installed on a blower at the plant. Half of the flapper was missing and it appears that a screw was broke off during the manufacture of the valve.
  • The grit buckets were ordered for the headworks building, but the company changed the specs and they were made incorrectly.
  • The Kohler Gas Vacuum unit still has not arrived. Waiting on a delivery date from Exeter Supply.
  • Tomorrow CWRA employees will begin checking the valves on the White Mills collection system.
  • The new storage shed at the plant is completed.

 

Administration Report

  • The monthly invoices and financial reports were reviewed.
  • 97 delinquent sewer rent letters have been sent this month totaling $19,103.72.
  • Six Municipal Liens totaling $5,659.51 will be filed with the Wayne County Prothonotary.
  • One Municipal lien in the amount of $317.23 will be removed.
  • Entech Engineering made a donation to the Wayne County Food Pantry on behalf of CWRA.
  • Delinquent accounts and Sheriff Sales were discussed.
  • An electric auction for the Authority’s PPL accounts was discussed.

Motion

On a motion made by James LaPoint and seconded by John Feik the Board approved proceeding to Sheriff Sale for a delinquent sewer rental account at 1703 East Street, Honesdale. Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Feik, Yes                                       Mr. LaPoint, Yes                                  Mr. Haggarty, Yes

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

 

Motion

On a motion made by John Haggarty and seconded by James LaPoint the Board approved USDA Loan Resolution 12-20-2021-01 Authorizing and providing for the incurrence of indebtedness for the purpose of the Crestmont Area Sewer Main Replacement Project. Motion carried.

Roll Call

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

Mr. Brennan, Absent                           Mr. Firmstone, Absent                        Mr. Feik, Yes

 

Motion

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

Roll Call

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

Mr. Firmstone, Absent                        Mr. Feik, Yes                                       Mr. LaPoint, Yes

 

Motion

On a motion made by John Haggarty and seconded by James LaPoint the Board approved the 2022 Operating Budget as presented. Motion carried.

Roll Call

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

Mr. Feik, Yes                           Mr. LaPoint, Yes                                              Mr. Haggarty, Yes

 

Motion

On a motion made by John Feik and seconded by James LaPoint the Board approved the employee wages for 2022 and year-end bonuses for 2021. Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Brennan, Absent                           Mr. Firmstone, Absent                        Mr. Feik, Yes

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

 

Motion

On a motion made by James LaPoint and seconded by John Haggarty the Board approved an energy auction through Emex for a three-year electricity bid beginning December, 2022. The Authority will accept the lowest bid after review of the contract by the Authority Solicitor. Motion carried.

Roll Call

Mr. Firmstone, Absent                        Mr. Feik, Yes                                       Mr. LaPoint, Yes

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

The meeting was adjourned at 7:01 p.m.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2022.

 

 

 

James LaPoint, Secretary

 
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